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Sept 2019

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  • Coppa Club, Brighton

    Large and loungey, Coppa Club has landed in Brighton. Make a dinner date or linger in an armchair over a coffee, cocktail or light bites

    • Perfect Picnics

      Get inspiration for eating alfresco with our suggestions for local posh picnic-worthy food and drink, plus events coming up

    • Coach & Horses, Danehill

      Summer or winter, with or without kids, this pub is a great all-rounder, with big gardens and excellent food.

    • The best brunch in town

      The most lipsmackingly indulgent meal of the day and we have 47 of the best ones to tempt you with, from vegan to full English, flat white to green detox. Just add friends and a hangover.

    • Chilli Fiesta is back!

      Demos from Strictly and Bake Off stars, music, movies and a vintage fairground are all part of the fun at this family-friendly weekend festival

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Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Fun Finder

Making plans? Find your perfect Pub, Inn, Hotel, Café, Restaurant or Bar across the Muddy counties.

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  • Fancy a £1000 Luxury Family Hotel stay?

    Er, YEAH! Read our review of stunning Fowey Hall (the inspiration for Toad Hall in Kenneth Graham’s ‘Wind in the Willows’) PLUS take your chance to win a long weekender at an Luxury Family Hotel in Cornwall, Suffolk, Hants, Wilts or Dorset. Poop poop!

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  • Art’s rising rock stars

    Blank walls but your budget doesn’t stretch to an Emin or Hirst? Here are 12 cool, collectable artists who won’t require you to sell a loved one. Plus FREE Fresh:Art Fair tickets for Muddy readers.

    • #TOMtech – cutting edge arts fest

      Fancy having a go at VR, or controlling a dance or theatre performance using technology? It's all possible during this innovative mini arts festival

    • The Red Lion play review

      Catch this three-hander about loss, rivalry and skullduggery behind a local football club, with plenty of humour thrown in

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      Edinburgh Fringe: Muddy’s must-sees

      There are over 3,500 shows on at the Fringe. Need some help whittling them down? Here are Muddy's faves for 2019

    • The Red Lion (play not pub!)

      Written by the man behind Closer, with the same director as The Play That Goes Wrong, this sporty, character-based show is coming up in and near Horsham.

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  • Making work work for you

    Back at your desk after summer fun and not really feeling it? We hear you. Here’s some food for thought from the autumn’s hottest self-help book by ex Elle journalist turned author Lotte Jeffs.

    • Personalised baby albums

      These cute personalised handmade books make an original and touching gift for babies

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      Back-to-school essentials

      Summer hols over? Oh, what a *shame*! Sort your kids with our pick of everything they need for the new school term - and then it's a party round at mine.

  • All About Gok

    The fashion guru hits the decks at Lingfield Park Racecourse later this month, as well as presenting the Best Dressed award to the most stylish lady of the day. Here’s 10 things you may not have known about Gok…

    • Muddy Meets Shappi

      Shappi Khorsandi on her Skittish Warrior tour, how NOT to be funny and why you should do things that scare you (hell yeah!)

    • The Guilty Feminist hits Brighton

      Love the podcast? Good news - its creator is coming to Sussex. We grabbed talented comedian Deborah Francis-White for a chinwag.

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