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  during the summer months of June, July and August 2021. This will include Taunton Live & Pride Free Festival Day in Goodlands Gardens, Castle Green and Somerset Square (by the Brewhouse) on the 17th July 2021 in include Taunton’s first Pride Parade through Town.

Our ‘Taunton Live & 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 2021  Go Create will be putting on some really exciting projects throughout the summer:

Local businesses windows will be transformed in our ‘LoveWINdowS’ Trail, this offers a mutually beneficial partnership for the artist and business gaining increased footfall from festival trail followers.

‘Follow Your Heart’ Trail around Town with the beautiful large fibreglass hearts decorated by Local Artists and Community Groups.

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 exhibition is organised by Go Create who work alongside local Charities and Community Groups within ‘Community Arts projects’, welcoming collaborations on all levels and abilities.

Exhibition’s 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 by Q-Collaborative CIC in June.

If you are interested in getting involved in any of our events during this year or 2021 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

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.