Travel Agenda: The Pantanal Express; Reykjavik Arts Festival; Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward
Saturday 09 May 2009
The Pantanal Express is back on track, traversing the tropical wetlands of southern Brazil. The train last ran in 1996, but is once again taking passengers on a spectacular 12-hour journey ( pantanalexpress.com ). In Scotland, the wheels are in motion at the Original Bicycle Festival ( originalbicyclefestival.co.uk ) in Dumfries & Galloway (where the vehicle was invented), until 24 May. Besides rides and races, there is live music and an evening titled "Inside the Tour de France".
The two-week Reykjavik Arts Festival starts on Friday, with theatre, visual arts and music, events staged in lighthouses and readings held in authors' homes ( listahatid.is/en ). Also starting on Friday is Museums at Night, across the UK next weekend. Events include a 1940s dance on HMS Belfast, a Picasso-themed talk given by musician John Cale at the National Gallery and a Culture Crawl in Newcastle ( culture24.org.uk ).
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Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward is a new exhibition at the museum he designed 50 years ago: the Guggenheim in New York, 15 May-23 August. It features designs for 64 projects, from residences to government buildings.
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