- 22 Jul 19
Loganair have started flying from Belfast and Dublin to Carlisle Lake District Airport, which is back in full commercial aviation mode for the first time in 26 years.
Passengers will make the short hop over the Irish Sea in a 33-seat Saab 340B, which is the closest most of us will have come to being on a private jet.
As well as the Lake District, it’s the gateway to the Pennines, South West Scotland and the Border regions. Return fares start at around €80. carlisleairport.co.uk.
Hot Travel is tempted to give the lakes a miss and catch the mighty Carlisle United at Brunton Park instead.
There’s more good news for northern adventurers with EasyJet commencing Belfast International-Marrakesh flights on October 30.
Along with its stunning old town, Marrakesh has a slew of vibrant modern neighbourhoods, which delight and surprise as much as the souks.
Last week saw the launch in London’s Saatchi Gallery of Sweet Harmony: Rave/Today, a nice one, top one, sorted look at four decades of UK dance culture.
From Acid House and Happy Hardcore to Garage and Grime, it’s all covered in the exhibition, which runs until September 15. saatchigallery.com. Staying in London and the fabulous Cartoon Museum has reopened in new premises close to Oxford Circus. Billy Bunter, Hungry Horace, Beryl The Peril, Denis The Menace, Judge Dredd, Desperate Dan, Dangermouse, Roy Of The Rovers and Sid The Sexist all feature among the 6,000 piece collection. cartoonmuseum.org.
If you’re New York-bound between now and the end of August, check out the biggest collection of graffiti art ever assembled, Beyond The Streets, in South Williamsburg’s new Twenty Five Kent space. The Beastie Boys, Keith Haring, Banksy, Mark Mothersbaugh, Fab 5 Freddy, Guerilla Girls, Shepard Fairey and Kenny Scharf are among the 150 taggers featured.