Hello folks, its spring at last, or at least it felt like it for an hour or two the other day... It did, however, put me in the mood for the upcoming festival season. Starting with The Blue Dragon Beer and Music Festival, which marks the ‘end of the lane’ (see page 9). A sad occasion in many respects, but with live music and even livelier cider (trust me, I was there last year), its a chance for the Worcester City FC Supporters Trust to raise a glass, awareness and cash in their quest for a swift return for our local football club to a new stadium in the City. So get yourselves down to St. Georges Lane one last time.

Other local festivals in the merry month of May include The Lechlade Music Festival and Wychwood Festival (pages 29 & 35), so plenty to look forward to!

On the Arts scene it’s great to see even more local collaboration with Kidderminster’s Boars Head Gallery handing over the 12” baton of the Art Amnesty exhibition to Worcester. Inspired, as we were, we used their official poster for our Slap front cover this month. Go see it in the flesh throughout May at the Arts Workshop.

Looking back on April we had our first Slap Night of the year, hosting East Midlands Hallouminati and local folk pirates The Whipjacks. Another storming success, whetting our appertites for the months ahead.

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