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Haikus of Hope – New Collaboration with Hope Radio and Red Bucket Projects

A wonderful collaborate project with Red Bucket Projects and Brum Community Media to create a body of work for broadcast on Hope Radio and exhibit in the Hope Radio Virtual exhibition to bring hope during COVID-19 lockdown. Red Bucket projects is working with Hope Radio on a new project called Haikus of Hope. Hope Radio […]

Welcome to Southside district

In this week’s newsletter, we highlight the Hope for Hospitality campaign which sees venue owners across Birmingham come together to request further support from government. Additionally, we bring you the latest goings on in Southside, including a special offer you won’t want to miss and an exclusive competition. HOPE FOR HOSPITALITY The Midlands’ hospitality industry […]

Rediscovered 1920s Willenhall Scholar To Appear At Sonnets For Shakespeare

A forgotten 1920s Willenhall scholar and teacher is to feature at the inaugral event at BritGrad 2020 with Sonnets for Shakespeare in aid of Shakespeare`s Globe Theatre and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Harold Percival Kingston, who was born in 1895 and grew up in the family drapery store at 26 Cross Street, Willenhall, was awarded […]

Birmingham solicitor takes new poetry collection to San Francisco

A city centre solicitor-cum-poet has gained international recognition for his latest collection of work – Poems of Hope – which reflects life in pandemic Birmingham and beyond. Ian Henery, who manages a legal firm in Southside, was invited to perform his Brummie-inspired verses at poetry events in San Francisco and across the whole of the […]

Wolverhampton Literature Festival

Wolverhampton artist Jason Fullwood has got creative with Poems of Hope for this year`s Wolverhampton Literature Festival. Poems of Hope is the 5th collection of poems by Ian Henery and will be launched with Kates Hill Press at the Wolverhampton Literature Festival. Other book launches at the Festival with Kates Hill Press include new works […]

Wolverhampton Literature Festival Book Launch For Teenage Cancer Trust

The Kates Hill Press are launching Ian Henery`s 5th collection of poetry – Poems of Hope – at Wolverhampton Literature Festival on Saturday 13th February between 12 – 1pm in the Art Gallery. The book, born in the COVID-19 pandemic, seeks to give hope of better times ahead. And Kates Hill Press, based in Dudley, […]

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 […]