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WCR FM Presents – The Wolverhampton Literature Festival

A big part of the seventh Wolverhampton Literature Festival has been the community involvement with artists, performers and poets across the city having the opportunity to meet up in a central location to celebrate their craft.   This year the Mander Centre Community Hub in the Mander Centre has become the centre for activities through […]

Poet in Residence Celebrates National Storytelling Week

The Poet in Residence of Wolverhampton`s radio station, 101.8 WCR FM, is encouraging everyone in Wolverhampton to celebrate National Storytelling Week between 28th January – 5th February.   “This engaging event” said Ian Henery, Poet in Residence, “is a celebration in schools, clubs, museums, spoken word venues  and various other places.  It`s a week for […]

Poet in Residence with poem for Wolverhampton Literature Festival

Wolverhampton Literature Festival has returned for its 7th year in 2023 and runs from Friday 3rd until Sunday 5th February.  Hosted by Wolverhampton City Council the Festival amplifies the voices of authors, poets, writers, publishers, storytellers and playwrights across the UK.  celebrating our creative communities living in Wolverhampton and surrounding regions.   The Festival always […]

Celebration of creativity as festival kicks off

The Wolverhampton Literature Festival has already seen the likes of Soul II Soul frontman Jazzie B appear to talk about his new autobiography and life in music, as well as showcase poets and provide opportunities to meet creative people from across the literary world.   Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh will headline the festival on Sunday, […]

Wolverhampton Poet in Residence To Appear At Green Arts Festival

The Poet in Residence of Wolverhampton`s radio station, WCR FM, is to appear at the Stafford Green Arts Festival on Saturday 18th February.     Ian Henery, who will be hosting 3 days of spoken word from the Mander Centre Community Hub during the Wolverhampton Literature Festival between 3rd – 5th February, is one of […]

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jnr Day in Wolverhampton

The Poet in Residence of Wolverhampton`s radio station, WCR FM – which broadcasts on 101.8 FM, online, Spotify and Listen Again – is inviting everyone to celebrate Martin Luther King Jnr`s Day on 16th January.   “It`s his birthday”, explained Ian Henery, Poet in Residence “and in the US some workers get the day off […]

Poet in Residence Ushers in Chinese New Year in Wolverhampton

The Poet in Residence at Wolverhampton`s radio station, WCR FM, is ushering in Chinese New Year on 22nd January 2023. WCR FM, which broadcasts on 101.8 on FM, online, Spotify and Listen Again, broadcasts to 900k people daily across Wolverhampton and surrounding regions.   “Chinese New Year 2023” said Ian Henery, Poet in Residence at […]

Twelve Days Of Christmas Ends In Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton`s radio station, WCR FM, based in the Mander Centre, is celebrating the end of the twelve days of Christmas with a special poem commissioned from their Poet in Residence – but without a partridge in a pear tree. “The Twelve Days of Christmas is a song that everyone sings” explained Ian Henery, Poet in Residence “and […]

Wolverhampton`s Poet in Residence Wishes the City Happy New Year

The Poet in Residence of Wolverhampton`s radio station, WCR FM, which broadcasts to over 900,000 people daily  on 101.8 FM, online, Spotify and listen again, wants to wish everyone in the city a very happy New Year. “I don`t think any of us have every known a year like this one” said Ian Henery, Poet in Residence  […]