Slap Magazine: Issue 71 July 2017

Slap Magazine Issue 71 July 2017, July 2017

Well, summer has been good so far, so long as we can just concentrate on the weather and ignore all the politics...

As usual we’ve been out and about checking out and reporting back from just a few of the local festivals. In this issue we review Wychwood, Mello, Jinney Ring Folk, Hay on Wye and Asparafest, all very different but all with very positive feedback.

We also look forward to a few festivals happening this month such as Upton Blues, Jinney Ring Blues and of course Nozstock. And that’s just the start! We also bring you the low down on Ledbury Poetry Festival, Evesham’s successful Festival of Words and Dancefest too. We have gig reviews, previews and new releases - so plenty to keep you occupied until the sun shines again!

We also take a look at many of the exhibitions and goings on around the art centres in our locality. It’s so nice to see so much happening, with such variety too.

Talking of the arts, news reaches us of a shift in Arts Council funding in the country as a whole. From next year more funds will find its way out of the capital with an extra £42.5m per year to be spent outside London, with 183 organisations added to the funding portfolio.

With plans for a brand new café, arts hub, music venue and rehearsal space in Worcester which aims to 'develop a happy inviting atmosphere where creativity, arts and the community can flourish' this all bodes well for the arts locally.

As we continue to expand our magazine circulation, we aim to reach out further through more social media with the introduction of the Instagram platform, so do look out for that...

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  • Tyler Massey
  • Worcester Music Festival 2017

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