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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 Somerset. Out you go and don’t do anything I wouldn’t do…

  • Superflashy newsflash

    If it's new, exciting, happening in Somerset or Dorset and worth sharing – it's right here. All hail the Muddy newsflash!

  • What’s on this week in Somerset & Dorset

    THEATRE: Live screening of Romantics Anonymous, various venues, including Bristol Old Vic and Lighthouse Poole, Thurs 24 Sept When gifted chocolate maker and painfully shy Angélique takes a job at equally socially anxious Jean-René’s struggling factory, a fragile love affair unfolds. Wise Children’s fully staged, live streamed musical directed by Emma Rice (former artistic director […]

  • What’s on in September

    Drive-in movies, live theatre – inside and out – art, wild swimming and markets galore all happening this month.

  • 10 unmissable things to do in Dorset

    Secret beaches, naked giants, a ghost village, historic houses, castles, marvellous markets, wonderful walks and more.

  • Superflashy newsflash!

    It's Somerset and Dorset's biggest blabbermouth reporting for duty - yes ma'am. Here's this week's news bulletin including a new pub, cafe and food market, new interiors store...

  • Into London: the capital reopens

    With the international tourist count at an all-time low and residents choosing to stay local, now could be a good time to visit our fabulous capital.

  • Make a splash!

    Where to cool off when the heat is on, without going to the sea: the Muddy pick of the best lidos, water parks and wild swimming near you

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    What’s On in August

    Yep, the Muddy What's On guide is back! Here's what's happening around Somerset and Dorset this month: markets, theatre, comedy, cream teas and more.

  • Summer holiday guide

    Got stuff organised for the kids over the coming weeks? Oops! Never fear, Muddy has your back with our guide to summer camps and courses, open-air theatre and cinema – and stonking days out – in Dorset and Somerset

  • Going out: what’s on now

    Stuff is starting to happen again all over Somerset and Dorset! You may have to book ahead, there will be socially distancing in place but there are places to go and things to see and do. Phew.

  • 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.

  • What’s in this week

    Staying in again this week? You'll be needing our curated Muddy guide to the best things to stream from home then!

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  • Your ultimate Autumn Walks guide

    Grab your kids, your besties, your dog and anyone else who is free to join you on our first Autumn Walks initiative with Joules - and win coats and wellies for the whole family!

  • 7 perfect days of summer – just add gin!

    Ableforth's Bathtub gin looks cool, tastes even better and will rev you up for a summer of fun. Here, win a case (yup, six bottles of it!) and find out for yourself.

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