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Maureen Connett, 1939–2022: a colourful life

Erica Smith pays tribute to Maureen Teresa Connett – artist, singer, writer – and contributor to Hastings Online Times. Everyone who knew Maureen is invited to wear bright colours to attend her funeral on Thursday 21 April at Hastings Crematorium.

Posted 21:22 Wednesday, Apr 13, 2022 In: Hastings People

Hastings’ PreRaphaelite poet: Christina Rossetti (1830-94)

Christina Rossetti, the renowned Victorian writer, had strong connexions with Hastings. Maureen Connett explains the enduring appeal of a mysterious figure.

Lizzie Siddall and Dante Gabriel Rossetti in the Old Town

The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood liked Victorian Hastings and the area.  Maureen Connett discusses their star couple, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and his muse Lizzie Siddall, who got married in the Old Town.

Over and Out for Artshelter?

During the long wait for a bus, local artist and writer, Maureen Connett, has been pondering what can be done to cheer up the town centre, in particular the bus stops at Queens Road. She would have liked to share her art portraying local places in Hastings on the empty spaces at the bus shelters, but it looks like the Pandemic may have put paid to a ‘laudable initiative’. We can take another look at Maureen’s art here.

What Marianne North learned from Edward Lear

In the autumn of 1852, Edward Lear, while painting a fig tree in the overgrown garden of the Hastings MP Frederick North, made a lifelong friendship with the MP’s daughters, which affects lives to this day. Artist and writer Maureen Connett tells us more about the lesser known artistic and musical talents of the writer, Edward Lear, best known for his limericks and nonsense poetry.

Passed or failed? Ten watercolours

The Coronavirus Pandemic was a test which I failed – and I succeeded. I failed: I drank too much wine, did not clean my flat from top to bottom, did not catch up with my reading, did not practise yoga, nor sort out surplus clothing for the charity shops. Artist and writer Maureen Connett tells us what she did do in lockdown.

Roll up for HAF’s Christmas cornucopia!

Every December HAF holds a wonderfully festive arts and crafts event. This year will be no exception. It’s an opportunity for members to show and sell their handmade arts and crafts, in our elegant and popular venue. Always well attended the event is seen by many as a traditional part of their Christmas shopping experience.

Posted 22:38 Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 In: Arts News Tags: ,
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