Hot on the heels of the Easter weekend offerings comes another bank holiday weekend full of events. One linked set stands out. Readers will know that ten museums are competing against each other for the £100,000 Art Fund Prize. This coming weekend, is an event called Love Your museum where all ten will throw open their doors with the deliberate intention of persuading you to vote for them. Most will have additional and free events to “help” persuade you. To remind you of the ten.
At present, probably the best holiday bargains are to be found in either Tunisia or Egypt. Other Middle Eastern and North African countries like Yemen, Syria, Algeria don’t attract many British visitors. Jordan has been at pains to point out that they are open for business as has Oman which had a bumper tourism year in 2010. Morocco has been visited by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall which suggests all is quiet and safe. But are you encouraged to holiday there? Do the deals tempt you?
While there is no denying Beirut’s many charms, there is more – so much more – to Lebanon than simply this city. To judge a country on its capital is the equivalent of saying that you’re intimately acquainted with the US because you’ve had a Big Mac.
Heading north, fill your days visiting the Jeita Grotto [...]
The events listed below, and elsewhere within this site, were correct at the time they were added. Sometimes events get canceled or postponed. Please check using the link that in is the listing that the event is still on before you set off. Just in case!