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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!!!