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Wolverhampton Poet in Residence`s Final Poem Based on Advent Candles

During the countdown to Christmas the Poet in Residence at Wolverhampton`s radio station, WCR FM, has been writing and broadcasting a poem a week symbolising the Advent candles. “Four candles decorate the outer edges of the Advent wreath”, explained Poet in Residence Ian Henery “and one candle sits in the middle, the Christ candle.  In […]

Countdown to Wolverhampton Literature Festival

Hosted by the City of Wolverhampton Council, Wolverhampton Literature Festival returns from 3 – 5th February 2023 for it`s 7th year. The festival aims to champion the creative voices of Wolverhampton and the West Midlands and provide a platform to showcase their talents. And this year Poet in Residence at 101.8 WCR FM, Wolverhampton`s radio […]

Poet in Residence Starts Preparing For Wolverhampton Literature Festival

(Pictured left to right in the Mander Centre Community Hub – Josh Griffiths, Ian Henery, Poet in Residence, Chris Allen, Chair WCR FM, Greg Stokes, The Kates Hill Press, Claire Tedstone, Saturday Books & Gallery, Laura Taylor, Marketing Manager, Mander Centre, Penelope Thomas, Wolverhampton Literature Festival, Alphina Ndlovu, Communities Against Racism Enterprise and Finance Director […]

Remembrance Day Poem By Wolverhampton Poet In Residence

The newly appointed Poet in Residence at WCR FM has written a special poem for Remembrance Day which will be broadcast by Wolverhampton`s radio station on 101.8  FM, online, Spotify and Listen Again.  The poem is also available to view on the radio station`s Facebook, Instagram and website (www.wcrfm.com). Ian Henery, who was appointed on National Poetry […]

Walsall Writer Commissioned For World Children`s Day

World Children`s Day is celebrated annually on 20th November each year with the goal of enhancing children`s well-being and advocating for their rights.  It also helps people around the world to work together and raise children`s awareness to improve their welfare.   Even though the celebration of Children`s Day takes place on a variety of […]

WCR FM: The home of Great Music and Pure Poetry!

Listeners to 101.8 WCR FM already know they’re guaranteed the best mix of music and local life whenever they tune in or log on. But now Wolverhampton’s only station has added poetry to its repertoire after acclaimed local poet Ian Henery joined the Board as “Poet in Residence.” Ian’s latest collection, “Poems of Hope” by […]

Wolverhampton’s radio station boosts its Board

The only radio station dedicated to serving Wolverhampton has welcomed a new member to its Board of Directors. WCR FM, which broadcasts on 101.8FM and online at http://www.wcrfm.com/, has recently moved into new studios at Mander House in the city centre as it expands its operations. And it’s now growing further with the addition of […]

Former Walsall Poet Laureate To Perform At Shrewsbury Food Festival

A former Walsall Poet Laureate is due to appear at Shrewsbury Food Festival on 4th September to champion mental health. Alongside other Walsall poets including Phil Buckley, Tina Cox, Julia Dean-Richards, Angela Wood  Maurice Malcolm and Elliot Parker there will be spoken word performances, workshops and a community poem on the theme of mental health […]

Local Poets To Champion Mental Health At Food Festival

A group of local published  poets have come together to champion mental health and aim to take their workshops and performances to the Shrewsbury Food Festival in Quarry Park  on 4th September near Shrewsbury town centre.  The topic for their poetry will be mental health. Walsall poet and retired social worker and lecturer Phil Buckley […]