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Swing & Jive Dance Night

Swing & Jive Dance Night

Friday Jan. 30th. Tickets £8 online £10 on the door. 7.30pm-11.00pm. Join us for an amazing night of jive and swing dancing which also includes 2 Lessons plus lots of free dance time to Big Band Jazz of the 30s and 40s. All welcome for a great fun dance evening – no previous experience necessary. […]

By October 18, 2014 Read More →
Shorts – A Night of Film Shorts & Talk by Film Maker Peter Snelling

Shorts – A Night of Film Shorts & Talk by Film Maker Peter Snelling

A selection of brilliant, short films, preceded by a talk by Peter Snelling, a local film maker, about his work, how he makes a living, and the technical aspects of making a film. Peter is a member of the ‘mypockets’ film collective and creator of ‘Fuzzbox’ on BBC3. His work has won awards at film […]

By October 17, 2014 Read More →
‘Creatives Club’ Taunton

‘Creatives Club’ Taunton

  Meets second Tuesday of the month at the CICCIC, Taunton 8 – 10 pm Creatives Club is an informal networking group that meets to provide a place where the local, but dispersed community of professional creative people can come together to share interests, bounce ideas around, spark off one another, create opportunities, increase exposure, explore collaborations and build ventures. The […]

By May 19, 2014 Read More →
Innovation Night – 3D Design & Software

Innovation Night – 3D Design & Software

As part of our Autumn season of innovation nights at the CICCIC in Taunton we are hosting a Pecha Kucha style, high octane, high entertainment presentation platform promoting recent innovations in 3D design such as ‘augmented reality’, online marketing, 3D mapping, product and service development and the ‘state of the art’ in 3D software. £10 includes refreshments. This […]

By November 11, 2013 Read More →

Training & Workshops

Creative Blocks into Creative Bricks: Building a Strong Foundation for Inspiration

Creative Blocks into Creative Bricks: Building a Strong Foundation for Inspiration

26th Nov 9-9.30 start finish 12.30  (teas and coffees provided). Cost per person £25 (50% subsidised by Taunton Deane). Max No: 20. Introduction: A tour of your creative mind, body and soul in a workshop focused on your own physiological and neurological relationship with creativity. Developing your ‘sustained focus’ attention to improve and sensitise your […]

By October 16, 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 →
Painting and Drawing  Art Workshops

Painting and Drawing Art Workshops

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 and assorted visual […]

By September 1, 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

Comedy Night – O’Shea & O’Gaukroger, Comedy Duo Present ‘We’re Dead Serious.’ Plus live music from Boudicca.

Comedy Night – O’Shea & O’Gaukroger, Comedy Duo Present ‘We’re Dead Serious.’ Plus live music from Boudicca.

Friday 12th December 2014. 8-9pm (comedy) 9.30-10.45 (live music). Cost per person £7. Spaces Limited. People just keep laughing. Join us for an intimate comedy night and live music. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer at CICCIC comedy night with O’Shea & O’Gaukroger who present ‘We’re Dead Serious. People Just Keep Laughing.’ - UK Autumn Tour 2014. […]

By November 5, 2014 Read More →
‘Cabaret and Variety Show’ – Pocket Fluff Presents… A Pocket Full Of Wonder with special guests Payaso Circus

‘Cabaret and Variety Show’ – Pocket Fluff Presents… A Pocket Full Of Wonder with special guests Payaso Circus

Friday 28th Nov. Tickets £6. Over 65 and students £5. Roll up, roll up, the circus is in town! Be prepared to be amazed, astounded, amused if not slightly confused. Pocket Fluff Productions presents to you an evening of circus, cabaret and variety, celebrating the weird and wonderful talents of the Pocket Fluff family and […]

By October 2, 2014 Read More →
Skylines – Exhibition of Paintings by Phil Dudman & Michael Tarr

Skylines – Exhibition of Paintings by Phil Dudman & Michael Tarr

16th October until 13th November 9.30am – 12.30 pm Mon – Sat Private View Friday 17th November 6 – 9 pm  come along drinks & things Introduction: An exhibition of recent paintings by 2 well-known Somerset artists reflecting their interests in landscape and architecture. About the Artists: Michael Tarr Studied at SCAT, Michael has exhibited […]

By October 1, 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

Creative Blocks into Creative Bricks: Building a Strong Foundation for Inspiration

Creative Blocks into Creative Bricks: Building a Strong Foundation for Inspiration

26th Nov 9-9.30 start finish 12.30  (teas and coffees provided). Cost per person £25 (50% subsidised by Taunton Deane). Max No: 20. Introduction: A tour of your creative mind, body and soul in a workshop focused on your own physiological and neurological relationship with creativity. Developing your ‘sustained focus’ attention to improve and sensitise your […]

By October 16, 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 →
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 […]

By September 4, 2014 Read More →
Painting and Drawing  Art Workshops

Painting and Drawing Art Workshops

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 and assorted visual […]

By September 1, 2014 Read More →

Business Focus

Creative Blocks into Creative Bricks: Building a Strong Foundation for Inspiration

Creative Blocks into Creative Bricks: Building a Strong Foundation for Inspiration

26th Nov 9-9.30 start finish 12.30  (teas and coffees provided). Cost per person £25 (50% subsidised by Taunton Deane). Max No: 20. Introduction: A tour of your creative mind, body and soul in a workshop focused on your own physiological and neurological relationship with creativity. Developing your ‘sustained focus’ attention to improve and sensitise your […]

By October 16, 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 →
Business Model Canvas Master Class

Business Model Canvas Master Class

An Open Innovation Master class delivered by Core Business Design . Thursday September 18th , 2014, 10am-4pm. The Business Model Canvass (BMC) is a simple map / canvas of your organisation split into key areas such as ‘Customer Segments’ or ‘Key Partners’. This workshop will demonstrate to you the value of re-thinking the way in which your […]

By August 11, 2014 Read More →

From Our Blog

Top UK Blues Guitarist Comes to Taunton

Top UK Blues Guitarist Comes to Taunton

Twitter’s number-one most followed Blues Guitarist worldwide, Chris King Robinson, accompanied by his band of talented musicians, will be performing at Taunton’s CICCIC on Saturday 13th December on the venue’s first Blues Guitar Night. Discovered in 2012 by the prestigious guitar manufacturer Fender as being one of the top undiscovered guitarists in the UK, Robinson, […]

By December 9, 2014 Read More →
Live Music Review: Acoustic Music Night at CICCIC

Live Music Review: Acoustic Music Night at CICCIC

Saturday’s Acoustic Music Night at Taunton’s CICCIC once again delivered another eclectic showcasing of talented and inspiring musicians from across the South West, featuring the headliner Darren Hodge accompanied by Indie-Folk trio The Honeyfire and solo artists Lee Rahn and Ged Stephenson. Ged began the evening with his eccentric mix of compelling yet often amusing […]

By December 9, 2014 Read More →
Review: Pocket Fluff Productions Cabaret Night at CICCIC

Review: Pocket Fluff Productions Cabaret Night at CICCIC

Performing at Taunton’s CICCIC on Friday evening, Pocket Fluff Productions presented a wonderfully talented ensemble of circus trickery, acrobatics and mesmerising poetry and music, their intimacy and dedication to their crafts captivating every member of the sold-out audience. Introduced by the charismatic compare Jack as a “feast for all your senses” the show quickly launched […]

By December 9, 2014 Read More →
REconomy: Rethinking our Local Economy – A talk & discussion.

REconomy: Rethinking our Local Economy – A talk & discussion.

  11th November, 2014, 7.00PM. No booking required. Wondering how we can create more productive and meaningful livelihoods around here? What can we learn from other communities and organisations already planning and doing this for themselves? OUR LOCAL ECONOMY IS JUST LIKE A LEAKY BUCKET Our local economy is full of holes; we put money […]

By October 16, 2014 Read More →

Other Recent Posts

ACT Fest 2015 – A Night of Amazing Music

ACT Fest 2015 – A Night of Amazing Music

Sat 7th Feb 7-11pm. Tickets £10 to help raise money for ACT (Arena Campaign for Taunton). Join us for an amazing night of 5 talented bands and musicians in the amazing atmosphere of Creative Innovation Centre (CICCIC). We are pleased to have: The Beat Cats Nick Girone-Maddocks Border Tales Best Kept Secret Grow to Regret […]

By November 30, 2014 Read More →
Worlds Unknown – A Night of Musical Adventures Mixing Up Cosmic Funk, Electronica, Jazz & Folk

Worlds Unknown – A Night of Musical Adventures Mixing Up Cosmic Funk, Electronica, Jazz & Folk

Sat 8th Nov 7-11pm. Tickets £8 online or £10 on the door. Concessions for students and over 65′s £7 online or £9 on the door. Worlds Unknown is an innovation and creative night of musical adventures mixing up cosmic funk, electronica, jazz and folk with: The Tim Hill Trio The Stargazers Leviathan Whispers Worlds Unknown is […]

By November 2, 2014 Read More →
Acoustic Music Nights at CICCIC Featuring Mike Bess

Acoustic Music Nights at CICCIC Featuring Mike Bess

Performing at Creative Innovation Centre CIC (CICCIC) at the Acoustic Music Club featuring Mike Bess. Mike is a singer, guitarist influenced by British and American Blues. His gravelly voice and guitar playing techniques with the help of the incredible “loop pedal”, combine elements of electric and acoustic styles to create a diverse as well as […]

By November 1, 2014 Read More →
An Introduction to Chi Gung – Wellbeing & Health 5 Week Course

An Introduction to Chi Gung – Wellbeing & Health 5 Week Course

Tuesday evenings — 7.15-8.45pm — 18 November to 16 December Cost per person £40 Max No: 12 Introduction : A five week introduction to the principles and practice of Chi Gung (Qigong) – used from ancient times in China to improve health and well-being. In Detail: Discover the benefit to you of practising simple, easy-to-learn […]

By October 16, 2014 Read More →