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Stilettos on but nowhere to go? Ah, I can help with that! Muddy Stilettos is your go-to regional guide for the cool, quirky, new and unmissable happening in your ‘hood. Check out our Weekend, Weekly and Monthly What’s On guides to find out the insider info on everything from pop-ups, pubs and theatre to kids events, live music, new openings and shopping in Berkshire. Out you go and don’t do anything I wouldn’t do…

  • This weekend

    The weekend before Christmas and their naughty but nice fun at Norden Farm with The Hundred Watt Club's burlesque night, Bolshoi perform The Nutcracker live to cinemas and a silent disco of classic 80s and 90s festive hits

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    This week

    Christmas countdown is on: enjoy a traditional Italian festive feast at Caldesi in Campagna, Burlesque at Norden Farm and the last race meeting of the year at Ascot Racecourse.

  • Octopus The Carnival of Animals lantern parade

    This weekend

    This weekend's fun: don't miss Newbury's annual lantern parade, Cbeebie's star Justin Fletcher in Aladdin at the Hexagon and head to London for Winterville – an alternative Christmas Festival.

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    This week

    Cool things to do this week in Berkshire: Modern retelling of A Christmas Carol at South Street Arts in Reading, Jimmy Carr and Griff Rys Jones test new material at Norden Farm in Maidenhead and its Newbury's lantern parade.

  • Octopus The Carnival of Animals lantern parade

    This weekend


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    This week

    What's on this week? Pretend you've got a starring role in Downton Abbey at Highclere Castle's superposh Christmas Fair, cool cashmere at a Chinti & Parker Pop Up and Mr Tumble stars in reading panto.

  • This month

    Wrap yourself in tinsel and out you go: Cbeebies mega star Justin Fletcher will appear in Aladdin in Reading, lantern parades, panto, festive fun and party with Heston on NYE at the Hind's Head.

  • This weekend

    It's officially Christmas… the first ever LED Christmas parade will light up Reading's riverside, Santa pimps his ride to Stubbings Nursery grotto by arriving by helicopter, Christmas Market At Yattendon Estate Christmas Tree barn and more

    • This week

      Fin things to do this week – Santa arrives at Stubbings Nursery by helicopter; a special performance of the Princess and the Pantomime at Windsor Castle, learn to make scented candles at the Swan at Streatley and magic from Paul Daniels' nephew James Phelan.

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      This weekend

      Its the weekend: Head to London for the Christmas fun fest that is Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland, tick the panto box with Dick Whittington at Windsor and The Moomins at Norden Farm Maidenhead, plus a charity Santa Dash to stop you from looking like a Xmas pud.

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