From a cool new family-friendly festival to al fresco lavender massage; a new Spanish gastropub you’ll want to try in Wye to style and nutrition workshops – here’s the latest launches happening near you that you’ll want to know about…Read more
Category: Arts & Culture
It’s National Pet Month – which means it’s the perfect time to finally get that portrait of your pooch, pony or, er poultry. Here’s some amazing local artists, each with their own unique style, that you’ll loveRead more
Seeking literary inspiration? Muddy’s professional bookworm Kerry Potter is here to help with her April picks, so clear space on your Kindle or bookshelves pronto. And if you have any recommendations of your own, we’d love to hear from you – what are you reading right now? What’s been abandoned on your bedside table for months? Bookish musings in the comment box below please!
Ice Cream For Breakfast by Laura Jane Williams
Being a grown-up is a bit boring sometimes I find – responsibilities, bills, remembering to put out the bins, blah blah blah.Read more
Do you want to break free? Go on, unplug yourself from the vacuum cleaner, put on your fake Freddy moustache and inflatable breasts and release yourself from the confine of your county. You’re bound to get at least half an hour down the road before someone arrests you.
Urban Festival, Southbank, London
Breakdancing battles, dance residencies, workshops, lots of free family events, workshops and parties at the South Bank Centre’s Urban Festival showcasing the best in street culture from 1 – 17 April.Read more
Last week saw an historic gathering of power players for a day of diplomatic discussions. EU leaders discussing the terms of Brexit? Nah, I’m talking Muddy Stiletto’s national conference, obviously! With your local superblog now boasting 18 (yes flippin eighteen!) regional editions, us editors convened en masse in the smoke to um, drink quite a lot of prosecco.
Our venue for the day was The Harcourt, a chic Grade 2-listed, five-storey Georgian townhouse which is a bar, restaurant, meeting and private dining space – and is now officially our new favourite London haunt.Read more
As a child of the 80s, (you’d not seen a perm until you’d seen mine) the Ruth Rendell Mysteries were all over the telly box and Chief Inspector Wexford’s investigations were a must-watch in our household. So when I spotted the Assembly Hall Theatre was getting this brilliant stage adaptation of thriller A Judgement in Stone, I was excited, having read some pretty good reviews of this classic whodunit and seen the impressive cast list…
It arrives in Tunny Wells in May, but I asked my lovely colleague Rachel, Muddy Berks, for her review to give you the heads up before buying your tickets.Read more
You may be getting the idea that we’re totally into spreading the news of anything remotely groovy, cool or quirky the moment it hits. And I thought, you’d defo want to know about these 7 cool new happenings. So, hello and welcome to the Muddy o’clock Superduper Newsflash – bringing you the latest reports on new openings – from a luxury spa/hotel to a cool new country clubhouse… We are SO ON IT! (Just saying…)Read more
The excuse to eat our own body weight in chocolate is back again. It’s come around fast, as it always does, but begads we’re prepared for you, Easter hols! Muddy Stilettos will not be defeated by children or boredom (or, um, both) and so here, for your delectation, is the definitive, comprehensive, curated, totally indispensable Muddy Guide to the Easter holidays.
Leeds Castle Easter Quest, 1- 17 Apr
Sling the stilettos and grab your welly boots!Read more
Shakespeare Week Quest, Leeds Castle, 20 – 26 Mar
Across the nation we’re about to celebrate Shakespeare Week (aimed at giving primary school children a great first encounter of the works of William S). And at Leeds Castle they’re joining in the fun with this timely quest to challenge your knowledge about the Bard. No, sorry, no Joseph Fiennes present this year – just couldn’t resist a chance to use this piccie with a chest:shirt ratio that even puts Simon Cowell in the shade.Read more
The Crucible, The Orchard Theatre, Dartford, Tues 14 – Sat 18 Mar
Wow, this production looks goooood. The cast is superb for a start – it stars Charlie Condou (Coronation Street), as the witch hunter, Reverend Hale, and Victoria Yeates (Call the Midwife), as the falsely accused Elizabeth Proctor. Gripping, chilling, powerful, intense…if you like those things, you’re in for a treat. Did you read the play at school?Read more