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

World Book Week 2020

During World Book Week, Stewart will be conducting a series of workshops and performances from 2nd-11th March. Click for dates.

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Vesper Sky in Concert - Retford, Notts

Vesper Sky takes to the road again with three gigs in Swansea, Liverpool and Retford, Notts on Thursday 23rd April, Friday 24th April and Saturday 25th April, respectively.   Please see the ‘News’ section for full details of venues, times and tickets.

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Vesper Sky in Concert - Liverpool

Vesper Sky takes to the road again with three gigs in Swansea, Liverpool and Retford, Notts on Thursday 23rd April, Friday 24th April and Saturday 25th April, respectively.

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