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

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  • Kyoto Kitchen

    Beautifully crafted Japanese cuisine, a genuine love for local produce & THE freshest seafood; our Muddy Award winning restaurant is fast becoming a Hampshire institution. Here’s why.

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    • Skin game-changer

      Troublesome skin? We have two words words for you: Paula's Choice, you're buffed and glowing BFF.

    • Face Matters

      Organic, natural, scientific: all boxes ticked by Hampshire facialist, Sally Curson, who practises out of Fenwicks & Alresford.

  • The Shadow Factory

    Muddy reviews the very first production at Southampton’s brand new NST City theatre, a cine-visual feast co-conceived by the video designers behind London 2012’s Opening Ceremony.

    • Twelfth Night

      Muddy reviews this inventive fun-filled treat at the RST with Ade Edmondson, Kara Tointon and a luminous performance by Dinita Gohil.

    • Best reads

      Hiding under the duvet or plonked on the sofa? We hear you. Here's what to read while you hibernate.

    • Theatre for everyone

      From babes-in-arms & wriggling toddlers; to kids on the autism spectrum The Mayflower, Southampton's relaxed performance brings the magic of live theatre to all.

    • Straight on till morning

      Ever wondered what would happen if your dog babysat the kids? Muddy reviews The Anvil, Basingstoke's Peter Pan.


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  • Intern Ahoy!

    Muddy Hants is looking for a brilliant intern & self-confessed culture vulture. Preferably an arts/media student or graduate, the most important thing is that you can write light, tight, grammatically correct copy.

  • Kids
    • Hampshire Collegiate School, Romsey

      A new Head, palpable energy, passionate teaching staff, stonking grounds and a fleet of boats moored just down the road. If you haven’t considered HCS yet, here’s why you should.

    • Planning a kids’ party?

      Stop right there, Mudsters. We've taken the pain out of your kids’ parties and found these bods who'll do the whole lot for you

  • Trudy Simmons

    From the land of Oz to the Pyrenees via St Catherine’s Hill: business mentor, clarity coach and founder of the hugely successful Hampshire Business Women Facebook Group, Trudy Simmons, takes us on a leisurely walk around her very favourite places and tells us about her Crazy Daisy Clarity Club.

    • My Favourite Places

      Naughty bishops, cold baths at Winchester College and lots and lots of pubs.

    • Gee Cartwright’s Favourite Places

      Hampshire's kitchen-demo-dynamo on Johnny Depp, Moroccan street food, truffle hunting in Italy and where to find THE sweetest pineapples in the world.



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