Travel Agenda: North Carolina Museum of Art; BBC's David Shukman; Mawazine Festival
Saturday 24 April 2010
Today: The North Carolina Museum of Art reopens in Raleigh after a major renovation. There will be a new light-filled building surrounded by sculpture gardens and more than 100 new acquisitions, including a Rodin statue. A free festival celebrates the opening (
This week: On Monday, the BBC's environment and science correspondent David Shukman will be talking about his new book, Reporting Live from the End of the World, at the Royal Geographical Society in Kensington, west London (rgs.org). Also in the capital, a microcosm of South Africa will be unveiled on Thursday at the British Museum. South Africa Landscape is a joint venture between the museum and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and will highlight the diversity of the Cape region with a garden of fynbos heather, quiver trees, red-hot pokers, African lilies and more; until 10 October ( britishmuseum.org ).
In the diary: The Mawazine Festival comes to Rabat, capital of Morocco, from 21-29 May. The five stages – Urban, International, Moroccan, Oriental and African – will host the likes of Santana, Julio Iglesias, Sting and BB King as well as home-grown acts ( festivalmawazine.ma ).
The Independent travel offers: Discover a world of inspiring destinations
- 2 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 3 Watch: Man takes selfie every mile of 2,600 mile hike, creates amazing timelapse video
- 4 The day I starred in Only Fools and Horses
- 5 Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
£24,000 pa, plus benefits: SFL Group: Looking for a hard-working and self-moti...
£16000 - £17000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This rapidly expanding travel c...
£24000 - £28000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Do you have a strong record of ...
£24000 - £28000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: You will have demonstrable unde...