A BAMBOO structure built in Poole Park will be the unusual set for a British premiere on Friday.

French trapeze artists CirkVOST will be atop the 15metre high structure, made entirely of 368 bamboo poles tied together with more than 2,000 knots.

This will be the first showing of their spectacular new show BOO! in which a dozen French aerial acrobats take gravity-defying flying trapeze to a new level, with musical accompaniment.

With Australian company Bambucco, they have developed a touring bamboo structure that is unique to each venue.

Described as “jaw-dropping and mesmerising” the 50 minute free show, part of Inside Out Dorset, takes place Friday and Saturday at 8pm.

While the bamboo wigwam is unique, their own bamboo sculptures have been created by pupils and staff from five schools in Poole and Bournemouth, Poole High, Canford Heath, Haymoor, Bethany and Bishop of Winchester.

Aided by local artists and students from Arts University Bournemouth, their work will be exhibited on the quay over the weekend and alongside there will be performances by Portrait Youth Dance Company on Saturday from 2pm.

And there will be a chance to find out more by joining Inside Out Dorset artistic directors Bill Gee and Simon Chatterton for a conversation with the CirkVOST company at The Ark in Poole Park on Saturday at 9.30pm.

There will be a second British premiere at Studland when Les Colporteurs stage La Chas du Violin on Saturday and Sunday during Up in the Air performances from 12noon to 6pm. 

The festival continues at Blandford on September 18 at 8.30pm with The Bell by Periplum exploring the nature of war, and from September 25 to 28 there will be performances of The Roof in a purpose-built arena at Bournemouth’s Pier Approach.