Category: What’s On
It’s May Bank holiday. What have you got planned? If the weather could just sort itself out, there’s some fab festivals, fayres, and family days out. Pack a Kagool, picnic and hope for the best
Lego Star Wars Day, Legoland Windsor, Sat 29 April – Mon 1 May
In a galaxy far far away… well, not so much a galaxy but I guess Legoland can feel otherworldly at times.
It’s not all about bunnies, chocolate and egg hunts… there’s loads of weird, wacky and wonderful things to do. So book ’em up peeps, and enjoy a fortnight of four-day weeks.
Wow Circus, Prospect Park Reading, until Mon 17 April
Judging by the amount of chocolate I’ve already consumed, I’m starting to looking like Nellie The Elephant so it could be time to pack my trunk and replace her at the circus.
Time out, I hear you cry. Whether you have kids or not, grab your coat cos it’s time to kick up your heels, order a cocktail and have as much as you possibly can with your clothes ON!
Improbable Fiction, Mill at Sonning, until Sat 6 May
Writers block? It’s a curse I tell you, but rarely do we struggle to find the words here on Muddy particularly after a couple of wines.
Now that I’ve had a few days to acclimatise, I am loving the lighter evenings. Spring has sprung, I’m raring to go. So let’s hop to it and bounce into the weekend. Boiiiing… Boiiiing…
The Thing That Came From Over There, New Greenham Arts Newbury, Fri 31 March
Inspired by the Horror movies of the 1950s, The Thing That Came From Over There is a fast-paced rollicking ride, mixing paranoia, suspense and hilariously gruesome deaths.
Welcome to the Muddy fun factory, if you’re running the Reading half marathon – good luck, hats off to y’all. If you’re not, treat yourself to something cold and bubbly because we’ve got plans to make.
Meet Louis Sidoli, Castle Fine Art Windsor, Sun 20 Mar
Love neon? I do, I do. Elbows sharpened then, as we bowl down to Castle Fine Arts in Windsor to meet celebrated British artist Louis Sidoli.
As we hurtle towards the weekend I’m feeling the need for fun, fresh air and an ice cold gin and tonic (or three). Who’s with me?
Seth Lakeman, The Hexagon Reading, Sat 4 Mar
The West Countrys certainly produced a few musical hotties. Chris Martin for starters, Ben Howard and Seth Lakeman (pictured) – the poster boy of folk. Let’s be honest Seth’s not really a boy, more a man… with, er, three kids.
Pancake Day’s fast approaching and there’s a battle royal brewing as big as Trump V the rest of the world. The French crêpe is getting some serious competition from the American stack. I’m no cook. I know, shocker. But I do try and flip a pancake from time to time (usually ending in me flipping out by 5.37pm). The result? A burnt, crumpled uncooked mess. The kids walk off hungry and bored by the time offer up a vaguely edible example onto their plate.
Goodbye winter, hello spring. Get through the week and we will be rewarded with longer days, balmier temperatures (*ahem* a little create license here please). So here’s your Muddy fun factory. Pop your rosé into chill and go al fresco. PS you’re definitely going to need a coat.
First Hippo To The Moon, South Hill Park Bracknell, Sun 26 Feb
3… 2… 1… BLAST OFF! The beautifully bonkers David Walliams has done it again with the The First Hippo On The Moon – a space race story with large puppets, songs and plenty of poo jokes.
Yippee! We’re over the hump of half term, so treat yourself to some time out – Muddy style. We’ve got theatrical trampolining and opera to a world-class exhibition in a greasy spoon and Michelin BBQ. Whatever floats your boat, the fun starts here.
Fisheye by Daniel Jamieson, South Street Arts Reading, Tues 21 Feb
Neighbourhood Watch stalwart Pam becomes a one-woman MI6 after someone pinches her Elizabethan sideboard, so she ramps up her operation from curtain twitching to hiding cameras in hand-knitted novelties and discovers that everyone around her is a thief, pervert or a terrorist.
Half term is looming large, so in the interest of keeping our sanity, here’s my bumper Muddy guide to the coolest activities, day trips and top notch theatre to keep your kids entertained and save you from tearing your hair out. We can do this without the need of group therapy… but wine is essential! It’s always essential. For those of you without kids and don’t give a damn about half term, I have curated an ‘adult only’ guide (not that kind of adult only, keep it clean) just for you.