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Swing & Jive Dance Night

Swing & Jive Dance Night

Friday Jan. 30th. Tickets £8 online £10 on the door. 7.30pm-11.00pm. Join us for an amazing night of jive and swing dancing which also includes 2 Lessons plus lots of free dance time to Big Band Jazz of the 30s and 40s. All welcome for a great fun dance evening – no previous experience necessary. […]

By January 8, 2015 Read More →
Internationally Renowned Poet Martyn Crucefix Reads at Poetry Event at CICCIC on 5th Feb

Internationally Renowned Poet Martyn Crucefix Reads at Poetry Event at CICCIC on 5th Feb

Join the Fire River Poets at CICCIC on Feb 5th to hear the internationally renowned poet Martyn Crucefix read some of his works. Plus get a chance to learn more about Fire River Poets and perhaps even get involved. Biographical Details Martyn Crucefix has won numerous prizes including a major Eric Gregory award and a Hawthornden […]

By January 7, 2015 Read More →
Palestine: What Hope Peace – Documentary Film from Independent Journalist Kerry-anne Mendoza

Palestine: What Hope Peace – Documentary Film from Independent Journalist Kerry-anne Mendoza

Friday 13 March – Doors open 7.00 for 7.30 start.  Approx 10.00 pm finish.  Bar open from 7.00 pm. Cost per person £5.00. Introduction/overview: Kerry-anne, an Independent Journalist and writer, has been visiting Palestine and Israel since she was a young student in 2002.  At that time she committed not to forget the Palestinians.  She made […]

By January 6, 2015 Read More →
Shorts – A Night of Film Shorts & Talk by Film Maker Peter Snelling

Shorts – A Night of Film Shorts & Talk by Film Maker Peter Snelling

A selection of brilliant, short films, preceded by a talk by Peter Snelling, a local film maker, about his work, how he makes a living, and the technical aspects of making a film. Peter is a member of the ‘mypockets’ film collective and creator of ‘Fuzzbox’ on BBC3. His work has won awards at film […]

By October 17, 2014 Read More →

Training & Workshops

Painting and Drawing  Art Workshops

Painting and Drawing Art Workshops

Fridays 9.30 -12.30pm or 1-4pm .  Introduction These classes have been designed for individuals who wish to draw, paint and cultivate their creative skills, either for leisure or to update their professional practice. Each session is delivered by an experienced art tutor who will introduce the group to a variety of techniques and assorted visual […]

By December 21, 2014 Read More →
Creative Blocks into Creative Bricks: Building a Strong Foundation for Inspiration

Creative Blocks into Creative Bricks: Building a Strong Foundation for Inspiration

26th Nov 9-9.30 start finish 12.30  (teas and coffees provided). Cost per person £25 (50% subsidised by Taunton Deane). Max No: 20. Introduction: A tour of your creative mind, body and soul in a workshop focused on your own physiological and neurological relationship with creativity. Developing your ‘sustained focus’ attention to improve and sensitise your […]

By October 16, 2014 Read More →
Master class ‘Creatives Club’ Taunton Deane – Finance for Creative Industries

Master class ‘Creatives Club’ Taunton Deane – Finance for Creative Industries

Wednesday Nov 26th 12.30 – 4.30pm Cost per person £25 ( Subsidised by Taunton Deane Borough Council) Max No: 12 Accountancy for Creative Industries and the Not For Profit Sector. Introduction This visual and interactive workshop is focused around demystifying all issues financial and teaching individuals the basics required for running their business. Many individuals […]

By October 3, 2014 Read More →
Art & Design Diploma Open Day at CICCIC Sat 13th Sept 9.30 – 1pm

Art & Design Diploma Open Day at CICCIC Sat 13th Sept 9.30 – 1pm

University of Arts London, Art and Design, Diploma (adult full-time) starts Oct 6th 2014 Mon-Tues 9.30am-4.00pm. Open days Sat 23rd Aug & Sat Sept 13th 9.30am-1.00pm. Overview This one year course based in the only creative enterprise centre in Taunton, Creative Innovation Centre CIC, is for people who either enjoy learning new skills, or who […]

By August 8, 2014 Read More →

Shows, Exhibitions & Events

LIFE – An exhibition of Life Drawings by Norman Steel

LIFE – An exhibition of Life Drawings by Norman Steel

  An exhibition of drawings and paintings by Taunton artist Norman Steel 15 January – 11 February 2015 The exhibition is open from 9.30am – 12.30pm Monday to Saturday. Norman Steel is a Taunton-based artist, often seen around town sketching Taunton people as they simply go about their business. Four of his paintings were selected for the […]

By December 22, 2014 Read More →
Comedy Night – O’Shea & O’Gaukroger, Comedy Duo Present ‘We’re Dead Serious.’ Plus live music from Boudicca.

Comedy Night – O’Shea & O’Gaukroger, Comedy Duo Present ‘We’re Dead Serious.’ Plus live music from Boudicca.

Friday 12th December 2014. 8-9pm (comedy) 9.30-10.45 (live music). Cost per person £7. Spaces Limited. People just keep laughing. Join us for an intimate comedy night and live music. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer at CICCIC comedy night with O’Shea & O’Gaukroger who present ‘We’re Dead Serious. People Just Keep Laughing.’ – UK Autumn Tour 2014. […]

By November 5, 2014 Read More →
‘Cabaret and Variety Show’ – Pocket Fluff Presents… A Pocket Full Of Wonder with special guests Payaso Circus

‘Cabaret and Variety Show’ – Pocket Fluff Presents… A Pocket Full Of Wonder with special guests Payaso Circus

Friday 28th Nov. Tickets £6. Over 65 and students £5. Roll up, roll up, the circus is in town! Be prepared to be amazed, astounded, amused if not slightly confused. Pocket Fluff Productions presents to you an evening of circus, cabaret and variety, celebrating the weird and wonderful talents of the Pocket Fluff family and […]

By October 2, 2014 Read More →
Skylines – Exhibition of Paintings by Phil Dudman & Michael Tarr

Skylines – Exhibition of Paintings by Phil Dudman & Michael Tarr

16th October until 13th November 9.30am – 12.30 pm Mon – Sat Private View Friday 17th November 6 – 9 pm  come along drinks & things Introduction: An exhibition of recent paintings by 2 well-known Somerset artists reflecting their interests in landscape and architecture. About the Artists: Michael Tarr Studied at SCAT, Michael has exhibited […]

By October 1, 2014 Read More →

Creative Workshops

Painting and Drawing  Art Workshops

Painting and Drawing Art Workshops

Fridays 9.30 -12.30pm or 1-4pm .  Introduction These classes have been designed for individuals who wish to draw, paint and cultivate their creative skills, either for leisure or to update their professional practice. Each session is delivered by an experienced art tutor who will introduce the group to a variety of techniques and assorted visual […]

By December 21, 2014 Read More →
Creative Blocks into Creative Bricks: Building a Strong Foundation for Inspiration

Creative Blocks into Creative Bricks: Building a Strong Foundation for Inspiration

26th Nov 9-9.30 start finish 12.30  (teas and coffees provided). Cost per person £25 (50% subsidised by Taunton Deane). Max No: 20. Introduction: A tour of your creative mind, body and soul in a workshop focused on your own physiological and neurological relationship with creativity. Developing your ‘sustained focus’ attention to improve and sensitise your […]

By October 16, 2014 Read More →
Master class ‘Creatives Club’ Taunton Deane – Finance for Creative Industries

Master class ‘Creatives Club’ Taunton Deane – Finance for Creative Industries

Wednesday Nov 26th 12.30 – 4.30pm Cost per person £25 ( Subsidised by Taunton Deane Borough Council) Max No: 12 Accountancy for Creative Industries and the Not For Profit Sector. Introduction This visual and interactive workshop is focused around demystifying all issues financial and teaching individuals the basics required for running their business. Many individuals […]

By October 3, 2014 Read More →
Express Your Creativity With Acrylic Paint- It’s a Whole World of Possibilities!

Express Your Creativity With Acrylic Paint- It’s a Whole World of Possibilities!

Wednesday March 25th 9.30am – 12.30 Workshop overview : A great opportunity to experiment with Acrylic paint and mixed- media. Acquire lots of different techniques and discover fun, quick easy ways to paint and create interesting artwork. See painting demo’s Acrylic paint, ink, markers, sprays using collage, painting, printing, layering and take part in paint along […]

By September 4, 2014 Read More →

Business Focus

Creative Blocks into Creative Bricks: Building a Strong Foundation for Inspiration

Creative Blocks into Creative Bricks: Building a Strong Foundation for Inspiration

26th Nov 9-9.30 start finish 12.30  (teas and coffees provided). Cost per person £25 (50% subsidised by Taunton Deane). Max No: 20. Introduction: A tour of your creative mind, body and soul in a workshop focused on your own physiological and neurological relationship with creativity. Developing your ‘sustained focus’ attention to improve and sensitise your […]

By October 16, 2014 Read More →
Master class ‘Creatives Club’ Taunton Deane – Finance for Creative Industries

Master class ‘Creatives Club’ Taunton Deane – Finance for Creative Industries

Wednesday Nov 26th 12.30 – 4.30pm Cost per person £25 ( Subsidised by Taunton Deane Borough Council) Max No: 12 Accountancy for Creative Industries and the Not For Profit Sector. Introduction This visual and interactive workshop is focused around demystifying all issues financial and teaching individuals the basics required for running their business. Many individuals […]

By October 3, 2014 Read More →
Get up to Speed Roadshow- 8th October 2014

Get up to Speed Roadshow- 8th October 2014

The Get up to Speed team along with Taunton Deane Borough Council are supporting a series of events designed to help businesses understand what superfast broadband can you for you and ways it can help you save money, increase sales and improve resilience. The roadshow includes a session on top 10 e-marketing tips for your […]

By September 30, 2014 Read More →
Business Model Canvas Master Class

Business Model Canvas Master Class

An Open Innovation Master class delivered by Core Business Design . Thursday September 18th , 2014, 10am-4pm. The Business Model Canvass (BMC) is a simple map / canvas of your organisation split into key areas such as ‘Customer Segments’ or ‘Key Partners’. This workshop will demonstrate to you the value of re-thinking the way in which your […]

By August 11, 2014 Read More →

From Our Blog

‘Stand Up For Cider’ Open Mic Comedy Competition & Audience Tickets

‘Stand Up For Cider’ Open Mic Comedy Competition & Audience Tickets

Fancy a night of laughter and comedy or fancy yourself as a stand up comedian? Then why not join our amazing ‘Stand Up For Cider’ comedy nights throughout Feb, April, June & July 2015 in association with Taunton’s much loved cider maker Sheppys Cider. You’ll get the chance to see 5-8 comedians each night and […]

By January 7, 2015 Read More →
Palestine: What Hope Peace – Documentary Film from Independent Journalist Kerry-anne Mendoza

Palestine: What Hope Peace – Documentary Film from Independent Journalist Kerry-anne Mendoza

Friday 13 March – Doors open 7.00 for 7.30 start.  Approx 10.00 pm finish.  Bar open from 7.00 pm. Cost per person £5.00. Introduction/overview: Kerry-anne, an Independent Journalist and writer, has been visiting Palestine and Israel since she was a young student in 2002.  At that time she committed not to forget the Palestinians.  She made […]

By January 6, 2015 Read More →
Quick Fire Improvisation Show Instant Wit @CICCIC Sat March 21st

Quick Fire Improvisation Show Instant Wit @CICCIC Sat March 21st

March 2015. Tickets £8 online £10 on the door. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Join us for one of the funniest improvisation shows since Who’s Line Is It Anyway and all in the exclusive and intimate CICCIC venue with licensed bar and candle light. The Show A quick-fire comedy improvisation show packed full of sketches, gags, songs, surreal situations, […]

By December 22, 2014 Read More →
Top UK Blues Guitarist Comes to Taunton

Top UK Blues Guitarist Comes to Taunton

Twitter’s number-one most followed Blues Guitarist worldwide, Chris King Robinson, accompanied by his band of talented musicians, will be performing at Taunton’s CICCIC on Saturday 13th December on the venue’s first Blues Guitar Night. Discovered in 2012 by the prestigious guitar manufacturer Fender as being one of the top undiscovered guitarists in the UK, Robinson, […]

By December 9, 2014 Read More →

Other Recent Posts

Folk Music Night Sat March 7th Featuring Rosie Eade Band & Jon Maybey

Folk Music Night Sat March 7th Featuring Rosie Eade Band & Jon Maybey

Tickets £7 online or £9 on the door. Concessions for students and over 65′s £6 online or £8 on the door. Overview This amazing line-up of folk singers, musicians, songwriters and performers bring the whole folk music scene alive in Taunton on Saturday March 7th and an excellent price for hearing from well seasoned artists from […]

By January 6, 2015 Read More →
International Music Night – Rabi Gabi – Moravian Klezmer Music – Thurs 12th March

International Music Night – Rabi Gabi – Moravian Klezmer Music – Thurs 12th March

A unique chance to see and hear international folk music with our guests Rabi Gabi from Czech Moravian town of Uherské Hradiště. Rabi Gabi play a crossover of Jewish style klezmer, Moravian gypsy music and Czech folk on traditional instruments including violin, clarinet and double bass but their main sound defining feature is the cimbál – […]

By January 6, 2015 Read More →
Northern Soul Vinyl & CD Music & Dance Night – Sat Mar 18th

Northern Soul Vinyl & CD Music & Dance Night – Sat Mar 18th

Tickets £6 online and £8 on the door. Spaces limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Join us for a night of Northern Soul with our Frog & Custard Revival courtesy of Two Tone Disco and CICCIC. This one-off event will get your dancing feet moving and there will be a great collection of vinyl’s […]

By December 23, 2014 Read More →
James Cottriall – The Unbreakable Tour – March 20th

James Cottriall – The Unbreakable Tour – March 20th

Put Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson and Sting in a blender, add a little salt and pepper and you have James Cottriall. With his melodic guitar hooks, soul-searching lyrics and warm vocals, James has an acoustic sound that puts a smile on your face. James has toured with Bryan Adams and Justin Bieber, is the winner […]

By December 22, 2014 Read More →
Acoustic Music Night Sat March 28th – 3 Amazing Singer/Songwriters & Musicians

Acoustic Music Night Sat March 28th – 3 Amazing Singer/Songwriters & Musicians

Tickets £7 online or £9 on the door. Concessions for students and over 65′s £6 online or £8 on the door. This amazing line-up of acoustic songwriters, guitarists and singers bring the whole spectrum of the acoustic music to life in Taunton on Saturday March 28th 2015 and an excellent price for hearing from 3 amazing and […]

By December 22, 2014 Read More →