Monday, October 23, 2017

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This week's stories

Pascal Atiga-Bridger’s flag art

Auckland artist Pascal Atiga-Bridger blends elements of the Union Jack onto flags from pacific Island nations to create new flags that tell a 21st century story. He also manipulates the Union Jack, changing its colours to those of Pacific Island flags. But it's not an act of protest - in fact he feels it still belongs on the New Zealand flag.
Oct 22, 2017 02:35 pm

Patrick Evans: Salt Picnic

Christchurch author Patrick Evans returns to his muse - writer Janet Frame - for the third in his trilogy about her life. In Salt Picnic, set in 1956, Evans has fictionalised the few known facts about Janet Frame's time in Spain, creating a protagonist called Iola. Cynthia Morihan reads from Salt Picnic, and Lynn Freeman speaks with Evans about the novel, published by Victoria University Press.
Oct 22, 2017 02:25 pm

Toni Bruce on National Novel Writing Month

November is National Novel Writing Month, where writers sign up to write 50,000 words over the 30 days in November, a goal reached by more than 34, 000 writers internationally last year (though 384,000 signed up). Professor Toni Bruce has published a novel that she started as part of the challenge in 2015, called Terra Ludus, and this year has signed up for the fifth time.
Oct 22, 2017 01:50 pm

Chelsie Preston-Crayford on ambition, drugs and superstardom

Actor Chelsie Preston-Crayford is currently appearing in the play Red Speedo, which is kicking off Auckland Theatre Company's 25th anniversary season.
Oct 22, 2017 01:30 pm

Top of the South Film Festival

Sixteen locally-made short films feature in this year's Top of the South Film Festival in Nelson. Lynn Freeman speaks with two film makers whose work is about to premiere there - Doug Brooks (Sons of 71) and writer, dancer and actor Dawn Marron (Bananaruma).
Oct 22, 2017 12:46 pm

The latest accolade for children’s writer and illustrator

Children's book writer and illustrator Donovan Bixley has just been awarded the 2017 Mallinson Rendel Illustrators Award from the New Zealand Arts Foundation, and $15,000 dollar gift that goes with it.
Oct 22, 2017 12:30 pm

A Teaspoon of Light with Peter and Cait O'Connor

Father and daughter Peter and Cait O'Connor set up the Teaspoon of Light theatre company in Christchurch after the earthquakes, working with young children in the most quake-affected schools. Lynn Freeman speaks with Peter and Cait ahead of a trip to Mexico for similar work.
Oct 22, 2017 12:12 pm

New Gen artist Hera Lindsay Bird

High profile New Zealand poet Hera Lindsay Bird has been named as a 2017 Arts Foundation New Generation Artist, receiving $25,000 along with it.
Oct 20, 2017 12:00 pm

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