WHAT'S ON AT THE WORKS FROM THE AUTUMN HALF TERM HOLIDAYS TO XMAS 2022
Check out our range of classes for Autumn/Winter 2022
Half price concessions are available to eligible folk (full time students, unemployed, eligible for free school meals) on a large percentage of our sessions. Please use our contact form to request more information on anything.
SO DESPITE THE PANDEMIC IN 2021 WE STILL SUCCEEDED IN BRINGING CIRCUS TO.......
THE ACORN THEATRE
LOVE SUMMER FESTIVAL PLYMOUTH
'FUNDERDROME' UNITED DOWNS RACEWAY, ST DAY, TR16 5HU
'THE TIME MACHINE' THE GREAT ESTATE, SCORRIER HOUSE
'WACKY RACEWAY' UNITED DOWNS RACEWAY
2021 LED TO AN EXPANSION OF BOTH OUR ON AND OFF SITE PROVISIONS, AND WORKING COLLABORATIVELY, WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF PEOPLE AND ORGANISATIONS, TO ADAPT AND RESPOND QUICKLY TO MEET THE INCREASED NEED WITHIN THE COMMUNITY DURING AND POST PANDEMIC RESTRICTIONS.
THANKS AND MENTIONS ARE DUE TO
CORNWALL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
CORNWALL NEIGHBOURHOODS 4 CHANGE
GLASTONBURY ARTS COMMISSION
OUR VOLUNTEERS & SERVICE USERS
THE CORNISH COMMUNITY
FOR ALL THE SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT. WITH THAT HELP AND SUPPORT WE WERE ABLE TO ALLEVIATE HARDSHIP AROUND HEATING AND EATING 2021-2022 WITHIN OUR CATCHMENT AREA. ABLE TO KEEP SESSIONS GOING FOR KIDS OF ESSENTIAL WORKERS. ABLE TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE SAFE RESOURCES TO LOCALLY BASED AND STRANDED PERFORMING ARTISTS, AND ABLE TO EMERGE FROM THE PANDEMIC WITH CREATIVE GOALS AND ONGOING CAREERS TO LOOK FORWARD TO.
WE ALSO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE A UNIQUE FIRST CLASS TRAINING, R & D, & REHEARSAL SPACE TO OUR LOCAL & VISITING CIRCUS FAMILY.
Bridge - Imagineer Productions (imagineer-productions.co.uk)
WE CONTINUE TO DO OUR BEST TO SUPPORT OUR ARTISTIC COMMUNITY THROUGH DIFFICULT TIMES, ENSURING THEY CAN ACCESS SAFE, WELL EQUIPPED SPACE, AND A FRIENDLY SUPPORT NETWORK.
THE AUTUMN WINTER OF 2021 SAW THE RETURN OF CIRCUS SHOWS TO THE ACORN WITH A WINTER CABARET FROM AIRFISH AND A GALA FROM CIRCUS WORKS DEVORAN TRAINEES
2022 HAS PROVIDED US THUS FAR, WITH MANY NEW & EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES TO BRING, AND TO MAKE THE CREATIVE PHYSICAL PERFORMING ARTS MORE ACCESSIBLE AND INCLUSIVE OF ALL.
WE CONTINUALLY WORK HARD TO IMPROVE THE REACH AND THE STANDARD OF CIRCUS IN CORNWALL AND THE REACH AND STANDARD OF OUR SOCIAL AND YOUTH CIRCUS PROVISIONS.
GENERATING REAL WORK AND VOCATIONAL OPPORTUNITES IN THE REGION, TO CONTINUE TO NURTURE THE LOVE & ENTHUSIASM FOR THE CIRCUS ARTS THAT CORNWALL IS FAMOUS FOR!
WE WERE EXTREMELY LUCKY TO BE COMMISSIONED BY GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL THIS YEAR AND HAVE JUST RETURNED FROM AN ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC TIME THERE WITH BOTH NEXT GEN AND AIRFISH CIRCUS
CORNWALL COUNCIL INCLUDED US AS PART OF THEIR ' ACTIVE CORNWALL', ' TIME2MOVE' HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES PROGRAMME' THIS SUMMER. THANKS TO FUNDING FROM THEM WE COULD PROVIDE HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES 5 DAYS A WEEK, AND LUNCH TO AROUND 300 YOUNGSTERS IN 6 WEEKS.
OUR AUTUMN HALF TERM HOLIDAY SESSIONS ARE NOW LIVE TO BOOK FOR YOUNGSTERS 6-16 YRS - TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY 3-5PM.
HALLOWEEN CIRCUS FUN FOR YOU DIARIES INCLUDES
AIRFISH CIRCUS - 'DUSK TIL DAWN' VAMPIRE CIRCUS' @ THE ACORN THEATRE 28-10-22
BOOM CIRCUS - CIRQUE DU BIZARRE @ HEARTLANDS 27-31-10-22
HOTCHPOTCH PERFORMANCE - 'ZOMBIE CRAWL' AS PART OF 'SPOOKY NEWQUAY' STREET EVENTS 29-10-22
WATCH THIS SPACE TOO!
FOR NEWS OF XMAS HOLIDAY CIRCUS ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
FOR NEWS OF OUR INTERACTIVE XMAS SHOW 'RETURN FROM NARNIA' @ THE 'WORKS
FOR NEWS ABOUT OUR STUDENT GALA 17 DECEMBER @THE ACORN.
THIS WEBSITE EXISTS as an online booking service & point of contact in relation to all current on and off site activities & classes that we are able to bring you at present, under the most current Government legislation. Obviously we will have to adapt quickly if restrictions become more severe again in coming months. Any notifications due to such necessary changes will be posted as quickly as possible here, so do watch this space!
For more info and news visit our Facebook Pages @Circus Works Devoran and
@Cirque Du Ciel (CdC the Charity behind the Circus Works Devoran).
Use our contact page too if you want to book a workshop, or a performer, to book a complete production, or to collaborate on a creative community or corporate project .
CDC is also a 'Children's University Learning & Volunteering Destination, & Passport Issuer. Providing young folk on the Duke Of Edinburgh's Award Schemes, & the Arts Award Schemes, opportunities to work towards achieving, opportunities to develop positive personal & social skills. Along with the opportunities & the know how to pursue creative career options, in the Physical Performing Arts sphere.
CDC also has it's own awards scheme, your kids can succeed & achieve in 4 categories.
CDC is also appreciative of the mutually supportive relationship that it has fostered in working with specialist Circus Coaches & Professional International Performers, to bring the magic of circus, & all it's benefits to the communities of Cornwall & Devon.
We work with schools, other VCSE'S, SME's, health and social care professionals as well as contemporary and traditional creative and performance artists, practitioner's, artisans and therapeutic programmes and processes.
Throughout Covid CDC facilitated 'Acting Outside The Box', a provision with a Facebook page of the same name, which exists for the professional artistic circus & physical performance community, to access as both a signposting resource, & a support service
THE CIRCUS WORKS DEVORAN is a specialist and unique circus training, learning and performance resource, and community hub, based between Falmouth and Truro in Cornwall.
The Circus Works was brought into being in February 2019, being created, managed, and driven by 'Cirque Du Ciel' Charity (CDC), registered in 2003.
The Circus Works utilises both the performance & coaching skills of many locally based Performance and Community Professionals, Semi Pro's, and Volunteers. The scheduled program at the Circus Works allows them time to train, plus opportunities to perform, research, & develop artistic works, whilst simultaneously catering to the needs of local kids & adults within the community.
Making health & well being fun, building self confidence, body positivity, trust, teamwork & learning to manage risk, not fear it. Similarly too, failure! A natural part of the learning process, not something to be feared or avoided.
The Circus Works is also home to Cornwall's 'Airfish Circus Community Arts Collective' and 'Next Gen Youth Circus'.
The Cirque Du Ciel Circus Works has worked hard to foster strong links to other local and touring Performance and Circus Arts Companies / Organisations/ Individuals. At the same time working just as hard to foster the same within the local community, and valuing those bonds just as much. Without all of the folk we have the privilege of both supporting, and being supported by, we would be nothing.
Somehow when it comes to personal, & social development, creative & artistic expression, & improved health, confidence, self esteem & well being, somehow, as if by magic, Circus just....works!
ART FOR LIFE - ART FOR HEALTH
WHAT'S AVAILABLE AT THE CIRCUS WORKS?
We are now back to offering our full range of sessions post C-19 restrictions, please go to our FAQ's page first, prior to placing a booking for further information, as we regret we cannot answer every individual query straight away at times.
By taking a class with us you are supporting not only the project work of local circus charity Cirque Du Ciel, but also local & touring freelance artists, & specialist coaches. Helping too to build the performers of the future, & assist our talented young people in pursuing & achieving their dreams.
Under normal circumstances we offer a wide variety of classes based around acquiring & improving the diverse range of skills, that are practiced & performed within the Circus Arts. Both Private & Group for both Children & Adults. As well as training, performance and R & D resources to Professional and Semi Professional Performers.
Booking for sessions closes 2 hours ahead of each session beginning. The two main reasons a session cannot be booked are
1. The session is full
2. You are trying to book a session less than 2 hours before it's due to start.
IN HOUSE FREELANCER'S CLASSES
OPEN TRAINING SESSIONS
SUPERVISED STUDENT LONE TRAINING
PRO/SEMI PRO TRAINING
The Circus Works
Unit 1 Greenbank Road
Cornwall TR3 6PQ