Vox ends the Huesca Periferias Festival: “It only serves to shower progressive culturettes with hundreds of thousands of euros” | EUROtoday
Its two councilors conditioned their assist for the PP’s municipal budgets on the cancellation of the pageant, born in 2000.
The municipal group of Vox within the Huesca City Council has compelled the disappearance of the avant-garde pageant Periferias in alternate for the vote of its two councilors, important for the municipal authorities of the PP approve the budgets.
The contest, born in 2000, was one of many emblems of the cultural programming of Huesca. Periferias was introduced as a multidisciplinary and avant-garde pageant, made up of music, cinema, dance, theater, style, plastic arts and literature. Each 12 months was devoted to a selected subject.
Its final version, held final October, was devoted to the gypsy tradition and the Romani inventive universe and included performances by, amongst different artists, Diego Amador, Aire Giménez, Raúl and José María Giménez, Pamprán and de Rumbers, Chanela, Niño de Elche, Mariola Membrives or Marcela Cisarova.
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Vox warned months in the past that Peripheries was “a red line” to approve the budgets of Huesca. After weeks of negotiations, the votes of its two councilors, decisive for the PP to approve the accounts, have fulfilled their promise. This was indicated by the get together itself in a press launch wherein it introduced that the place of Peripheries might be occupied by a “leisure-cultural-festive festival” aimed on the youth world.
The far-right get together already warned earlier than Lorena Orduna was sworn in as mayor that it might by no means assist budgets with an allocation for the Periferias Festival, except this was given a radical flip. Through its social networks, Vox indicated final June that Periferias “It only serves to shower progressive culture with hundreds of thousands of euros. “Whoever needs to manipulate with us should put an finish to this waste.”
The spokesperson for the group, José Luis Rubió, explained that this was one of the “important imprints that Vox has contributed. The Periferias pageant is just not going to be celebrated as such, since it’s not included within the finances.”
When Vox threatened to eliminate Periferias before the investiture, the PP came out in defense of the festival. Its provincial president, Gerardo Oliván, today first deputy mayor, said that Periferias was “a pageant that has labored“, although “currently it has not had the affect that it had been having.” “Surely we now have to present this pageant a spin, however Vox needed to increase points which might be juicier, extra substantial for town.”
This Monday Oliván confirmed that there is no allocation as such for Periferias, but the same amount is maintained for a cultural festival “that responds to the demand of residents.” In this regard, he has indicated that “we’ll do a participatory course of in order that the folks of Huesca, the target market, can inform us what they need to be accomplished with that cash in cultural issues.