Monthly Archives: December 2022

Wolverhampton Poet in Residence`s Final Poem Based on Advent Candles

During the countdown to Christmas the Poet in Residence at Wolverhampton`s radio station, WCR FM, has been writing and broadcasting a poem a week symbolising the Advent candles. “Four candles decorate the outer edges of the Advent wreath”, explained Poet in Residence Ian Henery “and one candle sits in the middle, the Christ candle.  In […]

Countdown to Wolverhampton Literature Festival

Hosted by the City of Wolverhampton Council, Wolverhampton Literature Festival returns from 3 – 5th February 2023 for it`s 7th year. The festival aims to champion the creative voices of Wolverhampton and the West Midlands and provide a platform to showcase their talents. And this year Poet in Residence at 101.8 WCR FM, Wolverhampton`s radio […]

Sir John Betjemen’s 1954 “Christmas “ reworked for 2022 In Wolverhampton

Sir John Betjemen’s classic poem, “Christmas “, written in 1954 has been rewritten for 2022 In Wolverhampton. Ian Henery, Poet in Residence at 101.8 WCR FM, has rewritten it to make it relevant for a new audience.  The poem will be broadcast online and on FM radio by Wolverhampton’s radio station. “I was asked to […]

Peace In Wolverhampton As Count Down To Christmas Begins

The Poet in Residence of Wolverhampton`s radio station, WCR FM, is on a mission to spread the message of peace this Christmas. “Each Sunday a candle is lit for Advent”, explained Poet in Residence Ian Henery “leading up to the celebration of Christmas.  These 4 candles represent the themes of hope, peace, joy and love […]