Travel Agenda: The Big Scuba Show; Hogwarts Express; South Beach Food and Wine Festival; Rio de Janeiro
Saturday 19 February 2011
Today: The Big Scuba Show is at London Olympia until tomorrow. Visitors to the exhibition can expect question-and-answer sessions with experts, try-dives, a photography display and virtual free-diving, as well as stalls selling scuba kit, plus competition giveaways (
This week: A week-long celebration of the Hogwarts Express (the steam locomotive from the Harry Potter films) is under way at the National Railway Museum in York. As part of Wizard Week you can take steam rides behind the locomotive and watch wizards perform ( nrm.org.uk).
In Miami Beach, the South Beach Food and Wine Festival is in town from Thursday to Sunday with star chefs including Alain Ducasse, Anthony Bourdain and Charlie Trotter, as well events that cover anything from home cocktail-making to "be your own barista" ( 2011.sobefest.com).
In the diary: Rio is the revived long-haul destination for Lufthansa from 1 November, five times a week from Frankfurt with good UK connections ( lufthansa.com)
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- 2 Exclusive: World’s most pristine waters are polluted by US Navy human waste
- 3 Nemanja Matic interview: My family were in tears when we left Lisbon
- 4 Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Jet ‘hijacking’ began soon after take-off
Katie Hopkins continues campaign to become Britain's most hated talking head with poorly timed Bob Crow tweet
No EU referendum under Labour: Ed Miliband to reveal that vote on membership is ‘unlikely’ in next Parliament if party wins power
Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
The rise of Ukip: Study warns Labour that Eurosceptic party's electoral base now 'more working class than any of the main parties'
Europeans have ‘got whiter’ due to natural selection in past 5,000 years, scientists say
Fracking is turning the US into a bigger oil producer than Saudi Arabia
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