Arts on Sunday

Sunday 7 October 2012, with Lynn Freeman, Simon Morris & Sonia Sly

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

12:43 Otago University Sextet

The 100th anniversary celebrations of the Otago University Sextet with all six members of this year's iteration of this illustrious Capping tradition.

Otago University Sextet

Alec Wheeler12:48 The Otago Festival of the Arts

What it takes to programme your first regional arts festival – the director of the Otago Festival of the Arts Alec Wheeler (right) drops by on the event's opening weekend.

1:10 At the Movies

Looper, Where Do We Go Now  and The Sapphires.

1:31 Play

Climbing out of an urn where he's been stuck rehearsing Samuel Beckett's play Play, is one of Dunedin's best known and loved actors, Simon O'Connor.

PLAY
Play.

1:41 Dance company Okareka

Tairoa Royal and Taane Mete's Maori dance company Okareka is about to tour their current show, Nga Hau E Wha. When that's over they're straight into workshopping two new productions, one of which has already caught the eye of the Edinburgh Festival.

Nga Hau e Wha
Tairoa Royal.

1:52 The Middlemarch Singles Ball

Ella West drops by to talk about her contribution to the Otago Festival of the Arts, The Middlemarch Singles Ball… it was a big hit in the Otago township where it's set.

Middlemarch Singles Ball
Middlemarch.

2:05 The Laugh Track

Dunedin filmmaker Aaron Watson (pictured below) who started out in comedy in the city and now runs his own company, Sabertooth Films.

Aaron Watson

2:26 Spooky Men's Chorale

Spooky Men's Chorale are starting a nationwide tour at the Otago Festival of the Arts. They're serious singers who parody singing styles and what it means to be a bloke.

Spooky Men Stop Scratching It

2:36 Ermehn –Trained to Kill

Former member of Otara Millionaires Club and Radio Backstab, Herman Loto Sakaria, aka Ermehn, is often referred to as  the Godfather of South Auckland hip hop. During his solo career he could be seen on stage wielding a machete and wearing a lava lava, and he sourced inspiration in his second album The Path of Blood through first-hand experience with gang-life.  But although he’s still a South Auckland  boy at heart, seven years on he’s come clean and living a different kind of life. Sonia Sly talks to him about the old days, nerves and heading into the launch of his third album Trained to Kill, produced by Anonymouz.

Ermehn
Ermehn.

2:53 Kai Hau Kai

Dunedin artists Simon Kaan and Ron Bull who're just back from New Mexico where they've been working on a project blending food and art, Kai Hau Kai.

3:05 The Drama Hour

The first episode of a major three-part drama. It's a special event to celebrate the fact that Charles Dickens was born 200 years ago.

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Audio from Sunday 7 October 2012

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  • Otago University Sextet ( 13′ 36″ )

    12:36 The 100th anniversary celebrations of the Otago University Sextet with all six members of this year's iteration of this illustrious Capping tradition.

  • The Otago Festival of the Arts ( 7′ 33″ )

    12:50 Director of the Otago Festival of the Arts Alec Wheeler drops by on the event's opening weekend.

  • Play ( 9′ 54″ )

    13:30 Climbing out of an urn where he's been stuck rehearsing Samuel Beckett's play Play, is one of Dunedin's best known and loved actors, Simon O'Connor.

  • Dance company Okareka ( 9′ 28″ )

    13:41 Tairoa Royal and Taane Mete's Maori dance company Okareka is about to tour their current show, Nga Hau E Wha. When that's over they're straight into workshopping two new productions, one of which has already caught the eye of the Edinburgh Festival.

  • The Middlemarch Singles Ball ( 7′ 26″ )

    13:50 Ella West drops by to talk about her contribution to the Otago Festival of the Arts, The Middlemarch Singles Ball. It was a big hit in the Otago township where it's set.

  • Spooky Men's Chorale ( 10′ 56″ )

    14:28 Spooky Men's Chorale are starting a nationwide tour at the Otago Festival of the Arts. They're serious singers who parody singing styles and what it means to be a bloke.

  • Ermehn - Trained to Kill ( 10′ 51″ )

    14:36 Former member of Otara Millionaires Club and Radio Backstab, Herman Loto Sakaria, aka Ermehn, is often referred to as the Godfather of South Auckland hip hop. During his solo career he could be seen on stage wielding a machete and wearing a lava lava, and he sourced inspiration in his second album 'The Path of Blood' through first-hand experience with gang-life. Seven years on he's gone clean and living a different kind of life. Sonia Sly talks to him about the old days, nerves and heading into the launch of his third album 'Trained to Kill', produced by Anonymouz.

  • Kai Hau Kai ( 8′ 13″ )

    14:50 Dunedin artists Simon Kaan and Ron Bull are just back from New Mexico where they've been working on a project blending food and art, Kai Hau Kai.