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Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran

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Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre is located within a 19th-century Victorian manor house in Cwmbrân and is the regional centre for the applied arts in south-east Wales. It presents exhibitions promoting the applied arts and an extensive education and participation schemes of work to the local community. The Arts Centre is a registered charity governed via a voluntary Board of Trustees and is a revenue-funded client of the Arts Council of Wales. It holds a Service Level Agreement with the local Torfaen County Borough Council. Additional funding comes from Monmouthshire County Council, Cwmbrân Community Council, Croesyceiliog & Llanyrafon Community Council and independent trusts and foundations.BackgroundLlantarnam Grange is on the site of a much earlier property owned by Llantarnam Abbey, called Gelli Las. Some time after 1871 it became a farmhouse known as Llantarnam Grange. When the last occupier died in 1952, the building was purchased by Cwmbrân Development Corporation, becoming a postal sorting office. In April 1966 it reopened as Llantarnam Grange Societies Club. It was a place for club meetings, theatre performances and art exhibitions before being taken over as an arts centre by the trustees of Llantarnam Grange in 1983.The Main Gallery and Gallery 2The Main Gallery and Gallery 2 house six temporary exhibitions throughout the year . At various times exhibitions of work from the local community are also displayed.
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  • Great place hidden away by that awful cinema complex,great cafe,arts,a small jewel in Cwmbran,sadly next to a concrete mess that spoils it .  more »
  • had lunch their with workmates. ordered in advance to save time, food was excellent and reasonably priced. a really enjoyable visit  more »
  • Had a great mid morning break with my wife, we both had coffees (very nice) and some superb homemade cakes. I had orange polenta cake which was beautifully moist and my wife had bread pudding which wa...  more »
  • great place - amazing applied art exhibitions, great craft shop and cafe. I believe they also do a lot of works with schools and run kids workshops during the school holidays. An oasis in the middle of Cwmbran

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