ELAN-Arts Alive Festival comes to Hudson


For the fourth year in a row, summer arrives in Hudson with Arts Alive, a festival of arts and culture that, during the course of the summer, travels to several of the most beautiful regions in Quebec (besides Hudson, it includes Huntingdon, Knowlton, Quebec City, Wakefield and certain Montreal libraries).

Arts Alive is organized by ELAN (English Language Arts Network) with the aim of connecting, supporting and encouraging English speaking artists and cultural organizations throughout the province. Individuals and groups undertake to present a variety of activities within the community. This year Arts Alive comes to Hudson from June 6 to 12.

On Thursday, June 6 at 8 p.m. at Hudson Village Theatre, Hudson’s Hidden Gems, perform a Concert in Aid of Flood Relief. Your musician friends and neighbours play music they love, organized by the Troubadours and Vagabonds Society.

Following that on Friday, June 7 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Hudson Village Theatre, the Hudson Film Society is showing the movie ‘Wild Rose- Three Chords and the Truth.’ Rose-Lynn is a single mom and ex-con from Glasgow who dreams of Nashville and a career in country music.

On Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Gallerie+, 448 Main Road there will be an exhibition and demonstration of Wrapping Cloths organized by the Hudson Fine Craft and Gallerie+.

Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9, is the official launch of this summer’s exhibition at Greenwood, 254 Main oad with demonstrations of textile arts, both historical and modern called ‘A Stitch in Time.’

On Saturday, June 8 at 8 p.m. at the Hudson Village Theatre, Joey Elias and Friends present ‘A Night of Stand-Up Comedy.’ Join Joey, Ben Capaday, Logan Avery Cooper and Lawrence Corber for a hilarious evening. Proceeds of this event go to the Hudson Village Theatre scholarship fund

Saturday, June 8 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Gallerie+ is David Langlois’ Book Launch: Courage and Innovation-the story of the men and women who created Canada’s airport authorities. And on Sunday, June 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hudson Village Theatre, kids from 9 to 15 can attend ‘A Performance Workshop’ offered by John Sheridan and Donna Stewart. Participants will create characters, improvise, and learn choreography. A performance at 3 p.m. will follow.

The Hudson Chamber Music Series has organized ‘An Evening of Chamber Music’ with Richard Roberts (violin) and Judy Hung (piano) including music from Beethoven, Louis Spohr, Nicola Matteis and Tchaikovsky. This is planned for Sunday, June 9 at St. James Church.

The film ‘Sgaawaat K’uuna’ (Edge of the Knife) will be shown Monday, June 10 at the Hudson Village Theatre. A fishing retreat on beautiful Haida Gwaii has a dramatic outcome which highlights the history, myth, and tradition of a Haida family.

And finally on Wednesday, June 12 at the Hudson Village Theatre, Greenwood is holding their Pre-Storyfest Event with novelist Jennifer Robson, author of the Gown: a Novel of the Royal Wedding.

For further information, tickets and ticket prices, please consult the Hudson Village Theatre website (www.villagetheatre.ca) or the presenters.

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