“When I was the promoter of a large music venue, my boss once said to me: ‘Who’s the venue Slag?’

Its us. We’re the Slags. The Serious Ladies of Art & Gigs.

We’re done with the boys club. Music and arts has had the same narrative for too long.

These industries have been dominated by males in positions of power and influence, which has made an uneven playing field. We’re done being submissive, being patronised, or being second best. Believe it or not, we don’t need your permission. You’re not making the space for us, so we made our own.

We want to promote and empower our local creative babes, to give them a platform and talk about issues that concern us all. We work fucking hard and believe it or not, we have opinions of our own. In fact, we’re experts at this.

LGBT+, non-binary, womxn, women of colour. Artists, writers, illustrators, musicians, business owners and everyone in between, we hear you. And we take you seriously.

We want to be inclusive to anyone and everyone, although this first issue is predominantly us, we want all your voices to be heard. So join us in being the biggest Slags around.