•  October 4, 2019 |
    Exhibitions, Film, poetry |

    ‘The Bovedy Illuminations’
    Special Screening
    The Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy, Co. Derry.
    (2pm Saturday 26th October 2019)
    Tickets can be booked directly from seamusheaneyhome.com
    To mark the screening at HomePlace of his film The Bovedy Illuminations, Noel will be joined on stage by poet Gerald Dawe for readings and an in […]

  •  March 20, 2019 |
    Exhibitions, Film, poetry |

    ‘The Bovedy Illuminations’
    The Armagh Planetarium and the Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre
    13th April – 23rd May 2019
    These two exhibitions mark the 50th Anniversary of the landing of the Bovedy Meteorite in Northern Ireland. On the evening of 25th April 1969, Noel was playing football in the street with friends when the fallin […]

  •  March 23, 2018 |
    Exhibitions, poetry |

    ‘Wounded Words’
    Exhibition Opening at the John Clare Cottage Museum, Helpston, Cambridgeshire.
    24th March 2018 (TICKETS SOLD OUT)

    Noel will be reading at the opening of his exhibition. These new poems and images are a response to his research into the poet John Clare’s archives. The exhibition continues until the end […]

  •  January 30, 2018 |
    poetry |

    Noel has won the North West Words Poetry Prize. His friend, the photographer David Gepp attended the awards ceremony in Donegal to read the winning poem Damaged Tins, and accept the prize on his behalf.

    In the same week, Noel was also shortlisted for the WoLF Poetry Prize at the Wolverhampton Literature Festival. His work will be inclu […]

  •  September 4, 2017 |
    poetry |

    Noel has been shortlisted for the Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year, and has been invited to read his work at the awards ceremony being held at the Gulbenkian Theatre on the 2nd of October. His poem ‘Blind Horse’ will be included in an anthology published by the Festival.
    Blind Horse You could be sadness itself beneath thi […]

  •  March 1, 2017 |
    poetry |

    Noel’s poem, The Birdman of Goldenhill is to be included in the newly established Staffordshire Poetry Collection. It will be presented in libraries around the county and there are plans to make recordings of all the selected poems.
    The Birman of Goldenhill They’re dumping again half way down Holywall lane at least they were last […]

  •  November 1, 2016 |
    Exhibitions, poetry |

    Noel has been invited to read at the awards ceremony of this year’s Allingham Festival in Ballyshannon, Donegal. His poem ‘Micro Engraver’ was placed third in the poetry competition.
    Micro Engraver… he has even inscribed Nothing is Impossible along the edge of a razor blade … Dark curtains tightly drawn,

    His long poem, ‘L […]

  •  December 17, 2013 |
    poetry |

    Paintings of the North Pennines
    by Paul Stangroom
    with poems by Noel Connor
    Just published by Whin Sill Press, Northumberland, this is a beautifully produced full colour, large format book. It is a case bound hard back, cover printed, with an additional laminated printed wrap cover.
    Noel will be reading his work at a book launch at the Ro […]

  •  June 14, 2013 |
    poetry, videos |

    Noel has recently been commended for the Whitworth Poetry Prize.  Watch the above video to find out more and to see Noel’s reading at the Whitworth Gallery.