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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!

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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!

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.

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!!!

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!