We might not export much coal and steel these days, but we export plenty of creative talent to the world. Rob Brydon, Katherine Jenkins, Michael Sheen, Anthony Hopkins – all ours. The late great Richard Burton? Born in Pontrhydyfen, son of a coal miner.
Our various arts venues are a focal point for showcasing both home-grown and international talent across all the art forms including theatre, cinema, music, comedy, dance and the visual arts.
Our latest ‘art installation’ created quite a stir when it arrived in December 2018, probably because no one had actually commissioned it. Days before Christmas, a Taibach household woke up to find that their humble garage had been transformed overnight with a mural by the mysterious, mischievous street-artist Banksy. ‘Season’s Greetings’ has since been bought by a private collector.