Art in the Cottage - Noel Connor
Poems and images in response to the work of John Clare
Last year the artist and poet Noel Connor was given the opportunity to view John Clare’s archive at Peterborough Library. It had a profound effect and stimulated this body of work. He was moved to discover such a fragile collection of manuscripts. At times the poet’s extreme poverty resulted in him working on bits and pieces of paper that were no more than ‘scraps’. He also made his own ink from a toxic recipe that has since eaten into those fragments of cheap paper, leaving a tragic record of his ‘wounded words’.
The display in the cottage and the Dovecote, combines words and images in a unique series of ‘photopoems’ and prints all of which are for sale.
Noel’s previous work can be viewed on his website www.noelconnor.com
Examples of Noel' s work can be found in the poetry section
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|Thursday 25th||Acoustic Cafe || |
|Saturday 3rd ||John Clare in Winter (Workshop) - Please note that the Cottage will be closed on this day for the workshop.|
|Thursday 22nd||Acoustic Cafe|
|Thusrday 22nd Acoustic Cafe || |
|Thursday 19th||Acoustic Cafe PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS THE 3RD THURSDAY || |
|Saturday 21st||Carole King Tribute Night with Charity Stow - Please note the new date. SOLD OUT|| |
|Thursday 17th||Acoustic Cafe Please note the change in the date || |
|Thursday 28th||Acoustic Cafe || |
|Friday 13th - 15th||John Clare Society Week-end|| |
|Wednesday 25th||Pantaloons travelling group of actors - The Importance of Being Earnest|| |
|Thursday 19th || Acoustic Cafe Please note the change in the date |
|Saturday 4th ||Open Crafts Day|| |
|Wednesday 22nd||Alcoholic Ink Art Workshop|| |
|Thursday 23rd||Acoustic Cafe || |
|Wednesday 5th||Pantaloons travelling group of actors - As You Like It|| |
|Thursday 27th||Acoustic Cafe || |
|Thursday 18th||Acoustic Cafe PLEASENOTE THAT THIS THE 3RD THURSDAY || |
|Thursday 22nd||Acoustic Cafe || |
|Thursday 20th||Acoustic Cafe || |
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