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  • Behind the scenes at Strictly Come Dancing

    Strictly Come Dancing kicked off the 2019 series on Saturday - and Muddy was there to bask in all the star-studded and sequinned glory. Wanna know some Strictly secrets?

  • Review: The 39 Steps

    The 39 Steps brings the spies, the slapstick and the satire to Leatherhead theatre - but it ends Saturday so be quick.

  • The very best of the Guildford Book Fest

    There's a stonking line-up of authors at the Guildford Book Festival this month. Before you book, check out our top 10 picks.

  • A Taste of Honey

    Shelagh Delaney's taboo-breaking tale of working class life in the 1950s comes to Richmond Theatre in October as part of the National Theatre's nine-stop UK tour. We talk class, sexuality and wondrous women with leading lady Jodie Prenger.

  • What’s In a Name?

    The UK tour of 'What's In a Name?' opens at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre this week, and to celebrate we've managed to snaffle a brilliant last-minute £15 discount per ticket for Muddy readers. You're welcome!

  • Arts rising rock stars

    Blank walls but your budget doesn't stretch to an Emin or Hirst? Here are 12 cool, collectable artists who won't require you to sell a loved one (and may prove to be a good investment).

  • Motown: The Musical

    The story of Motown, from single label biz to mega-label empire, is funkier than fiction. And the stage musical version is coming to Woking this month. Here's a taste of what to expect.

  • Best kids films

    When the British weather is a bit unpredictable, it's good to plan a cinema trip. It'll keep 'em quiet for a couple of hours while you have a sneaky snooze, right?

  • The top 10 books of the summer

    Don't pack your suitcase or load up your Kindle until you've read this! Muddy picks the 10 best books to get stuck into on holiday.

  • Waitrose gin tasting? We’re in!

    Brand new, this service from Waitrose combines our favourite things - gin, friends and hanging out at home. See how Muddy's Ed-in-Chief, Hero Brown, got on and book up pronto this summer, it's a blast!

  • Summer reads

    This month's best new books are a corking bunch, including Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert's breathtaking new novel.

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