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CICCIC Open Contemporary Art Competition 2017

CICCIC Open Contemporary Art Competition 2017

Creative Innovation Centre exhibition and gallery space supporting local, regional and international artists Since the opening of the Creative Innovation Centre CIC exhibition and gallery space four and half years ago it has supported and promoted over 400 artists and organisations both from the UK and abroad. The gallery provides a dynamic backdrop for the […]

By January 6, 2017 Read More →
CICCIC ‘Past Present & Future’ Social Investment & Community Shares’ Night

CICCIC ‘Past Present & Future’ Social Investment & Community Shares’ Night

Public meeting at CICCIC. Tuesday 22nd Nov 7.30pm for 8pm start. Booking advised but not essential. Want to support the arts in Taunton? Believe that you can help support CICCIC’s growth and Taunton’s future? If so we cordially invite you to a public meeting to show the past, present and future of CICCIC and how your […]

By October 20, 2016 Read More →
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 →

Live Performances

The Bristol European Jazz Ensemble – Fri 20 Jan 2017

The Bristol European Jazz Ensemble – Fri 20 Jan 2017

Friday 20th Jan 7.30pm-11:00pm. £9.00 or £8.00 concession if booked online or £10 on the door with £9 concession. With band members whose roots lie in Italy, France, Switzerland and Denmark as well as the UK the Bristol European Jazz Ensemble is a fine representation of the melting pot that is the contemporary music world. […]

By February 9, 2014 Read More →
Fingerstyle Guitar Night Featuring SouthSet – Sat 21 Jan 2017

Fingerstyle Guitar Night Featuring SouthSet – Sat 21 Jan 2017

Sat 21st Jan 7.30pm-11pm. Tickets £10 or concession for Over 65’s and students £9. On the door price £12 & £11. Be amazed by complex and beautiful guitar playing with guitar duo SouthSet all set in our amazing Memorial Hall with the friendliest atmosphere in Taunton. In Detail SouthSet are an acoustic duo from England, […]

By February 8, 2014 Read More →
‘Stand Up For Cider’ Open Mic Comedy Competition 2017 & Audience Tickets

‘Stand Up For Cider’ Open Mic Comedy Competition 2017 & Audience Tickets

Fancy a night of laughter and comedy or fancy yourself as a stand up comedian? Then why not join our amazing ‘Stand Up For Cider’ comedy nights throughout Jan, Mar, May & July 2017 in association with Invest South West. You’ll get the chance to see 6-10 comedians each night, a professional MC comedian and […]

By February 6, 2014 Read More →
Loopmasters of Guitar – Sat 28th Jan 2017 – Featuring James Hollingsworth & Jon Maybey

Loopmasters of Guitar – Sat 28th Jan 2017 – Featuring James Hollingsworth & Jon Maybey

Tickets £9 online or £10 on the door. Concessions for students and over 65′s £8 online or £9 on the door. Overview The way that guitars are used today is much different than 20 years ago and now with loop pedals solo guitarists can create music and sounds that can match any band, but this […]

By February 5, 2014 Read More →

Shows, Exhibitions & Events

Anniversary Art Fair  6th March – 2nd April 201

Anniversary Art Fair 6th March – 2nd April 201

A celebratory Exhibition Art Fair will be held from the 6th March – 2nd April 2017 There will be a ‘public’ view on the 10th March 2017, 5pm – 9pm where all is welcome to have the opportunity to meet some of the artists. There will also be live music from Nick Girone-Maddocks and Southern Belle, Workshops including […]

By January 13, 2017 Read More →
CICCIC Open Contemporary Art Competition 2017

CICCIC Open Contemporary Art Competition 2017

Creative Innovation Centre exhibition and gallery space supporting local, regional and international artists Since the opening of the Creative Innovation Centre CIC exhibition and gallery space four and half years ago it has supported and promoted over 400 artists and organisations both from the UK and abroad. The gallery provides a dynamic backdrop for the […]

By January 6, 2017 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

Arts and Cultural development in Taunton Deane – Have your say  Wed 18th Jan 6-8pm

Arts and Cultural development in Taunton Deane – Have your say Wed 18th Jan 6-8pm

Arts and Cultural development in Taunton Deane – ‘Have your say’  A visioning workshop focused on Arts and Cultural development in Taunton Deane will be held on Wed 18th Jan 6-8pm at the Creative Innovation Centre CIC, Paul Street, Taunton TA1 3PF The Creative Innovation Centre CIC (CICCIC) works with a wide range of arts and […]

By January 10, 2017 Read More →
Life Drawing Classes – Jan 2017 Alternate Mondays at the CICCIC Taunton 7.30-9.30pm

Life Drawing Classes – Jan 2017 Alternate Mondays at the CICCIC Taunton 7.30-9.30pm

Life Drawing Classes – Alternate Mondays at the CICCIC Taunton 7.30-9.30pm   Dates: 9th, 23rd Jan, 6th,20th Feb, 6th,20th March. Whatever your ability, this class offers you the chance to improve through expert guidance. Enjoyable, relaxed classes. Individual instruction Experienced teacher Suitable for all abilities Cost: £10 per session or £55 for the term Where: […]

By December 13, 2016 Read More →
Painting and Drawing Art Workshops Jan 2017

Painting and Drawing Art Workshops Jan 2017

Starting Friday Jan 13th – March 24th 9.30 -12.30pm or 1-4pm . (Feb 17th break) 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 […]

By November 10, 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 for […]

By August 1, 2016 Read More →

Movies, Film & Media

Movie Night – Prometheus – Thurs 9th Feb 2017

Movie Night – Prometheus – Thurs 9th Feb 2017

Neighbourhood Cinema movie night at CICCIC with Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi  film ‘Prometheus’. 7.30pm. Following clues to the origin of mankind a team journey across the universe and find a structure on a distant moon containing a monolithic statue of a humanoid head and stone cylinders of alien blood but they soon find they are not […]

By January 30, 2014 Read More →
Movie Night – Dead Man – Thurs 16 Feb.

Movie Night – Dead Man – Thurs 16 Feb.

Neighbourhood Cinema movie night at CICCIC with Drama, Fantasy, Western film ‘Dead Man’. 7.30pm. On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake (Johnny Depp) encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world. Circumstances transform the mild-mannered accountant into a notorious Old West gunslinger. […]

By January 28, 2014 Read More →
Live in Concert – Led Zeppelin – Sat 18th Feb

Live in Concert – Led Zeppelin – Sat 18th Feb

Join us anytime Sat 11th Feb 7.30pm. Just £3. Come along to CICCIC and see three of Led Zeppelin’s best-ever performances – Royal Albert Hall 1970, Earls Court 1975, Knebworth 1979 plus Madison Square Gardens 1973 on our big screen and enjoy a few drinks with friends while watching the amazing talents of some of the best […]

By January 26, 2014 Read More →
Movie Night – The Dish – Thurs 23rd Feb

Movie Night – The Dish – Thurs 23rd Feb

Neighbourhood Cinema movie night at CICCIC with Comedy, Drama, History film ‘The Dish’. 7.30pm. The true story of a group of eccentric scientists who are responsible for manning a satellite dish inauspiciously located on a remote Australian sheep farm. Much to NASA’s alarm, the unconventional Aussie team — led by Cliff Buxton (Sam Neill) — […]

By January 25, 2014 Read More →

From Our Blog

Obituary of Somerset Artist Jack Coulthard

Obituary of Somerset Artist Jack Coulthard

These few, rather disjointed paragraphs, are not intended to be a comprehensive biography of Jack Coulthard’s life, nor a particularly penetrating enquiry into the meanings, complexities or significance of his many works. I leave those tasks to the army, which I am sure is already gathering at the gate, of academics and PhD students, ready […]

By January 11, 2017 Read More →
Taunton’s Amazing Merry Christmas Scenes, Community Events & Santa Visits 7-22 Dec

Taunton’s Amazing Merry Christmas Scenes, Community Events & Santa Visits 7-22 Dec

Our hall space of 207 Sq metres is being converted into the most amazing Christmas Street Night Scene, decorated with 6000 lights, Santa Grotto and amazing free and paid community events in aid of local charities and community groups. It will truly be a magical Christmas at CICCIC. Simply pop in at anytime except at […]

By November 25, 2016 Read More →
CICCIC ‘Past Present & Future’ Social Investment & Community Shares’ Night

CICCIC ‘Past Present & Future’ Social Investment & Community Shares’ Night

Public meeting at CICCIC. Tuesday 22nd Nov 7.30pm for 8pm start. Booking advised but not essential. Want to support the arts in Taunton? Believe that you can help support CICCIC’s growth and Taunton’s future? If so we cordially invite you to a public meeting to show the past, present and future of CICCIC and how your […]

By October 20, 2016 Read More →
Taunton Deane Entertainment Survey 2016

Taunton Deane Entertainment Survey 2016

WIN £100 OR 4 TICKETS TO A LIVE MUSIC EVENT OR 4 TICKETS TO  A MOVIE SCREENING Simply take our survey to enter. You must be a Taunton Deane resident to partake. Create your own user feedback survey

By October 20, 2016 Read More →

Other Recent Posts

Imagined Worlds ‘In Xanadu did Kubla Khan…’ Exhibition 17th Oct -12th Nov Tues – Sat 9.30 -4pm @ CICCIC

Imagined Worlds ‘In Xanadu did Kubla Khan…’ Exhibition 17th Oct -12th Nov Tues – Sat 9.30 -4pm @ CICCIC

Imagined Worlds ‘In Xanadu did Kubla Khan…’ Exhibition 17th Oct -12th Nov Tuesday – Sat 9.30 – 4pm ‘In Xanadu did Kubla Khan …’ As part of the continuing programme of events celebrating the bicentenary of the publication of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s visionary poem ‘Kubla Khan’, the Friends of Coleridge are delighted to invite you […]

By October 17, 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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →