Archive for January, 2011

This weeks work

Posted in Gigs, Inspiration, Library, Poetry, Schools with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2011 by Matt 'Man' Windle

Monday the 24th of January I started the week off holding a workshop at Haybridge High School in Hagley working with year 7’s and 8’s. All students came up to the front performed their poems so I hope they enjoyed the day!

Tuesday the 25th I’m heading over to Four Dwellings High School to hold 2 workshops with 80 kids and a workshop with some of the guys at the flip centre.

Thursday 27th I’m back at Haybridge getting the students to write around the theme of ‘identity’

Friday the 28th in the afternoon I’m at the MAC in cannon hill with Bright Space so if you’re free please come and pop your face in. I’ll be there from half 12. Then on the night time it’s the final to find Worcestershire’s first ever Young Poet Laureate. What a cracking night that will be.

And to finish the week off on the 29th I’m doing a little 10 minute performance at a youth service event just to get the audience nice and relaxed before their fab day begins!

Jobs for this week!

Posted in Gigs, Inspiration, Library, Poetry, Schools with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2011 by Matt 'Man' Windle

My first poetry action this week was Tuesday the 18th of Jan at the Steiner Academy in Hereford. I worked with pupils there around the theme of ‘identity’ and really got some cracking and inventive stuff. Let’s hope they send some of the poems my way!

 Thursday the 20th of January I went back to Bearwood School to present the winning team with their ‘slampion’ trophy. A massive well done to them!

Then later on that day I’m off to Kings Heath community centre to perform at an event being held by the police force discussing with young people what can be done to make their area better!

Friday 21st I have a meeting with Warren Farm Primary School to work out our lesson plan for the upcoming project I have there.

Back to work..

Posted in Gigs, Inspiration, Library, Poetry, Schools with tags , , , , , , , on January 9, 2011 by Matt 'Man' Windle

First off, Happy New Year to you all!

Monday the 10th  of January I’m back to the day job for the first time since the Christmas holidays.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday I’m holding a poetry workshop at Bearwood Primary school and come the end of the week we’ll have a slam to see who the best poets in the school are!

Breaking my week up a bit on Wednesday the 12th I’m at Severn vale school in Gloucester holding a workshop trying to make some year 10 pupils more inspired by poetry!