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Lets get ready to fight!

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

Monday 14th and 15th of March I was at Warren Farm Primary school helping out camera man George getting the final parts of their poetry video performed and recoded. I was also choreographing sword fight scenes with the lads. I hope to have that video on my site some time soon!

Wednesday 16th I was once again at the council house performing at a chance to shine tea party. There was a lovely crowd there and I loved performing for them.

Thursday 17th I held a workshop at NethertonPrimary school getting a bunch of enthusiastic year 5s writing and performing!

Friday 18th I was back in Telford holding a workshop at John Randall Primary.

Saturday 19th I was fighting in Coventry…and I won!

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From Telford to Manchester

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

Monday 7 of March I was back at John Randall Primary inTelford continuing the workshops for their big performance later on in May.

Tuesday 8th I returned to Warren Farm Primary helping them perform for their very own music/poetry video.

Wednesday 9th I held a morning workshop at Wood House Primary school with the year 6’s and they loved it!

Thursday 10th I performed inBirmingham town for a fair trade event that was happening before jetting off toManchester.

Friday 11th I was at Irlam andCadisheadSchool inSalford working with year 11’s. That was a really fun day and I feel like I really got through to a lot of the students there. I hope to be back again later this year.

Lit Fuse

Posted in Gigs, Inspiration, Library, Poetry, Schools with tags , , , , , , , , on April 16, 2011 by Matt 'Man' Windle

Don’t forget, tonight!!! The 16th of April – It’s ‘lit fuse’ at the MAC in cannon hill park. I’m performing a new piece about Leonidas and the 300 Spartans fighting the Persians in 480BC and flashing back to make modern day comparisons. If you’ve got the film 300 watch it before you come! It starts at 7.30pm and we will finish about half 8/9. SEE YOU THERE!

Details of my work from the last month will be coming very soon!!!

Congratulations!!!

Posted in Gigs, Inspiration, Library, Poetry, Schools with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2011 by Matt 'Man' Windle

First of all, a massive congratulations goes out to my team. Birmingham city for beating Arsenal in the cup final! I was there with 32000 Brummies and it was one of the proudest days of my life. Let’s just pray we can now stay in the league.

Monday 28th February I was nursing a hangover and about 4 hours sleep as I set off to Telford to do another day at John Randall School to get ready for the slam we would be holding.

Tuesday 1st I put on a 2 hour performance/chat and a workshop at Shire Oak school and then got the young people to perform at the end of the day to friends, teachers and even parents!

Wednesday the 2nd I was at Warren Farm Primary School helping the year 5 class get ready for their Romeo and Juliet music video. What fun that was!

Thursday the 3rd I was at Birmingham museum and art gallery with Bewdley School putting on quick fire half hour workshops where I got the young people battling with 3 words that I gave them to rhyme with.

Friday 4th world book day was celebrated at Dormston School where teachers and pupils came to school dressed as a book character. I held 1 hour workshops with the year 7s and 8s and also judged the winner for the fancy dress competition. I hope to go back there again in the future.

P.s more recent posts will be coming very soon!

Half Term

Posted in Gigs, Inspiration, Library, Poetry, Schools with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 25, 2011 by Matt 'Man' Windle

This week has been a nice mix of rest and work for me as it’s half term.

Tuesday the 22nd I was at the Carling Cup finalist’s ground (the blues) holding a poetry workshop based on the theme of football. What great fun that was!

Thursday the 24th I had a real fun couple of hours at South Yardley Library getting the young people there writing a poem around the theme of chocolate. I’ve had some real positive comments from them as well so that’s really nice to see!

Saturday the 26th I’m meeting up with a creative agent from Bright Space to look at putting some of my poems to music. Let’s hope that works out.

Sunday the 27th I’m at Wembley. COME ON YOU BLUE BOYS!!!!! SOTV!!!

Valentines day review

Posted in Gigs, Inspiration, Library, Poetry, Schools with tags , , , , , , on February 25, 2011 by Matt 'Man' Windle

Here is the review from my Valentines Day performance at Birmingham Library Theatre. Thankyou to all that came to watch. Just click the picture to make it bigger.

Jobs for the week

Posted in Gigs, Inspiration, Library, Poetry, Schools with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2011 by Matt 'Man' Windle

My working week starts for me on Tuesday 8th of February at the Minerva centre In Frankley. I’m there for an hour talking/performing and showing the young people who to write poems! Following this I’m back to Al-Hijrah and the lads have got their final writing session before their performance!

Wednesday the 9th I’m holding a workshop all day at Bishop Challoner school working with year 7 all the way up to year 11 so fingers crossed it will be a nice day!

Thursday the 10th I am at Netherton primary school all day getting year 5’s to write some poetry! On the evening there is a new spoken word night called ‘hit the ode’ at the Victoria in town with some amazing acts so please come  and check it out!

Finishing the week off on Friday the 11th I am at Haybridge for the final time holding a half day workshop.