Travel Agenda: The Pantanal Express; Reykjavik Arts Festival; Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward

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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 ( ). In Scotland, the wheels are in motion at the Original Bicycle Festival ( ) 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".

This week...

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 ( ). 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 ( ).

In the diary...

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.