Flamenco, a ceilidh, a cappella singing, circus skills, Yiddish stories, the ‘truth’ about Scrooge and performing 14 different sports are just some of the shows in the latest season of the Highlights Rural Touring Scheme.

The project brings a range of productions to village halls across Cumbria and also includes showing classic silent films with live musical accompaniment.

Virtuoso guitarist Eduardo Niebla presents his amazing repertoire of stunning flamenco jazz with Matthew Robinson at Lazonby Village Hall on September 26 and to Orton Market Hall on September 28.

With a line-up of fiddle, accordion, guitar and clog-dancing, Tyneside’s ceilidh pioneers the Monster Ceilidh Band combine elements of their club influenced sound in a traditionally-called ceilidh. They’re at Armathwaite Old School Hall on October 3 and at Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall, near Penrith the following day.

On October 5, the Watson Institute, Castle Carrock, Brampton, hosts Tetra-Decathlon which tells how Lauren signed up to compete in the Tetra-Decathlon World Championships,committing to learn 14 different athletic events and then compete on the World stage, all in just 600 days.

FreePlay present A Cappella Around The World, using nothing but their voices and innovative live-looping techniques to sing songs from across the globe at Murton Village Institute, Appleby, on October 9.

Knot is an intimate show fusing theatre, dance and hand-to-hand circus skills by internationally acclaimed circus artists, Nikki Rummer and JD Broussé. They’re at Appleby Hub, Chapel Street, Appleby, on October 12.

Nick Cassenbaum presents Bubble Schmeisis at the Appleby Hub on October 18. Nick invites you to East London’s last authentic bath house where, amongst the steam and ritual he tells intimate and personal true stories about identity and home, with live Klezmer music from two musicians.

Minima present Nosferatu - the 1922 German horror film, considered one masterpieces of the silent era. With its eerie, gothic feel, Minima’s musicians tease out the film’s grim humour with their 21st century soundtrack played on guitar, cello, bass and drums. It is shown at Appleby Hub on November 1 and at Burgh by Sands Parish Hall the following night.

And on November 3, Minima present their accompaniment to The Phantom of the Opera at Lazonby Village Hall.

In Kure Kure/ Faraway, Anna Mudeka chronicles the great migration of Anna’s ancestors, the Bantu tribe, across central Africa 5000 years ago and her own migration to the west to pursue her dream to become an artist in the UK. Featuring live music, song, dance drumming and projections, it’s at Melmerby Village Hall, on November 8.

Son Yambu play the red-hot rhythms, of authentic Cuban son - the essential Afro-Cuban music that originated in the streets of eastern Cuba at the turn of the last century, and gave rise to modern salsa at the Askham & Helton Community Centre on November 22.

Get into the Christmas spirit with the one-man show The Scrooge Diaries, presented by Peter Macqueen as the old humbug.

In this revelatory exclusive, Ebeneezer Scrooge opens his diary to expose the awful truth about Tiny Tim, the Fezziwigs, Jacob Marley and that disgustingly jolly, gluttonous, consumer-driven Ghost of Christmas Present as he reveals the truth behind A Christmas Carol at Skirwith Village Hall on December 7.

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