Category Archives: Commissions

Poet in Residence Commissioned to write for International Day of Families & National Children`s Day UK

The Poet in Residence of Wolverhampton`s radio station, WCR FM, has been commissioned to write  for National Children`s Day UK  and the International Day of Families. National Children`s Day UK falls on 14th May and International Day of Families is on 15th May 2023. “National Children`s Day is all about the importance of a healthy […]

Poet in Residence commissioned to write poem for Coronation

The Coronation of King Charles III is a historic moment in the life of the nation and will take place on 6th May 2023 at Westminster Abbey conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The ceremony is rooted in longstanding tradition and the service will reflect The King`s role today and look to the future.  Throughout […]

Wolverhampton Celebrates National Shakespeare Day & St George`s Day

The Poet in Residence at Wolverhampton`s radio station, WCR FM – which broadcasts on 101.8 FM and online, has been commissioned to write poems celebrating National Shakespeare Day and St George`s Day on 23rd April.   “23rd April was an unusual date for William Shakespeare” said Ian Henery, Poet in Residence of WCR FM “because […]

The Birmingham Grid Project 2023 – In Search of Urban Happiness

A new photographic Grid Project was launched in November 2022 and will be carried out in Birmingham and Halifax in 2023.  The project, In Search of Urban Happiness, will use different methods to previous projects and, along with photographers, will use writers.  Local poet Ian Henery has been commissioned to supply a variety of different […]

Walsall Poet & Playwright With New Play For Commonwealth Games

A poet and playwright from Walsall is to feature in the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Birmingham  with a play that premiered last month during the Walsall Festival of Words. Ian Henery (pictured performing  at the Black Country Festival  with actors Chi Lam, Angela Huang, Cindy Millman and Kim Lam) will feature at the National Trust`s […]

Van Gogh Inspired Poetry Set to Music

Inspired by van Gogha’s drawing Sorrow, 1882 Ian wrote a series of three poems; his triptych portrays the strained love story between van Gogh and his muse. In this drawing, shown left, van Gogh depicts Sien (Clasina Maria Hoornik). Ian’s first poem I Miss You is written from Sien’s point of view, while the second poem […]