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WHAT'S ON AT THE WORKS FOR 2023
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.
We want to thank all the voters & supporters for our 'Next Gen Circus Tour' people's project, which we are glad to say has indeed won the full funding of £26,000 to fund the touring & training of our youth circus for the rest of the year (those lucky ducks!).
HALF TERM IS UPON US - FOR HALF TERM KIDS SESSIONS CLICK THE BUTTON
or see last term's timetable which will remain unchanged coming into the summer term
If there's anything you're interested in that you don't see in the above Spring Timetable, then get in touch and be the first to find out updates as they happen.
Further details for all classes are on our bookings page or explore our website to find-out more about The Circus Works Devoran, social circus charity Cirque du Ciel and what we do.
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.
WE 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 PROVIDED WITH MANY NEW & EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES TO BRING, AND TO MAKE THE CREATIVE PHYSICAL PERFORMING ARTS MORE ACCESSIBLE AND INCLUSIVE OF ALL. WE ARE BUSY PLANNING 2023 AS WE FUND CONCESSION PRICES AND FREE PLACES FOR THOSE IN NEED, TEACHER TRAINING AND FREE YOUTH PROGRAMME. SO WATCH THIS SPACE FOR AN EXCITING YEAR AHEAD!
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 IN 2022, AND RETURNED FROM AN ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC TIME THERE WITH BOTH NEXT GEN YOUTH CIRCUS AND AIRFISH CIRCUS. WE OWE A HUGE DEBT OF THANKS TO JADE DUNBAR FOR SUPPORTING OUR JOURNEY TO THE GLASTONBURY BIG TOP.
CORNWALL COUNCIL CURRENTLY INCLUDE US AS PART OF THEIR ' ACTIVE CORNWALL', ' TIME2MOVE' HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES PROGRAMME' IN SUPPORT OF KEEPING LOCAL YOUNGSTERS ACTIVE AND WELL DURING THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS.
KEEP EN EYE ON OUR BLOG AND SOCIALS FOR UPDATES FOR SHOWCASES AND EVENTS WE'LL BE WORKING AT COMING SOON THIS YEAR!
COME AND BE AMAZED AT THE INCREDIBLE CREATIVE TALENTS IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY, AND SHOW YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT FOR THE SAME.
THIS WEBSITE EXISTS as an online booking service, & point of contact in relation to all current on & off site activities, & referrals.
For more info & news visit our Facebook Pages @Circus Works Devoran & @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 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 of the benefits to the communities of Cornwall & Devon.
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 & unique circus training, & learning provision, & circus community hub, based between Falmouth & Truro in Cornwall.
The Circus Works was brought into being in February 2019, being created, managed, & driven by 'Cirque Du Ciel' Charity (CDC), registered in 2003.
The Circus Works harnesses the technical & performance skills of many locally based Performance Artists & Circus Arts Professionals, Semi Pro's, & Volunteers. The scheduled program at the Circus Works allows them time to grow & develop their artistic & techinical range, & to research, & develop artistic works, whilst simultaneously improving access, providing opportunity, & bringing positive personal & social benefits to 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' & 'Next Gen Youth Circus'.
The Cirque Du Ciel Circus Works has worked hard to foster strong links to other local & touring Performance & Circus Arts Companies / Organisations/ Individuals. At the same time working just as hard to foster the same within the local community, & valuing those bonds just as much. Without all of the folk we have the privilege of both supporting, & 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?
By supporting our provisions you are supporting not only the project work of local circus charity Cirque Du Ciel, but also local & touring freelance artists, with rare skill sets. You are also helping to build the performers of the future, & assist our talented local young people in pursuing & achieving their dreams. Helping to preserve, promote, & push the envelope in relation to innovation & future development of a very special, very diverse physical performance art.
Under normal circumstances we offer a wide variety of provisions based around acquiring & improving the diverse range of skills, that are practiced & performed within the Circus Arts.
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 SESSIONS
OPEN TRAINING SESSIONS
SUPERVISED STUDENT LONE TRAINING
PRO/SEMI PRO TRAINING
The Circus Works
Unit 1 Greenbank Road
Cornwall TR3 6PQ