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Fire River Poets – Poetry Reading night Thurs 4 Aug

Fire River Poets – Poetry Reading night Thurs 4 Aug

For the eighth of the 2016 season of poetry events, Fire River Poets are once again organising an Open Mic Evening. This will be on Thursday 4 August 2016 and we extend our traditional invitation to all poets and poetry lovers of whatever age, any and every taste, refinement and level of experience to join […]

By August 3, 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 →
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 →

Movies, Film & Media

Movie Night – Where to Invade Next – Thurs 11th Aug

Movie Night – Where to Invade Next – Thurs 11th Aug

Neighbourhood Cinema movie night at CICCIC with documentary ‘Where to Invade Next’. 7.30pm. Filmmaker Michael Moore visits various countries to examine how Europeans view work, education, health care, sex, equality, and other issues. From cafeteria food to sex ed, Moore looks at the benefits of schooling in France, Finland and Slovenia. In Italy, he marvels at […]

By March 30, 2015 Read More →
Movie Night – Youth – Thurs 18th Aug

Movie Night – Youth – Thurs 18th Aug

Neighbourhood Cinema movie night at CICCIC with Comedy, Drama, Music ‘Youth’. 7.30pm. YOUTH is about two longtime friends vacationing in the Swiss Alps. Oscar winning actor Michael Caine plays Fred, an acclaimed composer and conductor, who brings along his daughter (Rachel Weisz) and best friend Mick (Harvey Keitel), a renowned filmmaker. While Mick scrambles to […]

By March 23, 2015 Read More →
Live in Concert – Stevie Wonder: Live At Last – Fri 19th Aug

Live in Concert – Stevie Wonder: Live At Last – Fri 19th Aug

Join us anytime Fri 19th Aug 7.30pm – 11pm. Come along to CICCIC and see Stevie Wonder live in concert on our big screen and enjoy a few drinks with friends while watching this amazing talent perform live and entry is free. About this ‘Live in Concert’ Screening In the year that Motown Records reaches its half-century, lifelong […]

By March 22, 2015 Read More →
Live in Concert – David Bowie – A Reality Tour – Sat 20th Aug

Live in Concert – David Bowie – A Reality Tour – Sat 20th Aug

Join us anytime Sat 2oth Aug 7.30pm – 11pm. Come along to CICCIC and see David Bowie live in concert on our big screen and enjoy a few drinks with friends while watching this amazing talent perform live and entry is free. About this ‘Live in Concert’ Screening Filmed last November 22 and 23 in front of emotionally charged audiences […]

By March 21, 2015 Read More →

Shows, Exhibitions & Events

Somerset Open Studios, Taunton Fringe Exhibition 6 – 24 SEPT

Somerset Open Studios, Taunton Fringe Exhibition 6 – 24 SEPT

Somerset Open Studios, Taunton Fringe Exhibition 6 – 24 SEPT Tues – Sat 9.30- 4pm ( Preview night Wednesday 7th September 6-9pm ) Introduction: As a part of the Somerset Art Works, Somerset Open Studios, the Creative Innovation Centre CIC is hosting a preview exhibition of some of the best artists showing this year in […]

By August 26, 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 →
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 →

Creative Workshops

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 for […]

By August 1, 2016 Read More →
Painting and Drawing Art Workshops Sept 2016

Painting and Drawing Art Workshops Sept 2016

Starting 9th Sept – 18 Nov (28th Oct 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 July 26, 2016 Read More →
Painting and Drawing Art Workshops Sept 2016

Painting and Drawing Art Workshops Sept 2016

Starting 9th Sept – 18 Nov (28th Oct 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 Drawing and Painting Classes at CICCIC

Have fun being creative. Saturday Drawing and Painting Classes at CICCIC

  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 and teacher with international experience teaching contemporary practice, guides the group and gives each student individual attention in […]

By February 26, 2016 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

Charity Big Band Concert Sun 7th Aug

Charity Big Band Concert Sun 7th Aug

PLEASE NOTE: VENUE, CONCERT & TICKET PRICE HAS CHANGED. Due to unforeseen circumstances this concert will no longer be held in Vivary Park but held at Creative Innovation Centre CIC (CICCIC) near Vivary Park and will feature The Deane Big Band only. Hence the ticket price has been lowered considerably (from £10) and we are […]

By June 30, 2016 Read More →
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 May 1, 2016 Read More →
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 →

Other Recent Posts

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 →
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 →
Poetry at the Creative Innovation Centre – Alwyn Marriage – Thursday 2 June 2016

Poetry at the Creative Innovation Centre – Alwyn Marriage – Thursday 2 June 2016

  Poetry at the Creative Innovation Centre       Continuing the 2015 season of poetry events, Fire River Poets are delighted to welcome Alwyn Marriage as our guest poet for the reading on Thursday 2 June 2016. Chairman of Fire River Poets, John Stuart, said “Alwyn is an active and well known figure across […]

By October 26, 2015 Read More →