16th September, 2021 / 11:00 - 12:00
7th October, 2020
Guildhall School’s pioneering BA (Hons) Performance & Creative Enterprise (PACE) programme was established in 2015 as a joint initiative between Guildhall and the Barbican with the aim of training visionary, socially engaged, multi-disciplinary, autonomous artists.
This October, the graduating class of 2020 present an eclectic festival of brand-new performance. From immersive soundscapes to spoken word and rap theatre, and from experimental short films to interactive gameshows, Chapters celebrates the plurality, politics and ferocious power of PACE.
Chapters festival kicks off with a special instalment in the new Real Talk series of conversations, curated and hosted by multi-disciplinary artist and Guildhall tutor Paula Varjack in collaboration with Guildhall PACE students.
For this informal conversation, streamed via Instagram Live, Paula is joined by Travis Alabanza who discusses their practice and shares advice, experience and ideas with the next generation.
A musical journey combining elements of rap, poetry and music production outlining what it means to be a young black person in the current climate.
This performance contains strong racist language including the n-word in the context of the experiences of a young black person.
A performance exploring the personal effects of alcohol addiction through monologue, poetry and song. The ‘Significant Other’ is personified as a can of cider and is also used to describe the disease of addiction itself.
This performance contains references to alcohol abuse throughout, and explores the emotional and psychological impact of addiction.
An experimental short film based on Kookie Blu, who is sentenced to lockdown for causing a creative pandemic.