12 May 2019

Your menu for RNZ National’s Standing Room Only Sunday 12 May

From Standing Room Only, 12:00 pm on 12 May 2019

This Sunday 12.30pm-4pm on your arts and culture radio show with pictures RNZ National’s Standing Room Only Lynn Freeman is in Venice with Auckland sculptor Virginia King, so Simon Morris is in the presenter chair. Simon’s surprised to find a Samoan-based dance show by Tupua Tigafua inspired by the works of Shel Silverstein, a favourite of his, which leads to our musical theme this week. On At the Movies an interview with Kenneth Brannagh, and we discuss the growth in quality and number of subtitles with arguably the world’s leading expert.

Mark Amery talks to Urban Art’s Andrew Hagen about how New Zealand ratepayers own half a billion dollars worth of art, but only about 7 per cent is on public display, and what he’s doing about it, and we have visiting Irish comedian Eleanor Tiernan on The Laugh Track. Simon talks to Alfio Leotta about the book he’s written on great Hollywood maverick writer-director John Milius, while Mark has poet Courtney Sina Meredith and editor Janet McAllister in to talk about their beautiful book of essays Life on Volcanoes. In the final episode of podcast My Heels Are Killing Me, Sonia Sly finds out why Kiwi men can’t get enough of Jockey underwear and the story behind the famous Y-Front, and our Drama at 3 is the riotous New Zealand comedy Wheelers’ Luck. For more and lots of interviews on demand visit the Standing Room Only webpage.