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Of Shadow and Light

BA PACE Final Performances

Of Shadow and Light festival image - Guildhall PACE students photographed from above in Barbican Conservatory

Of Shadow and Light – a title inspired by a line from June Jordan’s poem Big City Happening – is a richly diverse festival of innovative, poetic and politically resonant performance works.

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 festival showcases works created and performed by the graduating PACE class of 2021.

Following their performance, each artist will be in conversation live from Guildhall with Gilly Roche, Head of Interdisciplinary Practice and Programme Leader for PACE.

Visit the festival broadcast page for the full line up of performances.

Presented by Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Age guidance: 16+. Please note some of these student-devised performances contain strong language and adult themes and content. 

The festival performances and introductions will be captioned, and the post-performance Q&As will be BSL interpreted.