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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…

  • Welford Park snowdrops woodland tress

    Snowdrops everywhere!

    The carpets of white are coming! Here are the loveliest places to catch winter snowdrops across Berkshire and beyond over the next few weeks.

  • London Art fair image of woman in pink floral dress and tulle headress

    This weekend

    24-26 Jan: The end of Jan countdown starts now. See the Circus of Horrors in Reading, the Bolshoi perform Giselle live from Moscow, and the spectacular Lightopia Festival at London's Kew Gardens.

  • SwanLake Russian State Ballet Ophelia with her swans

    This week

    20-26 Jan: Temperatures are dropping and the social events are hotting up. The Russian State Ballet perform in Reading; Elvis has entered in the building in Winidsor and there's candlemakiing workshop in Yattendon.

  • Superflashy newsflash

    Your resident nosey parker reporting for duty, with the latest, hottest goings on across the 'shire. Reeeeeeead all about it!!

  • Singer liam_gallagher on stage at_Reading_Festival

    Top 20 things to book in 2020

    Crack out your calendar, folks (and maybe your credit card). Here are the hottest tickets for Berkshire in 2020 - see you there!

  • Jimmy Carr Terribly Funny smoking astronaut

    This weekend

    FRI 17 – SUN 19 JAN: Jimmy Carr's performs his stand up at the Theatre Royal Windsor; Ascot gallops into 2020 with its first race day of the new year; plus get physical at competitive runs in Newbury and Slough.

  • Sleeping-Beauty-Royal-Ballet-ROH

    This week

    MON 13 – SUN 19 JAN: Giddy up to Newbury and Ascot for the first race days of 2020; Jimmy Carr performs his new stand up show in Windsor and don't miss the Royal Ballet's live broadcast of Sleeping Beauty.

  • Luzia Cirque Du Soleil performers in stage of sea with acrobats balancing above the water

    This weekend

    Fri 10 – Sun 12 Jan: Coach and mojo guru Jamie Catto will give you a confidence and creativity boost at Wasing Estate; Cirque Du Soleil brings a new show to London, plus comedy nights to banish the January blues.

  • Comedian Kate Ullathorne's head with hole in the forehead like a broken doll

    This week

    Mon 6 – Sun 12 Jan: Banish the January blues with laugh your ass comedy nights – the legendary Comedy Cellar is in action this week, as well as Newbury's Comedy Club. Plus coaching guru Jamie Catto is here to boost your mojo.

  • Christmas at Kew illuminated glasshouse and coloured orbs

    This weekend

    Fri 3 – Sun 5 Jan: Last chance to see a panto: Cinderella in Reading, Aladdin Bracknell and the Prince & The Pauper at The Watermill in Newbury. But there's National Trust winter walks, wellbeing workshops and the new Tutankhamun exhibition in London.

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