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  • BBC Countryfile Live Blenheim Palace presenters sat on hay bales

    A country fair with a difference

    Countryfile Live is more multi-media modern festival than trad country show. It's rocking up in Blenheim Palace soon - we've filleted the best bits for your delectation.

  • Party in the shires

    Countryfile Live is back at Blenheim Palace next month, and this year it's throwing a special summer party. If you want to join John Craven in the mosh pit, read on.

  • Comedian Eddie Summer Rocket Fuel Man wearing fur coat headphones with sparkle in his mouth

    Pick of the Fringe

    Who needs Edinburgh when we have a cracking Fringe on our doorstep? Go on, breathe in the cool culture! Muddy picks of the best bits of Reading Fringe Festival.

  • Open Air Theatre Regents Park London Dinosaur World huge diplodocus puppet and boy

    West End kids

    Heading to London? Shopping, cocktails, some precious ‘me time’?  Uh, no. The kids are coming too, which means Shake Shack and Build A Bear. So why not book a show? At least that way you can put your feet up. Check out our pick of the best kids’ theatre in town this summer holiday.   Open Air […]

  • Woman wearing white hat on yellow lido in pool

    What book are you taking on holiday?

    Never mind the holiday wardrobe, let's sort out your holiday reading. Here's the Muddy top 10 summer tomes. Save space in that suitcase!

  • British artist Nick Schlee drawings of The Ridgeway landscape Pink and green drawing

    Nick Schlee sketch show

    Mallett has created a suite of rooms at Donnington Priory to showcase great art. First up, a tribute to local artist Nick Schlee.

  • Love Island 2018 the cast os twenty something boys and girls wearing swimwear

    Love Island – yes or no?

    It's the talking point TV of the summer but the Muddy office is divided on Love Island. What about you? Time for a heated debate!

  • Thames Lido Victorian lido modernised with bright colours. yellow parasols Reading Berkshire

    Ready, set… Get wet!

    Hey hot stuff! Bit sweaty? Strip down to your cossie, we’re diving in. Here are 10 watery hot spots to cool off in a heatwave.

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