Our Stories

Toni Cosson
As part of our commitment to increase the diversity of our workforce at Awen, we provide a guaranteed interview to applicants who meet the minimum requirements for a job and are disabled or people of the Global Majority. You can ask to be considered under our Guaranteed Interview Scheme if you are a person…
Pupils from Maesteg Comprehensive School have been working with renowned Welsh singer-songwriter Lowri Evans  to release a new song that acknowledges women’s struggles over generations whilst celebrating their strengths with hope for the future.   Listen to the track ‘Let’s Show Them All’ here.    Read more about the project here.    With thanks…
The premiere of a new documentary ‘Voices from Underground – A Dying Breed’ will be held at 2pm on Saturday 29th April at the Grand Pavilion in Porthcawl. The event brings to a close a two-year project, coordinated by Awen and supported by Bridgend County Borough Council, which tells the human stories behind the…
Awen Cultural Trust is fully committed to promoting equality in the services we provide to our communities, as well as in relation to our people. Our recruitment processes and pay and reward policy support a fair and equitable process to recruit the right candidate, without bias towards gender or other characteristics. To this effect,…
The Our Voice Bursary 2023 aims to support two artists of the Global Majority, for one year, to take their career in the arts to the next stage and to make further connections in the arts sector in Wales. The two bursary recipients will be chosen through an open selection process searching for those…
We are excited to launch a new project for care homes using modern technology to combat isolation within spaces that have become known as “islands of the old”. Inside Outside uses VR experiences to aid reminiscence for residents by building a library of 360 degree videos of familiar places people would love to visit…
Over the past couple of years, Awen has worked in partnership with the Bridgend Carers Centre and the Kitsch n Sync Collective to give carers across the county borough surprise performances on their doorsteps. The Kitsch n Sync Collective is a Cardiff-based theatre company whose performers fuse different dance genres, characters and props together,…
A fundraising appeal, launched by registered charity Awen Cultural Trust to restore a ‘long-lost’ painting by the highly esteemed Christopher Williams to its former glory, has been achieved thanks to the community of Maesteg and its Town Council. Generous donations made by local individuals and Maesteg Town Council mean that the painting can now…
At B-Leaf and Wood-B, we work hard to ensure our trainees feel part of a team and benefit from a strong sense of belonging. We are therefore so grateful to Pobl Trust for funding new work wear for our trainees. With their generous grant we will be purchasing sweatshirts, sweatshirts and high visibility jackets…
Awen Cultural Trust is delighted to partner with Live Music Now Wales to bring the celebrated Lullaby Project to families in Bridgend, thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund. An initiative of Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute, New York for the past 10 years, the Lullaby Project now extends internationally. Over eight…