March 2010

01/03/10 Porthcawl Male Choir St David’s Day Charity Concert at 7.30pm Tickets: £10/£8 conc Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl: 01656 815995

 

04/03/10 World Book Day: Poetry Slam competition at 7.30pm Tickets: £3.50 Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl: 0166 815995

 

05/03/10 Frank Hennessy & Friends at 7pm Tickets: £5/£4 Supported by The Hennessys Berwyn Centre, Nantymoel: 01656 840439

(Frank Hennessy, Dave Burns & Iolo Jones), Heather Jones and John Prior

Cabaret seating and licensed bar

 

05/03/10 Cwlwm Celtaidd 2010 at the Grand Pavilion – The Celtic Festival of Wales Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl: 01656 815995

 

06/03/10 Cwlwm Celtaidd 2010 at the Grand Pavilion – The Celtic Festival of Wales Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl: 01656 815995

 

07/03/10 Cwlwm Celtaidd 2010 at the Grand Pavilion – The Celtic Festival of Wales Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl: 01656 815995

 

07/03/10 Cwlwm Celtaidd 2010 at the Grand Pavilion – The Celtic Festival of Wales Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl: 01656 815995

 

17/03/10 Art Talk: Siobhan Grice – Rounding the Edges at 7pm Tickets: £4 Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl: 01656 815995

 

19/03/10 Chris Cocoran “What Gods On Your, Stays On Tour” 2010 at 7.30pm Berwyn Centre, Nantymoel: 01656 840439

Tickets: £5.00 – cabaret seating and licensed bar. Adults only

 

19/03/10 Comedy at the Stage Door: Steve Hall with Ahir Shah. Host Mark Olver at 8pm Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl: 01656 815995

Tickets £7 – adults only

 

21/03/10 Jazz Sunday in the Café Bar: Detox Jazz from 3.30pm – 5.30pm Free entry Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl: 01656 815995

 

21/03/10 Bridgend County Borough Council’s Bridgend Youth Service Dance Finals Maesteg Town Hall: 01656 733269

 

21/03/10 Dancing in the Streets presented by Sarah Burnell School of Dance at 7pm Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl: 01656 815995

 

24/03/10 Morecambe – The Man What Brought Sunshine (story of Eric Morecambe) at 7.30pm Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl: 01656 815995

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date Event Venue / Contact

 

 

25/03/10 Lunchtime classics in the Café Bar: Wayne Warlow Imperial Trio (light classics) Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl: 01656 815995

1.00pm – 2.00pm Free admission

 

25/03/10 An evening with Gerry & The Pacemakers, 7.30pm Tickets: £16/£15/£12 (conc available) Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl: 0166 815995

 

26/03/10 Adult 70’s Retro Disco at 7.30pm Tickets: £3 – adults only Cabaret seating & licensed bar Berwyn Centre, Nantymoel: 01656 840439

 

26/03/10 GOLD 2 – non stop 80’s hits at 7.30pm Tickets: £7 (all profits going to charity) Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl: 01656 815995

 

28/03/10 High School Rocks! – hits from High School Musical 1, 2, 3 & 4 at 7.30pm Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl: 01656 815995

 

30/03/10 Messy Craft Afternoon from 2pm – 4pm. Admission: £2.50 (£3.50 with lunchbox) Berwyn Centre, Nantymoel: 01656 840439

Children under eight years of age to be accompanied by a responsible adult at al times)

Advanced booking required as numbers are limited.

 

April 2010

 

 

01/04/10 Jazz in the Stage Door: The Keith Little Band at 8pm Tickets: £6 Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl: 01656 815995

 

07/04/10 Self guided Easter Egg trail from 11am – 3pm Admission: £2 per child – car park: £2 Bryngarw Country Park: 01656 725155

 

07/04/10 The Selfish Giant – children’s show with puppets, music & storytelling at 12.30pm Berwyn Centre, Nantymoel: 01656 840439

Tickets: £3/£2 (concessions)

 

08/04/10 Disney’s Mulan presented by Bridgend Youth Theatre Juniors at 7.30pm Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl: 01656 815995

09/04/10 Disney’s Mulan presented by Bridgend Youth Theatre Juniors at 7.30pm Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl: 01656 815995

 

10/04/10 Disney’s Mulan presented by Bridgend Youth Theatre Juniors at 7.30pm Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl: 01656 815995

 

10/04/10 South Wales Model Show organised by Bridgend Festivals Committee – day Newbridge Fields: info: 01656 661338

 

11/04/10 South Wales Model Show organised by Bridgend Festivals Committee – day Newbridge Fields: info: 01656 661338

 

14/04/10 The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hide at 7.30pm Tickets: £11/£10/£9 (cons available) Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl: 01656 815995

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date Event Venue / Contact

 

 

15/04/10 Porthcawl International Jazz Festival 2010: Acker Bilk & Paramount Jazz band at 7.30pm Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl: 01656 815995

 

16/04/10 Porthcawl International Jazz Festival 2010: Clare Teal at 7.30pm Tickets: £15 Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl: 01656 815995

17/04/10 Porthcawl International Jazz Festival 2010: Porthcawl venues & Grand Pavilion info: Grand Pavilion : 01656 815995

21/04/10 Art Talk: Valerie Ganz – The changing face of South Wales at 7pm Tickets: £4 Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl: 01656 815995

 

22/04/10 Comedy at the Stage Door: Chris Ramsey with Klint Edwards. Host Mark Olver at 8pm Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl: 01656 815995

Tickets £7 – adults only

 

23/04/10 Phil Dando Big Band and Singers at 7.15pm Tickets: £15 Book 10 tickets – save £30! Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl: 01656 815995

 

25/04/10 Spring bird song guided walk from 10.30am – 12.30pm Free admission – car park: £2 Bryngarw Country Park: 01656 725155

 

25/04/10 Jazz Sunday in the Café Bar: Five Go Swing from 3.30pm – 5.30pm Free entry Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl: 01656 815995

 

28/04/10 Copacabana presented by Porthcawl Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society at 7.30pm Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl: 01656 815995

 

29/04/10 Copacabana presented by Porthcawl Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society at 7.30pm Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl: 01656 815995

 

30/04/10 Copacabana presented by Porthcawl Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society at 7.30pm Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl: 01656 815995

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Berwyn Centre, Nantymoel

Tel 01656 840439/840719 email: berwyn.centre@bridgend.gov.uk www.bridgend.gov.uk/berwyn

Monday to Fridays (except Bank Holidays)

 

Coffee shop from 11am – 5pm

 

Every Monday (except Bank Holidays)

 

Parents & toddlers playgroup from 9.30am – 11.30am (term-time)

 

Adult intermediate tap dancing class from 10am – 11am. Free admission

 

Card craft at 1pm

 

Dance class (5 – 7) at 4pm (term-time)

 

 

Brownies (7 – 9) from 5.30pm – 7pm (term-time)

 

Yoga class at 7pm

 

Community night bingo from 7pm – 8pm

Every Tuesday

 

Adult dance class from 9.30am – 10.30am.

Admission: £2 (free for Bridge Card members – call centre for details)

 

Foot clinic at 10am – please call centre for further information

 

Pilates from 11am – 12pm.

Admission £2 (free for Bridge Card members – call centre for details)

 

Library children’s craft hour (8 years +) at 3.30pm. Free admission

 

Adult beginners’ tap dancing class from 4pm – 5pm.

Free admission

 

Bridgend Youth Theatre workshops (5 – 18)

See Bridgend Youth Theatre activities page for further details

 

Aerobics classes from 6pm – 7pm & 7pm – 8pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Berwyn Centre, Nantymoel

Tel 01656 840439/840719 email: berwyn.centre@bridgend.gov.uk www.bridgend.gov.uk/arts

 

Every Wednesday

 

“Want 2 Work?” – job advice organised by Job Centre Plus from 9am – 12pm

 

Parents & toddlers playgroup from 9.30am – 11.30am (term-time)

 

Computers for the Terrified organised by Bridgend County Borough Council’s Adult Community Learning with Bridges in to Work from 10am – 12pm.

Only available to those aged 16 plus who are unemployed and seeking employment. Free admission.

Limited spaces available, so please contact centre to book a place.

 

Sewing class from 10am – 12pm

 

Health & Wellbeing class from 10.30am – 11.15am

 

Sugarcraft at 12.30pm

 

Youth Club from 6pm – 9pm (term-time)

 

Dance class (5 – 7) at 4pm (term-time)

 

Welsh for Beginners from 7pm – 9pm organised by Bridgend College

 

Local History Group from 7pm – 9pm (Fortnightly - contact centre before making your visit)

 

Every Thursday

Cylch Ti a Fi (Welsh language parent & toddler group) from 9.15am – 11am

Children don’t have to speak Welsh to learn some songs and phrases which will be taught in school – give them a head start! Tel: 079 663 136 09 for details

 

Thursday Ladies' Club from 1.30pm – 3.30pm

 

Hip Hop dance class at 3.30pm (10 – 11) & 4.30pm (12 – 16). Free admission.

 

Slim Tone from 5.30pm – 6.30pm

 

Aerobics for beginners from 6pm – 7pm

 

Every Friday

Parents & toddlers playgroup from 9.30am – 11.30am (term-time)

 

BAG Food Co-op – collect, order, and pay from 11am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bridgend Library & Information Services

Tel: www.bridgend.gov.uk/libraries

 

 

 

Bounce and Rhyme sessions for babies and toddlers

 

Aberkenfig Library – every Friday at 10am. Tel: 01656 754820, e-mail: abkenlib@bridgend.gov.uk

 

Nantymoel Library, Berwyn Centre – every Thursday at 9.15am. Tel: 01656 754836 email: nantymoellib@bridgend.gov.uk

 

Pontycymer Library – every second Friday of the month at 10.30am. Tel: 01656 754843 email: pontycymerlib@bridgend.gov.uk

 

Porthcawl Library – every last Wednesday of the month at 1.30pm. Tel: 01656 754845, e-mail: porthcawllib@bridgend.gov.uk

 

Pyle Life Centre – every first Friday of the month at 2pm. Tel: 01656 754850, e-mail: pylelib@bridgend.gov.uk

 

 

Reader’s groups (no meetings in August)

 

Aberkenfig Library Welsh Language Group – every first Tuesday of the month at 11.30am. Tel: 01656 754820 email: abkenlib@bridgend.gov.uk

 

Betws Library, Betws Centre – every first Monday of the month at 1.30pm. Tel: 01656 754824 email:bettwslib@bridgend.gov.uk

 

Coed Parc, Park Street, Bridgend – every third Wednesday of the month at 1.30pm. Tel: 01656 754810 email:coedparclib@bridgend.gov.uk

 

Maesteg Library – every first Monday of the month at 1.30pm & third Friday of the month at 6pm Tel: 01656 754835 email: maestlib@bridgend.gov.uk

 

5Ogmore Valley Life Centre – every last Thursday of the month at 11am. Tel: 01656 754856 email: ovalelib@bridgend.gov.uk

 

Pencoed Library – every second Tuesday of the month at 10am. Tel: 01656 754840 email: penclib@bridgend.gov.uk

 

Porthcawl Library – every third Wednesday of the month at 2pm. Tel: 01656 754845 email: porthcawllib@bridgend.gov.uk

 

Pontycymer Library – every first Tuesday of the month at 2.30pm. Tel: 01656 754843 email: pontycymerlib@bridgend.gov.uk

 

Pyle Life Centre – every third Thursday of the month at 7pm. Tel: 01656 754850 email: pylelib@bridgend.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bridgend Library & Information Services

Tel: www.bridgend.gov.uk/libraries

 

Storytime for children

 

Betws Library – every Tuesday at 3.15pm. Tel: 01656 754824 email:bettwslib@bridgend.gov.uk

 

Maesteg Library – every Saturday at 3pm. Tel: 01656 754835 email: maestlib@bridgend.gov.uk

 

Pencoed Library – every Tuesday at 2.30pm. Tel: 01656 754840 email: penclib@bridgend.gov.uk

 

Porthcawl Library – every Saturday at 3.45pm. Tel: 01656 754845 email: porthcawllib@bridgend.gov.uk

 

Pyle Life Centre – every Tuesday at 2.15pm. Tel: 01656 754850, e-mail: pylelib@bridgend.gov.uk

 

Teen reading groups (12 – 15)

 

Are you aged 12 – 15 years? Do you love reading books?

Bridgend County Borough Council’s Arts & Culture Service would like to hear from you.

Supported by Bridgend Library Service, this new opportunity will enable young people to learn more about the creative process of literature and poetry by meeting each month to discuss a chosen book on a reading list which will include exciting and innovative authors

Neil Gainan, Jenny Valentine and Patricia Ness.

 

 

Starting soon in Bridgend Library - for further details, Tel: 01656 754830 email: bridgendlib@bridgend.gov.uk

 

Starting soon in Maesteg Library – for further details, Tel: 01656 754835 email: maestlib@bridgend.gov.uk

 

Pyle Life Centre - for further details, Tel: 01656 754850, e-mail: pylelib@bridgend.gov.uk

 

Starting soon in Porthcawl Library – for further details, Tel: 01656 754845 email: porthcawllib@bridgend.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bridgend Youth Theatre Workshops

Organised by Bridgend County Borough Council’s Arts & Culture Service

 

 

We offer open access with no auditions on enrolling. We offer backstage and design tuition, as well as performing experiences.

We are proud of our work and of our commitment to each other. We make a difference.

 

 

Berwyn Centre Junior & Youth Theatre Workshops (5 – 18)

Berwyn Centre, Nantymoel

Every Tuesday during school term time

5 to 7 from 4.30pm – 5.30pm

8 to 10 from 5.30pm – 7pm

11 to 18 from 7pm – 8.30pm

Admission: 5 – 7 years: £2 per session and 8 – 18 years: £3 per session – please call Centre to book your place before making your visit

For further information and details please call 01656 840439,

email: berwyn.centre@bridgend.gov.uk

www.bridgend.gov.uk/arts

 

 

Grand Pavilion Junior & Youth Theatre Workshops (5 - 25)

Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during school term-time

Concessionary rates available for all age groups for those in receipt of benefits or tax credits

Pre-booking essential for all classes

For further details call Grand Pavilion Box Office, Tel: 01656 815995

email: pavilion@bridgend.gov.uk

www.bridgend.gov.uk/arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bridgend Youth Dance Workshops

 

If you are aged 7 – 25, joining Bridgend Youth Dance really is “your chance to dance” enabling you

to further your dance skills through a series of contemporary dance workshops.

 

For further details please call Grand Pavilion Box Office, Tel: 01656 815995 email: pavilion@bridgend.gov.uk

www.bridgend.gov.uk/arts

Organised by Bridgend County Borough Council’s Arts & Culture Service

 

 

Bridgend Youth Writing Squad (12 – 18)

 

Organised by Bridgend County Borough Council’s Arts & Culture Service in conjunction with Academi – Welsh Literature Council for Wales, young people will be able to explore new opportunities for creative writing including poetry, scriptwriting, journalism, fiction, author visits and so much more.

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to learn more about the methods of creative writing and even see your work performed on stage!

For further details please contact the Arts Project Officer, Tel: 07977119074, e-mail: arts@bridgend.gov.uk

www.bridgend.gov.uk/arts

Organised by Bridgend County Borough Council’s Arts & Culture Service

 

Creative Industries Training Scheme

 

Organised by Bridgend County Borough Council’s Arts & Culture Service,

the Creative Industries Scheme is an on-going FREE programme for the performing arts and arts administration.

Open to ALL (15 years +) offering a range of industry based training including production design, stage management,

sound and lighting, directing, live sound, new music and many more.

The hub of activity is at the Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl, but it also operates from theatres and arts venues in Bridgend.

For further details please contact the Arts Projects Officer, Tel: 07977119074, e-mail: arts@bridgend.gov.uk www.bridgend.gov.uk/arts

www.bridgend.gov.uk/arts

Organised by Bridgend County Borough Council’s Arts & Culture Service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bridgend County Show Meetings

Bridgend Festivals Office – Cambria House, Wyndham Street, Bridgend. CF31 1ED

First Wednesday of each month at 6.30pm

For further details call Bridgend Festivals Committee, Tel: 01656 661338

e-mail: king-barry@btconnect.com www.bridgend-events.co.uk

 

Bridgend Festivals Committee Monthly Meetings

Bridgend Festivals Office – Cambria House, Wyndham Street, Bridgend. CF31 1ED

First Thursday of each month at 10am

For further details call Bridgend Festivals Committee, Tel: 01656 661338

e-mail: king-barry@btconnect.com www.bridgend-events.co.uk

 

Car Boot Sales

Multi-storey Car Park Next to Aldi, Bridgend Town Centre

Every Sunday from 7am – 12pm

80 - 200 car boot stalls each week!

Sellers: Cars - £6 & Car & Trailer - £10 (Vans under 2m admitted) - all proceeds invested into events in Bridgend.

 

For further details call Bridgend Festivals Committee, Tel: 01656 661338

e-mail: king-barry@btconnect.com or visit www.bridgend-events.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cultural Olympiad

The countdown has started to the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympics Games. With this in mind, Bridgend County Borough Council’s arts, sports and recreation teams have set up an Olympic steering group to inspire members of the community to become more active. The group will be looking at ways in which the community is able to contribute to the various exhibitions and festivals planned, highlighting what the 30th Olympiad will bring to the UK, and in particular Wales. The main focus is to utilize links with schools and community groups in putting together creative projects to help them take ownership of the Olympiad. The projects, such as designing a medal for the 2012 games, using music for expressive purposes and introducing mini Olympic festivals to schools, are designed to inspire an Olympic spirit.

 

Following the Flame…………….

A major new all – Wales project running until 2013, Following the Flame will use the build up of the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics as the main impetus to explore and celebrate the inspiring history of (often-forgotten) Welsh men and women who have attended the Games – whether as competitors, officials, coaches or spectators – and the impact that the Games has had on our nation. At the heart of the project will be a major history programme of video interviews with those still alive and /or their relatives, friends and supporters, to create a living history of Welsh participation in the Olympics and Paralympics. This “people’s history” will ensure that our story is told through the experiences of actual participants, at whatever level they engaged with the Olympic ideal, and offer in the process an inspiring picture of the social, geographic, economic, cultural and political realities which have continually shaped our lives (as well as our sports) over the past century or so.

 

Launch exhibition and workshops 2010

In preparation for the major exhibition launch in Bridgend County Borough in 2011, Bridgend County Borough Council will be touring an inspiring launch exhibition and workshop programme between January and May 2010 travelling to up to ten different venues to encourage local people of all ages and abilities to get involved. Each workshop will be delivered by skilled and experienced arts and education professionals in creative writing, visual arts, design, music composition and recording. Participants will be able to explore the mythologies of Ancient Greece (particularly the story of Prometheus’ stealing of fire from the gods, the origin of the Olympic Torch), the development of the Modern Games with its mottos, logos and symbols, Welsh achievements and the lessons we can all learn from this history of struggle and its responses to both failure and achievement in our own lives.

 

Free workshops at:

Pyle Life Centre from 2 – 3 March 2010

Bridgend Designer Outlet from 22 March – 9 April 2010

Ogmore Valley Life Centre from 12 – 13 April 2010

 

For further details on how you can take part, contact the Arts Projects Officer, Tel: 079 771 19 074, email arts@bridgend.gov.uk or visit www.bridgend.gov.uk/arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl

Box Office: 01656 815995 email: pavilion@bridgend.gov.uk www.grandpavilion.co.uk

 

Art @ Grand Pavilion

Organised by Bridgend County Borough Council’s Arts & Culture Service

 

“Impressions of Land and Sea” art exhibition

Launch: Wednesday 7 April 2010 at 7pm

Exhibition from Wednesday 7 April – Monday 21 June 2010

Renowned Porthcawl artists, watercolourist Barry Clack and mixed media artist Howell Davies

present their unique and lasting impressions of our beautiful South Wales land and seascapes.

Free admission

 

Art Talks

Wednesdays 17 March and 21 April 2010

Please see “Events at a Glance” for further details

 

Dance @ Grand Pavilion

 

Tea Dances

Organised by Bridgend County Borough Council’s Arts & Culture Service

Tuesdays 23 March and 20 April 2010

Please see “Events at a Glance” for further details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sport & physical activities

 

Bridgend Recreation Centre T: 01656 657491

Garw Valley Leisure Centre T: 01656 815886

Maesteg Sports Centre T: 01656 815050

Maesteg Swimming Pool T: 01656 733073

Ogmore Valley Life Centre T: 01656 840880

Pencoed Swimming Pool T: 01656 862360

Pyle Swimming Pool T: 01656 744019

Ynysawdre Swimming Pool & Fitness Centre T: 01656 815060

 

Get active, stay active with the Bridge Card

The Bridge Card can offer you access to eight sport centres with five swimming pools.

Enjoy…. swimming – aqua fit – aerobics – health suites – state of the art gym equipment – crèche facilities - and lots more during the day and night…

great for those who struggle to fit in exercise!

 

No joining fee

No annual contract

Greater choice

More for your money!

 

Talk to us today about Bridge Card memberships and take steps towards a healthier life!

 

Tel: 01656 641273

Email: leisuremarketing@bridgend.gov.uk

www.bridgend.gov.uk/leisure

tel: 01656 647780

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