Archive for May, 2011

Me and AKALA

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

Saturday the 21st I’m back at the Birmingham Library Theatre in town having the privilege of introducing MOBO award winning rap star AKALA. It starts at 5pm (so get there just before) and it will finish at 6pm. So just come and chill for an hour or so. I hope to see you there!

Trip to Germany and Austria

Posted in Gigs, Inspiration, Library, Poetry, Schools with tags , , , , , , on May 5, 2011 by Matt 'Man' Windle

Friday 6th May I’m flying over to Germany to perform some of my poetry. Me and some local artists will also be getting the train over to Austria for a performance. I’ll keep you up to date with how the trip goes!

Severn Vale

Posted in Gigs, Inspiration, Library, Poetry, Schools with tags , , , , , , , on May 5, 2011 by Matt 'Man' Windle

Today I was back in Gloucester  holding a follow on session with Severn Vale’s year 10s. This time we analysed other artist’s word play and looked in to the deeper meaning behind the simple definition. They then ended the session by writing about what poetry is to them. I’m back there again on Tuesday!

I AM…Matt Windle

Posted in Boxing, Gigs, Inspiration, Library, Poetry, Schools with tags , , , , on May 4, 2011 by Matt 'Man' Windle

A friend of mine and an up and coming video artist named Courtney Salmon has started a company named ‘CS visuals’ and he is creating an ‘I AM’ series featuring local artists. Thankfully I have been included as one of these artists and here is a quick little interview with me about what I want to do with my future.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7vbcF8AH4Q&feature=channel_video_title

BBC WM

Posted in Inspiration, Poetry with tags , , , on May 4, 2011 by Matt 'Man' Windle

On bank holiday Monday, the 2nd of May, I was up bright and early for an interview at  BBC WM. We we’re talking about the best ways to discipline children. If you missed it and would like to listen then please click this link. I come on after about 1 hour 15 minutes and 30 seconds of the show so just skip to that time.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00gbddv/Phil_Upton__Breakfast_02_05_2011/

Another Fight

Posted in Boxing with tags , , , , on May 4, 2011 by Matt 'Man' Windle

Friday the 29th of April – after training for twice a day all bank holiday – I was fighting over in Yardley. I came out the victor in a majority points win.

Easter = chocolate!

Posted in Boxing, Gigs, Inspiration, Library, Poetry, Schools with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 4, 2011 by Matt 'Man' Windle

April this year was especially quiet what with Easter AND a royal wedding all in the same month. But here are one or two things I got up to, to keep me ticking over.  

Thursday 14th I got the train down toReading for a workshop at HMP young offenders. I was a bit apprehensive before the day started but what a fantastic, eye opening experience that turned out to be. I loved every second of it and I believe the young men did too. Some seriously inspiring, touching and personal pieces came from that workshop and I hope to get the poems on my website in the future. They all had the talent and capability so I just hope they use that to help better the rest of their lives!

Friday 15th I was at the MAC for another workshop getting me ready for the ‘lit fuse’ performance the next day! On the night time I was fighting. And again, I won.

Saturday 16th I was at the MAC tying up loose ends for my performance later on in the evening. It was pretty much a full house and thank you to every body that turned up. I loved it!