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  • books and sunglasses on a table beach sandy beach blue sea raffia sun parasol

    Summer’s MUST reads

    June's best new books are a corking bunch, including Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert's breathtaking new novel. Check out Kerry Potter's reviews - and then win the whole lot!

  • Review: Matisse – Drawing with scissors

    In need of culture fix? No need to schlep into the big smoke. Newbury's cool, new art gallery The Base has brought a piece of the London art scene to Berks.

  • Sit and Sip Wokingham white retro mismatched hanging lights leather seating industrial lighting and marbled walls

    Superflashy newsflash!

    So much hot goss across Berkshire, you'll need a lashing of SPF.

  • The Importance of Being Earnest Cast Watermill Newbury

    Review: The Importance Of Being Earnest

    Who needs Love Island when you can have Oscar Wilde's 24-hr (Victorian) party people – a group with loose morals, bad manners and a low opinion of marriage.

  • Muddy meets Shappi

    Comedian Shappi Khorsandi discusses new tour, her tips on how NOT to be funny and why you should do things that scare you (hell yeah!)

  • Book on woodden table with pink daisies resting in between pages

    Need a brilliant new read?

    A stunning debut novel, a futuristic thriller and an exquisite memoir are among books editor Kerry Potter's marvellous May picks. And you can win the lot!

  • Napoli, Brooklyn - Georgia May Foote, Hannah Bristow, Mona Goodwin (c) Marc Brenner

    Drama queens reign in Windsor

    Take four strong women, add one violent man and you've got more drama than Meghan's birth plan. Napoli, Brooklyn makes its UK premiere in Windsor and it's all kicking off.

  • 80s pop star Nik Kerhsaw on stage wearing sunglasses and holding a mic

    Muddy meets Nik Kershaw

    Nik Kershaw is laconic, laid-back, and *very very* funny - read on for his views on Live Aid, embarrassing his kids, the Let's Rock the Moor pecking order and (OMG) being a grandfather!

  • Summer-Screens-Film-under-the-stars

    56 perfect pop up film nights

    Pass the popcorn, top up the Pimms and pitch up for a pop up film night – you might want to think about a pac-a-mac and a blanket too. Follow the usher this way…

  • Chris Fountain and Adam Lilley star as Charlie and Raymond in Rain Main theatre show Windsor Theatre Royal holding casino chips and wearing grey suits

    Review: Rain Man at Theatre Royal Windsor

    The 80s called, they want their film back. Well they can't have it. Rain Man has arrived back in Windsor and it's funny, moving and as familiar as lace fingerless gloves.

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