Upbeat for Wednesday 30 March 2016
1.00 Clare Hammond
British pianist Clare Hammond recently made her film debut as the younger version of Maggie Smith's character, 'Miss Shepherd', in the Alan Bennett film adaptation The Lady in the Van, directed by Nick Hytner. Clare talks about the challenges of playing for the camera and the technique she's learned to control her performance anxiety.
1.20 David Alsop
David Alsop previews several new exhibitions: Frida Kahlo: Her Photos at Te Manawa Museum in Palmerston North; Fiona Pardington: A Beautiful Hesitation; the latest offerings from Wellington artist Rob McLeod; and Ans Westra who celebrates her 80th birthday with a new photography exhibition.
1.40 Opera in Schools
New Zealand Opera has started touring to schools around the country, taking the art form to students of all ages. Juliette Sivertsen joined the crew for their first day on the road, starting at Auckland's Matipo Primary School.