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Happy 30th Birthday Take Art: A new programme for a new era!

05 Sep 2017

Take celebrates 30 years of jawdropping, doorstepping, footstomping Arts endeavour in Somerset Communities. Find out how we got to this point and what is happening right now on your doorstep.

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Interview with the new Director of Dance

30 Aug 2017

Take Art are pleased to introduce Alison Lord, the new Director of Dance at Take Art. A very experienced dance artist, practitioner, teacher and project manager, who has moved all the way from Lincolnshire to take on this exciting role within the organisation.

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Take Art awarded four more years of NPO Arts Council Funding

26 Jun 2017

Take Art is incredibly pleased to announce that the organisation has retained its Arts Council National Portfolio Funding for 2018-2022. This award of £641,700 (£160,425 per annum) will enable us to continue to grow our vital work within the county, bringing quality performances and life changing creative opportunities and experiences to Somerset people and communities.

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ROUND 2: Barn Theatre Initiative Grant Applications.

19 Jun 2017

Take Art is welcoming a new round of applications for their Barn Theatre Initiative, aimed at providing financial and professional support for the ideas, shows and projects of the Somerset Theatre community...

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Re-imagining Taunton in Poetry

19 Jun 2017

What could Taunton to be like in 10 years? Well Word/Play gathered together some local poets at Taunton Library on Friday 2 June, and with the help of performance poets Liv Torc and David Reakes, asked them just that... The mission was to write words, soundbites, poems, rants and aspirations that could help inform the Cultural Plan for Taunton.

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Theatre for the under 5s gets a hop in the right direction

16 Jun 2017

A pioneering project designed to bring theatre to young children in rural areas today announces the six companies selected to make up its inaugural touring programme. The Hopper scheme, which is being trialled in Somerset and Surrey, is aimed at bringing theatre to areas of low arts engagement.

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