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Toni Cosson
Are you interested in film-making? Would you like to learn more about different parts of the industry, from acting and writing, to lighting, sound, costume, hair and makeup? Now’s your chance to ask professionals your questions, and find out how you can be part of a new Blaenau Gwent-based film next year – either…
Awen Cultural Trust is working in partnership with fellow social enterprise Boss & Brew Academy to launch ‘From the Ground Up’, a series of free barista training courses at the Met in Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent. The first two courses, which are open to anyone aged 16 and over, will take place from 10am –…
TEDxNantymoel will take place from 10am – 4pm on Sunday 19th November at the Mem Community Centre in Nantymoel. The independently organised event, licensed by TED, will feature local speakers and TED Talks videos under the theme of ‘The Heart of the Community’. Launched in 2009, TEDx is programme of locally organised events that…
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C. S. Lewis Join us as we celebrate International Day of Older Persons on 1st October with a week-long programme of events across Awen Cultural Trust. Keeping physically, emotionally and socially active is a great way to stay happy,…
Creative artists Naseem Syed and Plamedi Santima-Akiso have been awarded Our Voice Network bursaries, sponsored by Awen Cultural Trust. Our Voice Network exists to empower, develop, and platform artists of the Global Majority through professional development opportunities, showcasing events, and bursaries. The bursary programme, now in its second year, is led by artist Krystal…
Our partner organisation, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, has announced that the multi-million pound redevelopment of the Y Muni is now officially underway! Contractors have started work to revitalise the much-loved Pontypridd venue and reopen it next summer. The Grade II Listed Muni, in the centre of Pontypridd, was originally built in a…
It was great to welcome Waterstones Children’s Laureate Joseph Coelho to Bridgend Library yesterday. The award-winning performance poet, playwright and children’s author is on an epic cross-country journey to join a library in every local authority in the UK – more than 200 libraries in total. Pob lwc Joseph!…
Awen Cultural Trust, the registered charity which runs the Met theatre and community events venue in Abertillery, is launching Awen Skills, a free programme of creative industry workplace training courses for adults and young people aged 16 years and older. The programme is being funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity…
Awen Cultural Trust, in partnership with Bridgend County Borough Council, are proud to support the development of a new play – Price of Change – which will be showcased at Blaengarw Workmen’s Hall this autumn. The play, which has been written by Vic Mills of Contemporancient Theatre, with poetry by Professor Kevin Mills and…