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CICCIC Painting and Drawing Exhibition 14th March – 9th April

CICCIC Painting and Drawing Exhibition 14th March – 9th April

An exciting mix of paintings and drawings created by artists on the Painting and Drawing workshops at the Creative Innovation Centre featuring over 27 artists. The exhibition runs from 14th March – 9th April and is open to the public 9.30 am – 4pm Mon- Sat. Come along and enjoy the wide range of pictures […]

By March 12, 2016 Read More →
Fire River Poets – Poetry Reading nights

Fire River Poets – Poetry Reading nights

Join the Fire River Poets at the Creative Innovation Centre (CICCIC) for poetry reading and socialising with other poets. Evenings start at 8.00 pm and finish around 10.00 pm. Break around 9.00 pm. Normally on the first Thursday of the month. Check the Fire River poets web page below for details. Readings have open floor […]

By January 1, 2016 Read More →
Interactive Sculpture installation in the High Street Taunton 9th – 11th Dec

Interactive Sculpture installation in the High Street Taunton 9th – 11th Dec

What are you Dreaming of ? Pioneering and inspirational digital performance company Mercurial Wrestler located in the South West have created a unique project which allows you to capture your dreams. Working with experts in the field, they have created the Dreaming Places app. Download it from the Apple App Store on the link below […]

By December 4, 2015 Read More →
Poetry at the Creative Innovation Centre –  Adam Horovitz – Thursday 4 February

Poetry at the Creative Innovation Centre – Adam Horovitz – Thursday 4 February

  Poetry at the Creative Innovation Centre   Continuing the 2015 season of poetry events, Fire River Poets are delighted welcome as guest poet for the reading on Thursday 4 February 2016 the Gloucestershire poet, Adam Horovitz. Chairman of Fire River Poets, John Stuart, said ‘Adam is a truly wonderful poet with a unique voice: […]

By October 26, 2015 Read More →

Movies, Film & Media

Movie Night – Lore – Sun 8th May

Movie Night – Lore – Sun 8th May

Neighbourhood Cinema movie night at CICCIC with war drama film ‘Lore’. 7.00pm. Left to fend for themselves after their SS officer father and mother, staunch Nazi believers, are interred by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a harrowing journey that exposes them to the reality and consequences […]

By May 14, 2015 Read More →
Movie Night – Midnight’s Children – Sun 15th May

Movie Night – Midnight’s Children – Sun 15th May

Neighbourhood Cinema movie night at CICCIC with drama and fantasy film ‘Midnight’s Children’. 7.00pm. Spanning decades and generations, celebrated Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta’s (Earth, Fire, Water) highly anticipated adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s Booker Prize winning novel is an engrossing allegorical fantasy in which children born on the cusp of India’s Independence from Britain are endowed with […]

By May 13, 2015 Read More →
Movie Night – Bill – Sun 22nd May

Movie Night – Bill – Sun 22nd May

Neighbourhood Cinema movie night at CICCIC with family comedy film ‘Bill’. 7.00pm. What really happened during Shakespeare’s ‘Lost Years’? Hopeless lute player Bill Shakespeare leaves his home to follow his dream. It’s a tale of murderous kings, spies, lost loves, and a plot to blow up Queen Elizabeth! Certificate: PG 94 min Family, comedy Seating at CICCIC: We […]

By May 9, 2015 Read More →
Movie Night – Silver Linings Playbook – Sun 29th May

Movie Night – Silver Linings Playbook – Sun 29th May

Neighbourhood Cinema movie night at CICCIC with drama, comedy, romance film ‘Silver Linings Playbook’. 7.00pm. Life doesn’t always go according to plan. Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything. His house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert DeNiro) after spending eight months in […]

By May 7, 2015 Read More →

Shows, Exhibitions & Events

Photo and Typo exhibition 2nd -19th May

Photo and Typo exhibition 2nd -19th May

        An exhibition exploring the work of 2 local artists involved in print and photography. Exhibition is open Mon – Sat 9.30 – 4pm Private View night Tuesday 3rd May 6-9pm – Anyone interested in Photography or Print is welcome. Rob Elford As a freelance photographer I travelled most of the UK […]

By April 28, 2016 Read More →
UP OVER – DOWN UNDER  Exhibition – 24th May – 17th June

UP OVER – DOWN UNDER Exhibition – 24th May – 17th June

The forthcoming CICCIC exhibition is out to prove that two opposites attract. Two artists, one based in Australia and one in the UK will be exhibiting their latest work and on first impressions they seem to be from opposite ends of the art spectrum, let alone the World.                    Nick Leavey is the principal […]

By April 28, 2016 Read More →
Somerset Six – London Exchange Exhibition at Art Hub Gallery London  6th–15th MAY

Somerset Six – London Exchange Exhibition at Art Hub Gallery London 6th–15th MAY

  ART HUB GALLERY 6th–15th MAY      5-9 CREEKSIDE, DEPTFORD, LONDON SE8 4SA Exhibition open to the public Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays 10am – 4pm . During other weekdays please call 01823 337 477 to arrange viewing. Private View Friday 6th May 6-9pm Somerset Artists 6 is an exhibition based on an exchange […]

By April 8, 2016 Read More →
CICCIC Painting and Drawing Exhibition 14th March – 9th April

CICCIC Painting and Drawing Exhibition 14th March – 9th April

An exciting mix of paintings and drawings created by artists on the Painting and Drawing workshops at the Creative Innovation Centre featuring over 27 artists. The exhibition runs from 14th March – 9th April and is open to the public 9.30 am – 4pm Mon- Sat. Come along and enjoy the wide range of pictures […]

By March 12, 2016 Read More →

Creative Workshops

Painting and Drawing Art Workshops April 2016

Painting and Drawing Art Workshops April 2016

Starting 15th April – 24th June (3rd June break) 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 […]

By March 13, 2016 Read More →
Have fun being creative.  Saturday Art Classes at the CICCIC

Have fun being creative. Saturday Art Classes at the CICCIC

New Drawing and Painting class 11:00 to 14:00 on Saturdays at CICCIC. The Saturday Drawing and Painting Class is a chance to enjoy developing your creativity in a friendly, creative and innovative environment.  Debbi Sutton, an artist with international experience teaching contemporary practice, guides the group and gives each student individual attention in this lively […]

By February 26, 2016 Read More →
Access to Higher Education Diploma in Art and Design -Sept 2016

Access to Higher Education Diploma in Art and Design -Sept 2016

Access to Higher Education Diploma in Art and Design A year doing a broad range of art and design that provides a qualification for entry onto a degree. Be creative. Be unique and follow your dreams…   “If you want to make a significant change to your life, enjoy Art or Design; this course is […]

By November 10, 2015 Read More →
Painting and Drawing  Art Workshops 2016

Painting and Drawing Art Workshops 2016

Starting Jan 8th – March 18th 2016 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 […]

By August 24, 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 →
Online Development and Marketing Master Class – ‘Creatives Club’ Taunton Deane

Online Development and Marketing Master Class – ‘Creatives Club’ Taunton Deane

Wednesdays 12.30 – 4.30pm Sept 24th and Nov 12th. Cost per person £25 per workshop (Normally £50 but £25 subsidised by Taunton Deane Borough Council for creative’s living in the borough of Taunton Deane – if you are outside this borough you may still attend but will have to pay full price). Max No: 15. Sept […]

By June 19, 2014 Read More →

From Our Blog

Soft Launch of CICCIC Daytime Cafe

Soft Launch of CICCIC Daytime Cafe

We are pleased to announce that we are open during the day for coffee, tea, hot chocolate, paninis, cakes at CICCIC, and what a great place to relax and enjoy a cuppa with our amazing art gallery, beautiful day lit Victorian hall and why not read our latest Arts & Culture newspaper too. We have […]

By March 1, 2016 Read More →
New Blues Club for South West

New Blues Club for South West

Blues music is a growing music genre and excellent to watch and hear live but with over 32 types of blues music genres it’s no surprise the most common blues music is that from the Deep South of America, jazz blues, gospel blues and of course blues rock. The blues are a historically African-American song […]

By December 17, 2015 Read More →
Calling all Digital, Graphic, Traditional & Motion Artists & Photographers!

Calling all Digital, Graphic, Traditional & Motion Artists & Photographers!

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By October 5, 2015 Read More →
A Chance to Win £100 If You Enter Our Survey – Only for 14-24 year Olds

A Chance to Win £100 If You Enter Our Survey – Only for 14-24 year Olds

Creative Innovation Centre CIC, with the help of Universities South West, Regional Growth Fund, Arts Council  and working with Somerset College and Richard Huish College is researching into what local Taunton Deane 14-24 year olds like and do. So if you are from the borough of Taunton Deane (map below) and aged 14-24 years of […]

By September 27, 2015 Read More →

Other Recent Posts

Young Adult Music Society (YAMS) This Saturday 12th March at the CICCIC

Young Adult Music Society (YAMS) This Saturday 12th March at the CICCIC

Fantastic line up of some of the best bands and young talent in Taunton playing this Saturday at the Creative Innovation Centre. Paul Street . Doors open at 7.30pm. £5 on the door. See poster for details.

By March 9, 2016 Read More →
Figurative Abstract Exhibition 12th Jan – 13th Feb

Figurative Abstract Exhibition 12th Jan – 13th Feb

A visually spectacular exhibition of 4 very accomplished figurative artists showing at the Creative Innovation Centre during January. The artists were selected for their individual take on the human form with use of line and media creating abstract elements which are both expressive of movement and subject matter within their compositions. The following artists will […]

By December 11, 2015 Read More →
Fire River Poets presents Paul Tobin and an evening of Poetry and Art – Thursday 5 November

Fire River Poets presents Paul Tobin and an evening of Poetry and Art – Thursday 5 November

Taunton poet Paul Tobin is looking forward to presenting some of his poetry and links and visuals to artist Alison Wilson This should be a ‘sparkling’ evening of poetry and image. Hope you make it   Poetry at the Creative Innovation Centre   Continuing the 2015 season of poetry events, Fire River Poets are delighted […]

By October 28, 2015 Read More →
Community Fundraiser event Tuesday 29th September 7-9pm

Community Fundraiser event Tuesday 29th September 7-9pm

You are invited to the CICCIC on Tuesday 29th September 7-9pm to find out about this win-win concept for our communities. “A new way for people to raise money for good causes and save money at the same time” Network with like minded people, have fun and find out how you could support the community […]

By September 17, 2015 Read More →
Access to Higher Education Diploma in Art and Design – Starts Jan 2016

Access to Higher Education Diploma in Art and Design – Starts Jan 2016

Explore the transformative potential of education or extend your personal creative skills by undertaking an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Art and Design at the inspirational CICCIC Arts School, an exciting place where creativity is at the heart of things. Access to Higher Education (HE) course offers an exciting opportunity for change. Whatever your background, […]

By September 4, 2015 Read More →