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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 – […]

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, […]

Success At Wolverhampton Literature Festival

The Wolverhampton Literature Festival 2023 will take place between 3rd – 5th February and is organised by Wolverhampton City Council. For the first time ever WCR FM, Wolverhampton`s radio station, has provided a platform for local creatives and, according to the Poet in Residence, it has been a success.   “We have been so fortunate” […]

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 […]