Circus performers from Carcassonne in France will be staging their inventive new show at two venues in Cornwall this week.
The four members of Compagnie Hors Pistes will be making their second visit to the South West, after their UK debut in 2012 at the hugely successful Inside Out Dorset festival at Ashmore.
This time round they are presenting Ordures et Menagère, a show created for the outdoors and described by one critic as being "captivating in its simplicity as everyday objects become part of an energetic, thrilling and humorous performance".
A spokesman for the company said: "It is the story of Mr and Mrs Anybody who have what you might imagine to be a quiet life with a nice, orderly routine. But things are not always as they seem. As the story unfolds we begin to see who the characters really are. New uses are found for everyday objects and fantasies are intensified, while their lives are transformed into a contemporary circus by the use of choreography and music."
Compagnie Hors Pistes are part of an Anglo-French initiative to develop the work of contemporary circus artists in the UK and France. Artists and technicians in both countries are working collaboratively to enable audiences to experience more and better shows from the world of modern circus.
"All four members of Compagnie Hors Pistes are highly-trained performers, displaying great skill in gracefully moving from acrobatic lift to aerial somersault," added the spokesman.
Ordures et Menagère is at Events Square in Falmouth on Thursday, September 19, with shows at 2pm and 7pm, and at Sterts Theatre at Upton Cross, near Liskeard, on Friday, September 20 at 7.30pm.
EVENTS FOR THE WEEK AHEAD
Church Hall: Light lunches and teas Thursday from 10.30am.
Church Hall: Jumble Sale in aid of East Moor Protection Group, Saturday 2pm. Refreshments and raffle.
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Village Hall: New social table tennis sessions for novices on Friday 7pm-9pm.
Church Hall: Craft Fair, refreshments, all welcome. Tuesday 11am-4pm.
St Mary's Church: 175th Anniversary of the church. Memorabilia, etc. Friday-Sunday, plus Sunday a special celebration at 10am preceded by a procession along the quay with the Appledore band and followed by a bring and share finger buffet lunch.
Methodist Church Hall: Ian House in concert, Bideford Keyboard and Organ Club, Tuesday 7.30pm. Admission £5 for visitors.
St Lawrence's Community Church: Harvest Festival, gifts gratefully received and will be auctioned for charity after the service. All welcome. Sunday, 6pm.
Town Museum: Open Mon-Fri 10.30am-4.30pm, Saturday 10.30am-2.30pm. Closed Sunday and Bank holidays.
Ullocombe Farm Shop, Barn Gallery: Devon Open Studio. Manaton Makers, eight local artists present demonstrations, sales, refreshments. Saturday until Sept 22 (closed Mondays) from 11am-6pm.
Christian Community Centre: Brixham Heritage Museum coffee morning. Tuesday, 10am-noon.
Parkhouse Centre: Floral art demonstration by Julia Harrison. All welcome. Tuesday.
Village Hall: Monday night bingo in aid of the Bugle Silver Band Supporters Committee. Eyes down 7.30pm.
Sevenstones: Charity car boot every Saturday from 10am, every Sunday from 1pm. Weather permitting.
Village Hall and School: Chacewater & District Horticultural and Fanciers Society 60th Open Show. Saturday, 2pm. Refreshments in W I Hall.
Village car park: Baggy Point, nice and easy. Optional pub lunch.444392 reference. North Devon Ramblers walk. About four miles. Wednesday 10.30am.
Space Studios and High Cross House, the Dartington Hall Estate: Light is the Activity of What is Transparent. Until September 30.
Village Hall: Dartington Folk Dance Club meet every Friday 8-10pm.
RAF Memorial Museum: Open daily from 10.30am-4pm. Donations appreciated. Details 01840 213266.
Museum, Barton Terrace: Galleries covering all aspects of Dawlish life. Wed-Fri 10.30am-5pm, Sat-Sun 2pm-5pm.
St David's Church: Devon Baroque directed by Jonathan Watts. Saturday, 7.30pm.
Poltimore: Poltimore Estate Autumn Guided Walk, Sunday 2pm. About 6km.
Withycombe Methodist Church hall: Exmouth Folk Dance Club with club callers. Thursday 8pm. All welcome.
Aspects, Rolle Street: Two Minds, colourful exhibition of recent paintings, abstracts, still life, landscapes etc. Tuesday-September 24 from 10am-5pm. Closed Sundays and Mondays.
Princess Pavilion: Concert with the Treverva Male Voice Choir. Monday, 8.30pm.
The Methodist Church: Falmouth RNLI Guild Autumn Fair, Saturday 10am-1pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits, Christmas cards, books and many other stalls.
Parish Hall: Fowey Harbour Heritage Society talk by Hugo White, curator of the DCLI Museum will speak about Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Friday 7.30pm. Non-members £6.
Chapel: Stories of the Land celebration, displays of local photographs, children's artwork etc until Sept 21. Thurs primary schools will present a Crying the Neck ceremony in the afternoon, followed by another in the evening with Luxulyan Old Cornwall Society, Friday screening of short film, Sat live music, singing and dancing.
Car park 529474: North Devon Ramblers, Hele, Hillsborough-HJarbour (Verity), The Torrs, About six miles. Saturday, 10.30am.
Paynter's Lane End Hall: Country Market, Tuesday, 9.15-11am.
Methodist church: Harvest supper followed by sale of goods. Monday 6pm.
Harbour House: Exhibition of collaborative abstract paintings by Sara Downham-Lotto and Ian Carr. Tuesday -Sept 22. From 10am-5pm.
Public Hall: Liskeard's Young Musicians. Tickets £7 on the door, U18s free. Saturday 7.30pm.
Long Room: Liskeard Country Market. Friday 8.30am-12noon.
WI Hall: Scottish Country Dancing. £3. All welcome. Friday 7.30-89.30pm.
Meldon Village Hall: Okehampton Sequence Dance Club. £1.50 per person. Beginners welcome. Wednesday 8pm-10.30pm.
Conservative Club: Devonshire Association Local History talk by Mike Wreford. Thursday 7pm.
Methodist Church: Blood donor session Tuesday 12.45pm-3.15pm and 4.45pm-6.45pm. Ring to book.
The Gott Hall: Coffee and Craft Group meet every Friday from 10.30am-12.30pm. New members welcome.
Derriford United Reformed Church Hall: Tamar Concert Choir open evening. A free evening to introduce the choir. Thursday 7.30pm.
Plymouth University Graduation Marquee, Plymouth Hoe: Ten Tors Orchestra, Simon Ible conductor. Sunday 7.30pm.
The Staddy, Plymstock: Blood donor sessions Wednesday 1.15pm-3.15pm and 4.45pm-7.15pm. Ring to book.
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Minack Theatre: Iolanthe presented by Cambridge University G & S Society. Mon-Saturday.
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Methodist Church: Coffee morning every Tuesday from 10.30am-noon.
Church: Plymouth & District Organists Association. All welcome. No charge. Saturday 11am at Rame Church, 2.30pm at All Saints church, Millbrook.
Villages around the peninsular: Roseland Festival , mainly music event, including talks, walks, film, theatre pub singalongs and much more. Running from Saturday until Oct 5.
Village Hall: Whist drive Tuesday 7.30pm.
Victory Hall: Whist Drive. Friday 7.30pm.
Institute: The Gwynngala Annual Exhibition from Thursday until Sept 29 from 10am-5pm.
Elliotts Store/Museum: Open Wed, Thurs, Sat, 2pm-4pm. Until end of September.
Mary Newmans Cottage: Open Wed-Thurs and Sat-Sun 12noon to 4pm Until end September.
Museum: Open daily 10.30am-5pm. Until end of October. Admission free.
Bethel Chapel: Open Day, Saturday - coffees 10-11.30am, lunches 12pm-2pm.
Mount Charles Social Club: RAF Association monthly lunch meeting. Thursday noon for 12.30pm.
Village Hall: Farmers Market. Saturday 9.30-12.30pm.
Church: The Friends of St Cleer Church invite you to an Elvis Gospel Evening with Johnny Cowling. Tickets £10. Sunday 7.30pm.
Church Hall: Whist Drive, Tuesday 7.30pm.
New Craftsman Gallery: Terence Coventry, Jeremy Annear and Judy Buxton, sculpture, painting, ceramics. Until Oct 12.
Roundabout: Charity car boot sale. Weather permitting. Gates open traders 12pm. Saturday 1pm.
The Wharf: Music, Mad Dog Mcrea, Friday 8pm; A Foreigners Journey (Foreigner and Journey Tribute), Sat 8pm.
Museum: Open daily major exhibition of the 70th Anniversary of US 29th Infantry Division arriving for training in SW Devon in May 1943 onwards. Open daily from 11am-3pm.
Comedy Hall: Nina Conti: Dolly Mixtures. Saturday 8pm
Princess Theatre: Agatha Christies Go Back for Murder. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, Wed, Sat 2.30pm.
Civic Hall: Blood donor sessions Thursday from 1.15pm-3.15pm and 4.45pm to 7.15pm. Ring to book
St Mary's Church: Devon Baroque directed by Jonathan Watts, Sunday 7.30pm.
Cathedral: Philip Davey (Truro Methodist church) free lunchtime organ recital. Friday 1.10pm; Evening Concert: 125 years of the Little Giant (lecture). Friday 7.30pm.
Hall for Cornwall: Truro Country Market. Tuesday 9.15-3pm.
Regal Cinema: A stall will be outside in aid of the Poppy Appeal. Thursday 10am-noon.
St Mary's Church (signposted from village centre): Historic Dartmoor church open every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons in September from 2pm-4pm. Car park, local walk leaflets, refreshments.
Methodist Church: Harvest Festival, followed by the sale of produce. Proceeds for church funds. Monday 7.15pm.