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  • Prodigal-Son-Sky-One

    What’s in: what to watch this week

    Rubbish weather got you down? Settle on the sofa with a cuppa and binge-watch some of these new TV and film releases instead.

  • Summer books

    Read these this summer

    Page-turning escapism coming right up. Staycaying, Euro jaunt or chilling at home, here's what you should be reading this summer.

  • Woman and popcorn outdoors

    Lights, camera… outdoor action

    Pack your picnic and give your social life CPR this summer! From Toy Story to Sherlock Holmes, here's my definitive guide to outdoor cinema and theatre.

  • Glow up Stacey Dooley

    What’s in: 10 new things to watch this week

    Lazy day in front of the telly? Yes please! Here are the hottest new films and TV shows for you to sink your teeth into. Just add popcorn.

  • Nasser Azam Queen in NHS face mask

    Grab yourself a mini masterpiece from £50

    Virtual paddle at the ready. Here's your chance to buy small pieces of art by big names. Art On A Postcard 2020's gone online. Here's the artists to watch.

  • Cate Blanchett Mrs America

    Live from your sofa this week

    Your weekly boredom buster is here with all the best and brand spanking new TV, film, music and theatre to keep you entertained from the sofa.

  • black-is-king-beyonce

    Culture vulture: my July hit list

    Missing the theatre and live venues? OMG, me too. Until normal service resumes for the arts world (your guess is as good as mine), here's my personal culture planner for July - podcasts, books, music and theatre. I'll budge up on the sofa, come and join me.

  • 9 cool drive-in cinemas in Berks and beyond

    With social distancing de rigeur the summer, the local arts industry has had to find new ways to keep cinema alive. Cue the drive-in cinema - we've cherry picked 10 of the best in Berks and further afield. Tell me about it, stud!

  • Jude Law and Gwenyth Paltro in The Talented Mr Riplet on sun loungers on the beach

    We’re all going on a big-screen holiday

    Choose your destination, fasten your seats and get ready for take off. Here's 30 films, set in exotic locations that are almost as good travelling abroad

  • The best ‘holiday’ reads for lockdown

    Okay, 'holiday' might be stretching it - but these books are certainly providing us with welcome escapism during lockdown! Here are the latest releases the Muddy editors are reading in the back garden with a cocktail.

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