Canadian Shakespeare News

Public Information Meeting September 22 on Guelph’s Shakespeare Festival

Shakespeare in Canada

Thursday September 15, 2005

From: Guelph Arts Council

Find out how you or your organization can be part of Guelph’s upcoming celebration of Shakespeare in Canada.
The University of Guelph, Stratford Festival, Guelph Arts Council and City of Guelph are teaming up to host a major region-wide Shakespeare festival in 2007. They are encouraging the community to get involved in the project, starting by attending a public information session on Thursday, September 22 at the River Run Centre.

The 7 p.m. meeting will include an overview of the vision and mission of Shakespeare Made in Canada, which is being planned for January to May 2007. The festival will feature theatrical and musical performances, an exhibition, a speaker series, educational programs and more. It will also involve local and regional arts and cultural organizations, local businesses, and elementary, secondary and university students and teachers.

The aim is to create a regional cultural synergy focusing specifically on Canadian interpretations, adaptations and exhibitions of the work of Shakespeare.  Under this thematic umbrella, the organizers hope to provide opportunities to increase awareness of this regions’s cultural excellence and to create a dynamic and appealing program of events that will attract audiences from within and outside of the community.

As part of the project, local and regional arts and cultural organizations will be encouraged to showcase their excellence and creativity by developing programming with a Shakespearean theme in 2007. The September 22 information session will provide an opportunity for the community to learn more about the project and to share ideas as to how to become involved.
To RSVP for September 22, please call Sharon Cardow at 824-4120 ext. 52200.

For more information, contact: 
Sally Wismer, Guelph Arts Council Phone: (519) 836-3280 Email: