Sunday, April 10, 2016

Standing Room Only

Standing Room Only

Standing Room Only for 04/10/2016

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

NZIFF's Autumn Events serves up classic films

The New Zealand International Film Festival is the once-a-year celebration of cinema for the cognoscenti - festival fare, challenging art-films and the occasional gob-smacking spectacular. But Festival Director Bill Gosden likes to warm us up with a tribute to classic film-making. This year his Autumn Events feature a fabulous new print of The King and I... But do they make 'em like that any more?
Apr 10, 2016 02:49 pm

Owen Marshall - Love as a Stranger

Owen Marshall is best known, perhaps, as our premier short-story writer, but his range is astonishing. He's an award-winning novelist, a poet, an anthologist - and one of our most distinguished, and awarded, general authors. But his subject matter is often the ordinary - like his new novel Love as a Stranger. It's a modern-day version of that oldest of literary genres - the obsessive romantic triangle.
Apr 10, 2016 02:40 pm

Kate Sylvester talks career, inspiration and making mistakes

At iD Fashion Week 2016 New Zealand designer Kate Sylvester was invited to show her AW16 collection 'A Muse' inspired by the work of Picasso. The designer also presented a talk at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery about her connection with art and literature and the way it informs her collection, plus the highs and lows of starting out in the fashion industry and making mistakes along the way.
Apr 10, 2016 02:25 pm

NZ On Screen – Taika Waititi

To say Taika Waititi's new film Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a hit is putting it mildly.  It's broken the record for an opening weekend in New Zealand - a record previously held by Taika's own Boy. But how did it all start for Taika Waititi? Irene Gardiner from NZ On Screen has had a look through Taika's back pages.
Apr 10, 2016 01:46 pm


Bass players have always been dismissed as the boring ones in any band; hidden side of stage, robotically plucking away, overshadowed by the singer and the lead guitarist. Things might just be getting worse for them with the arrival of the MechBass; a robotic bass guitarist that can do everything they can and more - and won't drink the rest of the band's beer. Justin Gregory with this story.
Apr 10, 2016 01:30 pm

An uncritical critical culture - Iain Sharp

One of the big cliches about this little country of ours is our Tall Poppy Syndrome - the famous Clobbering Machine that reduces our so-called betters to the mundane and ordinary. To which critic Iain Sharp can only say "if only"! He complains that our literary critics tend to be "tame, dull, lazy, cowardly and predictable" and wrote about it for The Spin Off.
Apr 10, 2016 12:40 pm

Older stories

Paul Waggott
Barbara Else
Project Runway's Tim Gunn
Carl Nixon: Matthew, Mark, Luke and Joanne
Tauranga Jazz Winners: Phil Broadhurst and Callum Allardice
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions

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