Entries by Pam Knight

Local Arts Communities benefit from Grants

Last year (2020), Arts Taunton, launched a new grant fund scheme called Art at the Heart. In 2020 two community arts organisations benefitted, Go Create with their Pride in Art initiative and the Bluebird Theatre with the Popera House. “Both proved to be excellent investments, returning great benefit to the communities they were engaging with, and […]

Tyca Festival Postponed

Statement from Tony Laurance, Chair of Arts Taunton We have made the regrettable decision to postpone the Tyca Festival. This has been extremely difficult, and the decision was not taken lightly. We have been discussing the increasing numbers of pupils who are unable to perform due to rising Covid cases, and the schools have rightly made […]

Tyca 2021 Festival Empowers Young People

“2020 was quite a year for the charity Arts Taunton and their TYCA (Taunton Youth Culture & Arts) festival. Thanks to the pandemic the whole festival was switched online, and whilst record numbers attended, the buzz of that live performance is hard to emulate!” said Julie O’Donnell, Trustee of Arts Taunton. This year the festival […]

A word from our new Chair

Firstly, let me say, I am not a Tauntonian! I visited Taunton frequently about 25 years ago to meet with colleagues across the south west region. I thought, what an attractive town: not too big or too small, flowery, brilliant for access and communications, surrounded by wonderful countryside. These memories stayed with me when my […]

Arts Taunton pulls off virtual festival

When the country went into crisis with the coronavirus pandemic, thousands of festivals all over the UK postponed, the uncertainty too much. Not so for local charity Arts Taunton. The charity based in Somerset had launched the TYCA  youth festival the previous year and had a five year plan, with funding to match. “We could […]

Latest Newsletter!

Arts Taunton newsletter July 2020 Edition. Find out what has been going on throughout lock-down and what we have coming up