Taunton Youth Culture & Arts Festival 2021

Taunton Youth Culture & Arts Festival 2021

Tyca Festival 2020 Performances!

We started with a festival but didn't want to end with just that in a year when it has been a challenge for everyone in the world of creative arts and culture, so once again, for your enjoyment, we have listed all the events that we held below, for you to watch at your leisure during the winter months! Enjoy!

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    Number 13

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    Dance Theatre

    The first of two great performances from this highly creative dance company.  Number 13 - unlucky for some, it certainly seems that way for this chap! Watch as he waits nervously for his date to answer the front door. 

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    A REAL FICTION

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    Dance Theatre

    The second of two great performances from this highly creative dance company. 
    A REAL FICTION (20 minutes long) is loaded with current affairs, childhood nostalgia and one-hit wonders. Be prepared for a hyperactive mix of dance, theatre, meme and pop.

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    Streetlinkz Outdoor Performance

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    Aerial work, juggling, hula hoop, glow and fire show

    Streetlinkz young performers in collaboration with Fuse Outdoor Arts, present an exciting evening of aerial work, juggling, hula hoop, glow and fire show.

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    Open Mic

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    Musical Performances

    TYCA, in collaboration with Richard Huish Popular Music Course, bring you a showcase of young talent. Everything from acoustic solos to bands, covering an array of styles from indie, folk, pop, rock and jazz. Please join us to spot the future acclaimed artists of tomorrow.   

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    Mammoth Sound System

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    DJs

    Mammoth Sound are a collective of DJs and sound engineers who are based in Taunton, but host events all across the South West. As well as nurturing, mentoring and showcasing local young talent, they also book some of the biggest and most exciting acts in the scene to perform in Taunton, including the Freestylers, Deekline, Ed Solo, Amen4Tekno, Mr Traumatik, Slipmatt, Hedex, Born on Road, Ray Keith, Nicky Blackmarket, Phibes, the Ragga Twins and many more

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    ERNIE'S JOURNEY

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    Family Theatre Show

    An enchanting tale of adventure, cabin fever and discovering happiness!
    A brand-new family theatre show exclusive to TYCA 2020! A young man from Taunton sets off in search of happiness. He sails the world on a pirate ship, makes unlikely friendships and discovers happiness to be more of a journey than a destination.

    Clementines Live Arts present this innovative performance combining, circus, puppetry, and storytelling with a beautiful live concert harp score. 

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    Young Designs: Diary of an art, design and fashion student

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    Fashion

    Taking for inspiration an environmental theme, students from Bridgwater & Taunton College have created a fashion garment as a response linked to the theme of sustainability and architecture in the community.

    Working with a live brief and industry professionals, students will also reveal specially designed merchandise that they have made for the Festival and a video diary of ‘a day in the life of an art and design student’

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    HORROR MAKEUP TUTORIALS

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    Media Make-Up 

    The Media make up degree students on the unique Media make up course at Bridgwater & Taunton College, design and talk you through their own spooky horror looks for you to copy.

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    Message in a Bottle

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    Drama

    Taunton School Saturday Enrichment programme draws in young people from all schools in Taunton to take part in a programme of enrichment activities held at Taunton School. The aim is to provide quality fun and inspiring opportunities for children who genuinely wish to develop their skills.

    The latest project is made specially for Tyca Festival using the theme of 2020: A Vision for the Future. They present a play with songs and dances - Message in A Bottle by Darren Riggs

    Nearly 30 million plastic bottles are thrown away in the UK. Unfortunately over half of them are not put into recycling and end up in landfill, the sea or on our beaches. So whose responsibility is this ? Can we as individuals really help find a solution? Travel to a beach in Somerset with our intrepid young actors and find out what we can all do to play our part.

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    The Magic of the Musicals

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    Musical Performance

    This concert style evening features talented young singers from Minehead based Fusion Young Performers and Taunton based Centre For Young Musicians. They will be performing solos from musicals old and new including Sweeney Todd, West Side Story, Wicked, Shrek, My Fair Lady and more. Accompanied by Keith Jones on the piano this is an evening not to be missed, full of stunning performances.

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    SLAMTHOLOGY!

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    Spoken Word

    Young artists from across the region have come together. After months of workshops and callouts we have collated the very finest words from Somerset young people, responding to the festival theme: 2020 Vision for the Future. Listen now to the insightful, moving and powerful performances: all their original own work.

View other specially commissioned performances

We have two amazing compositions to share as part of the Tyca Festival, please click below to view the final work created by JJ Hathaway's Making Music for Film participants and Blue Weasel's Multi-Media's creation called "A Universe of Tiny Things'.

Making Music for Film Workshop: Future Visions 

Multi Media Workshop: A Universe of Tiny Things

TYCA presents: 

ONwords and UPwords

A Spoken Word Showcase

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Tyca Festival and Arts Taunton are delighted to present this online spoken word showcase in partnership with Clementines Live Arts and BBC Radio Somerset.
After two months of online workshops and a huge callout for talent, we present you the very best of Somerset’s young wordsmiths. 
We have put together a lineup where budding young pros share a stage with first-time-writers performing poetry, rap, and everything in between. 
All artists are under 25 and unsigned.
Hosted by Jackie Clementines

Our performers are:
● Maya Salway-Powell● Barnyard (Townie Sounds)● Molly-Jo● Ishka● George● Natasha Cross● Lawrence da 3● Sophia Harari

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