Sunday, October 30, 2016

Standing Room Only for 10/30/2016

Arts stories for 10/30/2016
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.Full programme details are available on the Standing Room Only webpage               

Katherine Dewar's novel Ruby and the Blue Sky

In her political thriller Ruby and the Blue Sky, Katherine Dewar blends the environment with rock n roll. In the near future, an international pop star goes viral when she calls for young people to rally and save the planet. But when eco-groupies start pursuing her, she has to decide if she's willing to lead the movement. Katherine Dewar tells Lynn Freeman how she's worked on campaigns for environmental change for more than 20 years.
Oct 30, 2016 02:38 pm

Photographer Meli Berends

A triptych of photographs portraying her successful battle with breast cancer has secured Meli Berends the Student of the Year title at the 2016 Epson/NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards. Meli's studying for a Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging at UCOL in Palmerston North. She has done two series - one on children growing up too fast and the other on breast cancer. Meli explains how she got into photography after her diagnosis of breast cancer at 33 years old.
Oct 30, 2016 02:38 pm
Nick Holmes and A Reverence For WoodWood salvaged from once-protected trees has found a new home in an art exhibition to highlight how much wood is being wasted. Nick Holmes is an aborist who uses off cuts to make beehives. Nick and about a dozen others have used unwanted wood, including from a 160-year-old Norfolk Pine that was cut down last year, for a show called A Reverence for Wood.
Oct 30, 2016 02:35 pm

TV writer Anthony Horowitz

British writer Anthony Horowitz is nothing if not versatile. He's a wildly successful Young Adult novelist - his Alex Ryder series has sold 19 million copies world-wide. He's written official sequels to both Sherlock Holmes and James Bond - his book was called Trigger Mortis, by the way! And he's created, not one but two hugely popular TV series - Midsomer Murders and Foyle's War. His latest - New Blood - brings together a cop and an investigator from the Serious Fraud Office. They're both young, one's half-Iranian and the other half-Polish.
Oct 30, 2016 01:34 pm

Senior Pacific Artists Oscar Kightley & David Fane

Once they were young rebels on stage and screen - now Oscar Kightly and David Fane are Senior Pacific Artists. David and Oscar have worked together for Pacific Underground, the edgy Naked Samoans, and its TV spinoff, the wildly successful Bro Town. David's acted in several of Oscars plays, including Fresh off the Boat and Dawn Raids and of course, the smash-hit Sione's Wedding films. They're chuffed at receiving the Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards for 2016, recognising the 20 plus years they've both spent creating and performing shows.
Oct 30, 2016 12:40 pm

Hutt Modernism

Lower Hutt could be sitting on a goldmine. Not literally - but a potential bonanza to draw in visitors with an interest in a very specific style of architecture. Wellington's neighbour is home to a treasure trove of post-World War Two modernist buildings. Some have been lost, and others are in need of a lot of work. But many of the buildings have already got a new lease on life, restored to their former glory and in daily use. Alison Dangerfield from Heritage New Zealand and architect Ian Bowman give Lynn Freeman a tour.
Oct 30, 2016 12:08 pm

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