Rescheduled to Saturday 17th July 2021 due to Covid-19

Celebrating Arts, Culture & Inclusivity in Somerset

After 5 incredible years (2015- 2019) organising Taunton Live Arts Festival, Go Create Taunton CIC are busy putting plans together for an exciting Taunton Live Arts Fringe. This will take place throughout Taunton Deane during the summer months of June, July and August 2020. This will include the Big Saturday Free Festival Day in Vivary Park on the 18th July 2020 in include Taunton’s first Pride Parade through Town.

Our ‘Big Saturday & Pride’ Festival day will have multiple Music & Performance stages, a Dance area and a Literary area. It will also have mini ‘Pop Up villages’ from around the World, Artists running workshops and selling artwork, a Wellbeing area, awareness stalls and food from around the world and a bar plus much more!

For 2020  Go Create will be putting on some really exciting projects throughout the summer:

Local businesses will showcase mini exhibitions of local artists work in shop windows in our ‘Adopt an Artist’ scheme, this offers a mutually benefitial partnership for the artist and business gaining increased footfall from festival trail followers.

Taunton’s Got Talent. The fifth ‘Taunton’s Got Talent’ offers both young and old the chance to shine with the winners receiving fantastic prizes!  Over the years, talented hopefuls have had the chance to perform in the same venue as stars like The Beatles, Sir Elton John, and The Rolling Stones! Previous winners Allana Chloe, Absolute Pitch and Leila Fay have since enjoyed hugely successful careers and 2019 winners Palk & Woolley and Eva Collins will be performing at Taunton,s Christmas switch on as well as at Big Saturday & Pride Festival in the summer.

After the success of splitting up the age catagories for this years competition we will continue the Under 18’s and Over 18’s categories with the winners taking away incredible cash prizes, trophies and professional photography shoots!

Audition dates will be announced soon but in the meantime please email Jenny@gocreate.org.uk for more information.

The Taunton Yarnbombing Trail will take place during June, July and August with an incredible display of woollen creations centred around our theme ‘Love Wins’.

Comedy Events by Genius PR & Events including their much loved Stand Up for Cider Finals.

Poetry and Spoken Word Events will be showcased as well as storytelling and creative writing workshops.

The Community Arts Exhibition at Taunton Library will take place in August and will showcase artwork created by local community groups, this exhibiton is organised by Go Create who work alongside local Charities and Community Groups within ‘Community Arts projects’, welcoming collaborations on all levels and abilities.

Exhibitons at Creative Innovation Centre, Tacchi Morris Arts Centre and Taunton Library including our annual Go Create Members showcase in July, Schools Art, Community and the QArt Exhibition in June.

If you are interested in getting involved in any of our events during this year or 2020 please get in touch.

Jenny Keogh and Liz Hutchin

We invite you to get involved in these wonderful multicultural, Community Art events in Taunton. Taunton Live is organised by GoCreate Taunton, a Community Interest Company based in Taunton Deane whose members are creative practitioners. You can find out more about GoCreate Taunton by visiting our website here www.gocreate.org.uk

We really hope that we’ll see you at some of the events which are open to one and all and that you have a fantastic time enjoying the arts and exploring your own creativity.