Taunton Centre

  • Website
  • Address
    Bridgwater & Taunton College
    Wellington Road
    Taunton
    Somerset
    TA1 5AX

St Peter’s C of E Primary School

  • Address
    Budleigh Salterton EX9 6QF

Surrey Arts

Description

About Surrey Arts

Surrey Arts aims to increase people's interest and participation in the arts throughout the County. In partnership with other organisations, they offer support, tuition, and advice to people of all ages and abilities in areas such as music, drama, dance and the visual arts.

Surrey Arts will be one of the main partners on our Early Years Theatre project Hopper, taking place in 2017/18.

Surrey Arts logo

China Plate Theatre

Description

Launched in 2006, China Plate works with artists, venues, festivals and funders to develop, make and present engaging, adventurous and accessible new work.

China Plate are passionate about creating adventurous and imaginative new work with popular appeal. Using theatre to engage and inspire, the company takes work into venues, village halls, schools, on to the streets and to festivals in the UK and internationally.

China Plate will be a key partner on the Early Years Theatre project Hopper and are launching a national call out to identify artists/companies interested in developing new shows.

Please visit www.chinaplatetheatre.com for more information.

China Plate Theatre logo

Waterslade Studios

  • Address
    Wellington
    Somerset TA21 0NS
  • Map

The Charltons Community Hall

  • Address
    Charlton Adam TA1 7BE

Danesfield School

  • Address
    North Rd, Williton, Taunton TA4 4SW

Access Features

  • Disabled Access

Selwood Academy

  • Address
    Berkley Rd, Frome BA11 2EF
  • Map

Thurlbear CofE VA Primary School

  • Address
    Thurlbear
    Taunton TA3 5BW
  • Map

Yetminster Village Hall

  • Address
    Yetminster
    Dorset
    DT9 4BW
  • Map

St James Church School, Taunton

  • Address
    Cranmer Road
    Taunton TA1 1XU
  • Map

Taunton Race Course

Description

01823 337172

Horrington Primary School

Chewton Mendip Primary School

Strode College Sports Centre

Lamyatt Village Hall

All Saints Hall, Langport

Access Features

  • Parking

Jane Parker

  • Role
    Early Years Arts Manager
  • Telephone
    01460 249450
Bio

Jane is our Early Years Arts Manager who joined the team in January 2016 after Take Art secured funding from Youth Music, Paul Hamlyn, RIO and InspirED to coordinate SoundWaves Extra, the South West Early Years Music Network.

Jane comes with a wealth of specialist Early Years music experience and knowledge, having worked as a project coordinator, an educator training practitioners and a researcher practitioner with very young children. She firmly believes we should recognise in all our work and resources that everyone is born creative.

Having completed an MA in Early Childhood Education, Jane posses both a deep theoretical knowledge and practical understanding of current issues in the Early Years sector. As well coordinating SoundWaves Extra, Jane will also continue to run sessions working as one of our Early Years Arts Practitioners with musicians, practitioners and families at an array of Early Years’ settings, schools and Children’s Centres. She loves being part of an arts team that is passionate about what it does and, through its work, actually empowers everyone in a clear, successful and practical way.

Jane is generally in the office on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and you can click here to email her.

Jane Parker logo

Brookside Academy

Taunton Opportunity Group

Olive Tree Nursery, Bridgwater

Salisbury Playhouse

Image of Salisbury Playhouse
Description

Salisbury Playhouse is a theatre in the English county of Wiltshire. It was built in 1976 and comprises the 517-seat Main House and the 149-seat Salberg, a rehearsal room and community & education space.

All Saints Church, Kingsdon

Image of All Saints Church, Kingsdon

St Mary’s Church, Cossington

West Coker Village Hall

Image of West Coker Village Hall

St Augustine’s Church, West Monkton

Bruton Community Hall

Henhayes Community Centre, Crewkerne

Preston Primary School

  • Map

West Abbey Care Centre

Crewkerne Methodist Church

  • Address
    Crewkerne Methodist Church,
    South Street,
    Crewkerne, TA18 8DA
  • Map
Description

Crewkerne Methodist Church, South Street, Crewkerne, TA18  8DA

Huish Sixth

Description

01458 254939

Access Features

  • Parking
  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled WC

Crowcombe Primary School

Image of Crowcombe Primary School
Description

Tel: 01984 618273

Wiltshire Music Centre

Description

Box Office 01225 860100
Administration 01225 860110
 

Hayesdown First School, Frome

The Blake Hall, South Petherton

Image of The Blake Hall, South Petherton
Description

The Blake Hall is a registered charity managed by the William Blake Memorial Hall Management Committee, which comprises of two representatives from the Parish Council and representatives from the Art Group, the Over Sixty Club and the W.I. The Hall has a capacity for 200 seated closely, 85 seated at tables, 170 dancing, 102 dancing and seated at tables.

Tel: 01460 249070

Access Features

  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled WC

Caryford Community Hall

Taunton Library

  • Address
    Paul Street
    Taunton TA1 3XZ
  • Map
Description

Taunton library

Beckington First School, Frome

Bucklers Mead Academy, Yeovil

Castle School, Taunton

Castle School, Taunton logo

Highbridge Community Hall

  • Address
    Highbridge Community Hall
    Market Street
    Highbridge
    Somerset TA9 3BP
  • Map
Description

, Market St, TA9 3BP

Victoria Hall, Radstock

Image of Victoria Hall, Radstock
Description

Radstock's Art Centre

For more information about any classes or activities happening within the Victoria Hall please email victoriahallradstock@gmail.com or call 01761 438885

Highbridge Library

Image of Highbridge Library
  • Address
    Highbridge Library
    Alpha House,
    Market St,
    Highbridge,
    Somerset TA9 3BP
Description

Highbridge Library, Alpha House, Market St, Highbridge, Somerset TA9 3BP

Telephone: 0845 345 9177
Email: bhmlib@somerset.gov.uk

InspirED Subscribing Schools

Somerset Skills & Learning Centre

  • Address
    6 Princess Street, Burnham-on-Sea TA8 1EH
  • Map

Taunton

Bridge Children’s Centre

  • Address
    Wyville Rd,
    Frome,
    Somerset BA11 2BN
  • Map

Willow Set Pre School

Bridgwater Academy

  • Address
    Bridgwater College Academy
    Parkway
    Bridgwater
    Somerset
    TA6 4QY
  • Map
Description

Bridgwater College Academy
Parkway
Bridgwater
Somerset
TA6 4QY

The Brewhouse

Image of The Brewhouse
  • Website
  • Address
    The Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre
    Coal Orchard
    Taunton, Somerset TA1 1JL TA1 1JL
  • Map
Description

The Brewhouse has recently reopened. Taunton Theatre Association Ltd. came from an amalgam of Tone Theatre and TAPA / Count Me In community interest groups. There a two voluntary directors supported by a commissioning group. The directors and commission group are also founder members of the company and stand as guarantors of the company limited by guarantee (CLG).

Old Barn Social Club

  • Address
    Old Barn Way, Yeovil BA20 2NX
  • Map

Ruth Copping

  • Role
    Office Administrator
  • Telephone
    01460 249450
Bio

Ruth started working with us in December 2013 after working in HR for 7 years. She keeps the office and team shipshape, enjoys baking and often brings in cakes to the office!

Ruth Copping logo

The Point, Eastleigh

Image of The Point, Eastleigh
Description

"A regional powerhouse for contemporary dance, theatre and combined arts, The Point presents bold, innovative and inspirational new work. Through creative residencies in our world-class Creation Space and our trail-blazing Associate Artist Scheme, we support artists to develop new work and reach new audiences. We specialise in programming risk-taking contemporary performance. Our programme of professional dance, theatre, comedy and film attracts the very best British and international artists to the region. Engaging thousands of participants each year, we teach skills, raise aspirations and inspire the next generation, developing Eastleigh as a creative community."

The Beambridge Inn

Image of The Beambridge Inn
  • Website
  • Address
    Sampford Arundel
    Wellington
    Sampford Arundel
    Wellington
    Somerset


    TA21 0HB
Description

Immersed in beautiful scenery of rolling green hills, The Beambridge Inn is located near Wellington, Somerset, just a few miles away from junctions 26 and 27 of the M5.

Pre-Prep Hall, Taunton School

Image of Pre-Prep Hall, Taunton School
  • Address
    Staplegrove Road, Taunton, Somerset TA2 6AD
  • Map
Description


 

Butleigh Primary School

Sydenham Children’s Centre

Acorns Children’s Centre

Trinity First School, Frome

  • Address
    Nunney Rd
    Frome BA11 4LB
  • Map

Birchfield Community Centre

  • Address
    Birchfield Road
    Yeovil
    BA21 5RL
  • Map

St Peter’s First School - Williton

  • Address
    ST PETER'S FIRST SCHOOL
    DONIFORD ROAD
    WILLITON
    TAUNTON
    TA4 4SF
  • Map

GingerFred Dance Studio

Image of GingerFred Dance Studio
Description

Situated in the heart of Langport, Somerset, GingerFred Dance Studio offers high quality, creative dance and theatre classes.

GingerFred Dance Studio logo

Yeovil College

Langford Budville Jubilee Hall

  • Address
    TA21 0RL TA21 0RL
  • Map

The Shambles, Castle Cary

Image of The Shambles, Castle Cary
  • Address
    Market House, Castle Cary BA7 7AH
  • Map

Dorset Mental Health Forum

Take Art Office

Description

Take Art office

Dorchester Mental Health Forum

Description

Dorset Mental Health Forum
29-29A Durngate Street
Dorchester
Dorset
DT1 1JP

Tel: 01305 257172
Fax: 01305 261049
 

Creative Innovation Centre CIC, Taunton

South Somerset Mind, Yeovil

Image of South Somerset Mind, Yeovil

The Little Theatre, Wells

Image of The Little Theatre, Wells

The W.A.T.C.H. Project, Chard

The Angel Cafe, Langport

Image of The Angel Cafe, Langport

St Mary’s Church, Chilthorne Domer

  • Address
    Main Street
    Chilthorne Domer
    Somerset BA22 8RD
  • Map
Description

Directions: 

From the A37 turn left at the Halfway House if travelling from Yeovil. Turn immediately right into Kings Hill. The church is on the right after about 0.25 mile where the road changes to Main Street.

From the Tintinhull Road turn into Main Street at the school. After about 0.5 mile the church is on the left.

There is a sloping path from the road to the church of about 30 metres.

VENUE INFORMATION FOR PERFORMERS

Venue includes:

Dressing Room Area
Kitchen (which can be used by the performers)
Ability for venue to be made warm for performer's arrival

Approximate Venue Dimensions:

Main

Length: 50ft, Width: 25ft, Height: 15ft

Stage

Depth: 5ft, Width: 10ft, Height from stage floor to ceiling: 13ft

Access Features

  • Single Level Access

Robert Blake School

University of Kent

  • Address
    University of Kent
    Canterbury
    CT2 7NZ
  • Map

Red Brick Buildings, Glastonbury

Image of Red Brick Buildings, Glastonbury
Description

The Red Brick Building Centre (RBBC) is an exciting project on the edge of Glastonbury, which is creating managed and affordable workspace for micro & social enterprises venues for education, arts, events and community support  for Glastonbury, Street and surrounding villages.

Directions:

From Glastonbury take A39 towards Street. At the Morlands Industrial Estate on the right hand side -turn right at the traffic lights. Go to the mini roundabout and turn left - RBB is at the end of the road.

INFORMATION FOR PERFORMERS

Venue includes:

Dressing Room Area

Stage Lighting

PA or sound equipment

Technician that the venue can provide

Ability for venue to be made warm for performer's arrival

Tel: 01458 899564

Access Features

  • Parking
  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled WC

Great Bow Wharf, Langport

Image of Great Bow Wharf, Langport
Description

Great Bow Wharf is an impressive eco-renovated Grade II listed building on the banks of the River Parrett in Langport.

Tel: 01458 254257

Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster

Image of Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster
Description

Box Office: 07943 779880

Directions: The theatre is on a short small road off of the main road in ilminster.

INFORMATION FOR PERFORMERS

Venue includes:

Dressing Room Area
Kitchen (which can be used by the performers)
Wooden sprung floor
Stage Lighting
PA or sound equipment
Technician that the venue can provide
Ability for venue to be made warm for performer's arrival

Stage dimensions: 24ft Deep, 36ft Wide, 18ft High from stage floor to ceiling.

Special features: 155 seats

Access Features

  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled WC
  • Induction Loop
  • Guide Dog Friendly

Pilton Working Men’s Club

Image of Pilton Working Men’s Club
Description

Phone 01749 890162

Steward: Mike Phipps steward@piltonworkingmensclub.com
Chairman: Kelly Sumner chairman@piltonworkingmensclub.com

Commemoration Hall, West Coker

Image of Commemoration Hall, West Coker
Description

INFORMATION FOR PERFORMERS

Venue includes:

Dressing Room Area
Kitchen (which can be used by the performers)
Stage Lighting
PA or sound equipment
Technician that the venue can provide
Ability for venue to be made warm for performer's arrival

Approximate dimensions of venue:

Main Hall: Length: 65ft  Width: 30ft  Height: 10ft

Stage: Depth: 9ft  Width: 12ft  Height from stage floor to ceiling: 8ft

Access Features

  • Parking
  • Disabled Access
  • Guide Dog Friendly

Dunster Castle

Description

A National Trust property

Access Features

  • Parking
  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled WC

Litton Village Hall

  • Address
    Litton Village Hall
    Litton BA3 4PW
  • Map
Description

Directions: Turn off the B3114 in to Litton Lane at the signpost follow the road to the centre of the village.

Limited parking outside the hall.

INFORMATION FOR PERFORMERS

Venue includes:

Kitchen (which can be used by the performers)

Wooden sprung floor

Ability for venue to be made warm for performer's arrival

Approximate venue dimensions: 40ft long x 18ft wide

Access Features

  • Disabled Access
  • Single Level Access
  • Disabled WC
  • Guide Dog Friendly

Kingsmead Community School, Wiveliscombe

  • Address
    Kingsmead Community School
    Wiveliscombe TA4 2NE
  • Map

Access Features

  • Parking
  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled Access
  • Single Level Access
  • Disabled WC

Elmwood School

Fiveways School

Mendip PRU Centre

Joanna Harvey

Bio

JOANNA HARVEY

I’ve been doing music projects with Early Years for about 8 years now, working in all kinds of settings – nurseries, children’s centres, groups with parents and families. We explore music in all sorts of ways – with voices, instruments and bodies. I play a few instruments myself – guitar, violin, melodica, ukulele, which I bring to sessions and play and/or let the children try. I also have a huge collection of instruments we can all play together – a gathering drum, xylophones and balafons, tuned bells, as well as more obvious pre-school instruments like ethnic percussion, claves, shaky eggs, castanets etc.

Children love singing along to a guitar or ukulele and I’ve collected a wide range of songs for various activities, moods and seasons – songs for moving and dancing to, fun songs, songs that encourage listening, call and response, songs that are just beautiful and soothing. My passion is world music and I include lots of songs and instruments from around the world.

My biggest Early Years project to date was ‘Music Speaks’, which had a focus on supporting communication and language and music in the home. Integral to this was a cd I made with some excellent local musicians which has been incredibly popular with children, staff and parents. http://www.youthmusic.org.uk/what-we-do/news/how-making-music-helped-bethany-find-her-voice.html
My latest project is Singsong Birdsong with Ignite Somerset, where I’ll be working with pre-school and primary children, listening to the natural sounds of Summer and encouraging them to reinterpret those sounds (especially birdsong) with instruments and their voices. http://ignitesomerset.com/soundmusic/

Early Years are great to work with because young children just LOVE music, singing, moving, exploring their senses. Music is such a fun medium to be working with at this stage, and I really feel I’m making a true connection with the children (and adults) I work with. I come away from nearly every session feeling lighter, joyful, deeply fulfilled. These are the things that inspire me: the sense of connection music can bring through expressing ourselves and our feelings, the beauty of it, the love and joy in it.

I offer projects and workshops for all Early Years settings and groups, from babies to primary school children. Activities include songs to support communication and language, listening and developing confidence, exploring instruments and playing together, seasonal songs, ‘Festivals of Light’ (multicultural music and songs for winter festivals), movement and dance, music and story.

I also provide training for pre school staff in all aspects of Early Years music, including a popular beginners’ ukulele and guitar course with resources, for staff to support and enhance singing in their settings.

Click here to contact Joanne.

Joanna Harvey logo

The Balsam Centre, Wincanton

Description

The Balsam Centre is owned and managed by a charity (Wincanton Community Venture) set up by local people in 1999 with the aim of supporting the health and wellbeing of people living in Wincanton and the rural area and settlements around it. Overall it provides a wide range of services and activities that are easy to access, enjoyable and that have lasting benefits. The Centre is a friendly, vibrant space where many people come every day for meetings, activities and creative or quiet time.

Telephone 01963 31842

Keely Guy

  • Role
    Finance Officer for Take Art
  • Telephone
    01460 249450
Bio

Keely Guy is Take Art's fantastically competent Finance Officer who works Mondays and Thursdays in the Take Art offices.

Click here to contact Keely.

Keely Guy logo

Katy Tilley

  • Role
    Education Coordinator of Dance, Drama & Early Years (for InspirED)
  • Telephone
    01460 249450
Bio

Katy Tilley joined Take Art in May 2013 focusing on the countywide education project InspirED. Her job is to help teachers and creative practitioners working in Early Years, Dance and Drama get all the networking and training support they need to provide the best creative teaching experiences.

Katy works Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Click here to contact Katy or the InspirED project.

Katy Tilley logo

Sarah Peterkin

  • Role
    Director of the Rural Touring Service and Co-Director of Take Art Theatre
  • Telephone
    01460 249450
Bio

Sarah Peterkin is the heart of Take Art, working for the organisation for 25+ years, she knows everything there is to know about rural touring and theatre in Somerset.

If you are a promoter, a touring company or a Somerset theatre practitioner, you will almost certainly end up talking too (and liking) Sarah a great deal.

Sarah works full time for Take Art, so you can catch her Monday to Friday (if she's about).

Click here to contact Sarah Peterkin.

Sarah Peterkin logo

Katey Leader

  • Role
    Director of Take Art Dance
  • Telephone
    01460 249450
Bio

Katey joined Take Art in May 2008 at the beginning of the Step Change project and during which time has worked on the Children’s strand, the Young People's strand and the Adults' strand, leading on the Young People strand.  Additional funding from Youth Dance England allowed Katey to develop an already well established Youth Dance provision for the county. This included the development of a county youth dance company and a youth dance advocacy group. Katey trained professionally at London Contemporary Dance School and has danced with Pretty Good Girl Dance Theatre since July 2005, performing in small projects, two national tours and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2009. PGG is an educational dance company and Katey leads regularly on youth workshops alongside tours. She is also a freelance dance teacher throughout Somerset, teaching a range of dance styles including Street Dance, with a real passion for accessing hard to reach young people through dance.

Click here to contact Katey.

Katey Leader logo

Ralph Lister

  • Role
    Chief Executive of Take Art
  • Telephone
    01460 249450
Bio

Ralph has worked at Take Art since 1989 and has seen the organisation grow from a small rural touring scheme to a multi-faceted arts development organisation. As well as being Chief Executive he also directs the Take Art Music service, and is the Development Director of the NRTF. He likes surfing, swimming and is partial to a cream cake on a Friday.

To contact Ralph please click here.

Ralph Lister logo

Highbridge Children’s Centre

  • Address
    7 Coronation Road
    Highbridge
    Somerset TA9 3JD

Bridgwater Arts Centre

Image of Bridgwater Arts Centre
Description

Bridgwater Arts Centre has been in existence on the Castle Street site since 1946 - see our history page for more details.

Today it is a volunteer run independent organisation. There is a managing board of directors and trustees, supported by a network of volunteers all of whom have a part to play in making things happen.

We run a theatre programme of performance, music and film; plus workshops, classes and clubs in a wide range of arts disciplines. Our facilities are available to hire, for professional and community groups.

Venue includes:

A dressing room area

Wooden sprung floor

Access Features

  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled WC

Bridgwater College, SM2 in St Marks Building

  • Website
  • Address
    SM2 in St Marks Building
    Bridgwater College,
    Bath Road,
    Bridgwater,
    Somerset, TA6 4PZ TA6 4PZ
  • Map

The Mill Children’s Centre

  • Address
    Wells Road,
    Chilcompton,
    Radstock
    BA3 4EX
Description

Our purpose built Centre offers excellent facilities for families to enjoy.  A wide range of activities are planned throughout the week.  Support for families.  The Centre offers a day care nursery catering for children from 4 months to pre school.  The nursery enjoys an extensive outdoor play area for use all year round.

Tel: 01761 233847

Access Features

  • Disabled Access
  • Single Level Access
  • Disabled WC
  • Guide Dog Friendly

Minehead First School

← Back

About Take Art

Take Art is a pioneering arts charity, serving the towns, villages and rural communities of Somerset. We do this by providing opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to experience, participate and work within the arts. To find out more go to our homepage.

What's On in Somerset

Take Art puts on events in venues such as this all over Somerset. Below is a list of all our upcoming Somerset performances and workshops. To find out more please go to What's On.

Upcoming Events