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Take Art: Live

Take Art LiveThe Village Performance Scheme is a well established scheme set up to bring professional, and semi-professional, arts events to rural communities across Somerset. The scheme relies on a partnership between local organisations and Take Art. By working together, memorable events can be organised in rural areas where people live and meet and so provide a way for people to come together socially. Take Art exists to work with rural communities to promote arts events and provides an agency service to venues like the Regal undertaking to vet perfomance companies for quality. There are always events coming up that have been promoted by Take Art! Look out for the logo and be confident in attending a quality event.

ARTlife – www.artlife-somerset.co.uk

ARTlifeIn April 2000 West Somerset Council’s arts service was devolved to ARTlife, putting responsibility for strategic development in the hands of those engaged in making art happen with local communities. ARTlife is a consortium of nine member organisations and has developed an arts service run for and by the people of West Somerset.

Minehead and Exmoor Festival – www.mineheadfestival.com

Minehead and Exmoor FestivalA Festival of Orchestral and Chamber Music in West Somerset each July. Originally founded by Tim Reynish in 1963, the Festival has been running for well over 25 years, since 1982 under present Artistic Director Richard Dickins.

The players are drawn from all over the country but most come from London where many of them perform with well established orchestral and chamber groups; leader Maya Magub has been with the London Mozart Players for some ten years. Richard Dickins is able to ensure the appearance of well established international soloists as well as up and coming stars. He is Director of Music at Imperial College, London and principal conductor at the Royal College of Music Junior Department. In 2001 he was elected to honorary membership of the RCM, an honour conferred by HRH the Prince of Wales.

Bridgwater Arts Centre – www.bridgwaterartscentre.co.uk

and many other theatres/arts venues through the Somerset Thrive Project. This is a project that brings together many performing arts organisations in the county to share learning and funding opportunities.

Minehead EYE – www.minehead-eye.co.uk

An indoor youth centre, including Skate park, Games
consoles, Internet cafe, Music studios and all kinds of events! Check out the website for details of what’s on.

BBC Somerset – www.bbc.co.uk/somerset

Get Somerset’s latest news, sport, travel and weather from the BBC. You can also find out what’s on at other local theatres and cinemas.

The Coleridge Way – www.coleridgeway.co.uk

A 36 miles walk through the stunning Somerset countryside of the Quantock Hills, the Brendon Hills and Exmoor, a landscape that inspired Coleridge to produce some of his best known work.

Regal Film Society – www.regalfilmsgociety.org

Visit the Regal Film Society website for more information.