Navigation for Arts on Sunday

12:35 Sistema Aotearoa

Otara has been chosen to trial a children's orchestra, based on an overseas programme called El Sistema.

12:46 The Christchurch Arts Festival

The many arts organisations left homeless by the Christchurch earthquake, including the Christchurch Arts Festival and the Symphony Orchestra, have received good news this week from Creative New Zealand.

1:10 At The Movies

Simon Morris joins the kids the at 3D movie Rio, then gets knocked about by comic-book fantasia, Sucker Punch. The French film Sarah's Key, starring Kristen Scott-Thomas, is rather more rooted in reality - inevitably World War II.

1:34 Endangered Species: artisans of Florence

A documentary on the artisans of Florence, Italy. After hundreds of years, their rich heritage is in danger of disappearing.

Artisans of Florence image gallery.

Antique furniture restorer, Luigi Mecocci.
Antique furniture restorer, Luigi Mecocci.

2:04 The Laugh Track

Successful expat New Zealand comedian Sam Wills, whose show The Boy With Tape On His Face is part of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival.

Sam Wills.

2:27 Hard to Find

Warwick Jordan-owner of the iconic Auckland store Hard to Find, reveals the unusual and unexpected world of dealing in second-hand books.

Retaining history at Hard to Find.
Retaining history at Hard to Find.

2:40 Chapter & Verse

Novelist Tanya Moir talks about her new book La Rochelle's Road, an account of the early settlers of Banks Peninsula.

Tanya Moir.

Christian Penny.2:51 Christian Penny

The new head of the New Zealand Drama School, Toi Whakaari, Christian Penny (right) talks about his plans.

3:04 The Sunday Drama

Set in 1948 at the New Zealand Legation in Russia, this week's drama Midnight in Moscow inhabits the intriguing world of cold war diplomacy.