20 for 20 Events
Below are the selected Spring Season's 20 for 20 events:
1. Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre 20th Anniversary Exhibition – Jan-Apr 2020
Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre supports visual arts in Somerset by providing exhibition space for artists all year round. Exhibitors range from local professional artists, community arts groups, and local schools. This special exhibition will celebrate the 20th anniversary exploring the history of the venue.
2. Valentine’s Cream Tea – Wed 5 Feb
Identifying and serving different community groups is important to TMAC. We want all members of the community to feel welcome and part of the venue. This annual, free event for local care home residents represents the smaller types of events we hold throughout the year to provide for the different needs of our community.
3. Peace Child 2020 Concerts – Tue 25 Feb
Our special relationship with Heathfield Community School is the key element in delivering our shared vision of being ‘a centre of excellence in the Performing Arts in education’. The Heathfield Music department holds concerts throughout the year at TMAC creating enriching experiences for their students. This year they perform a special concert that brings together primary schools, Heathfield choirs and an adult orchestra to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Peace Child. It celebrates a show that started the relationship between the school and Kathleen Tacchi-Morris, and which ultimately led to the building of this arts centre.
4. Dead Good by Vamos Theatre – Fri 28 Feb
Programming theatre that meets the needs of audiences with different access requirements is a high priority for TMAC. Highly acclaimed, full mask-company Vamos Theatre return to TMAC for the fifth time with their new show Dead Good which is accessible to deaf audiences without a signer. This show represents the continuing relationships we have with companies such as Vamos and Frozen Light, a company who make shows for people with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD), and our commitment to access for all.
5. The Page is Printed: Celebration Evening – Sat 21 Mar - *THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED*
Providing opportunities for local writers and promoting new writing is a passion for TMAC. The Page is Printed is an annual writing competition we have held since 2011. The celebration evening announces the winners and, more importantly, provides an opportunity for entrants to share their writing with a supportive, enthused audience.
6. Pete Firman & The Amazing TBC – Fri 9 Oct, 7:30pm
Our professional touring programme aims to give audiences the opportunity to see shows by the best performers touring around the UK. Pete Firman comes to TMAC for the fourth time with his new show. Always delighting audiences with his special blend of comedy and magic, he represents the top quality comedy we aim to programme each year.
Kathleen Tacchi-Morris was a dancer and promoting dance of all kinds is a key priority for TMAC. Ballet Theatre UK bring their high-quality productions to TMAC numerous times each year and perform to sell-out audiences. Their shows represent our continuing commitment to dance and belief in the power of movement to communicate with us in ways words sometimes can’t.