About Us

Our vision is to make Somerset’s county town a vibrant, more attractive place in which to live, work and visit.

We partner with artists, local authorities, businesses, employers and arts organisations to transform Taunton’s arts offer, positioning Taunton as a major regional arts hub and destination town.

Who Are We

Executive Team

Suze Ratcliffe

Suzi Ratcliffe

Administrative Assistant

Board Members

Tony Laurance CBE

Tony Laurance CBE

Chair of Trustees

JulieODonnell

Julie O’Donnell

Trustee

Donald Rice

Donald Rice

Trustee

Tom Mayberry

Tom Mayberry MBE

Trustee

Pam Knight

Pam Knight

Adviser

Patrons & Our Ambassador

Sir Tim Rice

Sir Tim Rice

Founding Patron, Lyricist & Broadcaster

Annie Maw

Annie Maw

Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset

Andrew Browns

Andrew Brownsword CBE DL

Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

Michael Evis

Michael Eavis CBE

Founder, Glastonbury Festival

TimMead

Tim Mead

Family Owner, Yeo Valley

SarahMead

Sarah Mead

Chairman, Holburne Museum, Bath

EdwardBayntun Coward

Edward Bayntun-Coward DL

Chairman, Holburne Museum, Bath

LordCameronDillington

Lord Cameron of Dillington

Landowner

JohnCallum

John Cullum DL

Chairman, Bath Festivals

DrTimothySchroder

Dr Timothy Schroder

Lecturer, author and Trustee of the Wallace Collection

Ian McNeice

Ian McNeice

Patron

JekkaMcvicar

Jekka McVicar

Garderner, Author, Broadcaster

Kit Chapman

Kit Chapman MBE

Founder/Patron

RebeccaPow

Rebecca Pow MP

Taunton Deane