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 95 September 2019

Slap Magazine Issue 95 September 2019, September 2019

Hello! How was August for you? Worn out yet? Well don’t relax to soon, the summer isn’t quite over yet...

In this issue we take you back to a few of last months local festival highlights from Gloucester Blues, the Worcester Show, Lakefest, and Old Bush Blues. They may have suffered with inclement weather but it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the sell out crowds.

We look forward to the month ahead with Bromyard Folk festival and if it’s something very different you’re looking for, check out Cheltenham Paint Festival to which our front cover image alludes. Get along to this fabulous free outdoor gallery. Walk around and enjoy the incredible selection on display.

And now down to business... With just a few acts still to confirm the Worcester Music Festival is shaping up to be the best yet! Make sure you keep the 13th-15th of this month free, pick up a festival guide and plan your weekend. Don’t forget to pop in to the SLAP night at the Marrs Bar on the 14th where we have our usual eclectic mix of groovy indie, psychedelic rock, grunge punk and quirky dance to whet the appetite, all with the wonderful Vinny Peculiar to chaperon us through the evening.

As before, we want you to get involved, if you see a performance you particularly enjoy at WMF, why not write a short review, take a photo and send it in to us, we’ll print as many as possible in the next issue. If you are a keen photographer, this is your chance to try your hand at gig photography, you won’t be short of subject matter and you can enter the annual WMF photo competition. As always we’ll publish the top three judged by professionals.

See you around...

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