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July 2018
01
July
01/07/2018 8:00 am — 31/07/2018 5:00 pm
@ Taunton
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Adopt an Artist

Adopt an Artist Local Artists and businesses are paired up during Taunton Live Arts Festival in July in our Adopt an Artist scheme. This is a great way for businesses to support the festival as well as creating a great platform for artists to showcase their talents.

01
July
01/07/2018 8:00 am — 31/07/2018 5:00 pm
@ Taunton
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Yarnbombing

Taunton Live Arts Festival 2018 brings together knitting groups from all over Taunton Deane to showcase the wild and whacky creations. For the fourth year we will create a very fabulous Yarnbombing Trail around Taunton for all to enjoy. Coordinated by Marcia Hill.  

02
July
02/07/2018 9:00 am — 31/07/2018 5:00 pm
@ Albemarle Centre
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IGers

Igers Taunton An exciting exhibition of photographs by local photographers ‘IGers Taunton’ Open to visitors during Albemarle Centre opening hours

02
July
02/07/2018 10:00 am — 03/07/2018 5:00 pm
@ Creative Innovation Centre
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Creative Taunton

An exciting and eclectic display of artwork by GoCreate members.

02
July
02/07/2018 12:00 pm — 14/07/2018 4:00 pm
@ Taunton Library
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Community Arts Exhibition

‘When Worlds Collide’ An exciting exhibition of artwork created by Local Charities & Community Groups in Taunton for Taunton Live Arts Festival. Groups exhibiting include: Priory Adult Care, Greendays Day Care, My Days Day Care, Arc (TAH), The Albemarle Centre, YMCA Private View on Wednesday 11th July 4-7pm in Taunton Library- everyone welcomed to meet the artists.

03
July
03/07/2018 10:00 am — 31/07/2018 5:00 pm
@ Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre
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QuARTet Exhibition

Exhibition at Tacchi Morris Arts Centre during Taunton Live – Creative and Performing Arts Festival. QuARTet is an exciting exhibition of artwork by four Somerset Painters exploring their own interpretations of landscape. Janet Glynn-Smith/Adam Grose /Diane Burnell/Jenny Keogh Janet Glynn Smith. Janet’s work represents a change in direction from landscape to seascape, coinciding with a geographical move. Her work is based on going out to see what’s to be seen. Translating through an ever changing palette, being prepared to use…

05
July
7:30 pm — 10:00 pm
@ Creative Innovation Centre
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Poetry evening with Fire River Poets

As it’s July, or nearly, and Taunton Live is upon us, or nearly, there is the question: what to do of an evening? If your inclination naturally turns to poetry, why not go along to the Creative Innovation Centre ‪on Thursday 5 July‬ for one of the monthly evenings of poetry organised by Fire River Poets. For July, we will have the entire evening devoted to open mic. Such evenings have over the years demonstrated the great variety in poetry…

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July
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Taunton Urban Sketchers

Join TUSK (Taunton Urban Sketchers) for a morning of outdoor arts. Every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. Join us for Taunton Live – see TUSK facebook for further details, times etc

06
July
06/07/2018 5:00 pm — 03/08/2018 7:00 pm
@ Cosy Club
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Launch of Yarnbombing Trail

The official launch for the Taunton Live 2018 Yarnbombing Trail

08
July
12:00 pm — 3:00 pm
@ Mecca Bingo
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Heat 1 : Tauntons Got Talent

Would you like to perform in the same venue as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elton John and Rod Stewart? ‘Taunton Live- The Creative & Performing Arts Festival’ are super excited to announce that ‘Taunton’s Got Talent 2018’ will be hosted in Mecca Bingo (formerly the Gaumont Theatre) where all these incredible musicians performed. As well as this incredible opportunity the winning act will receive the Taunton’s Got Talent 2018 Trophy and a Cash prize of £500! We are looking…

15
July
12:00 pm — 3:00 pm
@ Mecca Bingo
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Heat 2 : Tauntons Got Talent

Would you like to perform in the same venue as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elton John and Rod Stewart? ‘Taunton Live- The Creative & Performing Arts Festival’ are super excited to announce that ‘Taunton’s Got Talent 2018’ will be hosted in Mecca Bingo (formerly the Gaumont Theatre) where all these incredible musicians performed. As well as this incredible opportunity the winning act will receive the Taunton’s Got Talent 2018 Trophy and a Cash prize of £500! We are looking…

17
July
4:30 pm — 6:30 pm
@ Queens Concert Hall
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18
July
18/07/2018 10:00 am — 28/07/2018 3:00 pm
@ Taunton Library
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School Open Visual Arts Competition 2018

School Open Visual Arts Competition 2018 We invite entries for the above Visual Arts Competition. This event will showcase 2D, 3D, and Photography work by Y7 – 9 and Y10-11, Y12+ (must be in full-time education) who live in or attend school in Taunton Deane. The competition features cash awards, certificates of merit and a 2 and a half week long public exhibition of selected entries at Taunton Library, Paul Street, Taunton. Prizes Kindly sponsored by Layzell & Sons Ltd…

19
July
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
@ Creative Innovation Centre
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Mic Shack

This is an open call out to all you Poets, Comedians, Singer/Songwriters, Rappers, Storytellers, Town Criers or anyone else that has an affinity with the spoken word. The Mic Shack is returning for its July edition and we’d like you to come and perform! If you’re interested please leave a comment, send me a message or email rossthepoet@gmail.com. Slots can be anywhere up to 10 minutes and there is a bar! Venue: Creative Innovation Centre www.creativeinnovationcentre.co.uk £3.00 entry. * Poetry…

20
July
10:00 am — 5:00 pm
@ Shakespeare Glass
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Jo Mortimer Live Painting at Shakespeare Glass

Artist Jo Mortimer will be ‘Live Painting’ in Shakspeare Glass Gallery on Riverside Place as part of Taunton Live. Pop in and meet Jo and see her at work

21
July
9:00 am — 7:00 pm
@ Taunton
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Poetry Pin with Chris Jelley

Poetry Pin Taunton Poetry Pin will be live for the festival, hunt out poems across the town and Longrun Meadow or add your own composition (Poetry Pin is like a wordy version of PokemonGo but with poems!) Guidance at poets corner throughout the day for composition, posting or just searching out the poems. No app required just open https://taunton.poetrypin.info/ in your mobile browser, approve your gps permission and go!

21
July
10:00 am — 4:00 pm
@ Tangiers Scout Hut
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Taunton Live Literary Area

The Jemima Layzell Trust are delighted to be co-ordinating the literary area for Taunton Live 2018. We have a mix of authors, all local who are coming to share their work to bring a fab mix of FREE entertainment. Find us throughout the day, in conversation with authors, listening to extracts and generally exploring their talent and what inspires them. Keep a look out for our pop up poetry wall run by James Crowden…he’ll be out there, somewhere in Goodlands…

21
July
10:30 am — 5:00 pm
@ Richard Huish College
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21
July
11:00 am — 5:00 pm
@ Goodlands Gardens
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Big Saturday on Goodlands Gardens

Taunton Live 2018 will once again bring the Arts to the streets of Taunton for a 4th year in July. Putting on an incredible programme of events celebrating the creative & performing Arts during the whole month of July. Our ‘Big Saturday’ will take place on Saturday 21st on Goodlands Gardens, where we will celebrate an exciting day showcasing Live local Music, Dance, Poetry, Drawing, Sculpture, & Community Arts projects as well as offering free Creative workshops for all the…

21
July
11:00 am — 3:30 pm
@ Goodlands Gardens
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Taunton Thespians

The Taunton Thespians 🎭 will once again bring there incredibly stocked ‘Dress Up Tent’ to Taunton Live Arts Festival on Saturday 21st July 11-5pm.  

21
July
11:00 am — 4:00 pm
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Face painting with Eve Male

free facepainting in the Childrens Area!  

21
July
11:00 am — 6:00 pm
@ Goodlands Gardens
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21
July
11:00 am — 11:30 am
@ Goodlands Gardens
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Avtar Indian Dance

Namaste! My name is Avtar Singh Panesar – I grew up listening to Bhangra music legends and watching iconic Bollywood films (from colourful happy sing-a-longs to tragic melodramas). Running dance/education sessions in the south west keeps me in touch with my roots and India’s rich culture – dancing to a variety of music styles including Bhangra, Folk, Filmi and Garba. We have an Indian dressing up box to add tropical colour to the dance – scarves, bindi’s, turbans, bangles, sarees.…

21
July
11:00 am — 5:00 pm
@ Goodlands Gardens
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Usbourne Art Treasury

in the Children’s Area.

21
July
11:00 am — 5:00 pm
@ Goodlands Gardens
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Solar Pyrography with Ian Houlton

Solar Artist Ian Houlton will be demonstrating his live art at Taunton Live this year as well as a sale of his artwork on display. Goodland Gardens Saturday 21st July. https://www.facebook.com/elementno6/  

21
July
11:00 am — 5:00 pm
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Alchemy of Light

Alchemy of Light will have a stall of beautiful handmade jewellery during Taunton Live on Saturday 21st July on Goodland Gdns. Please see link for more details: Posted by Alchemy of Light on Thursday, 8 June 2017

21
July
11:00 am — 5:00 pm
@ Goodlands Gardens
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Also Known as Dance Theatre Company

http://akadancetheatrecompany.com/  

21
July
11:00 am — 6:00 pm
@ Goodlands Gardens
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Steven G Matthews with his book ‘The Duck Trail’

Author Steven G Matthews will be at Taunton Live’s ‘Big Saturday’ 21st July 11-4pm with his book ‘The Duck Trail’ in the Children’s Area behind The Museum of Somerset, Goodland Gardens. Lots of fun activities, hook a duck, duck skittles … and of course his book! 🦆

21
July
11:00 am — 5:00 pm
@ Goodlands Gardens
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Tall Tales and Silly Stories with Beth Webb.

Tall Tales and Silly Stories with Beth Webb. Storytelling fun for everyone from 4 to 94! There’ll be tales you thought you knew, but told with a twist. Daft rhymes for the kiddies and ghostly goings-on for those who don’t scare easily… Rolling stories from 11-12.30am in the children’s area behind the Museum of Somerset. Best of all, it’s free! Beth’s children’s books are on sale in the Literary Area by The Acoustic Stage by Tangier Scout Hut.

21
July
11:00 am — 5:00 pm
@ Goodlands Gardens
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Taunton Live 2018 Dance Stage Performances

Taunton Live 2018 Dance Stage Performances Saturday 21st July 11-5pm Goodland Gardens Avtar Indian Dance Yoga & Tai Chi with Sangha House My Days Day Care PowerHoop Pauline Quirke Academy Border Morris Dancing Eastern Promise Belly Dancing Jitterbugs (Children’s Area)

21
July
2:00 pm — 5:00 pm
@ Goodlands Gardens
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Sketch & Sign workshop with Mike Godleman

Sketch & Sign workshop with Mike Godleman (Missing A Trick Media) “Expressing your creative side using basic drawings and the visual language of signing. All ages, including parents & children welcome. On Saturday 21st July, Goodland Gardens, Taunton.

21
July
2:00 pm — 4:00 pm
@ Goodlands Gardens
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Instagrammers Taunton

Instagramers Taunton (IGers Taunton) will be hosting a ‘meet up’ during Big Saturday Festival on 21st July from 2-4pm (Goodland Gardens). They will photograph the creative events taking place as ‘Live Arts’.

21
July
2:30 pm — 3:00 pm
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Pauline Quirk Academy

WELCOME TO PQA TAUNTON! We operate on Saturdays from 9.45am-1pm, where we welcome students aged 4 to 18. Each week students have sessions in Comedy & Drama, Musical Theatre and Film & Television, led by our fantastic team of Teachers. We are always working on exciting projects which feature our students performing in a variety of different roles, in musicals, plays and films. We are passionate about every student’s personal journey with us, and the whole team work hard to…

21
July
3:20 pm — 3:40 pm
@ Goodlands Gardens
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Mayhem Border Morris

Mayhem are an adult border morris side based on the Somerset/Devon border. We do traditional and contemporary border dances

21
July
3:40 pm — 4:00 pm
@ Goodlands Gardens
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Author Angie Langley 3.40-4pm in the Literary area

THE STORY Five feet one and full of fizz, Jennifer Brown lights up the room. She has a gorgeous partner, a wicked best friend, and a boss who doesn’t mind that she’s the worst typist on the planet. She’s loyal, generous and irredeemably ditzy. Everyone loves Jennifer Brown…. Join Author Angie Langley 3.40-4pm in the Literary area, Goodland Gardens Big Saturday 21st July. Taunton Live Arts Festival.

21
July
4:10 pm — 4:30 pm
@ Goodlands Gardens
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Eastern Promise

We are pleased to announce that Belly Dancers ‘Eastern Promise’ will be performing on the Dance Stage again this year at Taunton Live Arts Festival on Saturday 21st July 🙌🏿

21
July
4:10 pm — 4:30 pm
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Greendays Drumming

Greendays Drumming performance with Denis Kigongo and Kristian Smith.

21
July
5:20 pm — 5:40 pm
@ Goodlands Gardens
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Zumba Gold and Flexercise

Zumba Gold Girls will perform a fun Merengue called ‘Fiest!’ Then Zumba Gold and FL exercise participants combined will dance to ‘Better When I’m Dancing’ by Meghan Trainor and finally my FL exercise Members will perform to ‘9 to 5’ by Dolly Parton.

21
July
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
@ Church of St. James
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Taizé at St. James Church

Taizé Performance at St.James Church on Saturday 21st July 7.30pm during Taunton Live. http://www.stjamestaunton.co.uk/Sounds/20170729_Taize_PM_SERVICE.mp3

22
July
12:00 pm — 3:00 pm
@ Mecca Bingo
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Final: Taunton’s Got Talent 2018

Would you like to perform in the same venue as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elton John and Rod Stewart? ‘Taunton Live- The Creative & Performing Arts Festival’ are super excited to announce that ‘Taunton’s Got Talent 2018’ will be hosted in Mecca Bingo (formerly the Gaumont Theatre) where all these incredible musicians performed. As well as this incredible opportunity the winning act will receive the Taunton’s Got Talent 2018 Trophy and a Cash prize of £500! We are looking…

27
July
7:00 pm — 11:00 pm
@ Creative Innovation Centre
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