Upbeat for Monday 25 January 2016
Frank Stark headed the New Zealand Film Archive for twenty years. He's just been appointed director of the Whanganui Regional Museum. The former journalist, screenwriter and film archivist talks about the challenges faced by Whanganui, especially finding ways to reinvigorate the museum, to help it grow and change.
Actor and singer Kali Kopae brings her one woman show Not in our Neighbourhood to New Zealand and Auckland Arts Festivals soon. A major success at last year's Ahi Kaa Festival, it features a vivid performance from Kali playing a group of disparate women at a Women's Refuge safe house. Kali won the 'Best Actress Award' and the show the 'Outstanding New Zealand Play Award', at the Wellington Theatre Awards 2015.