Travel Agenda: Oktoberfest; Brown's Hotel; Open House London; Reykjavik International Film Festival; Cornwall's Food and Drink Festival; Hotel Bel-Air
Saturday 17 September 2011
Today: Dig out your dirndl: beer-swilling gets under way in Munich with the annual Oktoberfest. Fourteen tents will pour endless litres of cold beer, accompanied by brass bands; until 3 October (oktoberfest.de). In London, Brown's Hotel launches its "Brown's & Ballet" package alongside the Royal Academy of Arts' new Degas and the Ballet exhibition, which includes accommodation, admission to the exhibition and a pair of French Sole ballet pumps (roccofortehotels.com). Finally, explore the capital's buildings with Open House London (londonopenhouse.org).
This week: The Reykjavik International Film Festival is in Iceland from Thursday to 2 October. Honorary guests include Lone Sherfig (An Education, One Day) and the programme of events includes a screening "somewhere deep in the centre of the earth" and The Neverending Story being shown at a public swimming pool (en.riff.is). In Cornwall, the Food and Drink Festival starts in Truro on Friday, with a food and drink pavilion and chef's theatre, as well as activities for children, including learning how cheese is made; until Sunday (cornwallfoodanddrink.co.uk).
In the diary: The iconic Hotel Bel-Air is set to re-open in Los Angeles next month after a two-year refurbishment that has seen the interiors of the luxurious, pink Spanish-colonial-style landmark updated and embellished with new additions (hotelbelair.com).
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