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Arts stories for 05/14/2017
Standing Room Only

Standing Room Only for 05/14/2017

Standing Room Only is literally radio with pictures... and arts, theatre, film, comedy, books, dance, entertainment and music – all the things, in other words, that make life worth living.

Full programme details are available on the Standing Room Only webpage

Vivid Sydney is a huge event showing off the city to the world

Vivid Sydney is a huge event showing off the city to the world. And this year one of the event's major attractions, a light-show over the Opera House, will be shown for the first time by a New Zealander, director Ash Bolland. Ash's light installation is called Audio Creatures, described as a "morphing, mesmeric artwork, set to the music of Brazilian electronic producer Amon Tobin".
May 14, 2017 02:50 pm

What makes a good song?

Time for our monthly dip into our musical history with Audio Culture's Chris Bourke. Chris is looking at our great songwriters.
May 14, 2017 02:40 pm

Featherston celebrates third Booktown festival

The Booktown festival is on right now in Featherston. We'll cross live to the event's creative director Kate Mead.
May 14, 2017 02:25 pm

From the streets to the classrooms

A Wellington rapper is bringing 20 years of experience into the classrooms of low decile schools. Fiso Siloata, also known as Flowz, has been up and down the country helping foster emerging talent amongst children. And after four years of teaching rap at Whitireia, he's heading back to his roots in Wellington's Eastern suburbs to help a group of local kids.
May 14, 2017 01:50 pm

Music can make or break a film

One of the most important decisions a filmmaker has to make is "How much music to put in?" In New Zealand, the go-to composers these days are the prolific band The Phoenix Foundation. Their track record speaks for itself - films like Eagle versus Shark, Boy and Hunt for the Wilderpeople for Taika Waititi. Simon Morris speaks with the band's three composers, Sam Scott, Luke Buda, and Conrad Wedde.
May 14, 2017 01:30 pm

A new exhibit for New Zealand's founding documents

A new exhibition at the National Library of New Zealand is about to open on May 20th. It's called He Tohu and it boasts three iconic constitutional documents that shape Aotearoa. So, what are they?
May 14, 2017 12:45 pm

Kiwi artist shines at renowned Venice Biennale

The big arts news this week has been the gigantic event in Venice - the fabled Biennale. Standing Room Only's Lynn Freeman was there, partly to be bowled over by New Zealand's contribution -- Lisa Reihana's in Pursuit of Venus (infected) -- and partly to be knocked out by the amazing art from the rest of the world.
May 14, 2017 12:35 pm

It's a library, but not as we know it

In a unique partnership between Massey University students and Wellington's Compassion Soup Kitchen, Te Ha Tangata brings to light the stories of those affected by homelessness. It's a landmark project that will culminate in the Human Library on Homelessness.
May 14, 2017 12:16 pm


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