24th to 30th July 2017
Following on from the success of Taunton Live 2015 and 2016 Our Third Taunton Live Arts Festival is due to take place in the centre of Taunton from 24th-30th July 2017
In 2017, the Chinese year of the Fire Rooster and the 70th anniversary of independence for India, Taunton Live Arts Festival will be celebrating, mingling and theming events to celebrate the rich diversity of different cultures living in multi-cultural Somerset.
Celebrating all the genres of the Arts in all its wonderful forms. From traditional Indian weaving seen alongside Somerset withy basket work; line-dancers will come face to face with Palestinian stick dancers; clog dancers will mingle with belly dancers.
Sculpture, Poetry, Music, Dancing, Theatre, artists sketching outdoors and much much more.
In addition, we will have tasters of food and drink from around the world.
We are working with over 20 local schools and Colleges for our School Art and Poetry workshops and competition, over 30 local retailers Adopt an Artist during the festival and their shop window is transformed, we work alongside local charities and engage with community groups working with both mental and physical health issues, Street Art, music, free painting and Sculpture workshops for all ages and abilities. Taunton’s Got Talent offers both young and old the chance to shine.
We invite you to be involved in this wonderful multicultural, Community Art event in Taunton. Taunton Live is organised by GoCreate Taunton. GoCreate Taunton is 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.
Jenny Keogh and Liz Hutchin