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  • 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!

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    Win tickets to see Rudimental

    Get your mitts this summer's hottest tickets and join Rudimental for a Party In The Paddock at Newbury Racecourse. The winners' enclosure's this way…

  • The Muddy Guide top 10

    Sun’s out and there’s loads of funky stuff on. So grab your lightweight coat (it can feel a bit chilly) and let’s go have some fun. Reading Contemporary Art Fair, Rivermead Leisure Centre, Sat 22 – Sun 23 April You don’t need to be an art expert to be an art lover, so a fair’s a great place to […]

  • A guide to grown up fun

    Time out, I hear you cry. Whether you have kids or not, grab your coat cos it’s time to kick up your heels, order a cocktail and have as much as you possibly can with your clothes ON!   Improbable Fiction, Mill at Sonning, until Sat 6 May Writers block? It’s a curse I tell you, but rarely do […]

  • What’s on nationally this weekend

    Feel like exploring somewhere new? Muddy tenticles cover the South of England and who better to know the cool stuff that’s hard to unearth than our brilliant regional Muddy editors (all national journalists in their own right) who are constantly scouring their counties for the best arts and cultural highlights? Whether you’re day tripping or […]

  • The Muddy Guide

    The Simon and Garfunkel Story, Corn Exchange, Newbury, Sat 3 Sept, 7.45pm After a successful stint in the West End, a sold out UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back for a 50th Anniversary celebration. The show uses huge projection photos and original film footage, and a full live band performing all the hits including […]

  • The Muddy Guide

      Newbury Artisan Market, Sun 28, 10am to 4pm Head over to Newbury town centre on Northbrook Street where the buzz words are fresh, handmade and local. This is a brilliant buzzing weekly market with some really interesting and unusual stalls including Weavers Wood Alpacas selling alpaca wool hats and scarves; Charlie’s Curious & Oddities […]

  • The Muddy Guide

    House a mess, kids running wild (searching for Pokemon), washing piling up… ah, we must be knee-deep in school summer hols! Screeching in a tad later than usual, it’s your slightly dishevelled Muddy Guide. Remember I’m (trying) to update and add to the weekly guides. If you know of anything utterly amazing that you think I’ve omitted, feel free to […]

  • Kelly O’Brien: My favourite places

    Ok, so maybe the picturesque village of Aldbury, with its duck pond and its stocks, doesn’t immediately seem to have much in common with Nashville, Tennessee.  But I bet you didn’t know that as well as the ducks it’s also home to the national winner of this year’s Best Dolly Parton Tribute Act?  Kelly O’Brien […]

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