Monday, March 13, 2017

Standing Room Only - Arts stories

Arts stories for 03/12/2017
Standing Room Only

Standing Room Only for 03/12/2017

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

The Benson & Hedges Fashion Awards

The Benson & Hedges Fashion Awards were huge back in the 60s and 70s, before they were renamed when tobacco sponsorship went out of fashion itself.
Mar 12, 2017 02:50 pm

Novelist Elspeth Sandys' Magnificent Obsession

Writer Elspeth Sandys offers us an view of a writer's life in her ninth novel, Obsession. The title refers to both several intense relationships in the book, and also the obsession that goes into writing for a living.
Mar 12, 2017 02:40 pm

14 year old Womad journalist McKenzie Jennings-Gruar

Welsh band 9Bach is one of the acts lined up to be interviewed next weekend by veteran Womad Music festival journalist, McKenzie Jennings-Gruar.
Mar 12, 2017 02:25 pm

British Artist David Shrigley's Thumbs-Up to Nelson's Column

British artist David Shrigley's ten-metre-high bronze sculpture of a 'thumbs up' is now the Fourth Plinth in London's Trafalgar Square.
Mar 12, 2017 01:50 pm

Can a play heal family violence?

It's not often a play carries an R16 classification - but that's the case for a new show based on the experiences of people from violent relationships. Stories to Heal Violence is a verbatim performance, taken word for word from programmes for men and women seeking help after hurting others.
Mar 12, 2017 01:35 pm

Making a living from your pen

It'll come as no surprise to New Zealand authors that it's not easy making a living. But it's also getting harder. Very few can make writing a fulltime career, it's harder than ever to find publishers, and one in five writers have had their copyright infringed.
Mar 12, 2017 12:41 pm

Remembering the victims of the 1918 Influenza epidemic

The devastating influenza epidemic of 1918 killed more than 8,600 New Zealanders, including many soldiers who'd survived the First World War. The graves of hundreds of influenza victims are scattered throughout the country's second-largest cemetary at Karori in Wellington -most of them forgotten and overgrown.
Mar 12, 2017 12:16 pm


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