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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 […]

Walsall’s Poet Laureate ready to tell tales of region’s Chinese labourers

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 […]

Walsall Poet Laureate with new play for Chinese New Year

The Mayor of Walsall`s Poet Laureate,  Ian Henery (pictured)  has been commissioned to write a trilogy for China West Midlands. The first play is  the little-known story of the Chinese Labour Corps to be premiered at The Blue Orange Theatre  for Chinese New Year between 1st – 5th February 2022. Ian Henery was appointed by […]

Walsall Celebrates Round Britain Women’s Cycle Race With Poetry In Motion

Ian Henery, Andrew Clayton and Phil Buckley are three ordinary chaps, living in Walsall and enjoying the creative muses of poetry, music and photography respectively. So why did they turn out last Tuesday with a converted ice-cream trike to delivery poetry to the people of Walsall? The story behind the project turns out to be […]