The famous Bath Decorative Antiques Fair has been drawing crowds from all over the world for decades – now the same people are branching out to the countryside with the Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair. Come and have a shufty…Read more
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What looks like a work of art is actually a boombastic powerhouse of sound that is winning awards all over the place. Check out the coolest Bluetooth speaker EVER!Read more
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No, not at home, home, silly – at HOME, the new cafe in Castle Cary, not far from Bruton, in south-east Somerset, which has only been open about three weeks. It serves delicious, inventive, Italian-influenced food – that just happens to be vegetarian.Read more
You know it’s a good show when you find yourself crying and laughing at the same time. Every Brilliant Thing is a condundrum. It’s sad and it’s joyous. It’s serious, sensitive and silly. You should see it.Read more
Hero, over at Muddy Bucks and Oxon, has a good nose for a cool ad – and she’s only gone and sniffed out another corker. Take a peek…
Do you have a spare three minutes? Well, you might want to make the time to see this. It’s a perfume advert from Japanese brand Kenzo, but it’s seriously unlike any you’ve seen before – about as polar opposite to the breathy, randy escapism that we’re so often expected to put up with – a delirious Natalie Portman, high on Chanel, getting jiggy in that helicopter; a pouting Charlize Theron ascending a Dior silk rope wrapped erotically around those leggy legs.Read more
Muddy Stilettos has been hanging out with the stars (excuse me while I douse myself in a Guinness World Record sized pinch of salt). Anyone who was old enough to take ‘O’ levels instead of GSCEs, chainsmoke multi-coloured ciggies with gold tips or borrow their brother’s Chopper bike will remember Toyah Willcox– the dyed-to-a-cinder hair, the multi-coloured make up, and the impossibly catchy It’s a Mystery.
These days she lives in Pershore (just south of Worcester, geography meisters).Read more
Crime novelist Clare Donoghue was brought up in Somerset and spent the obligatory ten years in London before moving back to the West Country to do an MA in creative writing at Bath Spa. By the end of the year she had her first novel – Never Look Back – and her main characters DI Mike Lockyer and DS Jane Bennett, ready for submission. Since signing with Pan Macmillan, she hasn’t looked back…forgive the pun.Read more
NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea, venues across Somerset, Thurs 1 Sept
Can’t get up to the National Theatre to see this stand-out show? Never mind, you can watch a live screening this Friday from a cinema seat nearer to home. Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders) and Tom Burke (War & Peace) act their socks off in Terrence Rattigan’s masterpiece – we’re talking tempestuous affairs, repressed passion and relationship breakdown here.Read more
One lucky Muddy reader and family is going to this weekend’s fabulous Valley Fest on the shores of Chew Valley Lake for absolutely nothing, nada … zilch. Could it be you…?Read more
Hero over at Muddy Bucks recently posted this fun little piece about what’s important in life and it struck a chord. See what you think…
There are two things that get me by on Muddy – coffee and Spotify, both on drip feed all day. Up popped Baz Luhrmann’s Everybody’s Free To Wear Sunscreen on Spotify a few minutes ago it was just so fab everyone in the office stopped and listened, nodded sagely and decided to change their lives, so this is it.Read more
I was glued to the TV adaption of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall, starring Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell, Damien Lewis as Henry – and Montacute House as Greenwich Palace, the king’s main London home. When some friends came for a visit last weekend, in between knocking back large quantities of gin and knocking back large quantities of Prosecco, we decided to stagger, er I mean stroll, over and have a look around the house and take peep at the real Thomas Cromwell, whose portrait is on display in the Long Gallery as part of the current ‘Copying Holbein’ exhibition.Read more