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I'm Catherine, editor of Muddy Warwickshire, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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  • Bottoms up!

    The Muddy Award-winning Fizzy Moon Brewhouse has a new monthly Gin Club with tastings by artisan distillers. Muddy popped along for a tipple or two.

    • A cocktail, and make it snappy!

      Dry January is over, and to celebrate, we've collated the best bars across the Muddy counties in which to whet your whistle with your favourite tipple. Ibuprofen at the ready? Then we'll begin!

    • 31 Below, Marylebone

      Out-and-about in London? You can keep Oxford, Bond and Kensington - it's Marylebone High Street and its new watering hole, 31 Below, all the way for me!

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  • The dreamiest new hotels to book now

    In need of an indulgent weekend away? Er, ALWAYS. Here’s our pick of the best brand new – and downright desirable – hotels to book pronto. Breakfast in bed and late check-outs all round!

    • London calling!

      Love the idea of going into London but find it all just a leetle bit daunting? Make life easy on yourself with our Top 10 tips on how to have a cracking time in the city this Easter.

    • Family-friendly rentals

      Easter's approaching, you need to reconnect with your fam, and we have just the thing to help - 30 gorgeous self-catering cottages across the Muddy counties!

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  • Put a Ring on it!

    Warwickshire jewellery designer Tara Osborne is one of the few who can lay claim to actually putting a ring on Beyoncé’s finger (apart from Jay Z, obviously…)

    • Ready to get crafty?

      Forget its naff '70s connotations, macramé is a big news in interiors and fashion this summer. Ready to get crafty?

    • A Spring in your Step

      Kick off spring in style with a pair of super-cool new season trainers. Here are our 9 faves - plus how to wear them when you're not heading to the gym.

  • Behind-the-Scenes of The Provoked Wife

    Rufus Hound and Les Dennis join Caroline Quentin, Alexandra Gilbreath and Jonathan Slinger in the RSC’s upcoming revival of John Vanbrugh’s Restoration comedy at the Swan, Stratford, from Thur May 2.

    • April’s best new books

      Quick, spring-clean your bedside table or Kindle to make room for Muddy books editor's Kerry Potter's awesome April picks.

    • 22 of the best Easter theatre shows for families

      Looking for ideas to keep kids and teens entertained this Easter? Have a cracking time at some of the best family theatre shows and holiday workshops in Warwickshire and beyond.

    • Painting Childhood & Childhood Now

      A new exhibition at Compton Verney offers a fresh perspective on childhood over the last 500 years that's intimate and moving.

    • It’s a Woman’s World

      Muddy has a sneaky behind-the-scenes look at some of the stunning costumes made in Stratford-upon-Avon for the RSC's new gender-switched revival, The Taming-of-The Shrew.

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    • How to be a canapé queen

      Does your usual party snack planning involve opening a bag of Kettle Chips? Here's how to raise your game with three easy recipes.

    • Jazz up your garden

      Venturing out into your garden for the first time this year? Here's all the cool cooking and homeware kit you need to jazz it up for summer.

    • Run for the hills!

      Actually don't just yet - let me tell about these brilliantly inspiring running books first.

    • 5 Top Meditation Tips

      Feeling stressed out? Here's how implementing a simple strategy into your daily routine can improve your mental health and happiness. And breatheeeee.

  • Diary of a Showgirl

    Muddy meets Melissa James, who stars as sultry showgirl Dora Chance, in Emma Rice’s racy, “life-enhancing” adaptation of Angela Carter’s Wise Children, ending its debut UK tour in Coventry.

    • Girls on Top!

      Muddy meets the super-talented Warwickshire actor Amelia Donkor who's making her RSC debut as a gay shepherdess and a badly-behaved female suitor in two gender-swapping comedies.

    • Muddy Meets Tom Kerridge

      ...and talks Warwick's Pub in the Park his favourite eateries and work life balance issues - yup, he has them too!

    • We Got Mail!

      The 50 most inspirational women in the UK - including Keeley Hawes, Dina Asher-Smith, Jacqueline Wilson, Thomasina Miers and Muddy's very own *digital pioneer* Hero Brown.

    • ‘It’s a real action-hero, ‘Marvel’-like play’

      Super-stylish rising RSC talent Amber James on Gregory Doran's Mad-Max-style futuristic dystopian Troilus and Cressida.

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