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Bryngarw House, one of South Wales’s premier wedding and event venues, has announced a transformative rejuvenation, igniting a fresh chapter in its storied legacy. The venue, situated at Bryngarw Country Park in Bridgend, has unveiled a dynamic array of new packages, menus, and pricing, coupled with a visionary new management team poised to breathe…
We’re serious about doing social good and adding social value to people’s lives here at Awen Cultural Trust. That’s why we will be marking the first ever Seriously Social Week in May as part of a national campaign that showcases the work of charities, like ours, putting people above profit, connecting communities and helping…
Updated plans for the redevelopment of the Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl were unanimously approved this week by Bridgend County Borough Council’s development control committee. This means that enabling works to progress the redevelopment of the Grade II listed building can now move forward. The iconic building was granted £18m of funding through the UK Government’s…
Thanks to funding from Arts Council of Wales, Awen Cultural Trust is launching a new Associate Artist programme, aimed at those currently under represented within Awen and the creative and cultural sector. We are seeking applicants for three new freelance positions for those who identify as D/deaf, disabled or neurodiverse, are part of the…
Industry, and especially coal mining, is a vital part of our local history. The collieries brought workers to the valleys, with towns growing in record times. The jobs in the mines were hard and often dangerous, but they provided livelihoods for many families. The collieries were at the heart of the Welsh valley communities…
Did you know that many of Awen’s venues are on or are close to the National Cycle Network? The National Cycle Network is a UK-wide network of signed paths and routes for walking, wheeling, cycling and exploring outdoors. The Network contributes to people’s social, physical and environmental wellbeing, and makes vital links between communities….
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…