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  •  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 13, 2017 |
    Exhibitions |

    The Verbal Arts Centre, Derry / Londonderry
    (27th April – 30th June 2017)
    Noel is sharing a show with his friend, the writer and photographer David Gepp. The exhibition recognizes their shared love of the Donegal coastline and presents a selection of images and poetry derived from the area. The exhibition opens on Poetry Day Ireland […]

  •  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 […]

  •  July 13, 2016 |
    Exhibitions |

    A selection of Noel’s photographs and poems will be exhibited at the Shire Hall Gallery in Stafford this summer. The poems have been especially written to accompany his images of the dramatic Donegal shoreline.
    The group show runs from 9th July to 4th September. The exhibition will be open to the public on Monday – Saturday 9.30am – […]

  •  April 22, 2016 |
    Exhibitions |

    The Verbal Arts Centre, Derry / Londonderry
    (2st May – 30st June 2016)
    Noel presents selected images from two new sequences of his photographic work. They originated and evolved as an integral visual response to some of his most recent poetry.
    ‘The Bilko Rosary’ and ‘The Quiet Man – an interrogation’, will be on show at The Ve […]

  •  April 24, 2015 |
    Exhibitions |
     

    Three of the poetry plaques from the Birdsong series will be sited at the ForM Sculpture Exhibition at Bangor Castle Walled Garden this June.

  •  April 24, 2015 |
    Exhibitions |
     

    Noel has been shortlisted for the Corinium Poetry Prize. His piece, ‘The Painted Angel’ was inspired by one of the museum’s medieval stone carvings and it will be displayed within the Hare Gallery for the next month.

  •  June 20, 2014 |
    Exhibitions |

    An exhibition of art and poetry at Birdoswald Roman Fort, Cumbria.
    (July to October, 2014)
    Connor’s new photographic series Holystone,plays on the notion that light and colour can permeate stone, and will always return to breach and brighten the darker walls of history.
    The exhibition includes a number of poems and images from In […]

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