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Arts & Culture

  • 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 - and we know all the best places to go!

  • Little Birds

    What’s in: what to watch this week

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

  • 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.

  • 6 drive-in cinemas in Somerset & Dorset

    With social distancing de rigeur this summer, cue the drive-in cinema. Here's where to park up and dive into the popcorn in Dorset and Somerset.

  • Culture vulture: your July hitlist

    Missing the theatre and live venues? Until normal service resumes for the arts world, here's some inspiration for July - podcasts, books, music and theatre.

  • What to watch online this week

    Your weekly boredom buster is here with all the best and brand spanking new TV, film, music and theatre to keep you entertained from the sofa.

  • 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.

  • Staying in? Here’s what to watch this week

    Bored of boxsets? I hear ya! Here's the latest in TV, film, theatre and music to keep you entertained this week.

  • 10 best books for primary school kids

    Reading can be soothing, uplifting, informative, entertaining - and a great way to connect with your child during lockdown. So put away their streaming devices and cosy up together with one of these 10 great books for kids aged 5-8.

  • 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.

  • What’s in – the curated guide to fun

    Looking for fun? Look no further - we've rounded up the best virtual theatre, exhibitions, concerts and TV

  • 18 must-watch documentaries

    While we're all about TV escapism right now, the truth can be more entertaining than fiction. Reclaim the remote and take your pick of our edit of the best Netflix documentaries.

  • What’s in – your guide to fun at home

    THEATRE Top of my cultural hit list this week is a free online stream of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire on YouTube. Starring the always brilliant Gillian Anderson (if you haven’t seen her in Netflix’s Sex Education get to it, stat), Ben Foster (Lone Survivor) and Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) the critically acclaimed production was filmed […]

  • 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.

  • What’s in – all the fun stuff online this week

    Nowhere to go this week? Your lockdown fairy godmother is here to transport you to fun at home with our curated to virtual lit fests, TV, theatre, film, art and more.

  • 24 throwback films to watch with your kids

    Time to stage an intervention! Sick of hearing your kids' shows on repeat? Free the remote from their clutches and settle in for a fabulously retro family film night.

  • 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.

  • The 5 best books out February

    Muddy's pro bookworm Kerry Potter has got five Feb fancies for your delectation. Read all about 'em - and then win the lot!

  • 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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