Author Archives: Ian_henery

Walsall Writer To Speak About Volunteering Work In Kolkata With Saint Teresa for Acorns Hospice

A solicitor and poet from Walsall has been asked to speak on behalf of Acorns Children`s Hospice about his work with Saint Teresa of Kolkata ahead of a new three-part Sky documentary series Mother Teresa: For the Love of God which talks to some of her friends and bitterest critics, serving as a thorough reappraisal of […]

Local Poet To Perform At Stafford Literature Festival

A local published  poet and playwright has been invited to share his work at the first-ever Stafford Litfest on Saturday 21st May 2022. Ian Henery, whose 5th collection of poetry – Poems of Hope – is published by Kates Hill Press – will be reading at the University of Wolverhampton in Stafford from 1.30pm – […]

Susan Vickers To Read At St George`s Day & Shakespeare`s Birthday Celebrations

A radio presenter is to read from a Walsall playwright`s latest work at the St George`s Day and Shakespeare`s birthday celebrations this weekend. The play, the second in the trilogy called “Home” by Walsall Poet Laureate Ian Henery (pictured with Susan Vickers co-hosting the Pop & Soul Stage at Willenhall Lock Stock Festival)  was originally […]

Walsall’s Poet Laureate ready to tell tales of region’s Chinese labourers | Express & Star

The newly-appointed poet laureate of a Black Country town has been commissioned to write a play on a Chinese working group. Walsall’s poet laureate Ian Henery is set to write a trilogy for China West Midlands, telling the story of Chinese people living in Walsall and the surrounding area, ahead of Chinese New Year at […]

Theatre Review: The Chinese Labour Corps

Culture Writer Charis Gambon reviews The Chinese Labour Corps, deeming it a significant help in spreading awareness of what Chinese soldiers went through during World War One The Chinese Labour Corps play was overall a very well done play on an incredibly important subject; the piece was very thought provoking and was most certainly a touching […]

The Chinese Labour Corps – The Blue Orange Theatre Birmingham – February 4 2022

“One of the least known stories of the First World War.” That was the opening blurb of the advert, and I was intrigued. I’m no fan of the British Empire; its atrocities make modern day Isis and Al Qaeda look like beginners in the human rights stakes: The Boer concentration camps, the massacre at Amritsar, […]

Local Playwright with new play for China West Midlands

A local playwright, Ian Henery, has been commissioned to write a trilogy of plays for China West Midlands which strengthens connections in business, education, culture, art and sports for deeper understanding, greater collaboration and mutual prosperity between the West Midlands and China. The first in the trilogy, The Chinese Labour Corps, is being performed between […]

Local Playwright with new play for China West Midlands

A local playwright, Ian Henery, has been commissioned to write a trilogy of plays for China West Midlands which strengthens connections in business, education, culture, art and sports for deeper understanding, greater collaboration and mutual prosperity between the West Midlands and China. The first in the trilogy, The Chinese Labour Corps, is being performed between […]

Walsall Poet Laureate To Appear At The Wolverhampton Literature Festival

“Its great to be back at Wolverhampton Literature Festival”, said Greg Stokes of local Kates Hill Press.  “It`s our second appearance at the Wolverhampton Literature Festival and I can`t wait!  And this time we are with Ian Henery the Mayor of Walsall`s Poet Laureate!” The Kates Hill Press will have a book stall at Wolverhampton […]