Author Archives: Ian_henery

Caldmore Community Gardens Support Mayor Walsall’s Appeal

Caldmore Community Gardens are supporting the Mayor Walsall’s Appeal and made a generous donation to Councillor Rose Burley Mayor Walsall of £720. The Mayor Walsall ‘s Appeal is the following three charities; 1. Phoenix French Bull Dog Rescue, 2. Alzheimer’s Society, and 3. Walsall Foster Carers Association. Ian Henery of Ian Henery Solicitors is Mayor […]

Walsall Festival of Words – New Drama in Walsall

The Walsall Festival of Words takes place at a variety of venues across Walsall between 8 – 9th June and promises to be a smorgasboard of free entertainment for all the family including spoken word, storytelling, workshops and music. Walsall Poet Laureate and playwright Ian Henery is proud to be part of the line-up of […]

Local Poet to perform at Raising Steam Festival

A local poet and playwright is scheduled to perform at the Raising Steam Festival between 19 – 22nd May 2022 for charity. Ian Henery, whose play “The Chinese Labour Corps” featured in a successful week-long run at The Blue Orange Theatre in Birmingham in February and was part of Chinese New Year Festival Online 2022, […]

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, […]