A NEW festival has been launched in Taunton for young people.

Tyca, organised by Arts Taunton, began the festival this year in the hope it will grow over the coming years. The festival includes everything from acrobatics to 3D art and graffiti to hip hop.

Arts Taunton is proud to announce a Gala Evening with Sir Tim Rice on October 31. The concert will launch the Tyca Festival, which takes place November 1 until 3 2019.

Tyca are also undertaking an ambitious written and spoken word project focusing on environmental issues, inspired by Lost Words, a book of poetry written by Robert MacFarlane and beautifully illustrated by Jackie Morris.

Mammoth Sound System will be taking over the Creative Innovation Centre on Saturday, November 2.To find out more visit artstaunton.co.uk/tyca