2012 Gratitude Blog

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So, the world didn’t end on 21 December and I for one am pretty grateful for that. I mean on one level it would have been pretty neat and symmetrical, not requiring certain things to be worked out. But I have big plans for 2013 so, all in all, I … Read More

Keeping On Keeping On!

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It has been a frenetic past 3 weeks! I started the training component of my contract with the Institute For The Advancement of Journalism, put together the launch of my poetry book and played my first two solo shows on guitar…. I am pretty fried! If you missed the book … Read More

Artists Confirmed for Poetry Audio Disc

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20yearsentence is pleased to announce that a full roster of artists has been finalised to appear on the bonus CD that will accompany the release of For You Or Someone Like You, my debut poetry collection. The ten-track CD will only be available at the live shows I will be … Read More

Musical Poems

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I am totally, really and flat out exited for the first time in ages! My first ever collection of poetry heads off to the printers this week. Those of you with a keen eye will have seen some muttering on Facebook about it, but now I can officially say that … Read More

Matthew: The Return!

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After a good few quiet years on the musical front, Matthew van der Want has gradually been acclimatising his eyes to the glare of the public spotlight again. The culmination of this takes place on Saturday 5 May when he launches his latest album, ‘Outstanding’ at The Bioscope in downtown … Read More