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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • Keanu Reeves Fall YSL campaign

    Well, hello you!

    How has Keanu Reeves not aged in 30 years?! The laconic Hollywood star is back in a fashion campaign that's got social media a-swooning. Shall we examine the evidence?

  • 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.

  • The filthiest, funniest show ever

    Filthy, filter free and absolutely fabulous, Avenue Q is wet your pants funny – and those puppets do things that will make your nan blush. Muddy saw it all at The Hexagon in Reading.

  • Artist Rob Ritchie oil painting of lemon on a wooden box

    Bag your own masterpiece

    Looking for a bargain to brighten up a blank wall, or a masterpiece to make a statement? Here's Muddy's pick of the affordable art at Newbury's Contemporary Art Fair.

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