Lenny Henry

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Books world auction for Ukraine offers more than 350 lots
With bidding still open, fundraiser whose lots include the chance to appear in books by Lenny Henry and Peter James and lunch with Jeremy Bowen has raised £37,000

David Barnett

14, Mar, 2022 @4:18 PM

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Lenny Henry to make playwright debut with Windrush drama
Henry will also star in August in England, to be staged at London’s Bush theatre as part of 50th birthday celebrations

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

10, Mar, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Bernard and the Genie: 1991 Richard Curtis sleeper is a Christmas cracker
Lenny Henry, Rowan Atkinson and Alan Cumming star in a fantasy-comedy that’s a rollicking tale of good versus evil

Elizabeth Quinn

23, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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‘I’m constantly fighting behind the scenes’ – Black comics on breaking down industry barriers
Gina Yashere, Stephen K Amos, Lenny Henry and Daliso Chaponda discuss rejecting stereotypes, unwittingly becoming spokespeople and the strides that have been made in representation

As told to Hannah J Davies

06, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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‘We must tell our stories’: Lenny Henry introduces a Black British culture takeover
Across the arts, Black British artists are making their voices heard. To mark the moment, Lenny Henry and Marcus Ryder have guest-edited the Saturday magazine’s culture section

Lenny Henry and Marcus Ryder

05, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Children’s books roundup – the best new picture books and novels
Schnauzers in trousers, a Diwali sparkler and Lenny Henry’s kids’ fiction debut, plus the best new YA

Imogen Russell Williams

22, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Lenny Henry tells black Britons: get Covid jab to avoid being left behind
Open letter by comic and other black cultural figures encourages wider vaccine take-up

Aamna Mohdin

29, Mar, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Lenny Henry: next BBC chair should recognise importance of diversity
Comedian speaks out as Charles Moore criticised for past comments about minority groups

Haroon Siddique and Peter Walker

28, Sep, 2020 @6:34 PM

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Vanessa Redgrave calls on businesses to help UK's Covid-hit arts sector
Actor appeals for funds to save jobs in industry that is one of worst affected by pandemic

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

01, Sep, 2020 @2:35 PM

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Black Writers’ Guild calls for sweeping change in UK publishing
More than 100 authors join new body calling for the industry to address deep-seated inequalities in output and personnel

Sian Cain

15, Jun, 2020 @5:08 PM

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The Big Night In review – telethon triumphs over the lockdown
BBC One’s star-filled charity appeal needed imagination and technical skill to get round distancing rules

Lucy Mangan

23, Apr, 2020 @10:30 PM

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Coronavirus: looking for good news – Run for Heroes and an opera-singing doctor
Running fundraiser for NHS and frontline workers raises over £1m and the BBC announces a star-studded Big Night In

Jessica Murray

13, Apr, 2020 @5:43 PM

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