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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 →
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 →

Movies, Film & Media

Movie Night – Cinema Paradiso – Fri 12th Feb

Movie Night – Cinema Paradiso – Fri 12th Feb

Neighbourhood Cinema movie night at CICCIC with multi-award winning film ‘Cinema Paradiso’. 7.30pm. Young Salvatore Di Vita (Salvatore Cascio) discovers the perfect escape from life in his war-torn Sicilian village: the Cinema Paradiso movie house, where projectionist Alfredo (Philippe Noiret) instills in the boy a deep love of films. When Salvatore grows up, falls in love […]

By June 28, 2015 Read More →
Movie Night – Woodstock – Sunday 21st Feb

Movie Night – Woodstock – Sunday 21st Feb

Neighbourhood Cinema movie night at CICCIC with history music documentary film ‘Woodstock’. 7.00pm. The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival. Woodstock is a 1970 documentary of the watershed counterculture Woodstock Festival that took place in August 1969 at Bethel in New York. Entertainment Weekly called this film the benchmark of concert movies and one […]

By June 27, 2015 Read More →
Movie Night – Northern Soul – Sunday 28th Feb

Movie Night – Northern Soul – Sunday 28th Feb

Neighbourhood Cinema movie night at CICCIC with history music music drama film ‘Northern Soul’. 7.00pm. Set in Lancashire in 1974, the film follows Matt and John as they leave behind a humdrum life of youth clubs and factory lines to chase a dream of travelling to the US, unearthing unknown soul 45s and establishing themselves as top […]

By June 26, 2015 Read More →
Movie Night – Blackfish – Weds 2nd March

Movie Night – Blackfish – Weds 2nd March

Neighbourhood Cinema movie night at CICCIC with documentary drama ‘Blackfish’. 7.30pm. The documentary focuses on the captivity of Tilikum, an orca involved in the deaths of three individuals, and the consequences of keeping orcas in captivity. The coverage of Tilikum includes his capture in 1983 off the coast of Iceland, and purported harassment by fellow captive […]

By June 25, 2015 Read More →

Shows, Exhibitions & Events

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 →
Borough Wide WW1 Centenary Project Exhibition Nov 7th – 29th

Borough Wide WW1 Centenary Project Exhibition Nov 7th – 29th

To mark the Centenary of the First World War, Taunton’s Creative Innovation Centre (CICCIC) is exhibiting a community project that will enable local people in the borough of Taunton Deane to come together to see and preserve the memories and heritage of the people who served and lived through the First World War. The exhibition […]

By August 15, 2015 Read More →
Brilliant Corners Exhibition – Mike Hanny 15th Feb to 11th March

Brilliant Corners Exhibition – Mike Hanny 15th Feb to 11th March

Mike Hanny is an artist who lives and breathes Plymouth. He studied on a BA in Fine Art at Plymouth University and set up his studio in the City painting the subjects around him as well as lecturing at the nearby Plymouth Art School. The following words describes Mike’s passion and inspiration for his work: […]

By June 27, 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 →

Creative Workshops

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 November 13, 2015 Read More →
Access to Higher Education Diploma in Art and Design – Jan 2016

Access to Higher Education Diploma in Art and Design – Jan 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 […]

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 →
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 →

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

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 →
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 →

Other Recent Posts

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 →
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 →
Exclusive Tour of Remi Harris – Gypsy Jazz Guitarist – Fri Sept 11th

Exclusive Tour of Remi Harris – Gypsy Jazz Guitarist – Fri Sept 11th

Tickets £10 online or £12 on door. Concessions for over 65/student £8 online £10 on door. Remi Harris is an exciting young guitarist and composer, he is widely regarded as one of the UK’s Top Gypsy Jazz Guitarists and has toured the UK, Australia and France as well as performing at Buckingham Palace and Live […]

By August 22, 2015 Read More →
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: 12A. 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 →
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 →