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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 […]

Haikus of Hope – New Collaboration with Hope Radio and Red Bucket Projects

A wonderful collaborate project with Red Bucket Projects and Brum Community Media to create a body of work for broadcast on Hope Radio and exhibit in the Hope Radio Virtual exhibition to bring hope during COVID-19 lockdown. Red Bucket projects is working with Hope Radio on a new project called Haikus of Hope. Hope Radio […]

Welcome to Southside district

In this week’s newsletter, we highlight the Hope for Hospitality campaign which sees venue owners across Birmingham come together to request further support from government. Additionally, we bring you the latest goings on in Southside, including a special offer you won’t want to miss and an exclusive competition. HOPE FOR HOSPITALITY The Midlands hospitality industry […]

Rediscovered 1920s Willenhall Scholar To Appear At Sonnets For Shakespeare

A forgotten 1920s Willenhall scholar and teacher is to feature at the inaugral event at BritGrad 2020 with Sonnets for Shakespeare in aid of Shakespeare`s Globe Theatre and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Harold Percival Kingston, who was born in 1895 and grew up in the family drapery store at 26 Cross Street, Willenhall, was awarded […]

Birmingham solicitor takes new poetry collection to San Francisco

A city centre solicitor-cum-poet has gained international recognition for his latest collection of work “Poems of Hope” which reflects life in pandemic Birmingham and beyond. Ian Henery, who manages a legal firm in Southside, was invited to perform his Brummie-inspired verses at poetry events in San Francisco and across the whole of the UK via […]