Category Archives: Upcoming Work

Walsall’s Poet Laureate ready to tell tales of region’s Chinese labourers | Express & Star

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 […]

Local Playwright with new play for China West Midlands

A local playwright, Ian Henery, has been commissioned to write a trilogy of plays for China West Midlands which strengthens connections in business, education, culture, art and sports for deeper understanding, greater collaboration and mutual prosperity between the West Midlands and China. The first in the trilogy, The Chinese Labour Corps, is being performed between […]

Walsall Poet Laureate To Appear At The Wolverhampton Literature Festival

“Its great to be back at Wolverhampton Literature Festival”, said Greg Stokes of local Kates Hill Press.  “It`s our second appearance at the Wolverhampton Literature Festival and I can`t wait!  And this time we are with Ian Henery the Mayor of Walsall`s Poet Laureate!” The Kates Hill Press will have a book stall at Wolverhampton […]

Award-winning Poet Laureate using poetry to combat racism

On the evening 4th May 2021, Ian Henery a successful solicitor, raised funds for the charity – Communities Against Racism Enterprise – CARE, founded to heal and repair the minds of individuals and communities suffering from racial trauma, regardless of skin colour. Ian, by using poems from his latest book, ‘Poems of Hope’, along with […]