Taunton Youth Culture & Arts Festival 2022

Taunton Youth Culture & Arts Festival 2022

2022 Tyca Performances

Covid stopped the live performances last year but all the rehearsals were taking place and the performances ready to be rolled out... AND here they are!! Enjoy...
PLUS>> a one off special Jubilee Jamboree and Flash Mob and two other special performances previously not seen!

Tyca Festival 2022 Day 1 

This event took place on the 3rd of March at the Tacchi Morris Arts Centre. 
The performances were given by: ● Bridgwater & Taunton College Dance● Richard Huish College Popular Music Course● Chhaya Youth Dance
Using the theme of Empowerment, Tyca presents:
A celebration of dance from two specially commissioned works by acclaimed choreographers Kay Crook of Chhaya Collective and Bristol’s Helen Wilson, Director of award winning Rise Youth Dance. Companies are Bridgwater & Taunton College Dancers, and Chhaya Youth Dance.
Accoustic performances from singers, songwriters and guitarists from Richard Huish College Popular Music Course: Molly Arscott and Jon West & his band.

Concerto Grosso for all

Performed by:● Guildhall Young Artists Taunton● King’s Hall School, Taunton● Southern Sinfonia● J.J. Hathaway
'Side-by-Side-by-Side-by-Side’
In collaboration with the hugely talented young Somerset composer, J.J. Hathaway, Simon Chalk brings members of Southern Sinfonia to the festival for what promises to be a spectacular melting pot of creativity and inspiration. 
The festival has commissioned J. J. to compose a brand new ‘Concerto Grosso’ incorporating ideas from many of the young musicians who will be involved in the project. 
The performance will be the culmination of a number of weeks of workshops and rehearsals, that enabled the young musicians to work with Simon Chalk and Southern Sinfonia to build skills, confidence and have fun with their music-making.

Tyca Festival Day 3

Performed by:● Rise Youth Dance● Make Performing Arts ●  Somerset Youth Theatre
The evening includes new work by MAKE Performing Arts on the subject of the first PROTESTS and they ended up changing the world and Rise Youth Dance with a new original performance.
This evening is also a presentation of short works by the Somerset Youth Theatre, featuring ‘Sunday Roast’ which explores the unsaid secrets among families, centred around a Sunday Roast Dinner table. An intriguing mix of life experiences, all mixed together with singing vegetables, gravy and Yorkshire puddings!

Taunton School Enrichment Programme

The World is on Fire ...

Bridgwater and Taunton College Graduate Dancers


Tyca Jubilee Jamboree

Performed in Somerset Square and in the Brewhouse Theatre, this Jubilee Jamboree was put together after a series of workshops with the young people, taken by professional artists where they learnt to make puppets and choreographed their flash mob!
The young people then got to watch shows Whispering Willows from Wassail Theatre and Musicians of Bremen from Bluebird's Theatre!
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Performances by:
● Lyngford Primary School
● Bishop Fox's School
● Southern Sinfonia
● Bluebirds Theatre
● Wassail Theatre