We’re about to start the gentle slide into the weekend, and if you’re still thinking about what to give your mum on Sunday, here’s my gift guide with suggestions from some of the local and independent retailers in the Muddy Little Black Book. And if you look at my Mother’s Day guide, there are some ideas here for things to do. And here are yet more ideas for this weekend and next week.Read more
Category: What’s On
The good stuff keeps rolling into the county so I hope you’re ready to grab it with both hands and run. Comedy, dance, music, tales of lambs and Italian ways with fish. May you enjoy your time out, and make hay as you go out to play.
Rob Brydon, Alban Arena, Fri 17 March
Rob Brydon is on tour, and it’s his first stand up show since 2009.Read more
WOWzers. Literally. Women of the World unite, with an explosion of creativity and colour. In this week’s guide there is fun to be had with paintings and flowers and loads of good things to inspire you to get out and celebrate life and spring. Now is the time. Give yourself permission to have a ball.
WE: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere, South Bank Centre, Fri 10 March
Hello, look who it is.Read more
Charge your glasses, load your brush with paint, sit down comfortably and listen to a story. I invite you to take your first bite into March.Read more
I know it’s tempting to batten down the hatches, but Doris, don’t think you can stop us! There’s far too much to see and do. Saunter around a Burberry pop up, learn moves with a teacher who has danced with Darcey, eat cake, make cakes, and learn Dutch floral design in an arts and crafts house.
Burberry & Henry Moore, Inspiration & Process, Makers House, until Mon 27 Feb
Henry Moore inspires Burberry’s new collection.Read more
The sun is out, we’re shucking off our winter colds, things are looking up. Time to boot up and get out.
James Mayhew paints to the Four Seasons, Broadway Theatre, Letchworth, Sun 5 March
Performance illustration classical music mash up in the drop dead gorgeous new Broadway theatre. Get in! And be quick, James Mayhew tells me that tickets are selling faster than you can say Vivaldi backwards.Read more
Are you sitting comfortably? A storytelling festival is on its way to Baldock.Read more
Ross Noble, neeps and tatties, fleas dressed by nuns and bowlfuls of courgetti. 10 things for you to try this weekend and beyond.Read more
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.Read more
I invite you to resist the urge to hibernate this weekend and to get out and try at least one new thing. It’ll make you feel better, I promise!
John Myers: The World Is Not Beautiful, UH Galleries, Thurs 5- Sat 21 Jan
And they called it Puppy Love…I am so going to this exhibition. Not only did I sport tank tops, I also had a fair few Donny and bros posters on my bedroom wall.Read more