Monday, February 27, 2017

Standing Room Only

Standing Room Only for 02/26/2017


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

Artist Nigel Brown's Organic Thinking

Kereru, the New Zealand Wood Pigeon, features strongly in the latest exhibition by painter Nigel Brown, 'Organic Thinking'. So does a regular symbol he uses - that of a man wearing a black singlet, that nostaligic image of a Kiwi farmer. Captain James Cook puts in an appearance too, riding a moa. Organic Thinking by Nigel Brown opens at the The Diversion Gallery in Picton.
Feb 26, 2017 02:50 pm

Novelist Tania Roxborogh and the Children of the Revolution

In Bastion Point, we experience the 507 days the occupiers spent at Bastion Point protesting against its planned development, through the eyes of teenager Erica Tito. Tania talks to Lynn Freeman about reminding young people of a previous generation's struggle. Bastion Point is published by Scholastic.
Feb 26, 2017 02:38 pm

Jeweler Shelley Norton turns plastic into decoration

Around the world there are campaigns to deter people from using plastic bags, to protect the evironment. An Auckland jeweller offers another option - she turns plastic bags into practical and attractive items of jewellery. Shelley Norton is one of four jewellers picked to represent New Zealand at Munich's influential Jewellery Week next month.
Feb 26, 2017 02:26 pm

The Royal Society UK backs NZ at Venice Biennale

In the 18th century England's Royal Society backed the Pacific voyages of Captain James Cook. Now it's supporting an exhibition referencing the explorer, that will represent New Zealand at this year's Venice Art Biennale. The major work, 'Lisa Reihana - Emissaries' includes Lisa's spectacular, moving video-mural, 'In Pursuit of Venus (infected)'.
Feb 26, 2017 01:50 pm

London artist, curator and writer Andy Field

Andy Field challenges strangers to start talking to each other about big issues. He's currently in Auckland working on a project called LOOKOUT which he's creating with the help of children from Newton Central School. LOOKOUT starts on the 8th of March at Q Theatre in Auckland.
Feb 26, 2017 01:26 pm

Brenda Blethyn talks about secrets, lies and DCI Vera Stanhope

British actress Brenda Blethyn's long career on stage and screen has had plenty of high and low points, but in her 60s she scored a role that keeps on giving, the popular TV series, Vera. She's about to start filming a new series of Vera in Northumberland.
Feb 26, 2017 12:34 pm


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