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AWEN CULTURAL TRUST

Making lives better by providing space and
opportunity for people to enjoy vibrant
cultural experiences that inspire and
enhance their sense of wellbeing

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Our Theatres

Maesteg Town Hall, The Grand Pavilion
& Blaengarw Workmen's Hall special
places to play, to sing, to dance, to learn,
to watch and to dream

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Our natural heritage

Nurturing 113 acres of beautiful diverse
parkland at Bryngarw Country Park
for people to explore, to learn, to play,
to watch and to wonder

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OUR TRAINEES

Breaking down barriers for people
with disabilities, developing new skills
through horticulture & carpentry projects
at B-leaf and Wood-B

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OUR LIBRARIES

Opening doors, inspiring learning,
improving basic skills, closing the
digital divide and nurturing communities

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OUR COMMUNITY CENTRES

Providing vital community facilities at
affordable levels to help local people
live full and active lives

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What We Do

Pafiliwn y Grand

Grand Pavilion

With its octagonal dome and classic 1930s frontage, this much-loved venue has dominated the Porthcawl seafront for over 80 years and continues to host a wide variety of events including live theatre, concerts, ballroom dancing, conferences and weddings.

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Canolfannnau Cymuned

Community Centres

Our three community centres – Awel-y-Mor in Porthcawl, Betws Life Centre, Coity and Litchard Higher Community Centre – are well used private hire venues offering affordable spaces for a whole range of events and activities.

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Llyfrgelloedd

Libraries

We offer knowledgeable and helpful staff, innovative and interactive events and activities, lifelong learning opportunities for adults and fun events for children. Or just come and pick up a good book!

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Wood-B

Our fully equipped carpentry workshop based in Tondu offers employment opportunities for adults with disabilities, using practical woodworking and joinery projects, both onsite and in the community, as a basis of their training.

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Neuadd y Dref Maesteg

Maesteg Town Hall

This imposing grade II listed building with its prominent clock tower is the focal point of the town and proudly serves Maesteg, the Llynfi Valley and the surrounding areas as a large multifunctional venue for professional and community events.

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B-Leaf

Buy your high quality, competitively priced plants, shrubs and perennials from our purpose-built garden centre based in Bryngarw Country Park and run by a horticultural project which provides employment opportunities for adults with disabilities.

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Neuadd y Gweithwyr Blaengarw

Blaengarw Workmen's Hall

Nestled on a hill at the top of the Garw Valley, and enjoying spectacular views over the countryside, the hall is a thriving community facility, comprising a 250 capacity auditorium, dance studio, IT training suite, and many general purpose rooms.

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Parc Gwledig Bryngarw

Bryngarw Country Park

Whether you are a family in search of a great day out or a walker who wants to escape to the country, you’ll find 113 acres of picturesque parkland, native woodlands and formal gardens to explore, easily accessible from the M4.

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New sound and lighting desk at Maesteg Town Hall 

The installation of a brand new FLX lighting console, Yamaha TF5 sound desk, projector and Apple Mac computer will allow Maesteg Town Hall to continue to attract professional live productions, which demand high quality sound and lighting. Shows such as the Johnny Cash Roadshow require special effects such as ‘intelligent’ stage lighting. The new lighting desk allows the lights to be automated, so they can move and create complex and colourful effects on […]

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Bryngarw Country Park achieves coveted Green Flag Award

Keep Wales Tidy has unveiled this year’s Green Flag Award winners – the international mark of a quality park or green space. In total, 183 parks and green spaces in Wales have met the high standard needed to receive the coveted Green Flag Award or the Green Flag Community Award. The Flag will be flying […]

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Forever Jackson: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience

This autumn is an exciting time for theatre at Maesteg Town Hall; alongside our other shows and events we are hosting four professional plays and a musical!

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Relaxed and signed performances of Cinderella

Following on from the success of last year’s accessible performances, The Grand Pavilion will once again be staging a signed performance on Thursday 28 December at 5pm and a relaxed performance on Thursday 4 January at 10.30am.

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