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Arts on Sunday for 8 March 2009

Hush12:40 Documentary theatre

An interview with Hilary Halba, one of the researchers and actors for Hush, a play created from interviews with people who've been victims of domestic violence.

12:50 Franky Bostyn

A chat to Franky Bostyn, the curator of an exhibition (below) commemorating the World War I sacrifice of New Zealand soldiers on Flanders fields, Passchendaele: the Belgians Have Not Forgotten. The photographs, images and artefacts highlight the memories of New Zealand that still live on in Flanders today.

Passchendaele: the Belgians Have Not Forgotten.

1:00 At the Movies with Simon Morris

1:30 Mercury Bay Art Escape

Lynn takes a look around the Mercury Bay Art Escape where Coromandal artists strut their stuff.
Below: Three jugs by Helen Perrett - Urban Arch, Auckland.

Three jugs by Helen Perrett - Urban Arch, Auckland.

1:40 Feminist art

Lucy Orbell looks at the past, present and future of feminist art.

2:00 The Laugh Track

TV sitcom writer, James Griffen.

2:20 John Cake and Darren Neave

John Cake and Darren Neave, aka The Little Artists, use Lego to immortalise modern art masterpieces and personalities, in an exhibition they call Art Crazy Nation. It's part of AK09.

Art Crazy Nation - The Little Artists

2:30 Chapter and Verse

Nelson poet Cliff Fell (below right) on his new collection, Beauty of the Badlands.

Beauty of the Badlands and Cliff Fell

And we find out what it took to be selected for a new anthology of contemporary New Zealand poets, edited by Andrew Johnston (below left) and Robyn Marsack (below right).

Twenty contemporary NZ poets

2:50 Coco's Lunch

A live performance in studio by Australian a Capella group, Coco's Lunch, in New Zealand to perform at the Capital E National Arts Festival for Children.

Coco’s Lunch

3:00 Radio Drama: The View From Here

The View From Here is a compendium of four short plays from China, Uganda, Israel and Australia, made as part of a multi-media collaboration between writers, creative artists and film makers, the Slade School of Fine Art, London and the BBC.