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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 the decision to give pupils a 10-day break during half term to reduce the rising figures.

In this light we have made the very tough decision to look for new dates in the new year, so our young people do not lose the opportunity to perform and share their talents.

The two exhibitions, will carry on as planned as the work has already been completed in one case, and is forming part of the curriculum in the other.

Since making this announcement we have been sent many messages of sympathy and support for this decision and we are grateful for the sentiment and understanding.

For more details going forward, please visit our dedicated TYCA website at