Navigation for Arts on Sunday

12:43 The Park Road Post Film Laboratory

We mark the decommissioning of the Park Road Post Film Laboratory in Wellington after some 70 years in several different guises. But long time employee and now Head of Picture at Park Road Post, Brain Scadden, says film still has an important role to play.

The Park Road Post Film Laboratory
Brain Scadden at Park Road Post.

Kim Choe1:10 At The Movies

Film reviewer and journalist Kim Choe (right) checks out this week's big action blockbuster, World War Z – adapted from the Max Brooks book of the same name – starring Brad Pitt and loads of zombies. Kim also reviews dark Danish film The Hunt; "ending of age" (it's a genre now!) story Still Mine; and Israeli switched-at-birth tale The Other Son. Simon Morris is taking a short break, he'll be back at the movies next week.

Kilbirnie School Children1:35 Kilbirnie School Art Festival

Some of the children of Kilbirnie Primary School discuss how they now see art after an intensive few weeks considering the question "What is Art?". It's part of a school wide art initiative, Art Te Aroha - Kilbirnie School Art Festival. Their perspectives may surprise and will enchant you.

luke di somma1:50 Christchurch-based composer, musical director and conductor Luke di Somma

Luke di Somma (right) drops by to talk about the many musical projects he's juggling, from choirs to symphony orchestras to operas.

Toby Manhire2:05 The Laugh Track

Journalist and columnist, Toby Manhire (left).

2:25 The Odyssey

Northland Youth Theatre's acclaimed production of Homer's epic poem 'The Odyssey' opens this week in Auckland. Originally performed outside in Whangarei using local performers, it's now inside and boasts a half-Northland, half Auckland cast. Justin Gregory catches up with co-director Laurel Devenie to chat about connecting young folk with old stories and asks her whether she sometimes feels like a school teacher.

2:36 CEO of the American Booksellers Association, Oren Teiche

Oren Teiche brings news of encouraging trends for booksellers over there in the midst of shop closures and publisher mergers.‎ Oren Teicher

2:42 Illustrator/writer Gavin Bishop

Gavin Bishop is a regular on the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards list of nominees and winners. He's nominated again this year, for Mr Whistler, his last collaboration with Margaret Mahy. We hear from Gavin on the eve of the awards, which are being held in Christchurch on Monday.

Hear the children of Te Aro School reviewing the finalists in the awards.

Vincent O Sullivan photo by Reg Graham small file2:50 Vincent O'Sullivan

Vincent O'Sullivan (right) discusses his latest collection of poems, Us, then, published by VUP, and how his move to Dunedin has found its way into his writing.

3:05 The Drama Hour

Matthew Goes to Montreal from Toby Manhire.