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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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Vernon Hartshorn OBE MP exhibition launches in Y Llynfi Library

Hartshorn was the first Welsh collier to become a Cabinet Minister during the turbulent years of the early 20th century. Kindly provided by the volunteers of South Wales Miners Museum, the exhibition includes information regarding Vernon Hartshorn’s life, his contribution to the valley’s coal trade and his input to parliamentary decisions between 1905 and 1931. […]

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Bryngarw Country Park nets funding for new pond dipping platform

Postcode Local Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Awen Cultural Trust, the registered charity which manages Bryngarw Country Park, received £1,201 from the Trust to buy the timber and other materials required. Wood-B, a work-based project offering training in carpentry and woodwork for adults with disabilities, constructed and […]

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Welsh Language and Bilingual Events

The latest poll by the Office of National Statistics shows a significant increase in the numbers of Welsh speakers in Wales – from 726,600 in 2008 to 874,700 today! The numbers are up in our area too, and Awen Cultural Trust is keen to support this growth. Across our venues, our audiences and service users […]

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Panto Junior Chorus Auditions – Snow White

Aged 9 – 16 years and want to appear in a professional panto? Come to our open auditions, best to register in advance…

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