Arts Taunton is proud to bring you Tyca, an arts festival for the young people of Taunton.

Tyca stands for Taunton Youth Culture and Arts.

2019 is the year we launch this new youth arts festival and we are including as many art forms as possible in this first year. In the coming years it will grow and grow! For 2019 we have everything from acrobatics to 3D art, graffiti to hip hop.

The first Tyca festival

The Tyca Festival will take place in autumn half-term 2019. There are lots of free workshops and four performances for just £5 a ticket. We encourage you to get involved!

Our full programme of events is on these pages and most of them are free. You can see the detailed listing of all workshops and events by clicking here

Festival poster

Introducing our theme

Every year we will have a fresh theme and the theme of Tyca 2019 is BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS. This to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in Germany in 1989.

We want to use this theme to break down barriers between different arts and communities and build connections with young people throughout Taunton.

Get involved

The Tyca Festival is open to all young people aged 5-25 from Taunton and the surrounding areas. We have a Tyca Taskforce, a group of young volunteers, who are helping us plan and promote the festival.

If you would like to get involved, please email or fill in the contact form on this website

Partnerships throughout Taunton

We are working with lots of other arts organisations that already do great things around Taunton and together we will bring you Tyca in November.

Check out this page to see who we are working with and what they do!

Visual arts competition - exhibition at Tacchi Morris

Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre - 22/10/2019 - 12/11/2019

The Tyca Festival is having a Visual Arts Competition for young people living in Somerset West and Taunton. From 22 October, Tacchi Morris will be exhibiting some of the 2D, 3D and photography work submitted for the competition. Entry is completely free! Come along and check out some excellent, brand new art.
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Music video workshop at The Castle School

The Castle School - 22/11/2019

Children’s World, a charity based in Glastonbury, will be visiting the special educational support hub of The Castle School for the day. Children's World deliver educational and interactive workshops for children with special needs. They will be leading a 'make your own music video workshop' with all students who wish to be involved.
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