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Travel Agenda: Centenary of Chopin's birth; festival of Holi; new Quay West Resort and Spa in Noosa


In Plymouth, the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival and Polish Festival celebrate the centenary of Chopin's birth, with classical, jazz and electronic music, singing robots, art exhibitions and talks, until 7 March ( peninsula-arts.co.uk ).

This week

The Hindu world will be awash with colour on Monday for the festival of Holi. Brightly coloured powder and water are thrown by revellers to commemorate the escape from a fire by Prahlad, a devotee of Vishnu. Meanwhile, "France by the Sea" is a new photography exhibition opening at the National Geographic Store in London on Monday. The pictures depict life in 25 French coastal resorts, and the show runs until 7 March ( uk.franceguide.com ).

In the diary

A new resort is coming to Queensland, Australia. The Quay West Resort and Spa opens in Noosa on 18 March with bright, design-focused apartments, views of Noosa Sound and a national park on the doorstep ( mirvachotels.com ).