If you love all things vintage then you’ll want to head over to the ‘Salute to the 40s’ weekender at The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Sat 17 – Sun 18 Sept. Dress in ‘40s style and become part of the 1940’s Family, be transported back in time, for a weekend of vintage delight. Living history, live vintage music, dancing and variety acts, take place all weekend. Get in the mood with these goodies, inspired by Britain’s best vintage festival, right here in Kent.Read more
It’s the largest arts festival in the world and about to take place over 3 weeks (5 Aug – 29 Aug) in Scotland’s capital. If you love the Edinburgh Fringe then you’ll want to read this piece from Muddy Sussex editor, Debbie, on getting the best from the fest. Get in touch if you’ve got any tips and highlights on the comedy gargantuan of the calendar. And enjoy!
‘Debbie’s Work of Obsession’ – that’s how my husband rudely labelled the top of my DIY Edinburgh Fringe timetable last year.Read more
Okay so everybody needs things like water, money for the bar and your ticket. Oh, and maybe wet wipes. But here are the other 15 things that should be on every festival goer’s packing list.
1. Coastal Wool Picnic Rug, John Lewis, £55
2. Aviators, Ray-Bans, Sunglasses Hut, £143
3. The Paradiso Beach Towel, You Me and the Dream, £75
4. SPF 30 Face Moisturizer, Malin + Goetz, Space NK, £28
Whitstable Oyster Festival, Whitstable, Thu 21 Jul – Sun 31 Jul
The 32nd Whitsable Oyster Festival sees over 80,000 people descend to the seaside town for 10 days of great food and live performances. Such a fab festival with so much cool and quirky stuff going on – including outdoor cinema screenings, mud tug of war, street parades, arts & crafts and live music. The Harbour Food Fair will also be at hand hosting a brilliant array of global and local traders to satisfy anyone’s taste buds.Read more
“Kill The Cardigan”, Image and Style Workshop, Spa Hotel, Tunbridge Wells, Tue 19 Jul
If you’re interested in sharpening up your work wardrobe WellStyled is launching a unique training course to help women kill the cardigan and learn how to dress to impress. Style Coach and Personal Stylist, Siobhan Young, will be running a three-hour Women in Business Workshop to help you hone your professional style and “dress like you mean business”.Read more
I’m a dedicated festival lover but, let’s be clear, I’m not a hardcore roll-in-mud and wet-wipes-at-dawn music-fan. Oh no. I’m just going to come out and say that I’m a namby-pamby glamper. All the way. So I get excited at this time of year when there’s so many awesome music festivals going on right here on my doorstep. That way I can head out, rock out and then pass out back home in the comfort of my own bed.Read more