Travel Agenda: Toast Festival celebrates New Zealand; new route between Luton and Forli; encompassing the Globe to be relocated

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A slice of the Antipodes comes to Clapham Common in London. The Toast Festival celebrates New Zealand today and Australia tomorrow with live music, barbecues and more ( ).

This week...

On Tuesday, a new route opens up between Luton and Forli, Emilia Romagna, courtesy of Windjet ( ). On Wednesday, two new hotels open: the Satemwa Ulendo Lodges on a tea estate in Malawi ( ) and Il Salviatino, a villa overlooking Florence ( ). On Friday, this year's Darwin commemorations continue apace in Shrewsbury at Shift Time: A Festival of Ideas ( ). Also on Friday, the Garden Festival starts in Petrcane, Croatia with music from Gilles Peterson and Norman Jay and boat parties ( ).

In the diary...

The Smithsonian Institute's major exhibition, Encompassing the Globe, will be temporarily relocated to the National Museum of Ancient Art in Lisbon from 9 July to October. It will display over 200 items exchanged between the Portuguese and countries in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas in the 16th and 17th centuries ( ).