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We are delighted to be offering a Pay What You Can option for these performances: Frogs in Bogs – Bryngarw Country Park – Tuesday 1st August Cinema Club – Mamma Mia – Grand Pavilion – Wednesday 2nd August Cinema Club – South Pacific – Grand Pavilion – Thursday 3rd August Cinema Club – Moana…
Bryngarw Country Park has reached the high standard required to fly the coveted Green Flag for another year! The award is given to publicly accessible parks and green spaces that have achieved international standards in the areas of: a welcoming place; healthy, safe and secure; well maintained and clean; environmental management; biodiversity, landscape and…
Congratulations to Julie Golden, Maesteg Library Supervisor, who has won a coveted place on the CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) 125 list. This list recognises and honours a new generation of librarians, information and knowledge management professionals who drive positive change, make a difference and have an impact across all sectors….
Awen has been recognised for its commitment to workplace wellbeing. We were one of 61 organisations to take part in Mind’s seventh annual Workplace Wellbeing Index, and have been recognised with a Gold Award. Chief Executive, Richard Hughes, said: “We are delighted that Mind has recognised Awen as an organisation which has embedded mental…
A huge welcome to Sid, our newest recruit. Sid is a trainee at Wood-B, one of our work-placed programmes for adults with learning disabilities, where he has gained the skills and confidence needed to secure a job at our café in Bryngarw Country Park. Richard Hughes, Chief Executive of Awen Cultural Trust, said: “As…
Awen Cultural Trust will launch the 2023 Summer Reading Challenge and their summer programme of library activities with a fun-filled, family event at Newbridge Fields in Bridgend on Saturday 8th July from 12pm to 3pm. The event is supported by Bridgend County Borough Council, Valleys to Coast, Arts and Business Cymru and Halo Leisure….
You’re invited to view a display of the proposed redevelopment of the Grand Pavilion, before the formal planning process begins. Monday 3 July – Sunday 16 July Oriel Bar, Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl Monday – Friday: 9am – 4.30pm / Saturday: 9am – 5pm / Sunday: 10am – 5pm You can speak to an architect…
Awen Cultural Trust is working in partnership with Tanio to offer weekly creative arts groups to anyone who is struggling with loneliness or isolation, living with poor mental or physical health, or would benefit from seeing a friendly, welcoming face or meeting new people. Participants can self-refer using an online form or just turn…
Awen Cultural Trust is helping to tackle the data poverty crisis within Bridgend county borough, by distributing free mobile data and SIM cards to people who need them, and offering free digital skills training at its libraries. This initiative is supported by the National Databank, which has been set up by Virgin Media 02,…
Awen Cultural Trust will host the its first Bridgend Children’s Literature Festival from Saturday 20th May to Sunday 4th June, thanks to financial support from Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru | Arts Council of Wales, Welsh Government and Bridgend County Borough Council. The fortnight-long festival, which will take place at the Grand Pavilion in Porthcawl, Blaengarw Workmen’s Hall, Bryngarw…