Monday, July 24, 2017

Radio with pictures... and arts, theatre, film, comedy, books, dance, entertainment and music.


This week's stories


Traditional Threads, Contemporary Colour

Peruvian master weaver Máximo Laura is one of his country's living treasures and his giant works have been shown throughout the world. Using five thousand year old weaving techniques, his designs blend the contemporary with the traditional. Maximo is currently in New Zealand, showing some of his large intensely coloured works and taking workshops to share his skills and philosophy of weaving, as a guest of Creative Fibre NZ. His exhibition Eternal Vision is on at Pataka in Porirua.
Jul 23, 2017 02:50 pm

Words and Politics

Philip Temple and Emma Neale have edited Manifesto after receiving around 500 poems from established through to emerging poets. The collection is in four parts: Politics, Rights, Environment and Conflict and the book is published by Otago University Press. They talk to Lynn Freeman about the rich history of political poetry in New Zealand.
Jul 23, 2017 02:40 pm


The country's only gallery committed to craft, design and architecture has a new home, an Auckland warehouse redesigned and kitted out in a 630-thousand dollar makeover. All will be revealed later this week when the new Objectspace gallery on Rose Street in Ponosonby opens its doors. The new not-for-profit gallery's much bigger - all the better to show the work of designers and architects. Lynn Freeman speaks to Objectspace Director Kim Paton, and Chairperson Ben Corban and Managing Director of Design Studio Alt Group.
Jul 23, 2017 02:27 pm

Changing the Subject on TV Movies

We're in the middle of a new season of locally-made Sunday Theatres on TVNZ One - all, as they say, plucked from the nation's headlines. Why Does Love told the story of pop band the Dance Exponents, this week sees Resolve, about Chris Crean who bravely fought the Taranaki gangs (pictured), and next week more crime - the story of the infamous Black Widow.
Jul 23, 2017 01:48 pm


It's an unusual title, but Susan Tolich can now call herself New Zealand's first official Wikimedian-in-Residence. She's doing a Master's of Museum and Heritage Studies at Victoria University but has spent the past few weeks hunkered down at Auckland Museum.
Jul 23, 2017 01:32 pm

Remembering Mrs. Elizabeth Pinfold

The extraordinary life of Elizabeth Pinfold, awarded the Queen Elizabeth Medal for her work helping Belgian refugees during the First World War, has been remembered at a ceremony at Kaori Cemetary by members of her family.
Jul 23, 2017 12:47 pm

Telling True Stories at the New Zealand IFF

We make good documentaries in New Zealand, and nowhere is that more obvious than at the International Film Festival.  This year is a gala one, with over a dozen top Kiwi documentary features on show.   But what's the first step in a documentary?  Simon Morris wanted to find out, and talked to three of our best practitioners - Gaylene Preston (My year with Helen), Annie Goldson (Kim Dotcom - Caught in the web) and Florian Habicht (Spookers).
Jul 23, 2017 12:17 pm

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