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WELL THAT HAPPENED :-) !

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. IN ORDER TO ADAPT AND RESPOND QUICKLY AND EFFECTIVELY TO MEET THE INCREASED NEED AND DEMAND FROM THE COMMUNITY ON OUR PROVISIONS BOTH DURING AND POST PANDEMIC RESTRICTIONS.


WE CANNOT THANK CORNWALL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, CORNWALL NEIGHBOURHOODS 4 CHANGE, THE GLASTONBURY ARTS COMMISSION TEAM, OUR VOLUNTEERS, OR YOU THE CORNISH COMMUNITY ENOUGH FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT. WITH THAT HELP AND SUPPORT WE WERE ABLE TO ALLEVIATE HARDSHIP AROUND HEATING AND EATING 2021-2022 WITHIN OUR CATCHMENT AREA, AND KEEP SESSIONS GOING FOR KIDS OF ESSENTIAL WORKERS.


WE ALSO CONTINUED TO PROVIDE A FIRST CLASS TRAINING, R & D, & REHEARSAL SPACE TO OUR LOCAL & VISITING UK CIRCUS FAMILY, (POKYA ENTERTAINMENT, BOOM CIRCUS, YSKYNNA VERTICAL DANCE, AIRFISH CIRCUS, MANY HANDS, HIGH SOCIETY, ABOVE AND BEYOND AND THE BRIDGE PROJECT). SUPPORTING OUR ARTISTIC COMMUNITY THROUGH DIFFICULT TIMES AND ENSURING THEY WOULD BE SAFE AND READY TO CONTINUE WORKING AFTER RESTRICTIONS WERE LIFTED.


THE AUTUMN WINTER SAW THE RETURN OF OUR STUDENT GALA AT THE ACORN THEATRE PENZANCE, AND THE RETURN OF AIRFISH CIRCUS WINTER CABARET


THUS FAR 2022 HAS PROVIDED US WITH MANY NEW & EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES TO MAKE THE CREATIVE PHYSICAL PERFORMING ARTS MORE ACCESSIBLE, AND TO IMPROVE THE STANDARD OF CIRCUS IN CORNWALL. 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


ALSO IN 2022 WE'VE ARRANGED AND PERFORMED PRODUCTIONS AT PENLEE PARK OPEN AIR THEATRE

FOR FORBIDDEN GARDEN PARTY

AND WE RETURNED TO THE GREAT ESTATE AND PORTHLEVEN FOOD AND MUSIC FESTIVAL

WE ALSO ADDED AN ADDITIONAL SPRING STUDENT GALA TO OUR SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AT THE ACORN THEATRE.


HURRAY FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

SUMMER HOLIDAY FUN TO COME

Our Kids Summer Circus Sessions are now live to book,

Mon 10-3 Unicycling and Juggling!

Wed & Thurs 10-3 Aerial and Ground Based Circus!

Fridays in August - 10-3 Stilt walking and Dancing


WE ARE ALSO DELIGHTED TO BE PART OF THE ACTIVE CORNWALL TIME2MOVE HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES PROGRAMME THIS SUMMER. PLEASE ACCESS THE FOLLOWING LINK IF YOUR CHILDREN RECEIVE FREE SCHOOL MEALS, OR THEY ARE OUT OF SCHOOL AND YOU ARE ON A LOW INCOME. THE FOLLOWING LINK IS NOW LIVE! https://playwaze.com/cirque-du-ciel/fjxe6vrvu3n/community-publicList?type=Signup


THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME TO OUR 31 JULY OPEN DAY AND HELPED CdC CELEBRATE 19 YEARS OF SERVING CORNWALL AND THE THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF THE CIRCUS WORKS DEVORAN TOO! FABULOUS PRIZES WERE WON, LOADS OF FREE FAMILY FUN WAS HAD AND WE LAUNCHED OUR 'HELPING HAND' FUNDRAISER IN STYLE!


WE NEED TO RAISE A LOT OF MONEY £70,000 TO CONTINUE OUR CURRENT PROVISIONS AND MEET THE INCREASING DEMANDS ON THEM DUE TO THE RISING COST OF LIVING UNTIL THE END OF OUR LEASE IN FEB 2024. WE ALSO MUST FIND A NEW HOME BEFORE OUR LANDLORD REQUIRES HIS BUILDING BACK, CAN YOU HELP? GET IN TOUCH!




OFF SITE CIRCUS WORKSHOPS AND SHOW CASES IN SUPPORT OF DEVORAN QUAY PRESERVATION SOCIETY'S 'QUAY DAY' WERE A HUGE SUCCESS AT DEVORAN REGATTA, AND ADDED TO A MAGICAL DAY AND THE BEST COMMUNITY GROUP ACRO ACT WE HAVE EVER SEEN. UNDER THE WATCHFUL EYE OF TOP CIRCUS COACH SARAH TAYLOR FROM OUR IN HOUSE SPECIALIST MOVEMENT TRAINING TEAM 'SEQUOIA MOVEMENT' DEVORAN VILLAGE YOU WERE AMAZING IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE! THANK YOU FOR ADDING £91.40 TO OUR FUNDRAISING TOTAL TOO.


JOIN US AT UNITED DOWNS RACEWAY FOR OUR NEXT EVENT ON THE 3 AND 4 SEPTEMBER FOR 'WACKY RACEWAY 2'! 'BEERS ON THE BUS' WILL BE JOINING US BOTH DAYS

WE HAVE A BIG TOP KINDLY SUPPLIED BY 'BOOM CIRCUS' FOR TWO CIRCUS SHOWS DAILY, A NEXT GEN YOUTH CIRCUS MATINEE AND AN EARLY EVENING SHOW FROM AIRFISH CIRCUS

WHY NOT RACE FOR SOME TOP PRIZES? HUMAN AND PEDAL POWERED VEHICLES ONLY, THE WACKIER THE BETTER. VEHICLES MUST BE ABLE TO RACE IN A STRAIGHT LINE FOR 100 METRES TO COMPETE IN OUR 'DRAG RACE' CATEGORY.

TO RACE IN THE 'GRAND PRIX' CATEGORY YOUR VEHICLE MUST BE CAPABLE OF COMPLETING A LAP OF THE TRACK (APPROX 800 METRES), AND ABLE TO TURN CORNERS :-).

GET INVOLVED IN SOME LIVE ART WITH 'COSMIC IMAGES', CAPTURING THE EXCITEMENT OF THE TRACK ON THE WALLS OF THE TRACK WITH SOME COOL GRAFITTI

DRESSING UP TO MATCH YOUR CUSTOMISED RIDE IS ENCOURAGED AND THERE WILL BE A PRIZE FOR THE COOLEST COMBINATION LOOK, AND OF COURSE A FANCY DRESS COMPETITION FOR THOSE WHO JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN AND LOOK GOOD DOING IT! COME AS YOU ARE THOUGH IF DRESSING UP ISN'T YOUR THING, ALL ARE WELCOME, YOU DO YOU :-)

COME FOR A GREAT DAY OUT AND HELP US RAISE MONEY FOR OUR 'HELPING HAND' FUNDRAISER AND KEEP OUR PROVISIONS AND EVENTS LIKE THIS FOR LOCAL FOLK GOING ALL YEAR AROUND. CHECK OUT OUR NEW 2022 AUTUMN WINTER TIMETABLE BELOW TO SEE HOW WE'VE STEPPED IT UP AGAIN TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY NEEDS AS BEST WE CAN.



IN SUPPORT OF THAT MANY OF OUR IN HOUSE SESSIONS CAN NOW BE ACCESSED AT A 50% DISCOUNT IF YOU OR YOUR CHILD ARE ELIGIBLE. OUR SUMMER HOLIDAY SESSIONS ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FREE TO YOUNGSTERS ELIGIBLE FOR FREE SCHOOL MEALS UNTIL 4 SEPTEMBER IF BOOKED VIA WWW.PLAYWAZE.COM 'CIRQUE DU CIEL' ACTIVITIES PAGE


THE SESSIONS TIMETABLED AS STARTING FROM 5 SEPTEMBER AND RUNNING UNTIL 22 DECEMBER 2022 WILL BE LIVE TO BOOK ON OUR WEBSITE FROM 31 AUGUST 2022. GO TO THE BOOKING PAGE OF OUR WEBSITE HOME PAGE MENU AND THEN SELECT THE CATEGORY THE SESSION/S YOU WANT WOULD LIVE IN, AND SELECT THE SESSION/S FROM THERE. IF YOU ARE REQUESTING TO BOOK A DISCOUNTED PLACE THEN PLEASE GO TO THE RELEVANT CONCESSION CATEGORY FROM THE BOOKING PAGE INSTEAD.



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