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Saturday, 19th November 2022

Veteran Drogheda poet and artist Roger Hudson as busy as ever since Covid

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Roger Hudson is 86 but he has the cheeky smile of a schoolboy.

The 86 year old ball of energy and creativity that is Drogheda poet and artist Roger Hudson tells me he is still active despite the long hiatus of Covid.

Next Friday, November 25th his contribution to the major exhibition THE WARTIME ART ARCHIVES at The Complex, 21-25 Arran Street East, Dublin 7 he will be giving a reading of his poems which are influenced by his having grown up as an evacuee from the London Blitz during World War II.

At 6pm on Friday as part of the concert accompanying the exhibition, Roger will read poems accompanied by music by Breifne Holohan from their CD San Francisco Dreaming.

At the same time, his book of photomontages Taking the Scissors to Society, the Photomontages of Roger Hudson is featured in the Dublin Art Book Fair 22 at the Temple Bar Gallery in Temple Bar, Dublin 2.  

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After the launch of his latest poetry collection Hidden in Green, people asked me where they could buy a copy. I am told it is on sale at the Artisan Café in Stockwell Street, Highlanes Gallery reception, and Academy Books, Southgate Shopping Centre.

The exhibition THE WARTIME ART ARCHIVES CONTINUED runs until Sunday, 27th November 2022

Opening hours: 10 am – 5 pm, Sat, Sun 12 – 5

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