Sunday, June 05, 2016

Standing Room Only for 06/05/2016

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.
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Kyle of Asgard at Armageddon

Lynn Freeman talks to cosplay enthusiast Kyle Simpson at Armageddon Expo.
Jun 05, 2016 03:52 pm

NZ On Screen – Big political personalities

As the American political circus trundles on, we decided it would be a good time to look back at some of the great characters of New Zealand politics over the years - with NZ On Screen Content Director Irene Gardiner.
Jun 05, 2016 02:48 pm

The Salted Air

A widowed woman finds herself attracted to her late husband's brother in Thom Conroy's latest novel The Salted Air. Thom's first novel reimagined the story of a German naturalist, Dr Ernst Dieffenbach who come to New Zealand to buy land from Maori.
Jun 05, 2016 02:40 pm

Fast food photographer

Photographer Drew Hill's new exhibition In Your Face uses fast food wrappers as a canvas, placing images on them. Drew says "Like they are mass producing their food, I am using the wrappers to mass produce my work".
Jun 05, 2016 02:25 pm

The Laugh Track - Daniel John Smith

As the culmination of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, awards were handed out to recent RNZ National guests Felicity Ward for Best International Show, Best Newcomers The Fan Brigade, and David Correos took out the coveted Billy T award. For Wellington Daniel John Smith took home the Newcomer Award. Daniel has appeared on AotearoHA: Rising Stars, as well as storytelling podcasts What We Talk About and The Watercooler.
Jun 05, 2016 02:08 pm

Diana Devlin: around The Globe

London's Globe Theatre, a replica of one of Shakespeare's early venues, has had a record year making a healthy surplus of over half a million New Zealand dollars. Not bad for a venture that had to get over a lot of hurdles to even be built almost two decades ago. One of the people who helped make the dream a reality was Dr. Diana Devlin. She's Deputy Chair of the Shakespeare Globe Council, and also teaches acting at the respected Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London. Diana is also the granddaughter of actors Dame Sybil Thorndike and Sir Lewis Casson. She's in New Zealand at the moment as an assessor for the Shakespeare Globe Globe Centre New Zealand University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival.
Jun 05, 2016 01:45 pm

Studio Antarctica

Sculptor turned Antarctic scientific researcher Gabby O'Connor is enlisting the help of schoolchildren to create a massive art installation of sellotape sea ice platelets.
Jun 05, 2016 01:33 pm

Xin and Tane

Budget 2016 contained some good news for three of our major arts organisations. The Royal New Zealand Ballet, Te Matatini Kapa Haka Aotearoa and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra all received substantial increases to their budgets. But as Justin Gregory explains, it was another generous allocation that got people in the performing community talking.
Jun 05, 2016 12:48 pm

You have a bad [hair] day

Two thousand years of hair styles are encapsulated in a new exhibition at Christchurch Art Gallery, from bad hair days to eccentric styles, sideburns to split ends. Bad Hair Day includes more than 60 works, showing how attitudes towards hair and hairstyles have changed, for better and for worse. Big name New Zealand artists including Ronnie van Hout, Leo Bensemann, and Yvonne Todd have work in the exhibition curated by Ken Hall.
Jun 05, 2016 12:39 pm


Older stories

Sean Godsell - the park bench shelter
Paula Morris - Academy of NZ Literature
Royal textiles shattered by time
The Laugh Track - Annie Whittle
Legendary backing singer Lisa Fischer
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions

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