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Maesteg Town Hall is set to reopen later this year, as the multi-million-pound redevelopment project delivered by Bridgend County Borough Council and its partners at Awen Cultural Trust nears completion. The Grade II listed building, which will be restored as an arts and cultural venue for the town and the wider Llynfi Valley community,…
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…
This summer, join Awen Cultural Trust for its first-ever Seascape festival, a celebration of outdoor creative arts performances inspired by the sea. The fun and free family-friendly events will take place in Porthcawl on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June. A jam-packed programme of events has been planned for the weekend, including unmissable live…
Awen Cultural Trust is seeking Welsh speaking amateur performers between the ages of 18-25 for their forthcoming new production Gwlad Gwlad. Gwlad Gwlad explores the real stories and personal connections to the Welsh national anthem. Written by playwright Christopher Harris, with music from composer Stacey Blythe, the piece will be directed by Harvey Evans….
Awen Cultural Trust is seeking to recruit an Outdoor Arts Project Manager on a short-term freelance contract to support us with the delivery of a variety of outdoor arts performances and events across Bridgend county borough. Fee: £2,500 for up to 12 days work between May-December (flexible). Reporting to our Creative Wellbeing Manager, you…
Join us for an evening of African dance and spoken word at Our Voice, an informal gathering for sharing and connection. Hosted by Our Voice Network founder Krystal S. Lowe, the evening will be a space to showcase artists and bring people together to connect and discuss their passion for the arts and culture….
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…
Businesses and individuals based in or working in the creative industries across Bridgend are invited to join Awen Cultural Trust for our second FREE Creative Industries Network event, exploring the importance, challenges and role of climate justice for the cultural sector. There will be opportunity to explore what climate justice means, why it is…