Mark Adkins

Having spent many years as the Creative Director of a London ad agency, creating and overseeing work for the country’s best known brands, Mark settled full-time in Somerset in 2008 and started Oohlala Creative. Based near Taunton, Oohlala is intentionally a small operation with the freedom to exploit different disciplines including photography and design. Whatever […]

Vienna Ashley-Watts

Vienna Ashley-Watts   Vienna is a BLM activist and Co-Founder of BLM Taunton with a background in Youth and Support work. She moved to Taunton when she was in primary school and enjoyed performing arts, specifically theatre and acting. She was involved in many multi-cultural projects due to her mother being prominent within the race equality sector in Taunton. She […]

Tim Baigent

Tim is the creative director of small graphic design firm Glyder, which he runs with his wife Bethan. Tim graduated from the London College of Communication in 1992 with a degree in graphic design and continued to work in London throughout the 1990s – before finally moving back to Taunton to set up Glyder. Owning […]

Adam R Grose

Adam Grose uses drawing, painting and printmaking to explore landscapes, walking, mapping, non-perspective visual art and Zen painting practices. He sources natural and industrial pigments, combining and developing alternative ways of recording a journey, transforming landscape through layering rock, soil and mineral pigments to create a visual language for time, memory and aesthetics. He has […]

Richard Holt

Richard is director of the Creative Innovation Centre CIC and Core Business Design in Taunton, Somerset which supports and promotes the development of the creative sector locally . Richard is a Fellow of Creative Enterprise through the Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Plymouth University and a Fellow of the Royal Society […]

Liz Hutchin

Having taught for over 30 years in Primary Schools including East and South-east London, Liz established Busylizzie Art & Literacy Ltd, in November 2013 as a way of further developing the passion for art, presentation, creativity and design that had been bubbling inside all that time! Busylizzie Art is about bespoke and personal, from consultation […]

Jenny Keogh

Jenny is the CEO of GoCreate Taunton, as well as being a local artist who also curates a pop-up-gallery for local artists. Jenny combines this with her day job as a mental health support worker and several voluntary posts. These include facilitating Art reparation for Young Offenders, supporting a well-being clinic in a local school […]

Fran Pitt

A varied career involving map-drawing for military history publications, writing and editing was put on hold whilst caring for my sick husband. During this time I studied at Exeter University for a BA, then MA, taking 1st with honours in Medieval Studies.Currently I continue to research, write and edit: I’m editor in chief of Corridors, […]

John Stuart

Chairman of Fire River Poets ( John is retired after 30 years with City and Guilds, the vocational awarding body, and prior to that the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Commercial Education Scheme, as it then was. As well as chairing Fire River Poets, John organises the poetry events now running at the Creative […]

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