I am the Artwork Co-ordinator for Valleys Kids a thriving youth arts project inthe South Wales Valleys. I also teach Performance and Society part time at the Atrium in Cardiff.
A little more about me:
my background is in theatre in education and youth arts. I worked as an actress for theatre in education and community theatre companies throughout the 1980's. In 1990 through Spectacle theatre I set up a youth theatre in Penygraig Community Project this has blossomed into a revenue funded youth arts project ArtWorks under the umbrella of Valleys Kids an award winning community development project. ArtWorks now has a team of 8 workers. I am a part time lecturer at the University of Glamorgan. I recently completed my Masters by Research - looking at youth arts, I am a qualified social worker.I have written over 30 plays by and with young people.My interest is working in theatre in a fictive context with young people.
South Wales Valleys
Projects I’m working on:
Ongoing Collaborative project with Agata Teci from Kronika Gallery in Bytom Poland called Kids at the Centre entering its 3rd stage of development of our Superheroes Project.
Reach the Height Project working with young people not in employment education and training
Co- ordinating a team of 6 youth arts workers running drama workshops and youth theatre, music and guitar workshops in Community First Areas in the South Wales Valleys. Co-ordinating a programme of theatre and arts events at our Centres.
A partner in the Mzansi Cymru Wales South Africa project.
Collaborative project with NTW Massive Theatre New Zealand,Mess up the Mess and ArtWorks Valleys Kids
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Thanks Miranda for your supportive message! Fingers crossed - it would be such a great opportunity... I have to spend a day in residence with the company on Thursday... then wait to see... Hope all well with you and yours xx
Hi, Miranda, lovely to see you again, I like way how you are working so it would be great to meet you and speak more about opportunities between us.
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Heloooo Miranda-so lovely to hear from you!
Portugal, sounds lovely work or holiday trip?
We came back from Italy a few weeks ago. Since then I've been busying myself with cleaning and gardening to stop myself from going insane :/
I'm back in college as of this week re-doing my maths g.c.s.e which is kinda funny (14 years later)... I really miss applied drama and all that it brings.
Good luck with this years class, not that you'll need it though cause your just fab!
x x x
@NTWtweets#NTWstorm Went to STORM last night - utterly breathtaking, totally immersive. A sea of beautiful words integrated with the most powerful score by @JohnHardyMusic and @SLGBarnes - truly the best example of the astonishing ground breaking talent we have in Wales.