Navigation for Arts on Sunday

12:50 Hullapolloi

Ann Hunt gives us her impressions of Hullapolloi, the latest touring show from the dance company Footnote.

Xerxes.12:55 Xerxes

Heath Lees reviews the first professional production New Zealand has seen of Handel's Xerxes.

1:00 At the Movies with Simon Morris

Simon Morris looks at Tamara Drewe, a modern retelling of Thomas Hardy's classic, Far From The Madding Crowd; the independent New Zealand Indian comedy, Curry Munchers and the true-life story Conviction, starring Hilary Swank.

1:30 The Rugby World Cup opening ceremony

We report on a symposium held in Auckland with the Australian company managing the Rugby World Cup opening ceremony. It invited key NZ arts groups along for a forum - we'll find out what was said and what the company has planned for one of the highest profile opportunities our artists will ever have.

2:00 Stan Wolfgramm talks about taking the fashion extravaganza Style Pasifika to the next level


2:25 Chapter & Verse

We cross to Christchurch to speak to novelist Charlotte Randall about her new work, Hokitika Town.

Hokitika Town

2:35 The Massive youth theatre company

Stage and TV director Sam Scott who started up the Massive youth theatre company 21 years ago. It's one of the big winners in the changes to CNZ's long-term funding scheme.

2:45 How to look at a painting

Christchurch writer, art curator and now TV star Justin Paton (below) turns his award-winning book How to Look at a Painting into a documentary.

Justin Paton.

3:00 The Sunday Drama

A BBC dramatisation of Zora Neale Hurston's ground-breaking novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God.