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I'm Cathy, editor of Muddy Sussex, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Kids' summer wardrobe incoming! Whether they've shot up during lockdown or let's face it, you just fancy splurging on gorgeous pieces you'd like to wear yourself, we've picked the best kids' clothes for the season from Sussex and beyond.

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  • What’s on in Sussex in July

    What’s on in Sussex in July

    Yes, it’s an actual What’s On guide, our first since March! OK it’s short, but some green shoots are still emerging. Here’s where to get your Sussex culture fix for July.

    • At the drive in! Outdoor cinema across Sussex this summer

      At the drive in! Outdoor cinema across Sussex this summer

      Can't remember the last time you watched a movie on anything bigger than an iPad screen? Rev up your motor and relive your American teenage dream at these Sussex drive-ins this summer.

    • Culture vulture: My July hitlist

      Culture vulture: My July hitlist

      Missing the theatre and live venues? OMG, me too. Until normal service resumes for the arts world (your guess is as good as mine), here's my personal culture planner for July - podcasts, books, music and theatre. I'll budge up on the sofa, come and join me.

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  • Kids’ summer clothing edit

    Kids’ summer clothing edit

    Kids’ summer wardrobe incoming! Whether they’ve shot up during lockdown or let’s face it, you just fancy splurging on gorgeous pieces you’d like to wear yourself, we’ve picked the best kids’ clothes for the season from Sussex and beyond.

    • The 9 most stylish face masks

      The 9 most stylish face masks

      Well, who could have predicted THIS as the must-have summer 2020 accessory? Snap up a Sussex-made mask from a couture designer, or shop our pick of the rest.

    • Trend alert! Artisanal style

      Trend alert! Artisanal style

      Delicate embroidery, expert craftsmanship and dreamy fabrics - we're coveting artisanal chic for summer. Here are 14 items to add to your (handwoven) basket.

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  • Muddy meets – Foraged by Fern

    Muddy meets – Foraged by Fern

    Eyeing up the hedgerows thinking ‘I wonder if I can eat that?’ Foraging has become something of a foodie trend. Muddy caught up with Sussex foraging expert Fern Freud to get the lowdown on all things wild food.

    • Muddy meets: Shlomo, beatboxer

      Muddy meets: Shlomo, beatboxer

      Record-breaking beatboxer Shlomo has a new project on his hands - raising money for the NHS in association with UK theatres. Tell us about it, Shlo!

    • What I’ve learnt in lockdown

      What I’ve learnt in lockdown

      Love it or loathe it, lockdown has given us time to learn new skills but has it taught us something deeper? Muddy tapped five busy writers and presenters, juggling careers, babies and even a tumour, to tell all.

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