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  • Singer Elton John baseball outfit and cap playing piano at gig

    Your unmissable 2019 culture planner

    Want to make the most of 2019? Muddy's culture vulture Kerry Potter has curated the best new TV, music, theatre, film, books and art of the year. Get yer diary out!

  • Have you seen the ad that everyone’s talking about?

    Gillette's new ad campaign is ruffling a few feathers. What do you think?

  • Top 10 book for young adults

    The magnificent indie bookshop Mostly Books has scoured the shelves, and selected its Top 10 books for the miracle of a tween/teen no-screen Christmas.

  • Aladdin Hexagon Reading Justin Fletcher dame dressed as egyptian pharaoh and so she with mummies

    Panto review: Aladdin

    It's all back to Justin's House for a panto party. Aladdin at The Hexagon in Reading will be cleaning up this year with a show that's fun, festive and very silly.

  • Cast of Dick whittington and his cat South Hill Park Bracknell Berkshire 3D set designs of London

    Muddy reviews: Bracknell’s Dick Whittington

    Rat infestation? Call in Rentokil, Dick! Oh too late. Here's my hot-off-the-panto press verdict on Bracknell's Dick Whittington and His Cat.

  • Revealed! Our books of 2018

    Put this little lot on your Christmas list and you can thank us later. Muddy's books editor Kerry Potter choose her top 10 tomes of 2018. Has your fave made the cut?

  • Review: Dick Whittington at Windsor

    Boom boom! Filthy family fun at the Theatre Royal as Basil Brush and his panto crew prove post Brexit Windsor's streets are paved with comedy gold.

  • Muddy makes the Daily Mail

    What have we got here then? The 50 most inspirational women in the UK – including Keeley Hawes, Dina Asher-Smith, Jaqueline Wilson, Thomasina Miers, and *splutter* Muddy's high priestess Hero Brown.

  • Fir the love of Christmas

    Christmas stripped back to basics thanks to The Moomins – a family of pantless marshmallow trolls who are utterly clueless, just like the rest of us.

  • metal birds on a branch robin art Banksy of birds

    Watch the birdie!

    Watch the birdie! We adore these brand new garden artworks from Metalbird. Read on for a Muddy exclusive.

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