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Arts & Culture

  • Your ultimate autumn culture planner 2020

    Culture vultures, grab your diaries. Here's your Muddy-curated cheat sheet to the season's best art, theatre, TV, books and film in the UK.

  • Ratched

    Boredom begone! Here’s what to watch this week

    In need of something new to sink your teeth into? Muddy to the rescue! Here are the latest TV and film releases coming to a screen near you.

  • Into London: the capital reopens

    With the tourist count at an all-time low, now is the time to swerve the endless queues and enjoy London's cultural bounty.

  • CREATION SPRITES

    Muddy reviews: Creation Theatre’s online drama club

    This engaging and innovative new online drama club is a brilliant way of exploring classic literature and ways of storytelling and if your idea of a Zoom call involves sitting still and glazing over in front of a screen, think again.

  • Bombshell film

    What to watch this week: new boredom-busters

    What is there to tune into this week, I hear you cry? Everything from nature meditations to reality shows - here's eight of our top picks.

  • Back-to-school films we give an A+

    The best days of your life, they said. Hmmm... perhaps not! Re-live the pain and the glory with Muddy's top 10 school films.

  • Sky Two Weeks to Live

    What’s in: new TV and film releases for September

    Pinch, punch, etc. Let's kick off the new month (and avoid the rapidly-dropping thermostat) with a slew of new TV shows and films to watch, shall we?

  • I Hate Suzie

    What’s in: TV and film to watch this week

    What's new, pussycat? These films and TV shows, of course! Settle in and watch these seven newly-released flicks (plus one that's worth leaving the house for).

  • Ratty and Mole Immersion Theatre Wind in the Willows

    Muddy theatre review: The Wind In The Willows

    Poop! Poop! The return of live theatre is a breath of fresh air and this energetic production of The Wind In The Willows brings the adventure, mischief, freedom and fun we've all been longing for.

  • Holdenby house

    What’s on this week

    Mon 17 - Sun 23 Aug: What’s on near you, you ask? I know, I know! Family theatre, sunset yoga, foodie pop-ups, gorgeous glamping and, err... bats.

  • Irresistible Amazon Prime

    What’s in: wet weather watches this week

    Rain, rain, don't go away - it means another duvet day! Prep the popcorn, stick on a jumper and check out the new TV shows and films landing this week.

  • Bill with Pig

    My favourite places: William Sitwell

    Food writer and MasterChef judge William Sitwell has called the chocolate box village of Weston in South Northants home all his life, with Weston Hall having been in the family since 1714. Fancy a peek into his personal Little Black Book?

  • Romeo and Juliet Handlebards Lamport

    What’s on this week near you

    Mon 10 - Sun 16 August: Super-cool foodie pop-ups, art exhibitions, outdoor movies and theatre and some blushingly large sticks. It's all happening near you this week.

  • We're here Sky One

    What’s in: what to watch this week

    Hiding inside to escape the heat, or need to shelter from the storm? No fear: these new TV and film releases will keep you entertained.

  • BUCKNELL WOODS

    8 brilliant bike rides in Northants

    Seasoned pro or one of the thousands who opted to get on their bikes during lockdown, we've tested some great local rides to give those glutes a workout.

  • Little Birds

    What’s in: what to watch this week

    Got a hot date with your sofa? Oooh saucy! Here are this week's best new film and TV releases to spice up your evenings over the next week

  • safari bar polo club

    What’s on this week in Northants

    All the gear and no idea? Leave it with us, we've got all the latest on what's happening this week in Northants, so slip on your stilettos and skip this way.

  • Carry on Kelmarsh

    What’s on in August in Northants

    No one's more excited than us that summer fun is starting to happen. There's loads going on this August from outdoor cinema to theatre and pop-up food events. Masks on, step this way.

  • Lyveden NT

    Top 10 prettiest picnic spots in Northants

    Ain't no picnic like a Muddy picnic and with lashings of whipped cream on our strawbs all we need is the softest grass and the prettiest view. Here's our pick of the top ten spots in Northants. Did somebody say cocktail sausage?

  • Pond Dipping Nene Valley

    8 of the best waterside walks in Northants

    We're blessed in Northants with more than our fair share of gorgeous waterways, from rivers and canals to natural lakes, reservoirs and rejuvenated quarries, so take your pick from these 8 lovely rural walks. What are you waiting for? The world's your freshwater crayfish.

  • Prodigal Son Sky One

    What’s in: what to watch this week

    Rubbish weather got you down? Settle on the sofa with a cuppa and binge-watch some of these new TV and film releases instead.

  • What’s in: 10 new things to watch this week

    Lazy day in front of the telly? Yes please! Here are the hottest new films and TV shows for you to sink your teeth into. Just add popcorn.

  • We’re all going on a big-screen holiday

    Choose your destination, fasten your seats and get ready for take off. Here's 21 films, set in exotic locations that are almost as good travelling abroad.

  • Kids driving you nuts? The best parenting books

    And we all thought parenting was hard BEFORE lockdown. Jeez! We've got five brilliant new books that promise to help.

  • Gardening books

    10 of the best gardening books

    Fancy getting all green fingered in the garden but don't really know where to start? Here's a helping hand with 10 terrific tomes to add to your reading list.

  • Read these new releases this month

    After a little escapism? With flights grounded, we're reaching for the next best thing - a good book! Here are seven sizzlers to add to your reading list.

  • Read THESE this month

    Reasons to be cheerful: spring has sprung and a brilliant new batch of March books has arrived. Gather around, and let Muddy's pro-bookworm Kerry Potter tell you a story.

  • 5 things I’ve learned about motherhood

    Acclaimed author (and Muddy favourite) Clover Stroud is in the midst of raising her 5 children. Miraculously she's found time to write a book about it all. Here's a taster.

  • Is it getting hot in here?

    Apply a cold compress and loosen that corset! It's historical hunk time in film and telly (well, hello, Rufus Sewell!), with three new sizzling period dramas to look forward to.

  • Christmas rapping

    Watch out John Lewis! IKEA's and M&S's Christmas adverts are bonkers and brilliant! Watch, laugh and tell us your favourite.

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