Taunton Deane Borough Council

Bampfylde Hall, Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton TA2 8LG

Thursday 22 November 2018, 9.45 am–5.00 pm
Refreshments and lunch provided


Taunton is going to get bigger and better.    As a Garden Town we have the opportunity to reveal Taunton’s rich heritage while injecting fresh energy into Somerset’s county town.


Taunton Deane Borough Council knows that art and culture are vital in creating a rich environment and the kind of place where people want to live, work, study and visit. We want your help in developing a cultural strategy that will see the arts and culture underpinning life in Taunton. We are starting this process with a conference that will not only inspire and excite us but make us think and act.


Knowledgeable and inspirational speakers will talk about the power of art and culture to enrich our lives. We will witness the brilliance of what Taunton already has through a specially-commissioned film and work in groups to decide the priorities and actions for Taunton Garden Town Cultural Strategy. Will you be part of this?


Our speakers are:


Jenny Waldman, Director 1418 NOW…

…the major cultural programme that has been taking place across the UK to mark the centenary of the First World War.


Brita Schoenaich, Principal at Bradley-Hole Schoenaich Landscape

The award-winning Bradley-Hole Schoenaich Landscape focus on the particular in their projects, drawing out the unique in place.


Jekka McVicar, Herb Grower

Award-winning Horticulturist who has been called ‘The Queen of Herbs’, her Herbetum ensures that the history and the culinary and medicinal use of herbs are kept alive.


Marie Kirbyshaw, Chief Executive Luton Culture

Luton Culture is creating vibrancy, safeguarding heritage and promoting distinction through locally relevant and nationally important arts and cultural programmes.


Alex Coulter, Director of Arts & Health South West

Arts & Health South West is a leading advocate for everyone who believes in the value of creativity in enhancing health and wellbeing.


Spaces are limited so please book your place as soon as you can.

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TAUNTON TRANSFORMED is sponsored by Arts Taunton


Published on November 5, 2018 // Sarah Adey