Miranda Ballin
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What I do:
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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At 8:48 on January 29, 2013, Guy O'Donnell said…

Thanks Miranda

At 10:54 on January 28, 2013, Louise Osborn said…

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

At 2:00 on March 25, 2012, Aleksandra Nikolajev Jones said…

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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At 4:00 on March 20, 2012, Catherine Paskell said…

Miranda! Let's meet up! I'm in Cardiff this week and the start of next! Let's do this!! xxxxxxx

At 3:19 on February 18, 2012, Sarah Jones said…

Hi Miranda, Did try to ring but just with a minor querie as couldn't get hold of Phil or Guy. Abdul helped so all is ok. Have you signed up for the event yet? Hope your well, Sarahx

At 10:32 on September 29, 2009, Claire Marie Bailey said…
P.s you have new hair? post a pic!
At 10:30 on September 29, 2009, Claire Marie Bailey said…
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
At 1:24 on May 26, 2009, Catherine Paskell said…
Hi Miranda, put up a photo of you with your new fabulous hair! Welcome to National Theatre Wales community, so excited to have you onboard x
At 1:19 on May 26, 2009, Lucy Davies said…
how lovely to have you!

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