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Festivals

  • Are we all storytellers?

    I talk to Joanna Bowen, theatre director and founder of the Fireside Festival, about why she's bringing The Fabularium to a farm in Baldock.

  • Yomp, slurp and chomp through the glorious Chilterns

    At last! The Chilterns Food and Drink Festival! What took them so long? As with all the best ideas, you wonder why nobody had the idea before. It’s an area that has rich pickings, so much so that back in the day, the Chilterns were known as the larder of London. So, where to start? […]

  • Things you never knew about…Midge Ure

    We love an ’80s rockstar here at Muddy. They don’t take themselves too seriously, they enjoy reminiscing about their worst ever haircuts (and neckerchiefs) and they always have great yarns about that time they got hammered back in 1984. Midge Ure, Ultravox singer, Band Aid co-founder and genial Glaswegian, is no exception. He’s playing ace local festival Chilfest in Tring on 8 July so Kerry Potter at Muddy HQ gave him a buzz to talk music, mullets and more.

  • Be a safety-net parent, not a helicopter

    Feeling stressed? What’s your solution? Mindfulness or double espresso? You can’t stop worrying? Do you bring wine o’clock forward or dip into downward dog? All of us experience stress, and it can be overwhelming. But if you’re a parent of a teenager, well, that’s a whole other barrel of bananas. Nicola Morgan is an expert […]

    • Early bird Muddy summer festival guide. Book now!

      The music festival season feels a long, long way off right now (although we wouldn’t say no to a pear cider if you’re offering) but these days you’ve got to book mega early if you want to be happy campers come summer. Many of the biggies sell out in a flash – we haven’t managed […]

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