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Arts on Sunday for 19 April 2009

12:40 War Hero

We look ahead to the ANZAC day performance of Michael Galvin's new play, based on the wartime experiences of conscientious objector Archibald Baxter.

Seen This Century by Warwick Brown12:50 Seen This Century

Writer and arts patron Warwick Brown shares his tips for collectors looking for art to love and to invest in, and talks about the response to his list of top 100 contemporary artists since it was published earlier this month.

1:00 At the Movies with Simon Morris

1:30 Dame Malvina Major

Ahead of the Lexus Song Quest competition where one of her protégés is a finalist. Dame Malvina is currently touring her latest concert through the North Island heartland.


1:42 Lucy Orbell visits the National Youth Drama School at Havelock North High

National Youth Drama School

Training and preparations underway at the National Youth Drama School in Hawke's Bay.

1:50 Haydn's Seven Last Words

Heath Lees reviews the New Zealand String Quartet's latest outing and one of its most ambitious, a multi media performance of Haydn's Seven Last Words.

Painting by Nigel Brown and the NZSQ in performance

Left, Haydn painting by Nigel Brown and right, the New Zealand String Quartet in performance.

2:00 The Laugh Track

Singer and actress and all-round entertainer Jackie Clarke.

Lady Killers

The Lady Killers: Tina Cross, Taisha, Suzanne Lynch, and Jack Clarke

2:20 Sylvie Guillem

A rare opportunity to hear legendary French dancer Sylvie Guillem, who's heading back to New Zealand after astonishing audiences at the Festival of the Arts in Wellington last year.


Sylvie Guillem and Russell Maliphant in Push. Photographs by John Persson

Our Own Kind2:30 Chapter and Verse

Photographer Mark Smith talks about his pictures that accompany 100 NZ poems about pets, for Our Own Kind, published by Random House. Also Terry MacTavish reviews a new stage version of Jane Austen's novel, Emma.

Richard II2:50 The Norrie Collection and Portraits from Government House

A New Zealand Portrait Gallery exhibition fit for a king - we preview a show reuniting the royal portraits that usually hang together in Government House.


3:00 Cargo/Host

London based artists Gaia Alessi and Richard Bradbury will be sending shock waves and classical music around the Auckland CBD in their two-part performance Cargo/Host. In two separate performances a shipping container will burst into life with exploding fireworks and Handel's Music for the royal fireworks performed by a chamber orchestra, marking 260 years since the work was first performed.

3:10 Sunday drama

A young Māori man wanders drunk through the streets of Wellington questioning his worth as a father and provider. On returning home he is struck by a car and in his dazed state moves between the legend of his namesake a member of the 28th Māori Battalion and his time in hospital. That's The Healing Arc, part 1 - Kaui by Hone Kouka.