Monday, December 12, 2016

Standing Room Only - Sunday 11 December

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


The choreographer and the supermarket trolleys

Supermarket Trolleys as dance partners - who'd have thought?
Dec 11, 2016 02:50 pm

Alexandra Tidswell's new novel inspired by secrets

From impoverished wife of a good for nothing charmer in Warwickshire, to respectable settler in New Zealand - the story of Martha Grimm is told in a novel by her several times great grandaughter, Alexandra Tidswell.
Dec 11, 2016 02:40 pm

George's Marvellous Medicine becomes a stage play

The late children's writer Roald Dahl is still a phenomenon, with his dark, often surreal fairy stories scaring and delighting readers, young and old. 2016 is the 100th anniversary of his birth.
Dec 11, 2016 02:25 pm

American Steven Loft and First Nations curators

Steven Loft's Jewish mother escaped Nazi Germany as a young girl, and his Mohawk father is from the Iroquois community of Six Nations in Ontario.
Dec 11, 2016 01:50 pm

Textile queen Susan Holmes on 28 years of Wearable Arts

Susan Holmes is one of the most successful textile artists to compete in the World of Wearable Arts competition since it started in 1988.
Dec 11, 2016 01:35 pm

Melanie Laville-Moore

The advent of the digital e-book and on-line book-buying were once confidently given as proof that the publishing industry was as dead as... well, as dead as the old-fashioned book itself. Not so. A new report commissioned by the New Zealand publishing industry shows there's been a big increase in sales of both e-books and actual books.
Dec 11, 2016 12:48 pm

The New Zealand jazz scene

Author and jazz composer Norman Meehan spoke to about 40 musos about the state of jazz in contemporary New Zealand, whether there's a distinctive New Zealand jazz sound - and what needs to happen if jazz is to have a bright future?
Dec 11, 2016 12:31 pm

Maori Carving Tools

The history of Maori carving tools is a rich one, ranging from the contemporary and the traditional back to the mythical. Clive Fugill is Master Carver at the NZ Maori Arts & Crafts Institute in Rotorua, where he learned his craft in the late 1960s.
Dec 11, 2016 12:20 pm


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