Dear readers, performers, artists, advertisers, contributors, supporters and anyone working in arts or entertainment.

We did not want for issue 101 of SLAP Mag to be entered in to 'room 101'... But with the current situation regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19) that we all find ourselves in, we are aware that producing a print edition of SLAP mag for April 2020 is not viable. Our distribution points are mostly public spaces where people gather, the current advice by the government is to avoid these (without, by the way, any support for those industries, or those who support them).

It would be unfair on our advertisers, many of which are stockists of SLAP Mag, it wouldn't be fair on our delivers to distribute them, and that's if there's anyone around to pick up a copy to read. The likelihood is, judging by our inbox this morning, many venues, pubs and theatres will be forced to close without any of the protections of an enforced closure scenario.

We hope you and your loved ones are not too badly affected either by the virus or by the long term consequences of.
Best regards
Isolate-Ed x

Slap Magazine: Issue 73 September 2017

Slap Magazine Issue 73 September 2017, September 2017

Hello everyone, August has come and gone in a flash it seems, as the festivals all blurred into one big crazy party, one which the inclement weather couldn’t spoil.

In this issue we take a look back at just a few of those wonderful weekends such as the fabulous Jinney Ring Blues Festival, the hugely successful Drunken Monkey Rock Festival which raised a staggering £14K for Air Ambulance, the incredible Lakefest at Eastnor of course, and finally the Old Bush Blues Festival, where we took our front cover image of performer Lorna from Northsyde.

We’re not quite at the end of the festival season just yet, there’s still plenty to look forward to. Take a look at the local festival  guide  on  page  36  and  see  what  takes  your  fancy. Although we are beginning to move indoors for a few of them...

The big one, outside of Birmingham, is of course the Worcester Music Festival which celebrates its 10th year this September. It’s bigger and better than ever before with new venues getting involved and exciting new features such as Spoken Word & Comedy events. Please check out the guide on the centre spread for sneaky overview of what to expect in a couple of weeks...

We are also over the moon to help spread the word about the very first Worcestershire Pride event taking place this month, supporting the LGBT community and promoting equal rights but above all acceptance for sexual and gender minorities. Check out our preview on page 8 and visit the website for up to date information.

For fans of sculpture and large art installations, there’s the Jinney Ring Annual Sculpture trail as well as the Elemental Sculpture Park near Cirencester both open to the public throughout September - see pages 10 & 11.

So if you’re bored this September, tell someone else ‘cos I ain’t listening...
Deaf Ed

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