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Suffragettes' poster parade Reproduced with permission from The Keep

Turbulent Spinsters

Ann Kramer’s latest book, Turbulent Spinsters, is the story of local women who fought for the right to vote. Ann is a prolific writer and has joined forces with Kay Green at Earlyworks Press – both Hastings residents – to publish this book about local social history; a fascinating read for anyone who wants to know how local women contributed to this nationwide campaign and what happened to them on their journey. HOT’s Zelly Restorick asks Ann about Turbulent Spinsters and her passion for writing and research.

Muriel Matters being interviewed by Peter West (Photo BBC)

Why Muriel Matters matters

Not so long ago an elderly Australian lady could be found most days at the Hastings Public Library thumbing the various newspapers and keeping up to date on current events. Few knew that this lady had, at one time in her youth, filled up the columns of these very same publications  with some of her own exploits. The aging lady’s name was Muriel Matters and, sitting in her library chair, she could scarcely have imagined that a building down the road would one day be named in her honour. Steven Glenn Anderson speaks to Frances Bedford, secretary of the Muriel Matters Society in Australia about the life of this fascinating suffragist and what the historical society named after her has been up to so far this year.

St Mary in the Castle Illustration by Thom Kofoed

Sponsor St Mary in the Castle

St Mary in the Castle is without a doubt a beautiful space in our town: from the crypt to the cupola, from the exterior to the interior, the building is an impressive centre point of our lovely town. Currently, St Mary in the Castle is run without any external funding – and the team there have sent out an SOS for sponsors and donations so that the building can receive some much needed TLC and its place as a hub of arts and entertainment and inspiring venue for all occasions can continue. HOT’s Zelly Restorick writes.   

Posted 08:30 Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 In: Arts News Tags: , , , ,
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