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 90 April 2019

Slap Magazine Issue 90 April 2019, April 2019

Spring is here as we turn our thoughts to the season ahead, and what a summer it will surely be with all the music and arts events in the pipeline.

We again look forward to a few of the local music festivals such as Mello, where Severn Sounds again have a stage focusing on the young talent around the area; Kidderminster, Hereford, Worcester Colleges and Christopher Whitehead, Pershore and Tewkesbury High Schools are all represented, which bodes well for the future of our local music scene. We bring news of other festivals such as Upton Jazz and Under the Hill festival near Evesham.

Poetry lovers are also catered for In this issue, as we highlight a vibrant spoken word scene, with articles on the upcoming Cheltenham Poetry Festival and the Evesham Festival of Words, as well as all the other regular local events..

There’s plenty for art fans in these pages too. If you haven’t been to see the Matisse exhibition at Worcester Museum yet, then I suggest you pop along before it ends later in the month. Our April cover features work by artist Emma Archer who grew up in Redditch.

There is of course plenty of other stuff in this issue to keep you interested and occupied, so do yourself a favour and get out and about, celebrate your local area and take your mind off the dreaded ‘B’ word, at least while the sun keeps shining...

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