The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Cornwall Edition

Category: art

Muddy Meets: Artist, Amy Albright

23 Jan 2017

Cornwall has always provided the beautiful backdrop for Amy Albright’s journey as an artist; the abstract landscape painter grew up near Lostwithiel, studied in Falmouth and had her first solo exhibition in Newlyn. In the first of our new Artists & Makers series, we catch up to talk about her inspirations, experimental style and favourite Cornish views…

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Win dawn over St Ives Bay (well a pic, anyway)

30 Sep 2016

Loved by celebs (Spicy Emma Bunton and Sir Elton, none the less) and by us all here at Muddy HQ – how much more romantic can you get than a photo taken at sunrise on the day that changed your life? Meet The Day That, the Carbis Bay based creative company, specialising in extraordinary original photography to celebrate any special day in the most personalised of ways.

Founded by Gavan Goulder and inspired by the birth of a son to one of his close friends, creative Gavan took a beautiful photograph of that day and presented it to the proud parents in a frame inscribed with ‘6th April 2000, Teddy’s First Day.’

Word soon spread and several people asked Gavan to create unique gifts for them too.

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What’s on guide: Thurs 18 – Weds 24 Aug

17 Aug 2016

We’re on the holiday home run folks! Nevermind the Olympics – its a personal best for me managing it this far without mainlining a good gin.

So what’s on? Sailing, eating, den-making, rockpooling, loads of theatre too, plus our regular calendar of daily events (full calendar for the weeks ahead HERE) – search by category or by town.

Multiple day events are listed below (since they make my fabulous calendar messy), but I think you’ll want to know about them. 

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what’s on guide: Thurs 11 – Wed 17 August

11 Aug 2016

It’s all about the ocean this week! Regattas, gig racing, surfing, plus the landlubbing sons of surfing – skateboarding and bmxing. There’s music food and dancing too, plus our regular calendar of daily events (full calendar for the weeks ahead HERE), ably put together by Muddy intern Ruth Wills – here she is getting ready for Boardmasters – see you in the surf dudes!

Multiple day events are listed below (since they make my fabulous calendar messy), but I think you’ll want to know about them.

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Muddy gets creative: Annie Sloan workshop at Stax, Saltash

1 Aug 2016

I’m a bit of a secret scavenger – I crush on retro mid century pieces and I love the idea of upcycling, but I am majorly put off by all that faff. (D.I.Y? *yawn*). There are several ‘found’ pieces cluttering up the garage crying out for a facelift (I heard that! No I’m not talking about me…) but, at the same time, the idea of sanding and priming wood is about as appealing as er watching paint dry – which is why they are still in the garage.

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Why Tresco Abbey Garden should be on your summer scorchio list

21 Jul 2016

We are pretty spoilt for choice when it comes to great gardens across the Duchy. Team Muddy Cornwall are slowly ticking them off our bucket list. One I’d like to rave about  if you’ll kindly indulge is The Abbey Garden on Tresco, one of the five inhabited Scilly Islands. It might be 30 miles off the mainland, but I think its one you should add to your summer hot list.

Described as ‘a perennial Kew without the glass‘, by clever terracing and windbreaking planting, it manages to defy the harsh Atlantic conditions to host subtropical plants which would die and wither horribly on the mainland (especially in my garden).

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5 summer festivals you won’t want to miss

5 Jul 2016

I’m a dedicated Glastonbury lover, but from the comfort of my sofa these days – I’ve had my fair share of wet wipe washes ta all the same. This year, I had an awesome front row of Chris Martin for starters, and let me tell you, the toilet facilities at the Muddy HQ campsite are way better. But whether you’re a *cough* lightweight glamper like me or a hardcore roll-in-mud music-fan, here’s the Muddy Guide to the best festivals due to crank-it-up in Cornwall over the next few months.

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