Film & TV

  • TV Dynamite

    All the latest news on the best telly to watch this month, as chosen by Muddy’s square-eyed Kerry Potter. Go on, budge up and pass the remote.

  • Rick Stein’s Sunset Cinema

    Ditch the popcorn and soggy nachos, the Padre of Padstow’s hosting a pimped-up night at the pictures

  • 8 brilliant things to do this weekend

    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 […]

  • 12 kick ass things to do this week

    In the spirit of International Women’s Day, the Muddy Guide’s a celebration of strong women, kick ass characters and having a good time. As Katherine Hepburn once said: ‘If you obey ALL the rules, you miss all the fun’. And we’re all about having fun…enjoy   Ladybird Book Exhibition, Reading University, Sat 11 Mar – Sun 2 Jul […]

  • 9 awesome things to do this weekend – 2-8 Mar

    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 […]

  • 5 unmissable Oscars moments

    As you might just have noticed, last night was the 89th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The movie industry’s finest got glammed up, came, saw and conquered… or, at least, thought they’d conquered but then realized someone had a made a humdinger of a boo-boo (more of which shortly). No time to […]

  • 9 cool things to do this week – 15-22 Feb

    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 […]

  • Your essential half-term Muddy (survival) Guide

    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 […]

    • 7 cool things to do (without kids)

      Brace yourselves folks, it’s half term week. Keeping the kids entertained is one thing, but keep the adults sane is far more important. Check out the cool stuff to do this week – oh and stock up on wine. NT Live: Saint Joan, Corn Exchange Newbury, Thurs Feb 16   I’m a big fan of […]

    • 9 fun things to do or book this week (1-8 Feb)

      Phew! January’s done and now we can really get our 2017 mojo. Whether you fancy a night of cocktails and clubbing, circus stunts or Shakespeare, we’ve got it all going on in Berks and beyond… Bolshoi Encore Swan Lake, Corn Exchange Newbury, Sun 5 Feb Toes pointed, arms extended and plié… Who am a kidding? Assume the coach potato slump, […]

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