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A review of Poems of Hope

Poems of Hope – Ian Henery Over the past decade Ian Henery’s contribution to the literary scene in the West Midlands has been immense. Both as the movement’s advocate – and as an organiser of events in parts of the region (Walsall and the Black Country in particular) – he has seemed ubiquitous. He has […]

Former Walsall Poet Laureate to perform at the second Walsall Festival of Words

Local   wordsmiths are returning to celebrate their craft for the second Walsall Festival of Words on Saturday 10th June in Walsall Arboretum. There will be a second year of free activities on the Bandstand and in the Seedhouse for a lively day of words and music for all the family. Joining them on stage at […]

British Science Week Celebrations

The Poet in Residence of Wolverhampton’s radio station, WCR FM, which broadcasts on 101.8 FM and online, is urging Wolverhampton to celebrate British Science Week between 10th March – 19th March. “It’s a 10 day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths” explained Ian Henery, Poet in Residence.  “The week aims to raise awareness, spark […]

Fairtrade Fortnight in Wolverhampton

Fairtrade Fortnight runs between 27th February to 12th March 2023 and Fairtrade farmers, workers and campaigners up and down the country are highlighting the difference fair trade can make to lives, communities and our shared environment. Fairtrade does this by rallying a global community of millions – farmers, supply chain partners, schools and governments – […]

International Polar Bear Day and Global Climate Change

The Poet in Residence of Wolverhampton`s radio station, WCR FM, has urged people in Wolverhampton to remember International Polar Bear Day to raise awareness about the impact of global climate change. “International Polar Bear day” said Ian Henery, Poet in Residence, “is an annual event celebrated every 27th February to coincide with the time period […]

Shakespeare inspires poem for Pancake Day in Wolverhampton

The Poet in Residence at Wolverhampton`s radio station, WCR FM, has written a poem for the people of Wolverhampton for Pancake Day based upon Sonnet 18 written by William Shakespeare. Ian Henery, who successfully hosted 3 days of spoken word in the Mander Centre in February to celebrate the Wolverhampton Literature Festival, has written a […]