Over the course of World Wellbeing Week, we’ve been inspired by the cultural community of Awen. A cultural trust enhancing our sense of wellbeing, right here in Bridgend.
All about Awen
Awen Cultural Trust, is a charitable organisation dedicated to amplifying the cultural opportunities in Bridgend. Awen provides a range of different spaces across the county, for the community to enjoy vibrant cultural experiences. With strong values of creativity, collaboration, empowerment and fairness, Awen’s proud purpose is to ‘better lives’.
Become inspired with Awen
- Sing, dance, or watch and dream with Awen’s three theatres across Bridgend
- Learn new skills at one of Awen’s libraries
- Share your cultural journey with your community, at a local Awen community centre
- Grow your wellbeing amongst the natural heritage in Bridgend at Bryngarw Country Park
There’s something for everyone!
Keeping up with the culture
If you’re feeling inspired by Awen Cultural Trust this summer and you’re not sure where to start with getting involved, check out Awen’s news page. You can stay up to date with the latest projects, shows, community news and Bridgend trends.
Trying something new can feel overwhelming but it can also be exciting and rewarding. Even taking a book out from the library is a great start to enhancing your cultural knowledge. Discussing a book in your community centre or local group is a great way to meet new people too. Start small and build your confidence.
Don’t forget you can share your cultural inspiration and wellbeing journey with us too!
Working with Awen Community Trust
Another great place to start with getting involved, is ‘being involved’. Awen offers fantastic volunteering opportunities. Support a local charity, meet new people, learn new skills or share your experiences by signing up here. Not sure about volunteering? Read more about how becoming a volunteer benefits your wellbeing with our recent article on BAVO, (a partner of Awen Cultural Trust).
Awen is also a local employer. With a team of almost 200 people from across Bridgend, you too can earn a living whilst making a difference to people’s lives. From showing someone to their theatre seat, to working in accounts at Awen’s office, there could be an enjoyable and rewarding role for you. Check out their current vacancies here.
Inspiration for all
Awen’s most recent projects are work based initiatives for adults with learning disabilities in Bridgend and the surrounding areas. B-Leaf and Wood-B are exciting opportunities to learn new skills and make new friends. Find out about Awen’s trainee schemes by contacting: [email protected]
A bright future
Awen is also redeveloping Maesteg Town Hall, to continue the cultural heartbeat in the Llynfi Valley, near Bridgend. Awen Cultural Trust has proudly operated the Hall with support from the community since 2015. Now with new plans to introduce a successful professional programme, the grand auditorium will host a range of dance, drama, music, comedy and children’s events. Find out more about the future of Maesteg Town Hall and how you can get involved here.