Pace Theatre Company have announced their full programme for its annual summer festival of performing arts experiences for young people.
The full programme of events will run from 29th June – 11th August and comprises over 40 different events, involving almost 2,000 young people.
From classic to contemporary texts, devising, physical theatre, film, comedy and technical skills there’s a wide range of workshops and performances on offer for young people, aged 3-21. Highlights include a site specific version of Lord of the Flies, including a campout for participants at Lapwing Lodge; Rebel Girls – a new play by Jenni Mason exploring the suffragette movement and commemorating 100 years since women won the right to vote; Memes and Routines with Nathan Byrne, a regular contributor to BBC Comedy’s online sketches, where participants will create their own Youtube videos; and a series of creative play and storytelling sessions for Little Adventurers aged 3-5 years old.
Joining PACE’s year-round artistic team are a group of guest artists from the creative industries; including renowned physical theatre company, Frantic Assembly; star of West End musicals, Ross Russell; and Daniel Cameron of In Motion Theatre Company.
This year’s programme will also feature a brand new writing festival, Write Here Write Now, which is supported by the Year of Young People 2018 Event Fund, managed by EventScotland, part of the VisitScotland Events Directorate. Eighteen young people with a passion for creating new work will develop their own ideas with support from professional artists, including playwright Douglas Maxwell and singer-songwriters Michael Cassidy and Marie Collins, which will be fully rehearsed and then showcased at an event at Paisley Town Hall on 27 July 2018. The festival will also include a Family Fun Day with drop-in workshops and events.
Jenni Mason, PACE’s Artistic Director said, “We are incredibly proud and excited to have put together what we believe is our best summer programme yet. Our aim is to offer young people the chance to participate, learn and perform in a whole variety of different performance experiences. Whatever you love to do, we think we have something for you.”
You can find full details of all the events and performances by visiting our website www.pacefest.com and downloading the Event Guide. Alternatively contact PACE on 0345 130 5218 and we can post out a copy.