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Awen Libraries brings Virtual Reality to local Bridgend libraries

Hundreds of people from old to young have experienced a glimpse of life in the 1943 Berlin Blitz, a Congo and the Dr Who set thanks to a library tour of the BBC’s best virtual reality experiences.

The headsets were available in Bridgend libraries from the week commencing 17th June, with some dates left, giving the people of Bridgend an opportunity to experience virtual reality with the support of library staff.

Virtual reality is an exciting way to experience a story. However, the headsets used in order to provide these experiences are usually expensive, limiting the amount of people who have them at home. By putting them into local libraries across the UK, the BBC are hoping to give everyone the chance to try it out.

Awen Libraries is managed by registered charity Awen Cultural Trust, who provide cultural opportunities to communities of Bridgend County Borough.

Friday 21st June
Bridgend Library 2pm-5pm
Pyle Library 5pm-7pm
Porthcawl Library 10:30am-12pm
Pencoed Library 3pm-6pm
Aberkenfig Library 2pm-4pm
Maesteg Library 2pm-4pm
Y Llynfi Library 10am-12pm

Saturday 22nd June
Pyle Library 10am-12pm
Pencoed Library 10:30am-11:30am and 2:30pm-4:30pm

For more information about these sessions and our libraries please visit, www.awen-libraries.com. Contact details for each branch can be found on the website.

For further information, contact Megan Donnan on 01656 815998 or email megan.leahy-donnan@awen-wales.com.