Spring Treats To Look Forward To

23 March 2023

We’re starting April feeling rather tired. But maybe that’s because we’ve just finished a 31-day long March!

We’ve got plenty of exciting Theatre and Cultivate plans in the pipeline for the coming months. For theatre, read on…

David Glass Ensemble Two Day Training Programme

We’re delighted to be collaborating with The Octagon to offer two further days of workshops with the David Glass Ensemble as an introduction to the International Lost Child Project framework, methodology and context.

Led by renowned teacher and founder of The Lost Child Project, David Glass, this training programme will contribute to plans to develop a potential future project in Somerset.

When: 10am to 5pm on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th May 2023
Where: The Arts Hub, Flook House, Belvedere Road, Taunton, TA1 1BT

Who is it for? The David Glass Ensemble is keen to engage with local practitioners with a strong interest in using theatre and creativity to empower young people and give voice to the voiceless. This could include drama and arts workers, teachers, care and social workers, mental health practitioners and, of course, young people themselves (usually in teens or early twenties).

David will design the programme so that it’s relevant to people who did the initial training last December, as well as anybody who’s not previously attended any workshops. 
David is very happy for practitioners to attend who are interested in learning about his methodology; you can receive the training without making any commitment to sign up to the longer-term project. 

Cost for the two days’ programme: £35 (normal price); £20 (under 25s); and there are a few free, bursary places available on request. We are able to offer all these places at subsidised rates due to support from Take Art and The Octagon Theatre.

Booking: Please book your place here, where you’ll find more details about the different prices.  Further information about the workshop programme will be sent out nearer the time.

Evening Event: David Glass will host an event on Thursday 11th May, 7.30 – 9.00 pm at Flook House where he will talk and share films about the impact of The Lost Child Project internationally. Book your spot here.

This event will be opened out to a wider audience as well as participants in the workshop programme who would like to stay for the evening (included in the workshop price).


The final report and evaluation for RIOTE 3 has been signed off by the Erasmus + team. This officially brings the project to an end. Working with our European colleagues over the last three years, despite the pandemic challenges, has been both inspiring and rewarding. 

We’ve developed new relationships, which we hope to consolidate in the future, as well as creating two publications between us: The Myth Behind the Community and The Ninth Sense. If you’ve not already seen it, you can read all about the project and our involvement on our website

TYCA is recruiting

TYCA (Taunton Youth Culture and Arts Festival) is looking for a group of young people who are passionate about the arts to join the TYCA Festival Youth Board. The selected young people will be involved in festival planning and deciding which young artists are commissioned to perform and exhibit.

They will also have their own budget to spend and be paid an honorarium of £10 per meeting to cover expenses and say thank you for their time. 

Please follow this link for further information about this opportunity.

Other News

The current Word/Play programme for people with learning disabilities and autism, in partnership with The Hub in Yeovil, continues to go well. Supported by The National Lottery Community Fund, the workshops will continue to run into the spring.

The theatre team also produces the Cultivate programme.  Do check out that newsletter as well, particularly if you’d like a heads up on some of the things in the pipeline for next year.
As ever, if, as a Somerset-based theatre-maker you would like some advice, guidance or support, you can contact Mark, Katy or Ruth via theatre@takeart.org and we’ll do our best to help.
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All good wishes,

Mark, Katy and Ruth
Take Art Theatre team