Welcome to the website of Stewart Henderson

Poet, Songwriter and Broadcaster

Stewart Henderson is a poet, songwriter and broadcaster. Born in Liverpool, Stewart was part of the ‘second wave’ of Merseyside poets, following on the trail set by Roger McGough, Brian Patten and the late Adrian Henri. Stewart’s poetry for adults runs into nine collections and has been broadcast on numerous BBC Radio & TV programmes. And The Sunday Times described Stewart’s children’s poetry as ‘essential reading’.

As a songwriter, both Q and Mojo magazines, respectively, have placed his material in the same league as Randy Newman and Radiohead, whilst BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris has praised his ‘outstanding lyrical intelligence’.

And as a broadcaster, (both presenter, and producer), Stewart not only hosted, ‘gem of the airwaves’ - Questions, Questions for ten years on BBC Radio 4 but also has been responsible for crafting and scripting various, critically acclaimed features and documentaries, including ones for BBC Radio 2 and The World Service, picking up a Sony Award nomination along the way.

Stewart Henderson

Photo: John de Garis


Latest news

Schools Visits

Friday 24th May, 2019 - St. Matthew’s Primary School

Stewart will be conducting a whole day of poetry workshops, including an Assembly performance, as part of the school’s annual Book Week.

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Poetry Matters

Friday 21st June, 2019 - St. Nicholas’ Church, Church Road, Halewood, Liverpool L26 6LA. 6.30pm

Stewart and Carol are guest judges for a children’s poetry competition, ‘Poetry Matters’, for participating schools in the Halewood area of Liverpool as part of Halewood CultureFest.

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Lecture on Poetry in Schools

Tuesday 25th June, 2019

Stewart will be a leading an educational session on the essentials required for the presentation of poetry in the classroom in order to stimulate a zest for language and expression in each child.

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