Sunday, May 22, 2016

Standing Room Only

Standing Room Only

Standing Room Only for 05/22/2016

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

Painting Elephants - Bulbul Sharma

All over India this year, children in remote villages are painting elephants. Not the real thing, but half size fibreglass artworks. Helping them use art material they may never have seen before is high profile Indian artist Bulbul Sharma. She's been commissioned by the NGO Elephant Family to work with village children on the elephants, to help raise awareness of threats to the population through habitat loss and poaching.
May 22, 2016 02:48 pm

Tracey Slaughter - Deleted Scened for Lovers

Prize-winning short fiction writer and essayist Tracey Slaughter's new collection of short stories has been a long time coming, but it's been worth the wait. Tracey talks about and reads from 'Deleted Scenes for Lovers'.
May 22, 2016 02:35 pm

The Magic Flute

New Zealand Opera is hoping tried and trusted Mozart opera The Magic Flute will be a winner, but set and costumes aside, it all hinges on the singers. Lynn Freeman met two of the stars: Australian Samuel Dundas (Papageno) and New Zealander Emma Fraser (Pamina).
May 22, 2016 01:48 pm

Poetry on the Beach

Aucklanders love going to the beach but not all of them love poetry. Is it because they just haven't met each other yet? Poet Paul White and calligrapher Peter Gilderdale from AUT University thought the obvious answer was to go to the seaside and write giant poems in the sand. So they've embarked on a collaboration doing just that. Justin Gregory met them at Castor Bay beach as they prepared for an afternoon's work. He asked Paul to recite the poem to be "published" today.
May 22, 2016 01:30 pm

Jazz giant Ramsey Lewis

Ramsey Lewis will be part of Christchurch's in-crowd next week. The multi-Grammy award winning composer and pianist is headlining the New Zealand International Jazz and Blues Festival there. He's one of the most successful jazz pianists in the world, with 80 albums under his belt. Lynn caught up with Ramsey from his home-town of Chicago.
May 22, 2016 01:28 pm

Plays with a Purpose

Palmerston North's Centrepoint Theatre is determined to get people thinking and talking about the current refugee crisis. It's hosting three plays questioning whether countries like ours have a responsibility to help displaced refugees. Angie Farrow's work The Politician's Wife which was Shortlisted for the 2016 Adam NZ Play Award, premieres as part of the Plays with a Purpose season. The other two come from overseas. White Rabbit Red Rabbit is an international hit, and there's a reading of Lampedusa by Anders Lustgarten. Lynn Freeman talks to Angie Farrow and Centrepoint's artistic director Jeff Kingsford-Brown.
May 22, 2016 12:50 pm

My Shout: Another Round at The Thistle Inn

Maori chief Te Rauparaha drank there, suffragettes protested there, six o'clock swillers guzzled at the bar and both sides of the Springbok tour movement argued there. Wellington's oldest pub The Thistle Inn has been open for almost 180 years, and now it's hosting a play about many pivotal moments in its, and New Zealand's history. Director of My Shout Kerryn Palmer and her students at Victoria University have been researching the pub's history.
May 22, 2016 12:40 pm


Older stories

Marcel Lucont pours scorn on you
Bridget Reweti: Carry On
Tusiata Avia: Fale Aitu Spirit House
The Laugh Track - Heather O'Carroll
From Kraus to Parekowhai: Story of a Piano
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions

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