The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Cambridgeshire Edition

Category: Culture

The cool stuff this week (Fri 24 – Fri 31 March)

22 Mar 2017
Photography course

Looking for an excuse to get out of the house (I hear you sister), there’s lots of fun to be had out and about this week.  Take a peep… Don’t forget to get right down to the bottom as the Book Ahead section has a few things you might not want to miss out on.

The Science of Jewellery, Betty and Gordon Moore Library, Sat 25 March

It’s the last few days of the Cambridge Science Festival and this weekend there’s a chance to think outside the jewellery box and join Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery as they take over The Glass Room at the Betty and Gordon Moore Library to showcase the science and technology behind all things sparkly.

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The Muddy Book Club: March’s Best Reads

21 Mar 2017
Book Club Muddy Stilettos

Seeking literary inspiration? Muddy’s professional bookworm Kerry Potter is here to help with her March picks. That precarious tower of tomes on your bedside table is about to getting even taller…. And if you have any recommendations of your own, we’d love to hear from you – literary musings in the comment box below please!

How Not To Hate Your Husband After Kids by Jancee Dunn
Now there’s a book title after my own heart.

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What’s on Guide (17 – 24 Mar)

15 Mar 2017
Oxbow and Peach, Whittlesford

A field full of skipping lambs is a welcoming sign of spring. Daffodils are gathering along the roadside, magnolia tress are beginning to blossom and I’ve nearly driven off the road several times gawping at all this colour. Whoever is responsible for all these creations needs a big pat on the back and a large G&T – it’s all looking blooming beautiful out there.

Afro Tema, Hot Numbers Coffee Roasters, Cambridge, Fri 17 Mar

Hot Numbers is an independent coffee house in Cambridge.

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Mother’s Day – need a hand?

9 Mar 2017
The Tumberlain Hotel, Cambridge Garden Room

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if you haven’t arranged anything yet you better get a shift on. Everything gets booked up so flipping early and who wants to be in the doghouse for the next month (mini mudders are you listening?). Whether it’s Sunday lunch or afternoon tea I’ve pulled together a delicious bundle of ideas, across the whole of the county, that will get you back into your mother’s good books.

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Latest news from the Muddy Book Club

8 Mar 2017

I know I missed World Book Day (she says *sobbing* for not getting this to you in time) but I was just whaaay to busy taking bloomin photos of kids in costumes that I’d spent hours making – OK, so it took me ages to buy them from Amazon!  Anywaaaaay, we don’t like to dwell on the negatives here at Muddy so instead let’s celebrate all things literary with some reading list inspiration in the form of our the Muddy Book Club (without the wine, sadly – although there’s nothing to stop you pouring yourself a glass while you peruse this.

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What’s On Guide (10 – 17 Mar)

8 Mar 2017
Bathing Under the skies

High heels on but nowhere go to? Meh, relax, your next week’s fun in Cambridgeshire is covered, dusted, buffed and positively frou-froued. Looking good, out you go and don’t do anything I wouldn’t do. Don’t forget to scroll down to the early bird section – we want to make sure you get in on the fun.

The House Next Door: Uproar! The Key Studio, Peterborough, Fri 10 Mar

They’re been all over TV and radio – BBC1, BBC3, ITV1 and ITV2, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4, but now’s your chance to see this comedy sensation LIVE!

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It’s International Women’s Day

8 Mar 2017
International Wemen's Day - Muddy Stilettos

Today is International Women’s Day and this year’s theme is all about forging a more inclusive, gender equal working world (#BeBoldForChange). To which we at Muddy say: hell yeah! To mark the occasion, we’ve picked our favourite trail-blazing, commotion-causing women from the creative industries. Ladies, we salute you and your wonderful work…

The artist: Loubaina Himid

Zanzibar born and British raised, Loubaina came to prominence in the ’80s as a pioneer of the Black British Arts Movement.

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The Guide to What’s on (3 Mar – 10 Mar)

2 Mar 2017
Splendid Productions, Quarry Theatre, Macbeth

Well hellooo spring – I’ve been waiting! We’ve survived Pancake Day and we’re more than halfway through the week people. Let’s slide our way over to the fun side. Yeehaa.

Learn to Garden Weekend, Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Sat 4 – Sun 5 Mar

If you garden looks more of a quagmire then a feature of beauty and you can’t tell a weed from a pansy (er, are you looking at me?) then get yourself booked on this two-day weekend course led by the Head of Education Flis Plent and horticulturalist Helen Seal.

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28 Feb 2017
Muddy Stilettos

Tonight, I will be downing tools, turning off my phone, and commandeering the sofa, remote and wine from 9pm – 11pm as not one, but two, fantastic TV shows arrive on the small screen.

First up, at 9pm on BBC1 is The Replacement, a three-part thriller.

Our Head Ed, Hero was lucky enough to go to a preview screening of the first episode and, reports that it is edge-of-your seat stuff.

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5 Unmissable Oscar Moments

27 Feb 2017
The Oscars

As you might just have noticed, last night was the 89th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The movie industry’s finest got glammed up, came, saw and conquered… or, at least, thought they’d conquered but then realized someone had a made a humdinger of a boo-boo (more of which shortly). No time to read up extensively on the finer detail of the biggest, glitziest night on the showbiz calendar? Ta-da – here’s Muddy’s two-minute Oscars digest…

Someone had a very bad day at the office.

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