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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 […]

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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 →

Training & 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 July 20, 2015 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 sessions. […]

By February 19, 2015 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

“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 July 3, 2015 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 →
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 8, 2014 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

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 July 20, 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

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 →
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 →

Other Recent Posts

POETRY MOT by Paul Tobin Wednesday 22 July 2015  2-4pm

POETRY MOT by Paul Tobin Wednesday 22 July 2015 2-4pm

  We all know the score with our cars. Once a year we have to have them checked for road worthiness. But if you are passionate about your writing how can you develop your skills? How do you know that you are writing to the best of your abilities? Where do you go for sound […]

By July 7, 2015 Read More →
Def Tone 17 Review Captures Big Band Delights

Def Tone 17 Review Captures Big Band Delights

The first time Jazz big band DEF Tone 17 played CICCIC they were so good I was determined to catch their second gig, but found myself stuck in M4/M5 holiday traffic. I stumbled in through the lime green doors, late and dishevelled, half way through the first set when they were well into the swing […]

By June 2, 2015 Read More →
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 →
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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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 →