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Wolverhampton Poet in Residence To Appear At Green Arts Festival

The Poet in Residence of Wolverhampton`s radio station, WCR FM, is to appear at the Stafford Green Arts Festival on Saturday 18th February.     Ian Henery, who will be hosting 3 days of spoken word from the Mander Centre Community Hub during the Wolverhampton Literature Festival between 3rd – 5th February, is one of […]

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jnr Day in Wolverhampton

The Poet in Residence of Wolverhampton`s radio station, WCR FM – which broadcasts on 101.8 FM, online, Spotify and Listen Again – is inviting everyone to celebrate Martin Luther King Jnr`s Day on 16th January.   “It`s his birthday”, explained Ian Henery, Poet in Residence “and in the US some workers get the day off […]

Poet in Residence Ushers in Chinese New Year in Wolverhampton

The Poet in Residence at Wolverhampton`s radio station, WCR FM, is ushering in Chinese New Year on 22nd January 2023. WCR FM, which broadcasts on 101.8 on FM, online, Spotify and Listen Again, broadcasts to 900k people daily across Wolverhampton and surrounding regions.   “Chinese New Year 2023” said Ian Henery, Poet in Residence at […]

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 […]

Poet in Residence Starts Preparing For Wolverhampton Literature Festival

(Pictured left to right in the Mander Centre Community Hub – Josh Griffiths, Ian Henery, Poet in Residence, Chris Allen, Chair WCR FM, Greg Stokes, The Kates Hill Press, Claire Tedstone, Saturday Books & Gallery, Laura Taylor, Marketing Manager, Mander Centre, Penelope Thomas, Wolverhampton Literature Festival, Alphina Ndlovu, Communities Against Racism Enterprise and Finance Director […]

Remembrance Day Poem By Wolverhampton Poet In Residence

The newly appointed Poet in Residence at WCR FM has written a special poem for Remembrance Day which will be broadcast by Wolverhampton`s radio station on 101.8  FM, online, Spotify and Listen Again.  The poem is also available to view on the radio station`s Facebook, Instagram and website (www.wcrfm.com). Ian Henery, who was appointed on National Poetry […]