Sunday, December 20, 2015

Standing Room Only for Sunday 20 December 2015

Standing Room Only

Standing Room Only is literally radio with pictures... and arts, theatre, film, comedy, books, dance, entertainment and music – all the things, in other words, that make life worth living.

Full programme details are available on the Standing Room Only webpage

Objectspace's crafty plans

A big push against technology, stress and mass production is seen the rise of movements like slow cooking, adult colouring, and the demand for handmade and bespoke arts and crafts. Craft remains a loaded work in the art world, but Auckland's Objectspace is this country's only public gallery dedicated to exhibiting craft, applied arts and design. The gallery's new director Kim Paton has big plans to take Objectspace into new territory. She's keen to push innovation and that includes the way work is exhibited and the kind of work being commissioned.

Entangled Islands

A revealing collection of poems and ultra-short stories introduces us to many characters in the life of writer Serie Barford. Most are real, some are hybrids of people she's known, and together they look at what it means to be a Samoan New Zealander. Serie Barford's Entangled Islands is published by Anahera Press.

Teching out museums

Museums and galleries around America are experimenting with technology in an effort to keep visitors coming in while also getting them hooked on snazzy websites. The Dowse Art Museum's director Courtney Johnston visited several of the big name galleries there while on a Winston Churchill Fellowship, to find out what's working and what's not. Courtney Johnston recently visited several big name American galleries and took plenty of pictures of their tech innovations.

The Laugh Track - Summer Report's Teresa Cowie & Ian Telfer

On The Laugh Track are the hosts of Summer Report. For the rest of the year Ian Telfer is RNZ News' Otago Regional Reporter, while Teresa Cowie is a Journalist in the RNZ Wellington Newsroom. Their comedy choices are Tom Lehrer, sketch duo Armstrong and Miller, standups Adam Hills and Sarah Silverman, and Flight of The Conchords.

New Zealand performers entertain festive memories

Life on the road brings with it unexpected circumstances for musician Laughton Kora; stage and screen actor Miriama McDowell tells us how a little gigantic Pukeko got caught in a trap, and DJ Sticky Fingaz shares some memories of his Christchurch days that have gone down in dance floor history. Sonia Sly finds out more…

Dancer to dancer

Second year New Zealand Dance School student Georgia Powley has been awarded a scholarship that will allows her to become part of the Royal New Zealand Ballet in 2016. The company will convene in in mid-January to prepare for their next show Speed of Light which will tour Dunedin, Wellington, Christchurch, and Auckland. Lynn Freeman spoke to Georgia along with her fellow Royal New Zealand Ballet dancer Laura Jones; who won the same Todd Scholarship prize back in 2012.

The Great South Road revisited

Previously Standing Room Only interviewed a filmmaker and historian who were just about to start their 200-kilometre walk along the Great South Road, from the edge of the King Country to Central Auckland. By the time we spoke to them Paul Janman and Scott Hamilton had already met strangers with stories to share about the historic road. While Paul works on the documentary which he hopes will be ready for 2016's New Zealand International Film Festival, Scott is writing a book about their trip.
Dec 20, 2015 

NZ On Screen - Christmas On Screen

There's no escaping the fact that Christmas is now just days away, so Irene Gardiner has been rummaging through NZ on Screen's Christmas Collection on our behalf.

Older stories

Building our buildings - past meets future
Olivia Spencer Bower's discoveries
Shhh… The Music is Talking
The Laugh Track - Leigh Hart
Bert van Dijk and the World Song Choir of Devonport
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions

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