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100% Renewable Energy for the South West – A Talk by John Green

100% Renewable Energy for the South West – A Talk by John Green

Monday 21 September 7.30 – 9.30 pm We can produce all our energy needs in the South West from renewable energy sources. Based on the rigorous analysis provided by The Resilience Centre in a report commissioned by Molly Scott Cato MEP, this talk and discussion will focus on how and by when this will be […]

By August 21, 2015 Read More →
Music Auditions Towards Local & International Success

Music Auditions Towards Local & International Success

If you think you’re good enough to cut it on the large stage then here’s you’re chance to make a step in that direction with our Music Auditions for 14-25 year olds. How To Enter All you need to do is fill the form below and submit some recorded music and if you pass this […]

By June 4, 2015 Read More →
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 →
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 May 8, 2015 Read More →

Movies, Film & Media

Movie Night – The Artist & the Model – Friday 18th September

Movie Night – The Artist & the Model – Friday 18th September

Neighbourhood Cinema movie night at CICCIC with award winning film ‘The Artist & the Model’. Certificate: U. Screening at 7.30pm with doors open from 6.30pm. In 1943 an old sculptor and his wife live in a small town on the border between occupied France and Franco’s Spain. 80 year-old Marc Cros has not sculpted for […]

By August 21, 2015 Read More →
Movie Night – Wilde – Friday 16th Oct

Movie Night – Wilde – Friday 16th Oct

Neighbourhood Cinema movie night at CICCIC with award winning film ‘Wilde’. Certificate: 15. Screening at 7.30pm with doors open from 6.30pm. The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realization of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and responsibility with his obsessive love for […]

By August 17, 2015 Read More →
Movie Night – Documentary – The Spirit of ’45 – Fri 30th Oct

Movie Night – Documentary – The Spirit of ’45 – Fri 30th Oct

Neighbourhood Cinema movie night at CICCIC with documentary film ‘The Spirit of ’45’. Certificate: U. Screening at 7.30pm with doors open from 6.30pm. A documentary on how the spirit of unity, which buoyed Britain during the war years, carried through to create a vision of a fairer, united society. Ken Loach’s 2013 documentary about social change […]

By August 16, 2015 Read More →
Movie Night – Lawrence of Arabia – Sat 14th November

Movie Night – Lawrence of Arabia – Sat 14th November

Neighbourhood Cinema movie night at CICCIC with winner of 7 Academy Awards film ‘Lawrence of Arabia’. Certificate: PG. Screening at 7.30pm with doors open from 6.30pm. This amazing film depicts Lawrence’s experiences in the Arabian Peninsula during World War I, in particular his attacks on Aqaba and Damascus and his involvement in the Arab National […]

By August 10, 2015 Read More →

Shows, Exhibitions & Events

Photography Exhibition “Beyond the Naked Eye” by David Spears & Michael Crutchley

Photography Exhibition “Beyond the Naked Eye” by David Spears & Michael Crutchley

24 Aug – 28th September 9.30am-12.30pm. Public invitation to private view 28th Aug 6-8pm. Be prepared to be amazed with this exciting photographic exhibition “Beyond the Human Eye” by David Spears. This exhibition draws on the spectacular and award winning images produced over the years by David Spears and his collaborators. The images are made for many Television […]

By August 23, 2015 Read More →
NEW HORIZONS Art Exhibition

NEW HORIZONS Art Exhibition

Private View : 21st Nov 2014 6 – 8pm Invitation to a private view of Tony Girardot’s NEW HORIZONS art exhibition including a violin performance by Darryl Way of Curved Air. Solo exhibition of art by contemporary artist Tony Girardot of ink & acrylic paintings large and small. Tony Girardot’s friend Darryl Way (founder and violinist […]

By September 30, 2014 Read More →
Peter Lazare Paintings and Pastels Exhibition

Peter Lazare Paintings and Pastels Exhibition

31 July – 28 August 2014. 9.30 – 12.30 Monday to Friday and Saturdays 10.00 – 1.00  The exhibition will feature paintings and pastels of swans and people. In Detail Describing his practice, Peter writes: “Swans – Since 2005 I have painted mostly swans. I draw them as they preen themselves, as they push upriver or rest on […]

By June 19, 2014 Read More →
Contemplative Spaces Exhibition

Contemplative Spaces Exhibition

26 June – 24 July 2014: 9.30 – 12.30 Mon – Sat. Preview Date: Wednesday 25 June 6 – 8 pm Introduction Pennie Elfick lives and works in the midst of the Somerset Moors.  In 2014 the worst floods for over 200 years descended upon the area, causing devastation of land, properties and heart ache for […]

By May 15, 2014 Read More →

Creative Workshops

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 August 24, 2015 Read More →
From Nottingham Lace to Paper Lace – An artist’s talk by Sally Baldwin Saturday 25th July, 11am

From Nottingham Lace to Paper Lace – An artist’s talk by Sally Baldwin Saturday 25th July, 11am

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 July 5, 2015 Read More →
Colour and Texture – A workshop by Sara Bor Saturday 18th July 2015

Colour and Texture – A workshop by Sara Bor Saturday 18th July 2015

Sara Bor  11am -12 noon.  An intuitive response to coast and landscape through colour and texture. Workshop content: I will be discussing what informs my painting and my working processes, from initial drawings and ideas to the final outcome. Q&A session at end. What you will find out : Ideas about how to move your […]

By June 20, 2015 Read More →
Poetry Workshop by Genista Lewes on Tuesday 21st July

Poetry Workshop by Genista Lewes on Tuesday 21st July

As part of the Taunton Live events, Genista Lewes will be facilitating a Poetry Workshop at the Creative Innovation Centre in Paul Street, Taunton,  TA1 3PF,  on Tuesday 21st July, from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Cost: £15 or £10 for seniors Workshop content: This Workshop is a chance to explore different ways of expressing yourself in […]

By June 19, 2015 Read More →

Business Focus

CICCIC Puts Taunton on Shanghai, China Map

CICCIC Puts Taunton on Shanghai, China Map

Six senior ministers and government officials from China is visiting Taunton on Monday 13th July to learn how the creative industries and social enterprises can be nurtured and encouraged in Shanghai. The group from Chongming County, Shanghai, is spending time at Creative Innovation Centre (CICCIC) in Paul Street, Taunton where ministers from economic, culture, human […]

By July 10, 2015 Read More →
CICCIC Business and Enterprise update May 2015

CICCIC Business and Enterprise update May 2015

The Creative Innovation Centre CIC in Taunton provides business support, promotes innovative practice and supplies creative development advice to a wide range of clients. In addition to these services the CICCIC provides a conduit for local and regional intelligence groups to inform regional strategy for the creative sector. In the past 6 months the CICCIC: […]

By June 2, 2015 Read More →
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 one of the 5 winners of the prestigious Queen’s Awards in recognition of his contribution to enterprise and promotion. Nominated by their peers for their efforts to encourage UK entrepreneurship, Richard Holt has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion. Their […]

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 →

From Our Blog

Patron & Friends Programme To Help Build a Creative Community & Town

Patron & Friends Programme To Help Build a Creative Community & Town

“Taunton needs a place like CICCIC” and “We love what you guys are doing” are just some of the comments we get on a regular basis at CICCIC and its no surprise that many people support arts and culture in many ways. That said arts and culture centres don’t always make money and that’s why […]

By August 19, 2015 Read More →
Monkey’s Uncle – Jazz…and You Better Believe it!

Monkey’s Uncle – Jazz…and You Better Believe it!

Once again, CICCIC has proved itself to be one of the foremost Jazz venues in the South West, and one loved by the bands themselves, which helps explain why some of the country’s top bands like to play there. Monkey’s Uncle are 5 guys who first met in an Exeter pub. Over several years they […]

By June 30, 2015 Read More →
OXJAM 2015- My First Time – A Review by Attendee

OXJAM 2015- My First Time – A Review by Attendee

OXJAM has been going since 2006 and has raised £2 million for OXFAM so it was about time I went to one, not only to raise money but also to listen to some good local music. I joked with one of the organizers when I paid for my ticket the previous day that I was […]

By June 22, 2015 Read More →
Music Auditions Towards Local & International Success

Music Auditions Towards Local & International Success

If you think you’re good enough to cut it on the large stage then here’s you’re chance to make a step in that direction with our Music Auditions for 14-25 year olds. How To Enter All you need to do is fill the form below and submit some recorded music and if you pass this […]

By June 4, 2015 Read More →

Other Recent Posts

Acoustic Music Night Sat 26th Sept – 5 Amazing Musicians/Bands/Artist

Acoustic Music Night Sat 26th Sept – 5 Amazing Musicians/Bands/Artist

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 acoustic songwriters, guitarists and singers bring the whole spectrum of the acoustic music to life in Taunton on Saturday June 27th and an excellent price for hearing from 3 well-seasoned artists/bands […]

By August 19, 2015 Read More →
Classical Music Mashup Night with Harp, Flute & Cello’s – Sat 2nd Oct

Classical Music Mashup Night with Harp, Flute & Cello’s – Sat 2nd Oct

Tickets £8 online or £9 on the door. Concessions for students and over 65’s £7 online or £8 on the door. Overview This amazing line-up of some of the finest classical musicians in the UK bring the whole spectrum of the classical music to life in Taunton on Saturday 2nd Oct and an excellent price for […]

By August 18, 2015 Read More →
Folk Music Night Sat Oct 3rd Featuring Mitchell & Vincent and eMu

Folk Music Night Sat Oct 3rd Featuring Mitchell & Vincent and eMu

Tickets £7 online or £10 on the door. Concessions for students and over 65′s £6 online or £9 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 Oct 4th and an excellent price for hearing from well seasoned and emerging […]

By August 18, 2015 Read More →
SKA Live Music & Dance Night Sat 10th Oct

SKA Live Music & Dance Night Sat 10th Oct

Tickets £9 online or £10 on the door. Concessions for students and over 65′s £8 online or £9 on the door. Overview Join us for upbeat SKA music and dance night at the amazing CICCIC, Memorial Hall, Paul Street on Saturday 11th April with 8 piece SKA band The Skaravan Club. The Skaravan Club are one […]

By August 17, 2015 Read More →
Blues Guitar Night featuring Chris King Robinson Band Sat 17th Oct

Blues Guitar Night featuring Chris King Robinson Band Sat 17th Oct

Tickets £9 online £10 on the door. Over 65 and students £8 online £9 on the door. Doors open at 7.30pm. Overview This amazing line-up of blues guitarist, musicians, songwriters and singers bring the whole spectrum of the blues guitar and blue music to life in Taunton on Saturday Oct 17th and an excellent price for hearing from 2 […]

By August 16, 2015 Read More →