Archive for spoken word

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!

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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!

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!

performing, judging and fighting

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

On the 28th and 29th of March I was at the Oval Primary school holding workshops for their festival of reading. I got some great chocolate poems out of them and some of their poems may even appear on this site!

Wednesday 30th I was at the Artrix in Bromsgrove Judging a senior school poetry slam. Some great poets are going to come of those guys I’m sure!

Thursday 31st I was fighting over in Donnington.

21st-27th

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.

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!