The first acts to appear at London's newest outdoor arts venue in Hounslow have been announced.
A Catalonian dance troupe, a trampoline showcase and a circus act about the mythical people living in our underground streams are among the performances set to grace Bell Square.
Watermans, which has curated the programme of events, said the square would transform Hounslow into a 'leading destination' for outdoor arts.
The square's construction marked the opening stage in a £2.75 million regeneration of the High Street, which is being repaved and getting another new performance space outside Holy Trinity Church, among other changes.
The first show to grace Bell Square will be Polar, by Cie Bilbobasso, on Friday, June 20, and Saturday, June 21, at 9.30pm.
The hour-long show, featuring dance, live music and pyrotechnics, promises to combine the cool of a noir thriller with the fiery power of the Argentine tango.
Another seven performances have been scheduled between then and the end of September. They are:
JULY 5: Heart Wash, by Cia. Mar Gomez
From Catalonia, this story of love told with great drama and passion through dance. (Part of Big Dance, the biennial London-wide festival of dance to be held 11-20 July)
JULY 19: Conedancers, by Dream Engine
An air-filled cone eight metres high creates a new stage for an extraordinary aerial performance. Acrobatic and upbeat but also passionate and moving
AUGUST 2: Sit Back, by Moxie Brawl
This dance show set during the Second World War won the Jury Prize at 'Gone in 20 Minutes' in 2013, a national showcase for new and emerging outdoor arts projects (www.gi20.co.uk)
AUGUST 16 (from midday): Gigs
The Mayor of London's showcase of buskers from all over London
AUGUST 30: Any Day, by Max Calaf
A big trampoline performance by an established Catalan artist
SEPTEMBER 13: Big Dance Bus
Very participative and popular with kids and families
SEPTEMBER 27: Source, by Cirque Bijou
Wonderful stories created by mythical people who live underground in our rivers and streams. This is a new show created for the Circulate outdoor arts tour of London, an Arts Council London initiative to build on the success of Showtime 2012 and continue to support outdoor arts in and around the capital
Further performances are planned for every two weeks until Christmas. In early 2015, the programme will pause to allow for additional building at the site, before resuming in spring.
Suman Buchar, of Watermans, said: "This venue provides a scale and level of resource that is unmatched by any other purpose-built space in London.
"As a result, it will be possible to attract and host stand-out performers and productions from all over Europe, many of which will have had no other exposure in the UK.
"Performances of this calibre will establish Hounslow as a leading destination for outdoor arts performances in the UK which in turn will attract audiences from all over London."
The Arts Outdoors at Bell Square programme is jointly funded by Hounslow Council, Arts Council England and the Mayor Of London, and has been curated by Watermans, in Brentford.
Polar also marks the launch of Creative People & Places, a 10-year project to promote engagement in the arts among communities across the borough.