Arts on Sunday

Sunday 30 August 2009, with Lynn Freeman

Standing Room Only has taken over from Arts On Sunday – it has the same team of presenter Lynn Freeman, producer Simon Morris and journalists Justin Gregory and Sonia Sly.

Listener favourites At The Movies and The Laugh Track aren’t going anywhere either. There will though be some new ideas, a broader range of stores and more music, as selected by Simon (of Matinee Idle fame).

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

David Flemming

12:35 PM.David Flemming runs Liverpool's main museums, and he's been holding workshops around New Zealand for our museum directors.

Rena Owen

12:50 PM.Rena Owen has returned from Hollywood to take to the stage, in The Pohutukawa Tree.

Milton Justice

1:30 PM.Milton Justice is now a guest director at the Department of Performing and Screen Arts at Unitec in Auckland.


1:45 PM.Lucy Orbell indulges her senses at bookstores all round Wellington, to find out if pre-loved books are still as popular as ever.

Haydyn Tour Review

1:55 PM.Michael Joel reviews the New Zealand String Quartet's Haydyn Tour with its two programmes, which it's taking to Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Nelson and Taradale.

Beached As

2:25 PM."Beached As"features a skit about a roughly animated stranded whale and helpful seagull with flattend faux-kiwi accents.

Chapter and Verse: Cone-Ten-Down

2:35 PM.In Chapter and Verse today, alook at the halcyon years of studio pottery in New Zealand - 1945 to 1980.

Sibelius Festival

2:45 PM.New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's Sibelius Festival at Wellington's Michael Fowler Centre runs from September 16th - 19th.

Where Are You, My Only One?

2:50 PM.Vanessa Rhodes' play"Where are you from, my only one?"premieres at the Circa Studio in Wellington.

30 August 2009

12:40 Director of National Museums Liverpool, David Fleming

David Fleming has trebled visitor numbers to Liverpool's main museums. He explains how he's done it and advises our museums not to panic at times like these when money's tight.

Rena Owen12:50 Rena Owen

New Zealand film star Rena Owen (right) returns to the stage to play Aroha, the lead in Bruce Mason's The Pohutakawa Tree for the Auckland Theatre Company. It's as powerful and demanding, she says, as her film role of Beth Heke in Once Were Warriors.

1:00 At the Movies with Simon Morris

Simon begs to differ over the rave reviews of Quentin Tarentino's World War II epic, Inglourious Basterds. He also looks at two favourites at the recent International Film Festival - from France, Seraphine, and from Japan, Departures.

1:30 Documentary maker Milton Justice

We talk to Oscar-winning American documentary maker Milton Justice (below) - he won his statue back in 1986. He's directing a play about 9/11 eight years after the terrorist attack and a long way from home.

Milton Justice

1:40 Lucy Orbell finds out why old books are still valuable…

1:50 Michael Joel reviews the New Zealand String Quartet's touring Haydn programme

2:00 The Laugh Track

Producer of new TV3 comedy news show 7 days, Jon Bridges.

2:20 Beached As

We chat to one of the Australian creators of the Beached As Kiwi whale and seagull who became a YouTube sensation and are about to star on the ABC.