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  • The power of print

    A riot of colour and pattern at the River & Rowing Museum's new William Morris exhibition. We likey!

  • 15 music festivals in Bucks, Oxon and beyond – book now!

    'Tis the season for drinking too much cider and getting sunburnt in a field under the guise of being a live music fan. Here's our pick of the best summer fests, both local and further afield. See you down the front!

  • Enjoy your trip, Naomi?

    Check out this bizarre but visually brilliant short film by legend Nick Knight starring La Campbell. One hell of a way to promote a hotel! Whaddya think of it?

  • Feb’s best new books

    It was still the dog days of winter last time I checked so there's only one thing for it - let's hunker down with a compelling new book. Cue February's must-read tomes, as chosen by Muddy's books editor Kerry Potter.

  • Well, hello young man!

    It's a Dirty (Dancing) job, but someone's got to do it. Muddy meets Michael O'Reilly, sultry star of Dirty Dancing. Catch him at Wycombe Swan next week (but don't throw watermelons at him, he doesn't like it).

  • Your unmissable 2019 culture planner

    Want to make the most of 2019? Muddy's culture vulture Kerry Potter has curated the best new TV, music, theatre, film, books and art of the year. Get yer diary out!

  • Close shave

    Thought Brexit was divisive? You'd better take a look at this controversial new Gilette ad...

  • How He Does it

    The most iconic modern role for a male dancer is the Swan in Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake - so what does it take to make it? Current Principal Max Westwell, who stars in the ballet next week at the Wycombe Swan, reveals all.

  • Practically perfect Peter Pan

    John Michie of Holby and Corrie fame hooks in the laughs as the one-handed pirate in Aylesbury's feel-good festive show. Read on for my full review.

  • 10 books for young adults

    Abingdon's magnificent indie bookshop Mostly Books has scoured the shelves, and selected its Top 10 books for the miracle of a tween/teen no-screen Christmas.

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