To celebrate the return of the Fitzrovia Arts Festival, Nick Hennegan went to the opening event in Warren Mews, London, W1. There he meets (and tries to drink with!) the locals... who are writers, artists, historians, gallery owners, Soho tailors and office workers, all sharing a love for a unique and hidden part of London. And this gem of an area almost throws up the truth about... Jack the Ripper! (Sort of..!)
An interview with broadcaster Nick Hennegan - on Resonance 104.4fm and the Maverick Theatre Company YouTube Channel and BohemianBritain.com - and poet and critic Cahal Dallat about an ambitious project to raise £135,000 to celebrate W.B Yeats and his upbringing in Bedford Park, Chiswick, West London - the first Artists suburb in the world! Audio version. Video to follow.
For more information see www.wbyeatsbedfordpark.com
Nick Hennegan talks to landlady Lesley Lewis and manager Hilary Heath about their efforts to save one of Soho's most unique pubs, The French House in Dean Street.
Nick Hennegan talks to the Rose Playhouse in London, about its fascinating history and a new series of webinars with some of their famous supporters, including Dame Janet Suzman.
Nick Hennegan with Linda Shannon and Celia Gilbert See the video at https://youtu.be/-j7UOBbs7LU
Nick stays on message by catching Covid-19. Pubs gardens reopen in England, a possible pop-up shop in Leicester Square and Creative Producers might be heading to the Edinburgh Festival! www.CreativeProducers.Club
Nick Hennegan talks to writer Bonnie Macbird about her new series of Sherlock Holmes novels; how she came to work in Hollywood and created and wrote the Tron series of films - and how she discovered comedian Robin Williams!
Nick Hennegan talks to Annette Brook and Daljit Nagra from the Royal Society of Literature in London, about a 200 year old institution with a very modern outlook.
Recorded live at the Wheatsheaf Pub in Soho for Nick Hennegan's Resonance 104.4FM radio show 'Literary London'. This episode features two memoirs; a moving recollection by Nick himself from his BRMB Radio days and an hilarious story from writer Zoe Antoniades' youth!
Nick Hennegan launches a new book he'd like you to write for - about pubs - and we go inside a pub to hear 2 new writers at Nick's SpeakEasy Cabaret night in Soho. Recorded before restrictions. Part Two next week.
Nick Hennegan talks to Rosemary Richards, director of the Bloomsbury Festival about Bloomsbury, coping with COVID, filming live events and the future. Broadcast on 'Literary London' on Resonance FM, you can also see the interview on the Maverick Theatre Company's YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/PWTjtEZtfbo
Nick Hennegan returns to Literary London on Resonance 104.4fm celebrating a death and a birthday, from the Lord of the Rings and Jungle Book creators . And get in touch if you've been effected by Covid 19. Nick's making a show about it!
Well! It's been a weird and often tragic 2020. So Nick Hennegan put out a call on social media for Literary Requests for his Resonance 104.4FM Radio show. And here is the first episode of his listeners rather eclectic choice.
Featuring the theme music from A Christmas Carol by Robbie Williams, a beautiful version of a Dylan Thomas poem by Cerys Matthews and the charity single Christmas In Soho, amongst others.
Contact Nick on radio @ MaverickTheatre . co . uk if you'd like a mention!
We’re No 2 top bohemian podcast on the web, according to Feedspot. Very nice of them. Nick is going to look up what being a bohemian entails now...! And we move into a writing room/office in Hammersmith.
For his Resonance 104.4FM radio show, Nick Hennegan talks to Cahal Dallet, Irish Poet and Critic, about their now on-line festival, WB Yeats and Chiswick in West London.
Also now on the Literary London Pub Crawl website and YouTube channel.
Local Chiswick and national names present brief pitches for their books at the Chiswick Book Festival in West London as part of Nick Hennegan's Resonance 104.4fm radio show, Literary London. Part of London Literary Pub Crawl.com
After returning from a successful Edinburgh Festival, Nick Hennegan takes time out on his radio show, Literary London on Resonance 104.4fm, to visit the Chiswick Book Festival. The West London festival includes the Tabard Theatre, where Nick's TWO Edinburgh 5* hits, Romeo and Juliet and P.A.L.S. are performing till the end of September 2019, before touring.
Nick's Resonance 104.4fm radio show, Literary London. He has written and directed two plays - PALS and Romeo and Juliet which are going to be part of the Assembly Rooms offering at the Edinburgh Festival. Rehearsals have finished and he's already missing the cast! Hear them here! Also features music from Robb Williams and Safone.
Nick Hennegan from Maverick Theatre in London talks on his Resonance 104.4FM Radio show to the head of The Folio Society, who specialise in publishing beautiful versions of classic texts. www.Maverick-Theatre.com
Nick Hennegan plays Literary requests from Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited, Romeo and Juliet, Wordsworth and Browning, with some famous actors. And talks about the Edinburgh Festival this summer in Scotland!
Nick Hennegan talks to Daisy Campbell - daughter of the legendary theatre-maker Ken Campbell who died 10 years ago, plays music from Soho based Clifford Slapper, marking the 3rd anniversary of the death of David Bowie... and celebrates a birth! That of JRR Tolkien. (Although he's dead now too!)
Nick Hennegan celebrates the 10th anniversary of the death of theatrical maverick Ken Campbell, with his daughter, Daisy. Features parts of her hilarious one-woman show ‘Daughter of Pigspurt’ recorded live at the British Library.
Nick Hennegan talks to Guy Masterson and actor Susie Amy from the cast of The Marilyn Conspiracy - a new play premiering at the Edinburgh Festival. What REALLY happened to Marilyn Munroe? Also news of new versions of A Christmas Carol, and Shakespeare's classics, Henry V-Lion of England and Hamlet-Horatio's Tale with Sir Derek Jacobi - all adapted and directed by our own Nick Hennegan!
Nick Hennegan, award winning writer and director, returns to Resonance 104.4 fm with his weekly 'Literary London' radio show. This week he celebrates Martin Luther King and hears from Irish writer, Sean O'Casey talking in 1962 about 'The Plough and The Stars', recentlyproduced with the Abbey Theatre, Dublin and the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith.
Nick Hennegan was invited to Wales Week in London. Chaired by communications expert Guto Harri, together with invited contributions from the audience, the seminar looked positively at what might need to be done to develop perceptions of Wales, in London and across the UK.
The expert panel included:
- Guto Harri (Chair), Managing Director of External Communications at Liberty Global, former BBC Chief Political Correspondent and previous Communications Director for Mayor of London Boris Johnson
- Hannah Ellis, granddaughter of Dylan Thomas, who spearheaded the acclaimed 2014 Dylan Thomas centenary celebrations, and is Creative Director of the Dylan Thomas Estate
- Ian Hargreaves CBE, Professor of Digital Economy at Cardiff University, former Editor of the Independent and the New Statesman, and Directorship at BBC News and Current Affairs; co-founder of Creative Cardiff
- Fiona Stewart, award-winning festival director and events industry consultant, Managing Director and owner of Gre
On St David's Day, writer Nick talks to Trefor Ellis, the son in law of Dylan Thomas. And what's your favourite book and author in this World Book Day? With a Dylan poem read by Richard Burton. Latest episode from London's Literary Pubs
Nick attended a special event in London last week, celebrating all things Welsh. And not just the rugby! Here he asks the organiser what it's all about. Hear the full discussion on www.LondonLiteraryPubCrawl.com Podcast Page.