Arts on Sunday

Sunday 22 May 2011, 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).

Show notes

12:40 The show goes on

Christchurch's Court Theatre finally finds a new home, at least temporarily, in a shed in Addington.

Court Theatre: the space as it is.
Sketch by Julian Southgate of the the space as it is.

Court Theatre: planned result
Sketch by Julian Southgate of the planned result.

12:50 Blue

An urban alienation themed-film has been awarded best short at Cannes Critics' Week 2011.

Blue on NZ On Screen.

1:00 At the Movies with Simon Morris

Simon looks at the shrouded-in-secrecy documentary Catfish. And the return of two favourites of the past - Water For Elephants is a traditional circus-movie, and Burke And Hare is that old reliable, an Ealing comedy.

1:30 Country Lads

The first short film made by the New Zealand government is dusted off and shown again. The title Country Lads might evoke sheep-shearing and rural dances, but in fact, it's documenting a significant piece of our precious past.

Country Lads on NZ On Screen.

1:45 The Venice Biennale

We find out what it takes to be an attendant at the New Zealand venue at the world's biggest visual arts event, the Venice Biennale, and why invited pianists can't wait to play artist Michael Parakowhai's carved Steinway.

The artist with all the attendants at the biennale.
The artist with all the attendants at the biennale.

2:00 The Laugh Track

Legendary all-round entertainer, Tina Cross.

Ben Howe.2:20 2011 Music Managers Award winner Ben Howe

The winner of the recent Music Managers Awards for Industry Champion was the lobby group Independent Music New Zealand - accepting the award was founding member Ben Howe (right) from Arch Hill Recordings. He discusses the big issues facing the music industry and the rise of the indie labels.

2:30 Ann Hunt gives us her thoughts on the Royal New Zealand Ballet's Stravinsky season

Stravinsky Selection.
Company Artists: Antonia Hewitt, Medhi Angot and Tonia Looker in Stravinsky Selections. Photograph by Ross Brown.

2:35 Baa Baa Smart Sheep

The winners of the children's choice prize at the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards, Rowan and Mark Sommerset, with their illustrated story about a very smart sheep.

Baa Baa Smart Sheep.
Baa Baa Smart Sheep: Mark and Rowan accepting their Award. Photographer by Mark Tantrum.

2:50 Contemporary bone jeweller Sam Kelly

Sam Kelly's whose new spin on an old craft is getting attention in Europe.

See Sam Kelly's work.

3:00 A History of the World in a Hundred Objects (BBC)

What happens when people move from villages to cities.

Audio

Audio from Sunday 22 May 2011

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

  • Temporary Court Theatre in Addington ( 11′ 34″ )

    12:40 Christchurch's Court Theatre finally finds a new home, at least temporarily, in a shed in Addington.

  • New Zealanders at Cannes ( 8′ 04″ )

    12:50 New Zealand as ever had a strong contingent at the Cannes Film Festival. Particularly in the Short Film catagory.

  • Country Lads ( 13′ 14″ )

    13:35 The first short film made by the New Zealand government has been dusted off. The title 'Country Lads' might evoke sheep-shearing and rural dances, but in fact, it's documenting a significant piece of our precious past. Sonia Sly spoke to Greg Goulding and David Smith from Archives New Zealand.

  • The Venice Biennale ( 10′ 36″ )

    13:50 We find out what it takes to be an attendant at the New Zealand venue at the world's biggest visual arts event, the Venice Biennale, and why invited pianists can't wait to play artist Michael Parakowhai's carved Steinway.

  • 2011 Music Managers Award winner Ben Howe ( 12′ 26″ )

    14:22 The winner of the recent Music Managers Awards for Industry Champion was the lobby group Independent Music New Zealand - accepting the award was founding member Ben Howe from Arch Hill Recordings. He discusses the big issues facing the music industry and the rise of the indie labels.

  • Stravinsky Selection review ( 4′ 57″ )

    14:37 Ann Hunt gives us her thoughts on the Royal New Zealand Ballet's Stravinsky season.

  • Baa Baa Smart Sheep ( 8′ 18″ )

    14:42 The winners of the children's choice prize at the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards, Rowan and Mark Sommerset, with their illustrated story about a very smart sheep.

  • Contemporary bone jeweller Sam Kelly ( 9′ 12″ )

    14:48 Sam Kelly's new spin on an old craft is getting attention in Europe.