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Category: Culture

Fun things to do (and book) this week 12-18 Jan

11 Jan 2017

Well, this week I feel that reality has hit us all. We can’t still pretend we’re in holiday mode – or can we? Back to school, back to work, and when it comes to eating and drinking, it’s less of this and none of that. To lift your spirits, I can recommend getting out for a treat or two.

La La Land, Letchworth Broadway, Welwyn Garden City cinema and general release

This musical trousered seven awards at the Golden Globes, the most ever won by a single film, and those gongs included best director for Damien Chazelle, best actress for Emma Stone and best actor for Ryan Gosling.

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9 Jan 2017

Hollywood’s awards season kicked off last night with the Golden Globes, celebrating the best in TV and movies. I don’t know about you but when I scan the lists of nominees and winners for these things (after I’ve gawped at the red carpet frocks), I make a mental list of cultural catch-up viewing. Too much brilliant stuff to watch, not enough time, so I’ve made it easy for us all – here are my top Golden Globes picks and where to find them.

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The Muddy Guide to Thanksgiving

23 Nov 2016

For our friends across the pond, this Thursday is one of the most important days in their year – Thanksgiving. It’s bigger than Christmas for many American families, with people coming together from miles to spend the day together.  I lived in the USA for a few years — but Zoe, sometime contributor to Muddy Surrey, was there for longer than me, and she’s put together this oh-so-handy guide to all things Thanksgiving.  

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10 Horror Films You Really Must See

29 Oct 2016

Now, truth be told, I’m a trembly sort who hides behind a cushion when anything even the remotest bit frightening comes on screen.  I mean, really.  My six-year-old has been known to hold my hand and tell me when I can look again.  But, for all you fright-freaks out there, here’s a list of 10 scary movies that will have your goosebumps popping out all over and your hair standing on end this Halloween.  

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