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  • Christmas rapping

    Watch out John Lewis! IKEA's and M&S's Christmas adverts are bonkers and brilliant! Watch, laugh and tell us your favourite.

  • Waitrose gin tasting? We’re in!

    Brand new, this service from Waitrose combines our favourite things - gin, friends and hanging out at home. See how Muddy's Ed-in-Chief, Hero Brown, got on and book up pronto this summer, it's a blast!

  • So Near Yet So Far-go!

    I popped over to have a scout round Coventry’s Fargo Village over the weekend to bring you this little whistle-top tour and a snapshot of what’s to expect this spring… Located in part of the city that’s still undergoing considerable regeneration, it’s off Far Gosford Street which used to be part of the red-light district […]

  • The Muddy Guide – Thurs March 2-Wed March 8

    Do you have a ‘spring’ in your step? There’s fun to be had across Warwickshire and rural West Mids and I know exactly where and when. In this week’s guide there’s a world premiere at the RSC, lots of books, comedy, art, The XX and, um, wine-tasting. Let’s, March to it… World Book Day events: […]

    • A *Cultural* Girls Day Out in London Bankside

      Our itinerary was slightly over ambitious for one day: a fly-by shopping trip to central London then over to Bankside for the Rauschenberg at Tate Modern & new Switch House Pyramid tower, Borough Market, The View from the Shard and a gig in a vintage 70s caravan. Phew! And as what usually happens, things don’t always […]

    • 5 Unmissable Oscars Moments

      Here’s Muddy’s two-minute Oscars digest…

      • 7 Fun Things to Do This Weekend

        Spring is in the air as Half Term draws to an end. This week sees a particularly cheery mix of roots and reggae, a family rave, pancakes, theatre, music and art. Enjoy. RSC Writer & Director Talk: Snow in Midsummer, Swan Theatre, Stratford, Wed March 1  Director Justin Audibert (Jew of Malta) and writer Frances […]

      • See This: The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry)

        Who believes in nonsense? Anyone with an absurdist, Monty Python-esque sense of humour – adults and children – will absolutely love this. Adapted from Edward Lear’s 1871 nonsense poem into a story, by no other than Eric Idle, it’s a whole lotta fun. The Belgrade’s Artistic Director Hamish Glen brings this zippy new family-friendly musical for […]

        • Half Term fun (for grown-ups)

          Half Term’s nearly here…Check out this bumper guide of cool stuff if you’re without kids – oh and don’t forget to stock up on gin. Motionhouse: Scattered, Bridge House Theatre, Warwick, Thur Feb 16-Fri Feb 17 Leamington Spa-based UK contemporary dance company Motionhouse are touring the world with their 18th show Scattered, part of a […]

        • Half Term Survival Kit: Part 1

          Don’t despair as you’re chasing the kids round the house after your mop.  Take a deep breath, grab your iPad/phone and here’s your survival guide…12 cool things to do with the kids this Half Term in Warwickshire and beyond: 1. Sculpting the Museum, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, until March 25 “No don’t climb on it […]

          • Half Term Muddy Guide: The Best 8 Day Trips

            Didn’t quite make it to the ski slopes this half term? Nope, me neither! But who cares, for we have delights aplenty in Warwickshire and not just out on our doorstep. Here are great 8 options if you fancy a day trip out: Warwick Castle From the Horrible Histories Maze to The Mighty Trebuchet there’s loads […]

          • Early-bird summer festival guide 2017: Don’t miss out!

            Glastonbury 2017 sold out within an hour last October and tickets for many of the other big ones are already selling like hotcakes. You must book super early these days if you don’t want to miss out. It may be depressingly chilly and damp now but before you know it the festival season will be upon […]

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