Hello and Happy New Year to you all. Thanks for reading this, our 23rd issue which marks our 2nd anniversary of Slap Magazine. Time sure does fly, it only seems a few short months ago when we were sat in the Lamb and Flag garden discussing the idea of a local music and arts magazine. We are just short of the 1500 likes milestone for followers on Facebook so ‘Alles Klar’.

Talking of pub gardens it won’t be too long before we’re able to sit in one with an ice cold pint of cider. If like me you get clinically fed up between November and March then you have something to look forward to!

In this issue we look back at some of the amazing gigs we were lucky enough to get to over the Christmas period, including our own Slap Night which was the best yet!

We also look tentatively forward to the summer season with Worcester Music Festival who are beginning to recruit performers, volunteers and this years charity. We will of course keep you updated on all local festivals including Lakefest who have already announced their headliners, check their website - see Slap Snippets. Sadly though, no Big Chill again this year but there are plenty of others to get excited about... watch this space!

There are also new venues providing live and original music such as DNA in Worcester, Moochers Jailhouse in Stourbridge and the Star in Pershore amongst others. If you are new to the mag and wish to get involved we are always looking for new contributers to write reviews, take photographs and keep us informed of whats going on in your corner of the Shires and beyond.

In the meantime keep Supporting Local Arts and Performers and we’ll be back with the March issue in a few short weeks

Download the magazine

Share this: