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Awen

Making lives better by providing space and opportunity
for people to enjoy vibrant cultural experiences that
inspire and enhance their sense of wellbeing

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Our natural heritage

Nurturing 113 acres of beautiful diverse parkland at
Bryngarw Country Park for people to explore,
to learn, to play, to watch and to wonder

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OUR TRAINEES

Breaking down barriers for people with disabilities, encouraging
independence, developing new skills and nurturing
friendships through our horticulture and
carpentry projects at Bleaf and WoodB

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OUR LIBRARIES

Opening doors, inspiring learning, improving basic skills,
closing the digital divide and nurturing communities

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What We Do

Pafiliwn y Grand

Grand Pavilion

With its octagonal dome and classic 1930s frontage, this much-loved venue has dominated the Porthcawl seafront for over 80 years and continues to host a wide variety of events including live theatre, concerts, ballroom dancing, conferences and weddings.

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Canolfannnau Cymuned

Community Centres

Our three community centres – Awel-y-Mor in Porthcawl, Betws Life Centre, Coity and Litchard Higher Community Centre – are well used private hire venues offering affordable spaces for a whole range of events and activities.

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Llyfrgelloedd

Libraries

We offer knowledgeable and helpful staff, innovative and interactive events and activities, lifelong learning opportunities for adults and fun events for children. Or just come and pick up a good book!

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Wood-B

Our fully equipped carpentry workshop based in Tondu offers employment opportunities for adults with disabilities, using practical woodworking and joinery projects, both onsite and in the community, as a basis of their training.

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Neuadd y Dref Maesteg

Maesteg Town Hall

This imposing grade II listed building with its prominent clock tower is the focal point of the town and proudly serves Maesteg, the Llynfi Valley and the surrounding areas as a large multifunctional venue for professional and community events.

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B-Leaf

Buy your high quality, competitively priced plants, shrubs and perennials from our purpose-built garden centre based in Bryngarw Country Park and run by a horticultural project which provides employment opportunities for adults with disabilities.

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Neuadd y Gweithwyr Blaengarw

Blaengarw Workmen's Hall

Nestled on a hill at the top of the Garw Valley, and enjoying spectacular views over the countryside, the hall is a thriving community facility, comprising a 250 capacity auditorium, dance studio, IT training suite, and many general purpose rooms.

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Parc Gwledig Bryngarw

Bryngarw Country Park

Whether you are a family in search of a great day out or a walker who wants to escape to the country, you’ll find 113 acres of picturesque parkland, native woodlands and formal gardens to explore, easily accessible from the M4.

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Awen News +


Celebrating a century of Roald Dahl

2016 marks a 100 years since the birth of the master storyteller Roald Dahl. Born in Cardiff, wrote some of the finest children’s books of all time, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Twits, and The BFG.

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New season, new brochure, new look

Awen Cultural Trust has launched a new look What’s On brochure for the autumn season at the Grand Pavilion in Porthcawl and Maesteg Town Hall.

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Bryngarw Country Park wins a Green Flag Award

Bryngarw Country Park in Bridgend has double cause for celebration: it has been awarded a Green Flag, the international mark of a quality park or green space, in its 30th anniversary year.

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