Travel Agenda: Burano Suona music festival; Pau airport closes; Pride Festival in Amsterdam; Brecon Jazz Festival

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The island of Burano in Venice will resound with music. The first Burano Suona festival takes place this weekend in Mazzorbetto Park, with a free programme of Venetian ska, jazz and classical music (

This week...

From Monday until 8 August, Ryanair will not operate scheduled flights to Pau. The airport is closing to upgrade its runway and landing systems. Flights will be re-routed to Lourdes, 50km south-east of Pau; a free coach shuttle is offered (

In Amsterdam, the highlight of the Pride Festival (Thursday until 2 August) is the canal parade, which draws thousands of spectators to Prisengracht on 1 August to see a flamboyant collection of 100 boats (

On Friday, Le Gray hotel opens in Beirut. Owned and designed by Gordon Campbell Gray, it has views of the Mediterranean and Mount Lebanon, chic interiors and a rooftop restaurant (campbellgray

In the diary...

The Brecon Jazz Festival, 7-9 August, features Seth Lakeman, Courtney Pine, and a Jazz for Juniors event ( And easyJet is now selling Spring 2010 seats from most UK bases for travel before 30 June next year.