My name is Loren Henry, I’m UCN project co-ordinator. In 2006, I set up Urban Circle Productions (as we were known then) with a few of my friends. We wanted to help young people in the local community, engaging and empowering them through the arts. We started off in an internet cafe and here we are now, over a decade later with a fully established working team, developed into a charity and are one of the biggest youth initiatives outside of council-led projects in South Wales.
In order to support the company to grow, I completed my BAHONS degree in Youth and Community Work, and my MA degree in Working With Children and Young People, and from there gained the tools to be able to facilitate, manage and lead a team, who now share their own experiences, skills and passions, to enable opportunities in which young people can grow and thrive.
GAVO Adult volunteer of the year award 2019
Ethnic Minority Welsh Women Achievement Award: Arts, Culture and Sports 2019