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 […]
On 4th May a former Poet Laureate is launching a poetry fundraiser to support communities affected by racism. Ian Henery, a solicitor, is using poems from his latest book, Poems of Hope (published by Kates Hill Press) to take to social media to fundraise for CARE – Communities Against Racism Enterprise. The charity was founded […]
Brum Community Media; a Birmingham based art collective has responded to the restrictions of the pandemic by creating a unique virtual reality interactive gallery space, offering artists an opportunity to exhibit and art lovers an accessible creative space to enjoy. Brum Community Media was founded in March 2020 by community radio dynamo and activist Peni […]
Beauty Comes By Pain Highbury Orchard, I`ve heard again the thrush Amongst the trees; the aroma of Spring, Blossom flowering on the hawthorn bush. The little birds, I have heard them all sing That seasons turn – and what will be – will be And it`s awoken life in the heart of me. Across […]
Ian and Lucy discuss Sonnets for Shakespeare on Hope Radio 87.9 FM, Birmingham On Tuesday 7th July 2020 at 8.00pm (BST) please tune in to the Ian Henery Show on Hope Radio (87.9FM or online by clicking here) for a wonderful chat between Ian and Lucy, the co-founders of Sonnets for Shakespeare. We will also […]
Walsall Creative Factory develops and delivers exciting and dynamic arts and heritage projects and events with local communities in the West Midlands celebrating local diversity and culture. To view Ian Heneryâ€™s virtual performance during lockdown, please click here.