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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, Blaengarw Workmen's Hall &
The Grand Pavilion 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, encouraging
independence, developing new skills and nurturing friendships
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's on

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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FREE events to celebrate our first birthday!

Join us for our 1st birthday celebrations by taking part in one of our free events, this Saturday 1st October.

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Nature’s Calendar – September

Fruit is out in abundance. Rosehips on the park’s dog roses are a favourite of finches and small mammals, while blackberries provide another source of food at the edges of the meadows and in the north woodlands.

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Live Theatre at Maesteg Town Hall This Autumn

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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Local Star Rebecca Craven to Spread Some Magic in the Grand Pavilion Panto

The Grand Pavilion in Porthcawl are delighted to announce that Rebecca Craven will be starring in their gigantic family panto Jack and the Beanstalk this Christmas.

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