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  • Into London: the capital reopens

    With the tourist count at an all-time low, now is the time to swerve the endless queues and enjoy London's cultural bounty.

  • Review – Nick Knight: Roses From My Garden

    Nick Knight's new exhibition at Waddesdon Manor is an absolute blooming triumph, says Muddy's Kerry Yates. Check out her review here, and go go go.

  • Aubrey Beardsley

    Culture queen! My August highlights

    A whole month of lolling in the sun (hopefully) requires a whole host of entertainment. Here are the culture picks I'll be soaking up this August, from must-see art to new albums

  • Grab yourself a mini masterpiece from £50

    If buying art leaves you with a blank expression to match your blank walls, then read on, laydee. Before you make an expensive mistake, we called in the experts for some top tips.

  • Nasser Azam Queen in NHS face mask

    Grab yourself a mini masterpiece from £50

    Virtual paddle at the ready. Here's your chance to buy small pieces of art by big names. Art On A Postcard 2020's gone online. Here's the artists to watch.

  • Staying in? The best of what’s on

    Virtual beauty masterclasses, hot new Netflix releases, high brow theatre (and low brow Love Island) - it's all going on online this week. Stream if you wanna go faster!

  • The staying in boredom buster

    It's a bit nippy for the sunlounger this week so head for the sofa instead - and get stuck into this week's best new at-home culture picks.

  • The power of print

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

  • Spellbound – the first review

    There's a brand new major exhibition in town and it's all about magic. Muddy hopped on a broomstick and headed down for an exclusive tour and it's a corker.

  • Pirates, Pants…

    ... and Wellyphants. A lovely interactive kids' exhibition featuring Nick Sharratt's iconic illustrations at Henley's River & Rowing Museum.

  • modern art Barbara Hepworth River and Rowing Museum statue round shape egg-like

    The best of Barbara

    The River & Rowing Museum in Henley is gaining quite the reputation for its small but perfectly formed exhibitions. Following Hockney and Matisse comes this bijou tribute to sculptor Barbara Hepworth. We likey.

  • London calling! The capital’s best autumn art exhibitions

    Need a culture fix? Here's our edit of the best art exhibitions in the capital this autumn. Embrace your inner Brian Sewell and let's go!

  • C’est parfait

    The Degas to Picasso exhibition at The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford has us totally wowed at Muddy HQ, and this is the last weekend to catch it.

  • HOT NEW SPRING EXHIBITIONS

    You can't beat London's museums for a culture fix. So unleash your inner Brian Sewell and check out these must-see Spring exhibitions - featuring Grayson Perry, Hockney and, um, Arnie's Terminator suit.

  • Book this: Festival No6 at TATE

    Fancy zipping down to London for a little cultural soiree next month? If so, here’s an idea from Catherine, the immensely funky (*sniff) editor of the brand new Muddy Warwickshire.

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