The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Hampshire Edition

Category: Whats On

6 Courses for Creative Mammas

13 Mar 2017

Flowers? Choccies? Pah been there done that. With Mother’s Day looming why not book yourself and your mum onto one of the frankly ginormous selection of creative, crafty courses in this fine county. Forget the here-and-now and lose yourselves in paints, clay, charcuterie or the pure joy of flying. Read on for Muddy Hant’s favourites.


Felt Design… Rum’s Eg, Romsey, Weds 29 Mar, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Revel in felt’s joyous colour and texture focusing on the design and colour-mixing of the fibres plus cutting and layering techniques.

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The Muddy Guide

28 Feb 2017

How to Find Your Style Workshop with Farrow and Ball, Thur 9 Mar, 10am-4pm 

Calling all lovers of interior-design (erm, that’d be all of us). To celebrate the opening of Orchid’s latest store in central Winchester, it’s collaborating with Farrow & Ball for this inspirational and interactive one-day workshop.

Farrow & Ball’s Colour Consultant will talk about how to use colour and pattern to transform your home, whilst Orchid’s Co-founder and Director, Jemma Page will focus on how to bring scale and texture to your interiors through furniture.

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Top Five Things to Do in Hants

21 Feb 2017

Half-term planning’s done and dusted, no time to draw breath though Muddy Readers things to do, things to see…


Gangsta Granny, Anvil Arts, Basingstoke, Thur 23 – Sun 26 Feb

Friday nights with Granny means only one thing for Ben: cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake. Boring! But, oh how very wrong he is. David Walliams’ best-selling children’s book (yes, he of Little Britain fame)  has been adapted for stage to huge acclaim.

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Half Term Survival Guide

13 Feb 2017

Hands up who’s tired of grey, February skies? My children would agree. All this SATs pressure and limited daylight means only one thing, endless sofa bouncing. So before the little dears trash every inch of the house, get them outside quick. Need pointers? Read on.


Tree Climbing, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey, Mon 20 Feb

Get those classroom-bound kids outside, after a day climbing trees they’ll be fit as fiddles and bouncing with confidence.

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Cake, Bubbles and Holly Go Lightly: This Week’s Guide

7 Feb 2017

Welcome to this week’s Muddy Guide with the big V looming large. Wherever you stand, from refusenik to red heart obsessive, we’ve got just the thing.


The New Romantic Ball, Winchester Guildhall, 7.30 – 11.00pm Sat 11 Feb

Stand and Deliver! Yes Ladies and Gents it’s time dig out your flounciest breeches, laciest gloves and get to work with that hairspray for The New Romantic Ball.

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Your Curated Muddy Guide

31 Jan 2017

Welcome to Muddy Hants’ very first guide to the week, your round-up on all that is quirky, cool and unmissable in this fine county.

Champagne Supper Club at Bel & The Dragon, Kingsclere, Wed 8 Feb

Champagne tasting? That sounds like my kind of evening. Warm up to Valentines day with a special sampling of Laurent-Perrier’s Ultra Brut, Brut & Cuva Rosa with nibbles followed by a three course meal paired with specifically chosen bubbles.

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