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| 1932 - 1959 |1960 - 1969 | 1970 - 1979 | 1980 - 1989 | 1990 - 2000 |


 

1970
Death of parents and grandparents. Ordered to rest for six months due to ill-health
Break up of The Liverpool Scene
Poems for Wales and Six Landscapes for Susan, Arc Press
Autobiography, Poems N°s 1-15 commissioned for the City of London Festival Poetry International Festival, Rotterdam (Henri returns regularly to give poetry readings until 1996)
Cultural Bingo, Performance/event/environment, Great Georges Project, Great George Street, Liverpool. Game devised by Bill Harpe
St Adrian Co., Broadway and 3rd The Liverpool Scene, released on the RCA record label.
Cover design by Adrian Henri
Heirloon, The Liverpool Scene, released on the RCA record label.
Henri and Friends, tour of Norway

Exhibitions:
Aargh! The Spirit of the Comics, RCA Gallery, London
Grub, children’s workshop with Susan Sterne, ICA Gallery, London

 

1971
Visiting Lecturer, Bradford and Wolverhampton Polytechnics.
Meets Frances Hambidge
Autobiography, published by Jonathan Cape
Writers on Tour, North West Arts Association
Grimms, roadshow formed with McGough, Gorman, Mike McGear, Neil Innes, Vivien Stanshall, Zoot Money, Mike Giles and others (Keith Moon one night!).
Tour to Ireland, Scotland, Norway and South West England

Exhibition:
Peterloo Gallery, Manchester (solo show)

 

1972
President of The Liverpool Academy of Arts Summer in Much Wenlock
I Want, written with Nell Dunn, published by Jonathan Cape America, published by Turret Books
I Want, writers tour with Nell Dunn
Poetry International, Rotterdam (reading)
Henri and Friends in Concert, a tour with Alan Peters, Phil Harrison, Stuart Gordon, Mike Giles, Vivien Stanshall, John Porter and Valerie Movie
Recollections, Liverpool Scene LP released by Charisma
UK tour with Grimms
Autobiography Part I, BBC Television

Exhibitions:
John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 8, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 2nd Prize winner Christmas Cakes, with Susan Sterne, a project for children at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

 

1973
Visiting Lecturer, Bradford Polytechnic
Meets Carol Ann Duffy
Writing courses at the Arvon Foundation at Totleigh Barton (held Regularly thereafter)
Poet-in-Residence, Lanchester Festival, Coventry
Reading tour of South West England, West Midlands, the USA and Canada Autobiography, recorded (unissued) with music by Alan Peters, Phil Harrison and Stuart Gordon
Henri and Friends in Concert, BBC Radio Merseyside
Yesterday’s Girl, play for Granada Television

Exhibition:
Pen as Pencil, Brussels Communication, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

 

1974
Visiting Lecturer, Bradford Polytechnic
Poet-in-Residence, Lanchester Festival, Coventry
Environments and Happenings, published by Thames and Hudson
The Mersey Sound, revised edition published by Penguin
Reading tours of Scotland, Lincolnshire, Germany and Holland.
The Liverpool Scene, revival tour with Andy Roberts, Mike Hart, Dave Richards and Mike Kellie
Window Event, Claud Gill Books, Oxford Street, London, to publicise Environments and Happenings
November Dreams with friends from Bradford Polytechnic Community Arts Department, event for ‘Building Sights’ series, Great Georges Project, The Blackie, Liverpool

Exhibitions:
Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh (with Susan Sterne)
Five Realist Painters, Sunderland Arts Centre
Birthday Gardens, Academy Gallery, Liverpool (solo show)
John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 9, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

 

1975
Visiting Lecturer in Film and Publications, Bradford Polytechnic (Department of Community Arts)
CNAA Assessor, Wolverhampton and Leeds Polytechnics
Writing courses for the Arvon Foundation, Lumb Bank (held regularly thereafter) The Best of Henri, published by Jonathan Cape
Arts Council of Great Britain Writer’s Tour of Humberside and North West England Haiku, printed by the Anvil Press, Liverpool
Birmingham Festival of Performance Art, with Rob Con, Ian Hinchcliffe and Marty St James

Exhibitions:
Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead (solo show)
The Face of Merseyside, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

 

1976
Visiting Lecturer, Bradford Polytechnic CNAA Assessor, Wolverhampton and Leeds Polytechnics
Readings at the Edinburgh Festival with Roger McGough and Brian Patten Bicentennial Poetry Tour of the USA
One Year, Arc Publications
Liverpool Realist Painters presented by Adrian Henri for Arena BBC2

Exhibitions:
Paintings and Drawings, 1960-1976, Wolverhampton Art Gallery (solo show) Hedges, Gardens and Other Places, Art Net, London (solo show)

 

1977
CNAA Assessor, Wolverhampton and Leeds Polytechnics
In Rome for Liverpool FC’s European Cup Final victory.
City Hedges: Poems 1970-76 published by Jonathan Cape. Cover photographs by Susan Sterne
Beauty & the Beast, with Carol Ann Duffy, published by The Glasshouse Press, Liverpool.
Readings in Holland and at the Edinburgh Festival with Roger McGough and Brian Patten Performance Art, a programme for BBC Television’s Schools Service

Exhibitions:
Ibis Gallery, Leamington Spa
Peter Moores, Real Life, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
100, A centenary exhibition for the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Artists of the Wirral, Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead
Birkenhead Arts Association Purchase Prize

 

1978
Visiting Lecturer in Film and Art History, Liverpool Polytechnic
CNAA Assessor, Leeds Polytechnic
Words Without a Story, with woodcuts by Franz Masereel published by Glasshouse Press
Readings in Holland and at the Anglo-French Festival of Spoken Poetry, Paris Henri’s Hope Street Poets, a monthly series of readings, The Everyman Theatre, Liverpool
Beauty & the Beast, performance with Carol Ann Duffy, Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh
Watchwords, BBC 1 North West with Roger McGough, Andy Roberts, Julie Walters, Tony Haygarth and Andrew Schofield

Exhibitions:
Hedges, Debris & Other Places, Bootle Art Gallery (solo show)
Debris, Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh (solo show)
Liverpool Nude, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 11, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

 

1979
Arts Council of Great Britain Writer’s Tour of Lincolnshire and Humberside
Un Certain Art Anglais, Paris (readings)
The Big Feller, musical based on Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi (unperformed)
The Funeral of Adrian Henri, performance with Rob Con and Lol Coxhill, Liverpool Pier Head and the Academy Gallery, Liverpool

Exhibitions:
Milton Keynes Festival (commission for a painting and poem)
Bolton Festival (solo show)
Poste Restante, Liverpool Academy Gallery (Mail Art)

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