Author Archives: Ian_henery

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 […]

Former Walsall Poet Laureate To Perform At Shrewsbury Food Festival

A former Walsall Poet Laureate is due to appear at Shrewsbury Food Festival on 4th September to champion mental health. Alongside other Walsall poets including Phil Buckley, Tina Cox, Julia Dean-Richards, Angela Wood  Maurice Malcolm and Elliot Parker there will be spoken word performances, workshops and a community poem on the theme of mental health […]

Local Poets To Champion Mental Health At Food Festival

A group of local published  poets have come together to champion mental health and aim to take their workshops and performances to the Shrewsbury Food Festival in Quarry Park  on 4th September near Shrewsbury town centre.  The topic for their poetry will be mental health. Walsall poet and retired social worker and lecturer Phil Buckley […]