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Nick Hennegan's Bohemian Britain

Nick Hennegan's Bohemian Britain

By Nick Hennegan

A show from the West End of London, England about pubs, writers, attractions, theatre and a bohemian lifestyle. Includes Best Bohemian Boozers, sometimes. The Edinburgh Festival and occasional Theatre reviews. And how to get life wrong, often.
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What Future for the Edinburgh Fringe?

Nick Hennegan's Bohemian BritainOct 02, 2021

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Literary Chiswick and Walt Whitman
May 28, 202329:28
A very unusual, crafty Public House.

A very unusual, crafty Public House.

A house that really is a House for the Public!

May 27, 202301:31
An unusual Pub!

An unusual Pub!

A new, old bar on a pier in Wales.

May 26, 202300:49
Quick update film from Nick!

Quick update film from Nick!

The latest from Aberystwyth! Dave Hickman and the Edinburgh Fringe?

May 25, 202301:57
Dylan Thomas, Cerys Matthews and Guy Masterson. Nick Goes Welsh!
May 12, 202329:27
Right Royal Requests!
May 03, 202329:33
The End of Two... or is it..?
May 01, 202302:54
Potter, Bragg, Southwark and suicide.
Apr 30, 202329:05
Hello from Me!

Hello from Me!

A quick update… x
Apr 27, 202301:43
Celebrating William Shakespeare.
Apr 20, 202329:14
Celebrating Charlotte Bronte.

Celebrating Charlotte Bronte.

Nick Hennegan celebrates the birth on 21st April 1816 of Charlotte Bronte. We all know she was the author of Jane Eyre, but she also wrote poetry. Nick looks at her life and poetry. 

Apr 14, 202329:45
Easter ‘23 ‘Two’ Update.

Easter ‘23 ‘Two’ Update.

Nick’s quick update about star actors in Soho and a backstage fire!
Apr 08, 202302:33
TWO - Actors down the Pub!

TWO - Actors down the Pub!

Nick Hennegan talks to actors Claire Louise Amias, Greg Snowden and director Richard Woolnough live from Gerry's Club in Soho, about their forthcoming production, TWO by Jim Cartwright at the Tabard Pub Theatre in Chiswick, London, W4. Cheers!

For details, see https://tabard.org.uk/whats-on/two/


Apr 06, 202329:35
Literary (and Irish) requests!

Literary (and Irish) requests!

This week on 'Literary London', Nick Hennegan (who, as you will hear, has had his new phone stolen!) plays your requests, with music and poetry from The Pogues, WB Yeats and The Dubliners.

Apr 03, 202329:60
The History of a famous London Bohemian Pub - Part Two.

The History of a famous London Bohemian Pub - Part Two.

The second part of the 2015 interview when Nick Hennegan talks again to the late Sally Fiber about her time growing up in one of the most famous literary pubs in London in the company of Walter Sickert, Augustus John, Jacob Epstein, Nina Hamnett, Dylan Thomas, George Orwell and Tommy Cooper to name but a few! And her memories of Britain's last Official Hangman, Albert Pierrepoint!

www.BohemianBritain.com 

 

Mar 24, 202329:39
The History of a London Bohemian Pub - Part One.

The History of a London Bohemian Pub - Part One.

Nick Hennegan talks to the late Sally Fiber about her time growing up in one of the most famous literary pubs in London in the company of Walter Sickert, Augustus John, Jacob Epstein, Nina Hamnett, Dylan Thomas, George Orwell and Tommy Cooper to name but a few!

www.BohemianBritain.com 

Mar 17, 202328:47
Celebrating Jules Verne.

Celebrating Jules Verne.

Nick Hennegan celebrates the genius of Jules Verne... "the father of Science fiction" with a reading of the first chapter of 'A Journey To The Centre of the Earth - and music from the film of another Verne classic, Around The World In 80 Days.

Mar 10, 202329:12
Songs inspired by Classic Books

Songs inspired by Classic Books

Nick Hennegan celebrates songs inspired by literary classics, from Victor Hugo, Kate Bush, David Bowie and The Beatles! 

www.BohemianBritain.com

Mar 09, 202329:30
Stage Ghosts and Haunted Theatres!
Feb 25, 202329:33
Soundscape of Love.

Soundscape of Love.

This week, Nick Hennegan creates a musical and spoken word soundscape around the theme of love and giving!

Feb 17, 202329:52
Dickens, Calvino and Hugo!

Dickens, Calvino and Hugo!

Nick Hennegan celebrates the birthdays of Charles Dickens and Victor Hugo and a new English translation of Italo Calvino.

www.BohemianBritain.com

Feb 10, 202329:58
W B Yeats in Dublin and Chiswick, London.

W B Yeats in Dublin and Chiswick, London.

Celebrating a new, free, interactive app celebrating the life of Yeats in Chiswick, London, Nick Hennegan found an old recording discussing the poet, live from Dublin.

Feb 02, 202329:20
W.B Yeats and Artists in Bedford Park, London W4.

W.B Yeats and Artists in Bedford Park, London W4.

Nick Hennegan talks to Irish Poet Cahal Dallat on Literary London on Resonance 104.4fm and BohemianBritain.com about a new, interactive trail following the life and works of London Irish Poet WB Yeats around his boyhood home in Bedford Park, Chiswick, London. They also chat about inspiration and other famous Irish and London artists.

For details of the project, see www.wbyeatsbedfordpark.com 

Jan 20, 202329:10
Bohemian Review of 2022!
Jan 17, 202327:46
New Year, Soho Pubs and a new theatre tour at a pub near you maybe..?

New Year, Soho Pubs and a new theatre tour at a pub near you maybe..?

Nick Hennegan’ s regular update, celebrating the new year, a play about the Coach and Horses, Soho and a chance to bring his theatre to YOUR local pub or community centre!
Jan 16, 202304:40
Christmas Requests!

Christmas Requests!

Nick Hennegan presents your Holiday Season requests with Cerys Matthews and Dylan Thomas, a history of Christmas… and gives you a few bad Christmas Cracker jokes!

Dec 18, 202229:45
Christmas, Carol and Cerys!
Dec 15, 202228:42
A Christmas Carol... by Me!
Dec 04, 202228:42
Soho, London, Pubs, Karl Marx and Dylan Thomas

Soho, London, Pubs, Karl Marx and Dylan Thomas

Nick Hennegan looks at Soho, Pubs on Dean Street, Karl Marx and Dylan Thomas with his lost script and A Visit To America.

Also on www.BohemianBritain.com 

Nov 27, 202229:52
Me first Xmas Party - Nov 22!

Me first Xmas Party - Nov 22!

I’ve been invited to a party. By Fitzrovia in London!
Nov 16, 202201:54
Author interview: Meet first time singer/songwriter - Esme White.
Nov 12, 202228:58
Latest updates from Me and Maverick 11/11/22

Latest updates from Me and Maverick 11/11/22

A quick update about new theatre tours; TWO and Educating Rita!
Nov 11, 202202:04
Author Interview - Elika Ansari and The Worst Refugee camp on Earth
Nov 05, 202229:36
A quick update 2/11/22

A quick update 2/11/22

Touring news and I’m blown away by The London Library
Nov 03, 202203:17
MUSIC FROM THE EDINBURGH FRINGE - PART TWO!

MUSIC FROM THE EDINBURGH FRINGE - PART TWO!

Nick Hennegan presents unique music from some of the new musicals he attended at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022 - including a new folk musical - Prejudice and Pride - the new classic The Choir Of Man - and the new ballet, Hamlet, starring Sir Ian McKellen.

Oct 29, 202229:14
MUSIC FROM THE FESTIVAL - PART ONE!

MUSIC FROM THE FESTIVAL - PART ONE!

Nick Hennegan presents unique music from some of the new musicals he attended at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022 - including the new ballet, Hamlet, staring Sir Ian McKellen.

Oct 19, 202229:30
By Request - a quick update! Tues 18th October, 2022.

By Request - a quick update! Tues 18th October, 2022.

A quick bit of chat from Nick Hennegan about a lost office, new touring plans and how the Edinburgh Festival panned out!

Oct 18, 202203:18
National Poetry Day 2022
Oct 12, 202229:52
The Chiswick Book Festival party Part 3 - and new writing venue TheSpaceUK in Edinburgh!

The Chiswick Book Festival party Part 3 - and new writing venue TheSpaceUK in Edinburgh!

Nick Hennegan was at the 14th Chiswick Book Festival, at the local author's party, where the writers have 2 minutes against the clock to talk about their books - or get ‘horned’ off! This is the final part. And we hear from the founders of The Space UK - enterprising venues at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Also at BoheminaBritain.com

Oct 06, 202229:23
W B Yeats - LIVE, the unveiling of the first London memorial to the Irish Poet.

W B Yeats - LIVE, the unveiling of the first London memorial to the Irish Poet.

Nick Hennegan stood in the wind and the rain (with a tiny mic and no Wind Shield Pop Cover!) to record the entire launch event of a new Artwork built to celebrate the life and times of W B Yeats' boyhood in Bedford Park, Chiswick.

Built outside the church of St Michael and All Angels, with fundraising support of not only locals, but celebrities including Sir Bob Geldolf, here is the entire, unedited event, faults and all!  A slice of history with the Rt Rev & Rt Hon Dr. Rowan Williams, Martin Fraser, the new Irish Ambassador, other celebrities and musicians and presented by local poet and scheme organiser, Cahal Dallat. 

See other interviews with Cahal about the scheme at www.BohemianBritain.com. 

Sep 27, 202201:00:48
Chiswick Book Festival Writers Party - Part Two!

Chiswick Book Festival Writers Party - Part Two!

Nick Hennegan was at the 14th Chiswick Book Festival, at the local author's party, where the writers have 2 minutes against the clock to talk about their books - or get ‘horned’ off! This is part two.

Also at BoheminaBritain.com

Sep 26, 202229:31
At the Chiswick LocaL Writer's Party - part one

At the Chiswick LocaL Writer's Party - part one

Nick Hennegan was at the 14th Chiswick Book Festival, at the local authors party, where the writers have 2 minutes against the clock to talk about their books - or get ‘horned’ off!

Also at BoheminaBritain.com

Sep 15, 202228:57
Playing with a Ring at the Edinburgh Fringe!
Sep 06, 202203:21
Back to Stratford on Avon.

Back to Stratford on Avon.

After the Edinburgh Festival Fringe finishes, Nick Hennegan revisits his old haunts in Stratford-on-Avon near the Royal Shakespeare Company, where his theatre ventures first began - back in the 1990s!


Sep 04, 202202:43
Week… oh heck.. the last day!
Aug 28, 202203:43
Day four… no! Week 3!
Aug 24, 202206:36
Robin and the Newbury Youth Theatre at Edinburgh
Aug 22, 202208:38
The Space(UK) Launch!

The Space(UK) Launch!

Nick Hennegan blasts off with full coverage of the SpaceUK venue launch for the Edinburgh Fringe, 2022.

Contains some strong language and adult themes.

Also on BohemianBritian.com

Aug 19, 202256:53
Levy the Fringe Legend!

Levy the Fringe Legend!

Nick Hennegan's Rough Guide to the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe continues with the creator of Fringe Review, Paul Levy. Also on BohemianBritain.com

Aug 18, 202213:29
Brendans Eulogy for Roman

Brendans Eulogy for Roman

Nick Hennegan talks to American Brendan George about his time at the Edinburgh Fringe with A Eulogy for Roman. Also on Bohemian Britain.com

Aug 18, 202209:47
Edinburgh 2022 - Izzy's First Time!

Edinburgh 2022 - Izzy's First Time!

Nick Hennegan talks to first-time theatre producer Izzy Parriss about her first ever production and launch at the Edinburgh Fringe, Dear Little Loz.

Aug 18, 202205:42
Ed Fringe 2022 - Heather's 'Room WIth A View'

Ed Fringe 2022 - Heather's 'Room WIth A View'

Nick Hennegan’s VERY Rough Guide to the Fringe. He presents quick updates from the World's Biggest Open Arts Festival - the Edinburgh 2022 Fringe! Here he finds out about an adaptation of Virginia Woolf's speeches with Heather Alexander, a former Pans People dancer! 

Also at BohemainBritain.com.

Aug 18, 202207:56
An Edinburgh Fringe First - and sleeping in a hostel!

An Edinburgh Fringe First - and sleeping in a hostel!

Nick Hennegan talks to Chole Rice and Natasha Roland, two young women from New York, USA, who worked two jobs to raise the funds to come to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time with their show And Then The Rodeo Burned Down - and won a Fringe First! 

Aug 15, 202212:10
Week 2? My Birthday, Sherlock Holmes and Les Dawson!
Aug 15, 202202:01
We’re in the Daily Telegraph Top 60 Shows To See!

We’re in the Daily Telegraph Top 60 Shows To See!

And Guy Masterson says hello! The latest update in Nick Hennegan’s VERY Rough Guide to the Edinburgh Fringe 2022!
Aug 11, 202202:04
Bohemian Brains at the Bar! Chatting about the creation of 'The SpaceUK' in Edinburgh!
Aug 10, 202211:22
Edinburgh Fringe Tuesday? A sell out and the USA?
Aug 09, 202201:59
The start of week 2 at Edinburgh? Probably..!

The start of week 2 at Edinburgh? Probably..!

Nick Hennegan’s VERY rough guide to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022.
Aug 08, 202202:45
Day… er… Sunday! Edinburgh fringe.

Day… er… Sunday! Edinburgh fringe.

Nick Hennegan’s VERY rough guide to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Three bars and one very friendly 24-year-old!  @edfringe #folowthecow #WinstonAndDavid

Aug 07, 202202:35
Day 4. Or 6?… of the Edinburgh Festival.

Day 4. Or 6?… of the Edinburgh Festival.

Nick Hennegan’s VERY rough guide to the Edinburgh Fringe!
Aug 06, 202201:50
Day 2 - in the pub.

Day 2 - in the pub.

Nick Hennegan’s VERY rough Guide to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022
Aug 05, 202201:46
The Fringe Day 2 (part one, pre-pub!)

The Fringe Day 2 (part one, pre-pub!)

Nick Hennegan’s VERY rough guide to the Edinburgh Festival 2022.
Aug 04, 202203:44
Day one ends.

Day one ends.

Edinburgh Festival 22!
Aug 04, 202200:52
Edinburgh 2022 Day One (not really!)

Edinburgh 2022 Day One (not really!)

In its 75th year, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe returns! Nick Hennegan is there with the first of a few ‘on the streets’ reports.
Aug 03, 202201:17
Bohemian Classics - Peter Harrington's Bookshop, Mayfair and Chelsea
Jul 20, 202259:56
Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley - drowned at 29 years old!

Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley - drowned at 29 years old!

Nick Hennegan (in the pub!) marks the 200th anniversary of the death of one of Britain's best-loved poets. Percy Bysshe Shelley drowned at the age of 29, a relative, if controversial, unknown. Nick looks at one of his most famous poems.

Jul 15, 202228:31
Shakespeare's Globe Burns Down!

Shakespeare's Globe Burns Down!

29th June 1613. The Globe Theatre - a short history, a few speeches and a few tunes too with Nick Hennegan.

Jul 01, 202229:02
London Writers... Focus on Fitzrovia

London Writers... Focus on Fitzrovia

Nick Hennegan looks at the famous writers and locations of Fitzrovia, London W1.

Jun 15, 202229:18
In Conversation with 'Call the Midwife' creator, Heidi Thomas.

In Conversation with 'Call the Midwife' creator, Heidi Thomas.

Nick Hennegan attended the House of St Barnabas Private Members Club in Soho for a conversation with acclaimed Writer and Producer Heidi Thomas, arranged by the Sandford St Martin Trust. Part One of Two.

Jun 02, 202229:15
5 Minutes to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

5 Minutes to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The 1st 5 minutes. Writer, Producer and Director Nick Hennegan spends 5 minutes telling you about how to take a show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2022.

May 25, 202205:01
Dylan Thomas Day.

Dylan Thomas Day.

This week Nick Hennegan celebrates the annual Dylan Thomas Day, with a reading from the man himself and Thomas inspired music from Cerys Matthews.

May 14, 202229:06
Welsh Holiday Stories.
Apr 30, 202229:30
Celebrating Shakespeare!
Apr 24, 202228:56
Soho Poly Returns!
Apr 07, 202227:33
Rare Irish writers - W.B. Yeats and Sean O’Casey.
Mar 28, 202227:34
Films inspired by Shakespeare!
Mar 17, 202225:37
Writers of London Part One - West
Feb 28, 202227:16
A Ulysses Virgin!
Feb 17, 202229:18
Murder in Chiswick! (and New York!)
Feb 01, 202230:01
Julius Green, Agatha Christie, Spies and the West End!
Jan 26, 202229:00
 Cahal and Nick celebrate W.B Yeats!

Cahal and Nick celebrate W.B Yeats!

Broadcaster, writer and producer Nick Hennegan – on Resonance 104.4fm and The London Literary Pub Crawl YouTube Channel and BohemianBritain.com – talks to poet and critic Cahal Dallat about an ambitious project to raise funds to celebrate W.B Yeats and his upbringing in Bedford Park, Chiswick, West London. 

For further details see -  www.wbyeatsbedfordpark.com. 

Or Twitter @YeatsBedfordPk

Jan 20, 202228:31
Bill Bryson, Dr Alice Roberts and Bellinis!

Bill Bryson, Dr Alice Roberts and Bellinis!

Vintage Literary London. Nick Hennegan attends the London Welcome Foundations Book Awards ceremony in 2015. He gets to eat and drink quite a lot and talk to a few people, including TV presenter Alice Roberts and the legendary writer, Bill Bryson! 

Nov 26, 202144:51
The Irish Film Festival, London.

The Irish Film Festival, London.

Nick Hennegan talks to festival director Gerry Maguire about some of the highlights of this years festival and the Irish in London. (Apologies for the echo in parts of the recording!)

Nov 16, 202127:16
Caroline Flack and Internet Kindness
Nov 05, 202124:23
Birmingham - King City!
Nov 02, 202130:29
Chiswick Book Festival Part 2

Chiswick Book Festival Part 2

Nick Hennegan meets more local writers at the Chiswick Book Festival in West London.

Oct 28, 202129:45
The Shark Is Broken review.

The Shark Is Broken review.

Nick Hennegan reviews a polished pearl of a production at the Ambassadors Theatre, London.
Oct 27, 202104:45
Showbizz Lockdown Books!

Showbizz Lockdown Books!

The lockdown had a devastating effect on theatre. This week, Nick Hennegan talks to two theatre workers at the Chiswick Book Festival, John Griffiths and Nick Bromley who, devastated by the lockdown, were motivated to write and publish books -  proving there’s no business like show-business! 

Oct 10, 202129:18
What Future for the Edinburgh Fringe?

What Future for the Edinburgh Fringe?

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe returned in 2021, but much smaller after the ravages of Covid. What do the participants think about this year? What about the future? Nick Hennegan talks to actor Tim Marriott, New York stand-up Jack Dennis, Assembly PR Hannah Bradley Croall and Assembly Marketer, Daniel Saunders in the Assembly Festival Gardens, for Resonance FM and Bohemian Britain.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bohemianbritain/message


Oct 02, 202127:50
The Chiswick Book Festival 2021 - Part One - Chiswick Local Authors Party!

The Chiswick Book Festival 2021 - Part One - Chiswick Local Authors Party!

The opening of the Chiswick Book Festival local Authors party at the George 4th in Chiswick. Nick Hennegan is featured on the Writers Trail, so took his trusty mic! The opening is by Torin Douglas, director of the book festival. Hear and see more at BohemianBritain.com 

Sep 19, 202108:39
Heart of Darkness... Sorry... Heart of Hammersmith

Heart of Darkness... Sorry... Heart of Hammersmith

Nick Hennegan gives an instant review of the Lyric Hammersmith’s ‘Heart of Hammersmith’ community production. And mentions again that it was his idea! 😳
Sep 16, 202103:42
Heart of Hammermith - Part One!

Heart of Hammermith - Part One!

Two years after Nick approached the Lyric in Hammersmith with the idea, they are producing their first community play. After the success of Maverick Theatres People's Company in Birmingham, how will this shape up? Podcast Part Two will follow the show tonight! 😳 please comment if you'd like to!
Sep 16, 202102:38
Pretty Literary Pub of the Day - The Black Lion

Pretty Literary Pub of the Day - The Black Lion

The Black Lion in Hammersmith is a great pub - next to the river and just down the road from where Dylan Thomas sofa-surfed for a while. Nick Hennegan explains....
Sep 09, 202103:38
Goodbye Edinbugh Frimge 21
Aug 29, 202104:02
Goodbye UB40’s Brian Travers. A true Bohemian

Goodbye UB40’s Brian Travers. A true Bohemian

Nick Hennegan gets morbid down the pub.
Aug 24, 202107:01
Pip Utton is Francis Bacon... and Adolf Hitler... and Winston Churchill... Hennegan's EdFringe '21. Day 5..

Pip Utton is Francis Bacon... and Adolf Hitler... and Winston Churchill... Hennegan's EdFringe '21. Day 5..

As you'll know if you've read Nick's Edinburgh Festival blog on www.BohemianBritain.com - it took him a while, but thanks to the Pleasance Press People, Nick Hennegan finally got to see 'Bacon' with the actor - and jeweller - Pip Utton! Known for his one-man shows, Nick and Pip talk about his life, career and what he thinks about Adolf Hitler! From Nick's blog and Resonance FM show.

Aug 22, 202128:49
A Writer, an Actor, a P.R. and an New York Stand-up walk into an Edinburgh Festival bar...
Aug 20, 202127:50
Tim Marriott - Shell Shock and Sherlock Holmes!
Aug 17, 202128:28
Edinburgh Festival ‘21 part 3.

Edinburgh Festival ‘21 part 3.

Nicks still here. In the Pleasance Courtyard.
Aug 11, 202101:34
Edingburgh Festival ‘ 21 part Deux!

Edingburgh Festival ‘ 21 part Deux!

Nicks still at.the Festivals.... And it's a bit different!
Aug 10, 202101:43
Edinburgh or bust in 2021

Edinburgh or bust in 2021

A few thoughts about the half-life Edinburgh Fringe. But Nick’s doing it!
Aug 05, 202102:19
Edinburgh International Book Festival '21

Edinburgh International Book Festival '21

After a year away, the Edinburgh International Book Festival returns in August. Nick Hennegan talks to Festival Director Nick Barley about what we can expect. See the video at www.BohemianBritain.com 

Jul 29, 202128:47
Aberdovey Bohemians

Aberdovey Bohemians

Nick Hennegan looks at the writers and artists of Aberdovey in Wales.

Jul 16, 202129:28
It’s coming home! Fringe and Soccer madness!

It’s coming home! Fringe and Soccer madness!

Memories of 1966, a new play not written for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and we’re Literary Pub Crawling again!
Jul 09, 202105:40
The Fitzrovia Arts Festival Launch Party - Live!

The Fitzrovia Arts Festival Launch Party - Live!

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..!)

Jun 21, 202142:24
Soho and Fitzrovia Arts on a quiet Sunday

Soho and Fitzrovia Arts on a quiet Sunday

After the launch of the Fitzrovia Arts Festival, Nick Hennegan has a reflective wander in London.
Jun 20, 202102:12
Commemorating W.B. Yeats in London (Audio version)
Jun 15, 202129:58
CELEBRATING Sherlock Holmes.

CELEBRATING Sherlock Holmes.

Nick Hennegan celebrates the birthday of writer Arthur Conan Doyle with a rare vintage radio episode of Doyle's most famous creation, Sherlock Holmes. 

May 25, 202128:53
The French House Pub Art Auction.

The French House Pub Art Auction.

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. 

www.frenchhousesoho.com/   

https://instagram.com/frenchhousesoho 

https://bohemianbritain.com

May 04, 202122:55
Behind the Rose Playhouse - Shakespeare's first Theatre

Behind the Rose Playhouse - Shakespeare's first Theatre

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.

www.RosePlayhouse.org.uk

www.MaverickTheatreCompany.com

www.BohemianBritain.com

Nick Hennegan with Linda Shannon and Celia Gilbert See the video at https://youtu.be/-j7UOBbs7LU
May 01, 202127:34
A rare and Covid-ridden update! April '21.
Apr 19, 202103:32
Sherlock Holmes, Tron the Movie and Robin Williams!
Apr 02, 202127:31
Inside the Royal Society of Literature

Inside the Royal Society of Literature

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.

www.rsliterature.org 

https://bohemianbritain.com


Mar 29, 202126:27
SpeakEasy Cabaret 2

SpeakEasy Cabaret 2

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!

Mar 23, 202128:54
Virgin writers and the SpeakEasy Cabaret

Virgin writers and the SpeakEasy Cabaret

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. 

Mar 08, 202129:17
The Bloomsbury Festival, London.

The Bloomsbury Festival, London.

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

Feb 09, 202131:01
Tolkien, Kipling and Covid!

Tolkien, Kipling and Covid!

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!

Jan 30, 202128:47
Literary Christmas Requests

Literary Christmas Requests

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!

Dec 12, 202029:18
Boston Terrier, California and the Riverside Studios.

Boston Terrier, California and the Riverside Studios.

Nick Hennegan’s Friday update from a chilly but sunny West London! Smile!
Dec 04, 202002:51
Edgar Allan Poe - in Chelsea, London and New York

Edgar Allan Poe - in Chelsea, London and New York

For his Resonance 104.4FM radio show, Nick Hennegan talks via Zoom to American writer, Eric Chase about Edgar Allan Poe.

Nov 22, 202029:21
We’re voted No 2 ‘must follow’ Bohemian podcast on the web!

We’re voted No 2 ‘must follow’ Bohemian podcast on the web!

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.
Nov 20, 202004:20
Autumn update from London

Autumn update from London

News from Nicks London - a new People’s Company and the Diploma in Creative Producing.
Oct 21, 202004:03
Online Festivals. and the most 'writerly' place in the world?

Online Festivals. and the most 'writerly' place in the world?

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.

Aug 09, 202024:12
Maverick News

Maverick News

Maverick News, lockdown, Blackadder producer John Lloyd and the West London People’s Theatre Company.
Jun 17, 202004:05
May 2020 - Edinburgh Festival, a book reading and the lockdown.

May 2020 - Edinburgh Festival, a book reading and the lockdown.

An unusual time indeed! How is writer, director and producer Nick coping with the lockdown in London?
May 03, 202004:45
West London People’s Theatre Company

West London People’s Theatre Company

An update on our amazing funding efforts for a new type of training theatre in London.
Mar 04, 202001:53
To Anchor or not to Anchor. That is the question!

To Anchor or not to Anchor. That is the question!

Just wondering if there’d be any interest in short updates from London England about making theatre. Whaddyathink?
Jan 24, 202002:07
Writers on Writing - Paul Tudor Owen - Part 1

Writers on Writing - Paul Tudor Owen - Part 1

Nick Hennegan is at the Royal National Theatre, talking to Guardian journalist and author Paul Tudor Owen, about writing, journalism and his new book, The Weighing of The Heart.

Nov 02, 201921:40
Chiswick Book Festival - Part Two

Chiswick Book Festival - Part Two

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 

Oct 06, 201929:20
Chiswick Book Festival - Part One
Sep 19, 201929:58
Tales from the Edinburgh Fringe Episode 5

Tales from the Edinburgh Fringe Episode 5

Nick Hennnegan is in a bubble.
Aug 17, 201902:40
Notes from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019

Notes from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019

A tired Nick gives an update on things from the world’s biggest arts festival on 9 August.
Aug 09, 201903:29
Mavericks in Edinburgh.

Mavericks in Edinburgh.

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. 

Jul 28, 201928:29
Edinburgh Festival 2019 - Part 2

Edinburgh Festival 2019 - Part 2

Nick Hennegan updates us on his Fringe adventure. Did he cast the right actors?
Jul 17, 201902:09
Edinburgh Festival Fringe 19 Part One

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 19 Part One

Updates on the Maverick Theatre company shows!
Jun 30, 201901:18
Happy Bi-Birthday Walt Whitman!
May 31, 201928:08
Dylan Thomas day 2019
May 12, 201929:06
Beautiful Books
May 03, 201929:21
Easter Literary Requests

Easter Literary Requests

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!

Apr 20, 201929:09
Hoarding Podcast coming soon

Hoarding Podcast coming soon

Nick talks to Heather about Hoarding and Stuff...
Apr 19, 201904:10
Beautiful books!

Beautiful books!

Nick Hennegan talks with TOM WALKER, PUBLISHING DIRECTOR OF THE FOLIO SOCIETY, LONDON for his Resonance 104.4 and London Literary Pub Crawl Podcast.

Mar 17, 201929:21
Rudyard Kipling and George Orwell

Rudyard Kipling and George Orwell

Nick Hennegan marks the passing of two great British authors.

Feb 17, 201929:30
Ep 87 - Tolkien, Slapper and Campbell - Literary London.

Ep 87 - Tolkien, Slapper and Campbell - Literary London.

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!)

Jan 11, 201931:59
New Years Eve 2018

New Years Eve 2018

A brief look back at the Edinburgh Festival and a look forward to 2019.
Dec 31, 201801:52
Daughter of Pigspurt Ep 3 - podcast 85

Daughter of Pigspurt Ep 3 - podcast 85

Daisy Campbell continues her one-woman tribute show to her father - Ken Campbell. Recorded live at the British Library, London.
Dec 14, 201829:27
Daughter Of Pigspurt Part 2 ; Episode 84

Daughter Of Pigspurt Part 2 ; Episode 84

Part 2 of the hilarious tribute show for theatre maverick Ken Campbell, written and performed by his daughter, Daisy and recorded at the British Library.
Dec 07, 201827:43
Daughter of Pigspurt! - Episode 83.

Daughter of Pigspurt! - Episode 83.

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.
Nov 29, 201827:53
Ep 82 - 'In Yer Ear' Spoken word launch, Part 1

Ep 82 - 'In Yer Ear' Spoken word launch, Part 1

Nick Hennegan goes to a downstairs bar in Soho, London, to meet writers and listen to the launch of a new spoken word anthology. (Contains some strong language.)
Nov 05, 201829:43
Ep 81 - Writers of Chiswick, London

Ep 81 - Writers of Chiswick, London

Nick Hennegan talks to London writers - some who are printing illegally​!
Oct 26, 201828:16
Episode 80

Episode 80

Autumn in England - and new show plans!
Oct 16, 201805:35
Peter Pan in London!

Peter Pan in London!

The End of the Edinburgh Fringe 2018.
Aug 29, 201805:20
Episode 78

Episode 78

Edinburgh Festival week Two.
Aug 13, 201801:57
Nick’s Edinburgh Eulogies End of week Zero!

Nick’s Edinburgh Eulogies End of week Zero!

Writer and director Nick Hennegan’s thoughts on a tough creative week from the worlds biggest open arts festival.
Aug 06, 201803:53
Edinburgh Eulogies 2!

Edinburgh Eulogies 2!

Edinburgh Festival Day 1? Nick Hennegan, the city and technical rehearsals.
Jul 31, 201805:39
Edinburgh Fringe 2018. Day Zero!

Edinburgh Fringe 2018. Day Zero!

Join Nick Hennegan at the biggest open arts Festival in the world and hear about the trials and tribulations of the writer, director and producer.
Jul 29, 201802:00
The Marilyn Conspiricy - Episode 74

The Marilyn Conspiricy - Episode 74

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!
Jul 20, 201828:34
Writerly West Wales!

Writerly West Wales!

Nick takes Hamlet to the coast.
Jun 17, 201801:40
The Bingo Caller of Soho!

The Bingo Caller of Soho!

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Jun 08, 201801:42
Nick in Birmingham- the new East London!

Nick in Birmingham- the new East London!

Nick in Birmingham- the new East London!
May 27, 201801:17
A right Royal wedding!

A right Royal wedding!

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May 19, 201801:10
9 Mar 2018

9 Mar 2018

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May 14, 201801:22
8 January 2018

8 January 2018

Happy New Year and Edinburgh Festival Masterclass!
May 14, 201803:17
Dylan Thomas Day

Dylan Thomas Day

And the London Poetry Cafe #dylanday
May 14, 201802:33
Twitter hack and a ebook live!

Twitter hack and a ebook live!

Twitter hack and Facebook Live!
May 12, 201801:43
Hamlet in Verse?!? And sunshine in London!

Hamlet in Verse?!? And sunshine in London!

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May 05, 201802:30
Episode 66

Episode 66

Join Nick on his Resonance FM Radio show for London Book Fair Part 5, Independent Booksellers and Irish whiskey​!
May 03, 201828:53
Meeting Henry V, Hamlet and hipster publishers!

Meeting Henry V, Hamlet and hipster publishers!

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May 02, 201802:32
Episode 64 - London Book Fair and Beatles!

Episode 64 - London Book Fair and Beatles!

'Literary London'​ Radio show, with writer Jon-Jon, a 'Walking Dead' TV show bar and find out which 60's icon turned down The Beatles as a backing band at @LondonBookFair
Apr 29, 201829:31
Nick at The Nash!

Nick at The Nash!

Nick en route to Absolute Hell at The Royal National Theatre. #NationalTheatre
Apr 25, 201801:54
April 23, 2018

April 23, 2018

A moving London marathon.
Apr 23, 201802:24
April 22, 2018

April 22, 2018

Shakespeare’s Birthday in London
Apr 22, 201801:41
Brian Ferry Annie Lennox London Book Fair and Shakespeare!

Brian Ferry Annie Lennox London Book Fair and Shakespeare!

Join Nick Hennegan for his radio show 'Literary London' on Resonance 104.4fm. With The Bookseller Magazine, Brian Ferry and Annie Lennox singing Shakespeare!
Apr 19, 201829:31
At The London Book Fair - Part One.

At The London Book Fair - Part One.

Writer Nick takes his mic to the London Book Fair and gets the stories behind the stories, as it were...!

#lbf18
Apr 12, 201829:11
Return to Resonance 104.4 FM

Return to Resonance 104.4 FM

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.
Apr 05, 201828:42
Back to Resonance FM...

Back to Resonance FM...

... and the Edinburgh Festival!
Apr 04, 201802:56
29 Mar 2018

29 Mar 2018

Kay Mellor, BAFTA and Anchor concerns!
Mar 29, 201802:50
Stratford upon Avon and an Edinburgh Webinar!

Stratford upon Avon and an Edinburgh Webinar!

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Mar 18, 201802:26
March 15, 2018

March 15, 2018

Two launches and a festival!
Mar 15, 201801:48
Camden Literature and Tudor Soho!

Camden Literature and Tudor Soho!

Meet Tudor, tunnels and Suffrage!
Mar 12, 201803:13
Wales Week in London - the Media Debate!

Wales Week in London - the Media Debate!

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
Mar 09, 201801:22:08
Happy World Book - and St David's Day with Dylan Thomas

Happy World Book - and St David's Day with Dylan Thomas

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
Mar 08, 201815:27
Wales Week in London
Feb 28, 201809:44
Kings Road, screenplay and potential snow!

Kings Road, screenplay and potential snow!

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Feb 26, 201804:19
23 February 2018

23 February 2018

Wales, Edinburgh and PwC!
Feb 23, 201803:34
6 February 2018

6 February 2018

Fitzrovia News and a new Literary festival?
Feb 06, 201802:59
4 February 2018

4 February 2018

Dylan Thomas, London, 6 Nations Rugby and Philadelphia Super Bowl!
Feb 04, 201805:05
30 January 2018

30 January 2018

On route to Covent Garden and theatre producers!
Jan 30, 201802:40
19 January 2018

19 January 2018

Royal Academy, Edinburgh and George must save the world! Or I\u2019ll do some budgeting..!
Jan 19, 201804:07
31 December 2017

31 December 2017

Goodbye 2017. Or is it...?
Dec 31, 201701:50
30 December 2017

30 December 2017

Peaky end of year Blinders!
Dec 30, 201703:15
26 December 2017

26 December 2017

Happy Christmas Carol! (carol@mavericktheatre.co.uk)
Dec 26, 201702:10
23 December 2017

23 December 2017

Christmas in a London Pub! And other podcasts!
Dec 23, 201702:17
20 December 2017

20 December 2017

Off to the pub podcast!
Dec 20, 201704:33
12 December 2017

12 December 2017

Producer courses and Dickens in #Soho!
Dec 12, 201702:24
9 December 2017

9 December 2017

A lonely Christmas Carol.
Dec 09, 201705:18
Standing ovation & 30 Students

Standing ovation & 30 Students

Standing ovation & 30 Students
Dec 09, 201703:41
8 December 2017

8 December 2017

A lonely Christmas Carol!
Dec 08, 201701:38
28 November 2017

28 November 2017

Meeting new theatre producers and the Arts Theatre, London.
Nov 28, 201703:06
26 November 2017
Nov 26, 201702:11
23 November 2017

23 November 2017

Wow! Last day of official rehearsals for A Christmas Carol!
Nov 23, 201702:57
22 November 2017

22 November 2017

Dickens and Germany!
Nov 22, 201701:20
20 November 2017

20 November 2017

Literary Pubs and Riverside Christmas run-throughs!
Nov 20, 201702:48
17 November 2017
Nov 17, 201702:11
16 November 2017

16 November 2017

A Christmas Carol and Birmingham Hippodrome Rehearsals.
Nov 16, 201703:49
10 November 2017
Nov 10, 201701:20
9 November 2017

9 November 2017

Back to rehearsals after the World Travel Market, London.
Nov 09, 201702:48
8 November 2017

8 November 2017

Rehearsals and World Travel Fair!
Nov 08, 201702:18
Rehearsals get heavy!

Rehearsals get heavy!

Rehearsals get heavy! 7 Nov 17.
Nov 07, 201701:42
6 November 2017

6 November 2017

Guy Fawkes and a new week of Christmas Carol rehearsals.
Nov 06, 201702:53
3 November 2017

3 November 2017

Christmas Carol Rehearsals Day 4
Nov 03, 201701:59
2 November 2017
Nov 02, 201702:25
1 November 2017
Nov 01, 201701:36
Day 1 of rehearsals
Oct 31, 201701:27
26 October 2017

26 October 2017

Screenplay finished. And \u2018Our House\u2019 in south London!
Oct 26, 201704:51
17 October 2017

17 October 2017

Creative Producers and Martian Skies!
Oct 17, 201703:12
14 October 2017

14 October 2017

Tryst at the Tabard Theatre, London
Oct 14, 201702:28
12 October 2017

12 October 2017

Back in London and scripts to finish!
Oct 12, 201704:53
Birmingham!

Birmingham!

With Patrick Kavanagh - in Birmingham!
Sep 29, 201701:53
23 September 2017

23 September 2017

The United Nations of London!
Sep 23, 201701:60
Knives in Hens

Knives in Hens

Back in London - and at the Donmar in the West End \u2022 London Calling - Remastered \u2022 Knives in Hens.
Sep 21, 201703:54
Back in London - at the Donmat

Back in London - at the Donmat

Back in London - and at the Donmar in the West End \u2022 London Calling - Remastered
Sep 21, 201702:58
In Wales, thinking of Dylan!
Sep 16, 201702:34
Roald Dahl and the UK storm.

Roald Dahl and the UK storm.

UK Storm Aileen and Roald Dahl in Wales
Sep 13, 201702:35
Peter Hall and the UK Storm!

Peter Hall and the UK Storm!

Peter Hall and the first U.K. storm!
Sep 13, 201702:19
Aber, Wales & the non-Pub!

Aber, Wales & the non-Pub!

Best pub that is not a pub in Aberystwyth, Wales.
Sep 11, 201701:59
A new, 140 year old pub!

A new, 140 year old pub!

A new, 140 year old pub. In Wales.
Sep 09, 201702:14
4 September 2017

4 September 2017

Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden and George Osbourne! Busy in London's Literary Pubs!
Sep 04, 201703:48
4 September 2017

4 September 2017

Hello World x2. From a London Pub!
Sep 04, 201701:05
Hello from London, world...!

Hello from London, world...!

Testing, testing...
Sep 01, 201700:59