Arts on Sunday for Sunday 17 April 2011
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.