Poets are coming together in Walsall to launch a joint collaboration which will provide a platform for all the arts in the town to be heard.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Beauty Comes By Pain Highbury Orchard, I`ve heard again the thrush Amongst the trees; the aroma of Spring, Blossom flowering on the hawthorn bush. The little birds, I have heard them all sing That seasons turn – and what will be – will be And it`s awoken life in the heart of me. Across […]
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 […]
Poems of Hope – online in solidarity with UN Anti Racism Day with Poets Against Racism, Poets For Refugees, Derby Stand Up To Racism and Nottingham Stand Up To Racism. The resulting audio recordings were broadcast on Hope Radio on 87.9 FM and online at https://e-voice.org.uk/hoperadio/