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School Students Get Overview of Music Industry at CICCIC

School Students Get Overview of Music Industry at CICCIC

Creative Innovation Centre CIC has always worked with schools and education sector to help promote the creative industries and its no surprise that students from Castle School, Taunton spent an afternoon with CICCIC directors to learn more about the music industry and how a music venue operates. “It is always a pleasure to work with teachers […]

By May 20, 2015 Read More →
Poetry at the Creative Innovation Centre May 7th

Poetry at the Creative Innovation Centre May 7th

Continuing the 2015 season of poetry events, Fire River Poets are delighted have as guest poet for the reading on Thursday 7 May 2015, Cristina Newton. Chairman of Fire River Poets, John Stuart, said “Being Spanish but living in England, Cristina gives a wonderfully fresh flavour to her English poems. She is a bold, committed […]

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Borough Wide WW1 Centenary Project Documents Your Family History

Borough Wide WW1 Centenary Project Documents Your Family History

Public Events Offer Opportunity for Your Family History to Be Housed in The British Library To mark the Centenary of the First World War, Taunton’s Creative Innovation Centre (CICCIC) is delivering a project that will enable local people in the borough of Taunton Deane to come together to preserve the memories and heritage of the […]

By April 30, 2015 Read More →
Documentary Film: Making The Cut (2014) & Discussion with Film Makers – Friday June 5th

Documentary Film: Making The Cut (2014) & Discussion with Film Makers – Friday June 5th

Making The Cut (2014) is a 40 minute documentary that aims to explore the effects of the loss of artistic infrastructure in the UK with a particular emphasis on regional theatres and their local, national and international communities of artists and audiences. The film features a wide range of contributors from local performers to artistic […]

By November 10, 2014 Read More →

Training & Workshops

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 sessions. […]

By February 19, 2015 Read More →
Painting and Drawing  Art Workshops

Painting and Drawing Art Workshops

Starting Sept 18th 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 […]

By November 20, 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

Colour Me Happy – An exhibition of paintings by Carmen Veliz

Colour Me Happy – An exhibition of paintings by Carmen Veliz

26 March – 23 April 2015 Monday – Saturday 9.30-12.30pm Introduction: Carmen’s work is influenced by her cultural roots in Chile. Her inspiration comes from experience gathered while travelling in many different continents. Where ever she puts down roots, she creates – in her home and garden, using objects collected from far off places; shapes, […]

By November 10, 2014 Read More →
“Colour” An exhibition by Brian Parsons

“Colour” An exhibition by Brian Parsons

Dates and times of exhibition Private view – 4th June – 6-9pm Exhibition open – 5th June – 2nd July 2015  9.30am- 12.30pm Monday – Saturday Introduction The Creative Innovation Centre, Paul Street, is pleased to host an important retrospective exhibition of work by Taunton’s best loved artist, Brian Parsons between 4th June and 2nd July. Brian has […]

By November 10, 2014 Read More →
Ronald Cann Exhibition: Scenes From Recent Travels

Ronald Cann Exhibition: Scenes From Recent Travels

An exciting exhibition of paintings by a well known local artist 18 February – 17 March 2015 Open Mon- Sat 9.30- 12.30pm. Introduction  The exhibition features a wide range of rich and intricate colour studies based on Ron’s travels around the world. The viewer will be taken to each location and experience Ron’s unique visual take […]

By November 10, 2014 Read More →
“Coast and Countryside” – An exhibition by Sally Baldwin and Sara Bor

“Coast and Countryside” – An exhibition by Sally Baldwin and Sara Bor

Dates and times of exhibition Private view 10th July, 5.30-8pm Exhibition open – 8th July – 4th August – 9.30am- 12.30pm, Monday – Saturday Introduction An exhibition of work across various mediums, by talented artists Sara Bor and Sally Baldwin. The exhibition opens – 11th July,  9.30am- 12.30pm, Monday – Saturday. In detail Sally’s work focuses on landscape, plants and flowers. She is […]

By November 9, 2014 Read More →

Creative Workshops

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 sessions. […]

By February 19, 2015 Read More →
Painting and Drawing  Art Workshops

Painting and Drawing Art Workshops

Starting Sept 18th 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 […]

By November 20, 2014 Read More →
From Nottingham Lace to Paper Lace – An artist’s talk by Sally Baldwin

From Nottingham Lace to Paper Lace – An artist’s talk by Sally Baldwin

Dates and times of exhibition Saturday 25th July, 11am Introduction An artist’s talk by Sally Baldwin about her work in the current exhibition at CIC, ‘Coast and Countryside’, outlining her journey from designer of silk lingerie to textile and collage artist. In detail An illustrated talk of approximately 30 minutes about Sally’s work in ‘Coast and […]

By November 6, 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 →

Business Focus

CICCIC Director is Best of British Business with Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

CICCIC Director is Best of British Business with Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

Richard Holt, co-founder of the Creative Innovation Centre CIC (CICCIC) in Taunton, Somerset is amongst the 100 winners of the prestigious Queen’s Awards in recognition of his contribution to enterprise. Nominated by their peers for their efforts to encourage UK entrepreneurship, Richard Holt has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion. Their nominations showed that […]

By May 14, 2015 Read More →
Adventures of a Renewable Energy Co-operative – A Presentation by Brendon Energy

Adventures of a Renewable Energy Co-operative – A Presentation by Brendon Energy

Wednesday 18th March 2015 at 7.30 PM Brendon Energy is a community co-operative (i.e. a not-for-profit body) set-up in 2011 to develop local renewable energy schemes which benefit the local community. Their projects: generate clean, renewable energy and help to fight climate change provide free electricity to the community buildings where the power is generated […]

By December 22, 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 →

From Our Blog

CICCIC Director is Best of British Business with Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

CICCIC Director is Best of British Business with Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

Richard Holt, co-founder of the Creative Innovation Centre CIC (CICCIC) in Taunton, Somerset is amongst the 100 winners of the prestigious Queen’s Awards in recognition of his contribution to enterprise. Nominated by their peers for their efforts to encourage UK entrepreneurship, Richard Holt has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion. Their nominations showed that […]

By May 14, 2015 Read More →
Adventures of a Renewable Energy Co-operative – A Presentation by Brendon Energy

Adventures of a Renewable Energy Co-operative – A Presentation by Brendon Energy

Wednesday 18th March 2015 at 7.30 PM Brendon Energy is a community co-operative (i.e. a not-for-profit body) set-up in 2011 to develop local renewable energy schemes which benefit the local community. Their projects: generate clean, renewable energy and help to fight climate change provide free electricity to the community buildings where the power is generated […]

By December 22, 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 →

Other Recent Posts

CICCIC Community Cinema Captures New Ways of Watching Movies

CICCIC Community Cinema Captures New Ways of Watching Movies

If you love going to the movies but adore a homely atmosphere, perhaps even a beer or glass of wine then Creative Innovation Centre’s Community Cinema programme will bring a fresh new approach to local movie watching. Registered as a community cinema in Paul Street, Taunton, the independent flexibility of screening films for audience numbers […]

By May 11, 2015 Read More →
Reminder for Folk Music Night Sat 2nd May Featuring Jon & Alfie plus Emma Lucy

Reminder for Folk Music Night Sat 2nd May Featuring Jon & Alfie plus Emma Lucy

This amazing line-up of folk singers, musicians, songwriters and performers bring the whole folk music scene alive in Taunton on Saturday May 2nd and an excellent price for hearing from well seasoned artists from a range of folk genres, and all in the candle it atmosphere of CICCIC’s Memorial Hall. We are very excited to have […]

By April 30, 2015 Read More →
Folk Music Night Sat 2nd May Featuring Jon & Alfie plus Emma Lucy

Folk Music Night Sat 2nd May Featuring Jon & Alfie plus Emma Lucy

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 May 2nd and an excellent price for hearing from well seasoned artists from […]

By April 28, 2015 Read More →
Jazz Exclusive: Alan Jones Trio at CICCIC Friday 6th March

Jazz Exclusive: Alan Jones Trio at CICCIC Friday 6th March

Friday 6th March 7.30pm-11:00pm. £8.00 or £7.00 concession if booked online, or £10 on the door with £9 concession. Join us for amazing night of jazz with our visiting American friends and renowned musician and expert drummer Alan Jones and his quartet François Théberge & Will Harris. Alan, Francois and Will have been playing together for […]

By March 6, 2015 Read More →
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 8, 2015 Read More →