Festival in Mataro Cancelled

On 27th June, 2011 the local government of Mataro, Spain officially anounced its decision to suspend the IXth edition of the Festival Shakespeare, only 11 days before the event’s inauguration. Budget-related issues are argued as the reason for this decision. The European Shakespeare Festivals Network has issued a letter to the President of the City Council in Mataro, Mr. Joan Mora, expressing its concern.