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Travel Agenda: Traffic-free Oxford Street; New Mexico History Museum opens in Santa Fe; Rotterdam celebrates Brazilian culture


Oxford Street in London hosts a traffic-free event today and tomorrow. The capital's prime shopping artery will also feature retail promotions and family entertainment. A series of free guided walks, including fashion and culture, are being offered until mid-June ( newwestend.com and oxfordstreet.co.uk ).

This week...

The New Mexico History Museum opens tomorrow in Santa Fe. The brand-new facility tells the story of this fascinating settlement from pre-colonial times to the present day. Special exhibitions are set to focus on fashion and the role of women in the west ( nmhistorymuseum.org ).

Tuesday marks the 40th anniversary of John and Yoko's 1969 "Bed-In for Peace" at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal ( fairmont.com ).

Further south in Buenos Aires, Gallery Nights sees the city's cultural institutions opening until the small hours on Friday night ( artealdia.presencia.net ).

In the diary...

If your budget won't stretch to South America this summer, then look instead to Rotterdam. Three of the city's museums will be celebrating Brazilian culture from 30 May-23 August. The programme features exhibitions, music, films and a carnival ( brazilcontemporary.nl ).