Author Archives: Ian_henery

Social distancing inspires Walsall lawyer to get creative with poetry

Solicitor and former Walsall poet laureate Ian Henery has been commissioned to pen Covid-19 related verses A Walsall solicitor has put his creative talents to use after being commissioned to pen poems about living in the Covid19 lock-down. Ian Henery, who has practices in Willenhall and Birmingham, wrote a series of poems around the theme […]

Students Perform At Special Event For China West Midlands

On Saturday 26th September students from the Midlands Academy of Musical Theatre performed a special limited-ticket only event at Blue Orange Theatre for China West Midlands. Attending were Chinese cultural organisations where strict social distancing was maintained. The play, The Chinese Labour Corps, was performed jointly with five professional Chinese actors and funded by way […]

Students Work Hard For Charity in Aid of China West Midlands!

Blue Orange Arts presents – The Chinese Labour Corps (workshop presentation) ‘They came to help. They stayed to die. One of the least known stories of the First World War. The moving and surprising story of the Chinese Labour Corps, who volunteered to travel thousands of miles to help in a war they knew little […]

Former Walsall Poet Laureate on social distancing

A former Poet Laureate from Walsall has been commissioned to write a series of poems for Walsall for All about social distancing and COVID-19.Ian Henery was appointed Walsall’s first-ever Mayor of Walsall’s Poet Laureate by Councillor Garry Perry on National Poetry Day in 2011 and served under Councillors Dennis Anson and Mohammad Nazir until 2014. […]

Walsall Poet Laurerate fronts new show on Hope Radio FM

A former Poet Laureate from Walsall is fronting a radio show on Hope Radio FM. Ian Henery, who is also a playwright and a solicitor, was Mayor of Walsall`s Poet Laureate between 2011 – 2014 and has published 5 collections of poetry. He has a play in pre-production for China West Midlands 2020 that was […]

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, […]