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Peace In Wolverhampton As Count Down To Christmas Begins

The Poet in Residence of Wolverhampton`s radio station, WCR FM, is on a mission to spread the message of peace this Christmas. “Each Sunday a candle is lit for Advent”, explained Poet in Residence Ian Henery “leading up to the celebration of Christmas.  These 4 candles represent the themes of hope, peace, joy and love […]

Walsall’s Poet Laureate ready to tell tales of region’s Chinese labourers | Express & Star

The newly-appointed poet laureate of a Black Country town has been commissioned to write a play on a Chinese working group. Walsall’s poet laureate Ian Henery is set to write a trilogy for China West Midlands, telling the story of Chinese people living in Walsall and the surrounding area, ahead of Chinese New Year at […]

Former Poet Laurate In Poetry Fundraiser

On 4th May a former Poet Laureate is launching a poetry fundraiser to support communities affected by racism. Ian Henery, a solicitor, is using poems from his latest book, Poems of Hope (published by Kates Hill Press) to take to social media to fundraise for CARE – Communities Against Racism Enterprise. The charity was founded […]


Brum Community Media; a Birmingham based art collective has responded to the restrictions of the pandemic by creating a unique virtual reality interactive gallery space, offering artists an opportunity to exhibit and art lovers an accessible creative space to enjoy. Brum Community Media was founded in March 2020 by community radio dynamo and activist Peni […]

Communities Against Racism Enterprise (CARE)

One Blood, One Race, One People – special online performance with Poems of Hope to raise donations to fund this collective of anti racists in Wolverhampton campaigning for greater diversity and inclusivity. The performance will be on Zoom with other poets and musicians and the audio recording will be broadcast on Hope Radio on 87.9 […]