Category Archives: Walsall Poet Laureate

Caldmore Community Gardens Support Mayor Walsall’s Appeal

Caldmore Community Gardens are supporting the Mayor Walsall’s Appeal and made a generous donation to Councillor Rose Burley Mayor Walsall of £720. The Mayor Walsall ‘s Appeal is the following three charities; 1. Phoenix French Bull Dog Rescue, 2. Alzheimer’s Society, and 3. Walsall Foster Carers Association. Ian Henery of Ian Henery Solicitors is Mayor […]

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 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 […]

Walsall Poet Laureate with new play for Chinese New Year

The Mayor of Walsall`s Poet Laureate,  Ian Henery (pictured)  has been commissioned to write a trilogy for China West Midlands. The first play is  the little-known story of the Chinese Labour Corps to be premiered at The Blue Orange Theatre  for Chinese New Year between 1st – 5th February 2022. Ian Henery was appointed by […]

Former Walsall Poet Laureate With New Collection

Ian Henery, who was Walsall`s first Poet Laureate (2011 – 2015), has a new collection of poetry called “Poems of Hope” which is published by Kates Hill Press. These “Poems of Hope” were born out of the COVID-19 pandemic which has swept away the old lifestyles of the entire world”, explained Ian. Included within this […]

Former Walsall Poet Laureate on social distancing

A former Poet Laureate from Walsall has been commissioned to write a series of poems for Walsall for All about social distancing and COVID-19.Ian Henery was appointed Walsall’s first-ever Mayor of Walsall’s Poet Laureate by Councillor Garry Perry on National Poetry Day in 2011 and served under Councillors Dennis Anson and Mohammad Nazir until 2014. […]

Walsall Poet Laurerate fronts new show on Hope Radio FM

A former Poet Laureate from Walsall is fronting a radio show on Hope Radio FM. Ian Henery, who is also a playwright and a solicitor, was Mayor of Walsall`s Poet Laureate between 2011 – 2014 and has published 5 collections of poetry. He has a play in pre-production for China West Midlands 2020 that was […]

Walsall Poets Shine in Hope Radio`s Second Community Poem with Three Poet Laureates

Walsall poets have been collaborating with two community poem projects organised by Hope Radio to bring hope to the region during the coronavirus pandemic. The community poems will be posted online, in a virtual exhibition and on the community radio`s website to demonstrate the power that creativity brings in connecting people during lockdown. In addition, […]

Walsall Poets Shine In Hope Radio’s Community Poem

Walsall’s poets have been collaborating for a community poem project organised by Hope Radio. Hope Radio, which broadcasts on 87.9 FM and online, was born during the coronavirus pandemic with one simple aim – to bring hope to the people of the local community. We have an OFCOM licence and we are run by volunteers […]