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Toni Cosson
Join Awen Cultural Trust for the next in our free Community Arts Network events for Bridgend, as we explore the benefits and challenges of using the arts with vulnerable groups. We will be joined by Steve Berry, Corporate Parenting and Participation Officer at Bridgend County Borough Council, who will introduce us to opportunities to…
Awen Cultural Trust will host the second Bridgend Children’s Literature Festival from Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 February, supported by Bridgend County Borough Council (BCBC). The week-long festival, which will take place at Bryngarw Country Park, Awel y Môr Community Centre in Porthcawl and libraries across Bridgend, hopes to inspire a lifelong love of…
Are you proactive, prepared to challenge and make high quality decisions in pursuit of Awen’s charitable objectives and in support of our beneficiaries? Due to a number of current trustees approaching the end of their term of office, we are looking to appoint new individuals who can commit and contribute to the future of…
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council has provided a progress report on the major ongoing scheme to redevelop the Y Muni in Pontypridd. Work to the building, in partnership with Awen Cultural Trust, started in September – to reopen Y Muni next year as a multi-purpose and fully-accessible events hub. The redevelopment will repair…
Recordings from TEDxNantymoel – The Heart of the Community are now available to view on the TEDx YouTube channel. Click here to see the whole playlist. 8 Steps for co-designing with communities – Paul Stepczak Coal, community and the 1984-85 miners’ strike – Amanda Powell Communities reclaiming the night sky – Martin Griffiths School…
If you are an unpaid carer living in Bridgend County Borough, did you know that you can apply for an Amser grant of up to £400 to use on a flexible short break through the charity TuVida? Breaks can include overnight stays, day trips, sporting activities and access to subscriptions or memberships. We are…
This Carers Rights Day, Awen is shining a spotlight on the work we do using the arts to support the wellbeing of carers in Bridgend through partnerships with organisations such as Bridgend Carers Centre, Tu Vida, Inclusability, Special Families and more. You are considered a carer if you have a responsibility for the wellbeing…
First Minister Mark Drakeford and Minister for Climate Change Julie James MS visited Bryngarw Country Park last week to announce its status as a National Forest for Wales. Awen Cultural Trust has been recognised by Welsh Government for its commitment to creating a woodland space at Bryngarw Country Park that is an exemplar for…