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  • 11 Fun Things to Do This Week in Warwickshire & Beyond

    Exciting news for your diary, contemporary dance, an off-Broadway musical, live music, Caroline Quentin at the RSC and a Gin Festival so turn off Netflix, grab your coat and head out for some fun… Newsflash! Emma Watson is announced as one of the guest curators for Unsilencing the Library, Compton Verney, Wed June 28 Harry Potter […]

  • The Bumper What’s On Guide!

    What a feeling! Sara Cox has so far raised £1,071,264 after completing her epic 24 hour Sounds of the 80s Danceathon for Red Nose Day. Congratulations Cox-y. It’s a busy week; not only is it Comic Relief on Friday but Mother’s Day on Sunday and OMG we can all celebrate as the clocks go forward […]

  • What’s On in Warks: The Muddy Guide (Thurs March 16-Weds March 22)

    If you like comics, photography, music, art and theatre there’s masses going on across Warwickshire this week… Newsflash! Festival on the Close, Rugby School, Sat June 25-Thurs June 29 There’s an impressive line-up for this new arts and music festival celebrating the 450th Anniversary year of the founding of Rugby School. It includes Birmingham’s Mercury […]

  • The Cool Stuff

    Music is definitely in the air this week with tributes to two amazingly talented late artists, Amy Winehouse and Bob Marley, as well as some Cuban jazz, gorgeous folk vocals and iconic superhero film scores. Amy film screening with live set from Amy tribute Laura Jane, Mockingbird Cinema & Kitchen, Birmingham Fri March 10 Tickets […]

  • Review: Snow in Midsummer, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

    Hot-off-the press here’s my review for Snow in Midsummer… What’s the price you’ll pay for happiness? This is a key question in playwright Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s riveting re-working of 13th Century Chinese play The Injustice Done to Dou E by Guan Hanqing. Snow in Midsummer is a poignant mother-daughter drama, with a passionate gay love […]

  • 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: […]

    • Three cheers for Warwickshire’s Rural Oscars winners!

      Never mind the 2017 Oscars, we're talking about the Midlands' rural Oscars! The winners of the 2016 Countryside Alliance Awards in fact.

      • 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 […]

      • How To Do London Fashion Week (If You’re Not Anna Wintour)

        London Fashion Week used to be a case of ‘if your name’s not down, you’re not coming in’ but these days the biannual round of fashion shows are a much more democratic affair. While you’re still unlikely to find yourself snuggled up front row next to the editor of French Vogue (wearing sunglasses indoors and a […]

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