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This weeks work

Posted in Gigs, Inspiration, Library, Poetry, Schools with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2011 by Matt 'Man' Windle

Monday the 24th of January I started the week off holding a workshop at Haybridge High School in Hagley working with year 7’s and 8’s. All students came up to the front performed their poems so I hope they enjoyed the day!

Tuesday the 25th I’m heading over to Four Dwellings High School to hold 2 workshops with 80 kids and a workshop with some of the guys at the flip centre.

Thursday 27th I’m back at Haybridge getting the students to write around the theme of ‘identity’

Friday the 28th in the afternoon I’m at the MAC in cannon hill with Bright Space so if you’re free please come and pop your face in. I’ll be there from half 12. Then on the night time it’s the final to find Worcestershire’s first ever Young Poet Laureate. What a cracking night that will be.

And to finish the week off on the 29th I’m doing a little 10 minute performance at a youth service event just to get the audience nice and relaxed before their fab day begins!


The final stretch before Christmas

Posted in Gigs, Inspiration, Library, Poetry, Schools with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 13, 2010 by Matt 'Man' Windle

The last little bit of work for 2010 is here.

Monday the 13th of December I’ve been to two schools holding workshops for the Worcestershire Young Poet Laureate competition. In the morning I was at Forest Oak before travelling to Stourport High school so fingers crossed the YPL will have a few more entries.  

Tuesday the 14th I’m at the MAC holding an all day workshop trying to build the confidence and inspire the pupils of Virtual College. Let’s hope I get them all up to the front performing their work.

Wednesday the 15th I finish off for Christmas at the council house performing at another ‘chance to shine’ tea party – with a Christmas theme!

Worcestershire YPL at the Artrix

Posted in Gigs, Inspiration, Library, Poetry, Schools with tags , , , , , , on October 26, 2010 by Matt 'Man' Windle

Tomorrow (27th October) I complete my final workshop in search for Worcestershire’s first ever Young Poet Laureate at the artrix in Bromsgrove. If your under 18 and want the chance to be Worcestershire’s first YPL then come down. I’ll be there from 11am until 4pm. for details.