The wait is over! Bold & Brave, a vision which began back in 2019, is finally becoming a reality and opening its doors to the public for the first time on Saturday 9th October. 

Bold & Brave, situated in Taunton’s Independent Quarter, is an exciting new retail experience, bringing together young people and the community.  

Working in partnership with Young Somerset, Bold & Brave is no ordinary shop; it’s a place where you can purchase unique handmade goods and locally sourced products, all made by young people or to support young people.  

But it’s also so much more; it’s a community hub, a social enterprise space and a place that provides young people with the opportunity to have visible roles within Bold & Brave, whilst gaining work experience and life skills training.   

Nik Harwood, CEO of Young Somerset says “By working closely with local colleges, SEND & secondary schools and community partners we’re empowering young people of Somerset to design, ethically produce, showcase and sell their own quality products.” 

We’re also on the lookout for talented young producers, designers, artists and entrepreneurs who’d like to showcase and sell their work in Bold & Brave. This unique opportunity will allow you to give your products an audience, develop skills and confidence, network with other young entrepreneurs and be mentored by Young Somerset staff. Find out more: https://www.youngsomerset.org.uk/are-you-bold-brave  

Young people are at the very heart of Bold & Brave, supporting and empowering them to put their stamp on their products and their community.   

So come along to 14 Riverside Place and find out more about what Bold & Brave is all about, whilst discovering quality handmade local products! 

If you’d like to find out more or get involved, please pop into Bold & Brave, or get in touch with our Retail Manager, Carol Farmer: [email protected] / 07950 209582