Thursday, February 28, 2013

Only the Moon

standing in the moonlight
you look so beautiful
you told me go jump in a river

what am I to do now?

you were the love of my life
there’s nothing left now 
but the moonlight

I want to feel your hand 

in mine again

I know it’s a dream 
because I saw you with him
walking through town 
holding hands like 
you’d never ever met me
you said that you’d love me forever
but all I’ve got now is the moon

Paul Conneally

Listen to 'ONLY THE MOON' 

Photographs for the preservation of disintegrating histories - Chris Mear

Four photographs from Chris Mear's show 'Disintegrating Histories' at Snibston Discovery Museum.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Photography for the Preservation of Disintegrating Histories

Chris Mears in his show at Snibston Discovery Museum, with his book (available now!) 'Photography for the Preservation of Disintegrating Histories'
Sent from my iPhone

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Photographer Chris Mear

Photographer Chris Mear pictured at his exhibition 'Disintegrating Histories' at Snibston Discovery Museum.
Sent from my iPhone

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Maurice Maguire - Artist & Cultural Geographer

Maurice Maguire - February 2013 - Holly Bush Inn, Makeney, UK.
Photo: Paul Conneally
Sent from my iPhone


Center for Digital Discourse and Culture Virginia Tech haikumania
lean unfrozen
ground meat

regular Pepsi

orange drinks

hamburger buns
pickles potatoes
and onions

fresh fruits
cans of sauerkraut


lean bacon

peanut butter

banana pudding
to be made
each night

for meat loaf
and sauce

to be made
each night

ice cream
vanilla and chocolate
shredded coconut

fudge cookies gum
Spearmint Doublemint
Juicy Fruit - three each

Diamond Tips & Altas

Super Anahist

Contac, Sucrets
(antibiotic red box)
Feenamint gum

four to five

rolls hot rolls’ is ‘found poetry’ piece by paul  conneally constructed from shopping list found at elvis presley’s home graceland

Paul Conneally

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Each Side of the Street

in every other garden a burnt out car or two

old refrigerators pushchairs and bike wheels

that some of these houses are still homes is hard to take in

mums call out to children playing soccer with an old tin-can

my grandfather lived on a council estate like this

flowers on the front carrots and onions round the back

late afternoon
a line of old cherry trees
each side of the street

Paul Conneally

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Little Onion - LET ME BE YOUR PROVIDER - free download

LET ME BE YOUR PROVIDER - a bass heavy post punk meets UK grime meets dub track from Little Onion. 

The track was made entirely on an iPhone4

Play it louder than loud and feel the street shake

Friday, February 08, 2013

Romantic Poetry and the National Curriculum for English - Snibston Discovery Museum

The inclusion by direct reference of Romantic peotry in Michael Gove's new National Curriculum for English is to be welcomed. Some teachers feel the works of the romantics are not relevant for the here and now, poet artist Paul Conneally has been developing pieces and workshops that use pre-1914 poetry as triggers and ways to explore life and community now in the twenty first century.

Here's an excerpt from some of Paul's work in the former coal mining area of North West Leicestershire.

Mick Smith, window cleaner and former Snibston colliery worker, reads an excerpt from a William Wordsworth poem written during Wordsworth's time living at Coleorton, North West Leicestershire, just down the road from Snibston. The poem refers to and is inspired by Grace Dieu Priory where Wordsworth used to visit regularly with his family. Grace Diieu Priory is on the Transform Snibston William Wordsworth Trail.

The video and trail are part of poet artist and cultural forager, Paul Conneally work for Transform Snibston - Snibston Discovery Museum, Coalville, Leicestershire.

Here is the Wordsworth poem in full:

BENEATH yon eastern ridge, the craggy bound,
Rugged and high, of Charnwood's forest ground
Stand yet, but, Stranger! hidden from thy view,
The ivied Ruins of forlorn GRACE DIEU;
Erst a religious House, which day and night
With hymns resounded, and the chanted rite:
And when those rites had ceased, the Spot gave birth
To honourable Men of various worth:
There, on the margin of a streamlet wild,
Did Francis Beaumont sport, an eager child;
There, under shadow of the neighbouring rocks,
Sang youthful tales of shepherds and their flocks;
Unconscious prelude to heroic themes,
Heart-breaking tears, and melancholy dreams
Of slighted love, and scorn, and jealous rage,
With which his genius shook the buskined stage.
Communities are lost, and Empires die,
And things of holy use unhallowed lie;
They perish;--but the Intellect can raise,
From airy words alone, a Pile that ne'er decays.

William Wordsworth

Thursday, February 07, 2013

The Cold Outside

after-work drinkers
the cold outside 
locked in 

Paul Conneally

Sent from my iPhone

Goosebumps and Sweat

goosebumps and sweat
the hockey club fourths and fifths
give it their all

Paul Conneally

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Out by the bins

out by the bins
one man tells another
it's his son's birthday

Paul Conneally
iPhone haiku

Monday, February 04, 2013

ice cold fingers

ice cold fingers
the fishmonger displays
his finnan haddock

Paul Conneally

iPhone haiku

Brown Ale and Gravy

sleet in my hair
I order a meat pie
brown ale and gravy

Paul Conneally

iPhone haiku

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Kilt and Kimono

> Kilt and Kimono - 2012
> Found by Paul Conneally in his grey jacket with Red Threaded Buttons after performing in Edinburgh.



Artists Gavin Wade and Paul Conneally contemplate the function of art and fish and chips in the Bath Inn Nottingham.

And the function of art is ...

Gavin Wade gets set to talk on the function(s) of art and Eastside Projects at Nottingham Trent University.

'Six Styles' Paul Conneally 2012

Six Styles
Paul Conneally 2012
Signed Print Edition of 10

February Dusk

February dusk
the city moves from
blue to orange

Paul Conneally

iPhone haiku

Friday, February 01, 2013

Candice Jacobs - artist - at the Nottingham Bath Inn

Great evening at Nottingham Trent University art talk from Gavin Wade and then on to The Bath Inn a Fish and Chip pub and fab new art hangout! Gavin and Paul Conneally were joined there by artists Candice Jacobs, Rob Flint and Gerard (Gerry) Williams.

There's a buzz about the Midlands art scene - Birmingham, Nottingham, Loughborough, Derby, Leicester - the list is too long - the whole of THE MIDLANDS!

OUCH! - Art Bread from Eastside Projects

After an inspiring artist's talk at Nottingham Trent University Art School from Eastside Projects Director,  artist curator Gavin Wade, he presented me with this - OUCH! - art bread - looks good and tastes even better! 

Anyone in Birmingham should visit Eastside Projects in Digbeth - anyone not in Birmingham should go there and visit Eastside Projects!

'Landlocked' - the rise of the Midlands!

Paul Conneally
1st February 2013