Author Archives: Ian_henery

Twelve Days Of Christmas Ends In Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton`s radio station, WCR FM, based in the Mander Centre, is celebrating the end of the twelve days of Christmas with a special poem commissioned from their Poet in Residence – but without a partridge in a pear tree. “The Twelve Days of Christmas is a song that everyone sings” explained Ian Henery, Poet in Residence “and […]

Wolverhampton`s Poet in Residence Wishes the City Happy New Year

The Poet in Residence of Wolverhampton`s radio station, WCR FM, which broadcasts to over 900,000 people daily  on 101.8 FM, online, Spotify and listen again, wants to wish everyone in the city a very happy New Year. “I don`t think any of us have every known a year like this one” said Ian Henery, Poet in Residence  […]

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 […]

Rainbow Over Wolverhampton As Count Down To Christmas Begins

“I want to talk about the themes of hope, peace, joy and love as we head towards the end of the year” said Ian Henery, Poet in Residence of 101.8 WCR FM in Wolverhampton “and paint a rainbow over Wolverhampton”. There are 4 candles of Advent and one is lit each Sunday leading up to […]

Poet in Residence On Global Climate Change For World Buy Nothing Day

The Poet in Residence at 101.8 WCR FM in Wolverhampton has written a new poem to mark World Buy Nothing Day on 25th November. “This is an international day of protest” explained Ian Henery, Poet in Residence “and a 24 hour detox against consumerism that coincides with Black Friday.  It`s an opportunity for people to […]