Monday, May 02, 2016

Standing Room Only for 05/01/2016

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

Documentaries have the power to unite

What does it mean to live in the moment? Be Here Now: The Andy Whitfield story kicks off the launch of the Documentary Edge Festival this coming month, taking a look at the journey of an actor battling with cancer just as his star is beginning to rise. Sonia Sly speaks to director Lilibet Foster..
May 01, 2016 02:48 pm

Arts Funding

Creative New Zealand's projecting a 10% drop in funds for the arts sector this year, due to a forecast decrease in Lottery Grant Board funding. This has got arts companies worried, with the Basement Theatre organising an advocacy event in the form of a bingo night. Basement General Manager Sam Snedden and Executive Director of the Arts Foundation and founder of crowdfunding platform Boosted Simon Bowden talk about means of funding the arts.
May 01, 2016 02:32 pm

The Laugh Track - Angela Barnes

British comedian Angela Barnes plays Victoria Wood, Linda Smith and Life of Brian. You can see Angela's show at the 2016 New Zealand International Comedy Festival.
May 01, 2016 02:05 pm

Sara Benincasa

American author, performer, and presenter Sara Benincasa's new essay collection Real Artists Have Day Jobs  is a guide to growing up and taking your place in the world. This is her fourth book; her autobiogaphy, Agorafabulous! told the story of her struggle with overcoming agoraphobia, particularly in her university years. Sara also writes columns, speaks at universities about mental health, and has presented on MTV and Sirius XM.
May 01, 2016 01:35 pm

Too Much Information

TMI is the name of a free, pop-up creative writing course created and run by poet Hera Lindsay Bird in Wellington; one of the guest teachers at the class was fellow poet Gregory Kan.  The eight-week course focuses on experimental non-fiction writing and explores new ways of teaching, writing and of being creative. Hera's first book of poetry, Hera Lindsay Bird, is out in July through Victoria University Press. Gregory's latest book is This Paper Boat, which tells his and his family's stories alongside the writer Robin Hyde's. Check out Gregory's poetry manipulation app.
May 01, 2016 12:45 pm


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