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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.


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!

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.


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!

Back to the 16th

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

Wednesday the 16th of February I took another trip down to Telford to do a poetry performance for the pupils and parents at John Randall School. Alongside me was DNA dance crew member Tanita who was strutting her stuff as I did a little bit of spoken word.  

Friday the 18th I was back at Netherton Primary working with the rest of year 5 getting them to write poems about themselves and their dreams ready for their music video.