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Wolverhampton’s radio station boosts its Board

The only radio station dedicated to serving Wolverhampton has welcomed a new member to its Board of Directors. WCR FM, which broadcasts on 101.8FM and online at, has recently moved into new studios at Mander House in the city centre as it expands its operations. And it’s now growing further with the addition of […]

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 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 […]