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

Monday the 21st of March (which was national children’s poetry day) I was at Hazel Oak School in Shirley getting their young people to write poems around the theme of ‘horizon.’ These poems were for a competition and I have since been informed that 5 of their pupils have made the final so a massive well done to them! I’m chuffed to bits for them.

Thursday 24th I was at Chandos Primary School performing for all juniors and then holding a workshop with year 6s. I’m back to do a slam with them in June.

Friday 25th I was back in Telford holding another workshop at John Randall.

Sunday 27th I was at the MAC all day taking part in a workshop to get me ready for the ‘lit fuse’ performance on the 16th of April. Following that workshop I drove down to Wycombe to perform at a slam there.


Public Address Tour: The final chapter :(

Posted in Gigs, Inspiration, Library, Poetry, Schools with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 8, 2010 by Matt 'Man' Windle


So here it is. The final date of my first tour is now here. It doesn’t seem like 5 minutes since we were kicking off in Newcastle. But it’s actually been 2 months and now the last gig is upon us. In Birmingham! My home city. Lets hope the place is buzzing to get our spoken word artists really in the mood.

There’s 4 amazing poets (and myself) performing at the MAC (Midlands Art Centre) in Cannon Hill Park, B12 9QH on Thursday the 9th of December and you’re all invited! Please come and check it out and enjoy some spoken word greatness.

Tickets are £5 if you are 16 or below. 60 or above or a university student. If you are non of those and you can’t blag it then tickets are £7.

The performances start at 7.30pm so please if you could be there for 7pm that would be ace!

I hope to see you tomorrow and lets hope there are many more tours to come in the future!

Speak up!!!

Posted in Gigs, Inspiration, Library, Poetry, Schools with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2010 by Matt 'Man' Windle

Are you ready? No seriously. Are you ready? For the biggest speak up EVERRRR! When I say big, I mean massive! Established acts include Eva Lazarus, Ed Sheeran, Alex Gwyther, Polarbear and Scroobius Pip.

Hosted by the amazing Jodi Ann Bickley. Even though it’s her baby, she didn’t quite want to go it alone so her partner in rhyme (me) is popping on stage to help her out. Hanging out with us and playing some music on stage will also be Joe Girvan.

It’s at the Hare & Hounds pub in Kings Heath and if you live in or any where near Birmingham you need to get to this event! Tickets nearly sold out though so you better be quick! Look forward to seeing you there.

If you can’t make this event please do come to my final tour date this Thursday the 9th of December at the Midlands Art Centre (MAC) in Cannon Hill Park. Tickets if you are 16 or below, 60 or above or a university student are £5. £7 for any body else. There are 4 other amazing spoken word artists on from across England so please come and check it out!!!