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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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January 2018

Overview
Thursday 25thAcoustic Cafe                                                                                                        

February 

Overview
Saturday 3rd  John Clare in Winter (Workshop) - Please note that the Cottage will be closed on this day for the workshop.
Thursday 22ndAcoustic Cafe

March

Overview
Thusrday 22nd            Acoustic Cafe                                                                                         

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April

Overview
Thursday 19thAcoustic Cafe                 PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS THE 3RD THURSDAY                                                
Saturday 21stCarole King Tribute Night with Charity Stow - Please note the new date. SOLD OUT 

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May

Overview
Thursday 17thAcoustic Cafe    Please note the change in the date                                                             

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June

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Thursday 28thAcoustic Cafe                                                                                           

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July

Overview
Friday 13th - 15thJohn Clare Society Week-end 
Wednesday 25thPantaloons travelling group of actors - The Importance of Being Earnest 
Thursday 19th               Acoustic Cafe   Please note the change in the date                                                        

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August

Overview
Saturday  4th Open Crafts Day 
Wednesday 22ndAlcoholic Ink Art Workshop 
Thursday 23rdAcoustic Cafe                                                                      

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September

Overview
Wednesday 5thPantaloons travelling group of actors - As You Like It 
Thursday 27thAcoustic Cafe                                                                                     

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October

Overview
Thursday 18thAcoustic Cafe                    PLEASENOTE THAT THIS THE 3RD THURSDAY                                                                     

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November

Overview
Thursday 22ndAcoustic Cafe                                                                                

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December

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Thursday 20thAcoustic Cafe                                                                                

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To reserve a ticket for any of the events or if you need any further details please contact Clare Cottage on 01733 253330.

Please note that on activity days the Cottage will be open for tours as normal with the usual entry fees applicable.