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Stitchery Stories... Where textile artists share their life in fabric & thread. Embroidery. Textile Art. Inspiration, Techniques, Disasters & Delights. Join embroidery enthusiast & textile art dabbler, Susan Weeks, in her friendly weekly chats with UK textile artists. Discover how they got started. Share the lessons learned along the way. Get excited about what they are working on at the moment. Learn how they keep their business growing, their creativity flowing, and get a sneak peek into w ...
 
A free-form podcast hosted by Noa (songwriter, 60's enthusiast, philosopher), Erez (songwriter, cartoon character, fraternity insider spy) and Jesse (songwriter, producer, iLok embroider-er). They sit down with other musicians, artists, writers, smokers, and deep thinkers to discuss anything and everything creative, deep, strange, and sometimes a little uncomfortable.
 
Makers Chat is a weekly podcast that will bring you interviews with artists from around the Globe. Painters, Embroiderers, Wood Burners, Fiber Artists, Photographers and so much more. Through my own journey as @myraandjean I've been able to meet some incredible people so far and I want to introduce them to you!We'll chat about life of an artist and their journeys of how they came to do what they do now.I hope you join us!
 
Over the last 20 years as a military officer I’ve met rogues, renegades and eccentrics whose colourful characters have burned bright in some of the darkest places and situations imaginable. Throughout history these people arrive like duck billed platypuses waddling into a leopards only nightclub. They’re often loners, almost always disruptors and come with issues as big as their characters, but the bottom line is they embroider the fabric of our nation’s history with those quintessentially B ...
 
Each week enjoy simple and quick lessons and tips. Also included are interviews from experts, and free resources inspired by fairy tales, ballet stories, fables, and more. In no time you are your family will be stitching together! Would you like to listen to the stories your free resources are inspired from? Then check out our other podcast called Tales From Long Ago! To find all of our resources go to tutsandfairytales.com
 
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40 years of painstakingly embroidered tablecloths, doll outfits and even portraits that look like paintings are on show in Wairarapa to celebrate the local guild's anniversary. Marjorie McGregor set up Stitch - the Wairarapa Embroiderers' Guild - and in its heyday there were around a hundred members. While the numbers are down, enthusiasm remains h…
 
Father and daughter Nelson filmmakers Pete and Betsy Blasdale make a formidable team. Their names feature in the credits of more than half a dozen films in the upcoming Top of the South Film Festival. Pete's thing is documentaries - including one on the 375th anniversary of Abel Tasman's visit to Golden Bay, and another that followed a bunch of vin…
 
The independent Maori theatre and dance sectors are overflowing with people wanting to create work. But what's often holding them back is a lack of experienced producers, and somewhere to go for practical advice. That's changing with a new organisation Nga Hua Toi made up of nine prominent Maori arts organisations - it's nicknamed the G8.…
 
What's the Golden Rule of Sewing and the most commonly missed step when getting ready to sew? Threading with your presser foot up!!! Zede and Mallory explain why it's so important and why you should tell all your friends about this rule! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy…
 
A strong musical theme plays through Elizabeth Smither's new short story collection, The Piano Girls. In the title story,three sisters hold a recital each year in memory of their late mother, though it has also become a competition between them. Other stories in the collection include an agonising breakup, efforts to capture an elusive cat called M…
 
The film industry is worth around three billion dollars annually to New Zealand, and the Bay of Plenty wants a bigger piece of the action. While local spending on drama projects has already gone from about half a million to four million in the last 3 years, locals believe it has a lot more potential. It just has to spread the word to the right peop…
 
Mikee Carpinter has an intriguing CV. He's both a colourist working in film and television, with a second career as a manager of artists like singer-songwriter Georgia Lines: Accountant, taxi driver, friend and confidante - Mikee says it's all part of an artist-manager's job. And as a long-time musician, he's already experienced the ups and downs o…
 
So much rides on the shoulders of costume designers. Actors have to look the part, dancers have to be able to move freely, the outfits have to look authentic for the period - and all the time they're taking a hammering every night! Elizabeth Whiting has been one of this country's most experienced stage costume designers for the stage since 1984. An…
 
Aotearoa's longest running live poetry event, Auckland's Poetry Live! is celebrating 40 eventful, often rowdy and always entertaining years, with a publication launched today called This Twilight Menagerie. Poets - both old-school and boundary-busting and experimental - still rock up to the microphone on Tuesday nights. And the roll call over those…
 
Kristina started the “Auntie-Sewing Squad” as a way to connect with friends during the pandemic. Today it’s a national network with more than 800 volunteers doing their part to help vulnerable communities. Like Kristina, many members of the Sewing Aunties are of Asian descent, and their families’ involvement in the garment industry played a role in…
 
Ballet favourite Giselle and 1940s film noir combine in a new ballet by Mary-Jane O'Reilly and her long term partner and co-creative Phil O'Reilly. Ballet Noir, what becomes of the broken-hearted is a contemporary spin on the story of wronged women who take their revenge on men. And it adds filmic imagery to the onstage dancing. Here the women wear…
 
The self inflicted death of her long term partner sent Samoan-European poet Serie Barford into an emotional tailspin. The relationship with Alain had been intense but also difficult in later years. Serie has put all of her complex mix of feelings into a collection of impassioned poems called Sleeping with Stones. Written over the last two years, Se…
 
Landfall was founded by Otago poet Charles Brash in 1947, and it's had a succession of editors who've all made their own impression on the literary and arts magazine. Today we mark the latest changing of the guard. After three years at the helm, Emma Neale is signing off and poet and essayist Lynley Edmeades is signing on. Lynn Freeman talks to Emm…
 
An ambitious exhibition that's taking over both Tauranga Gallery and other sites around the city offers marginalised artists a rare opportunity to show their work and share their stories. Curator, artist and activist Shannon Novak advocates for the LGBTQI+ community, and he's the driving force behind the Manawatia Takatapui/Defending Plurality exhi…
 
Their usual home is behind the scenes, away from the spotlight. But now new awards have been created for those theatre practitioners who don't get a round of applause at the end of a show. Sir Roger Hall knows all about the contribution they've made to the hundreds of productions of his plays. His Theatre Fund supports the $5,000 Out Of The Limelig…
 
New Zealand Women's Institutes and the Hawke's Bay woman who founded the movement, Jerome Spencer, are celebrated in a new exhibition. In fact it's a double celebration as the exhibition called For Home and Country also marks the reopening of the MTG Hawke's Bay, after the museum and gallery's closure at the end of last year for remedial work. The …
 
New Zealand feature film The Justice of Bunny King made its debut last month at New York's prestigious Tribeca Film Festival. It got a special Jury mention for "outstanding achievement" by lead actors Essie Davis and Thomasin McKenzie. When director Gaysorn Thavat set out to make her first feature film, she put together a dream team of top talent -…
 
Bunched fabric, your machine stitching in place, fabric getting caught under the feed dogs - the struggles can be real when trying to start a seam on knit fabrics. Mallory and Zede offer helpful tips and tricks to make this process more successful. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy…
 
When his long time publisher retired, writer Glenn Colquhoun had a big decision to make. To find a new one, or to enter the thorny world of self-publishing. The poet and childrens' writer has gone with the latter and it's been a real crash course on issues that he never used to have to think about. Glenn's latest picture book for children, the smal…
 
Forget Brokenwood Mysteries, or even Paul Cleave's Christchurch thrillers. Now Ponsonby is our latest literary crime hotspot. Expat Suzanne Frankham, who's now based in Australia, has set her first crime novel in a suburb she knew well growing up. Suzanne had already won awards for her crime-focussed short stories before she wrote Shadow Over Edmun…
 
Have you ever looked at a lone, cold tap in a public toilet and wondered what it would say if it could talk? Nor have we, but that's the basis of comedian Barnie Duncan's show Tap Head, complete with a giant tap that he wears while in character. Barnie returned to New Zealand in October after six years working the comedy clubs there. It was during …
 
Last year's lockdown saw the virtual closure of our film industry for months, and no films meant no film music. But one group of composers turned the lack of outside work to their advantage. They recorded an album, inspired by life in a pandemic. Plan 9 is one of our busiest and most versatile purveyors of music for film, TV, radio, theatre and bal…
 
Postcards... Instagram and other social media may have overtaken them as the favourite way to show people where you've been, but there's still something terribly evocative about the word. Auckland Festival of Photography is using it for a YouTube channel series called Postcards from New Zealand that features work by photographers from around the co…
 
Dr Sandy Adsett is one of the most significant and respected Maori artists and art teachers of his generation. Now, finally, he's agreed to a retrospective exhibition embracing his six decades of painting practice. It took the persuasive skills of one of his past students - Reuben Friend, now an art historian, curator and Director of Pataka in Pori…
 
Homegrown experts in Krumping, Waacking, Vogue and Hip Hop dance styles are about to be celebrated in a new dedicated event. THE NEST: Street Styles Solo Festival is the first of what the organisers hope will be many. It's aimed at bringing in new audiences for street-style dancing, as well as offering a rare opportunity for the dancers. They're al…
 
In this enlightening and aspirational conversation with Dr. Karen Nyberg, we learn how she combines her experience in space with her passion for textile art and design—especially as it relates to conservation and sustainability. Karen’s mom taught her to sew at the age of six, and she made her first shirt complete with interfacing before she was 10…
 
Three quarters of a million dollars over the next three years is earmarked to boost Tauranga's arts, culture and heritage sectors as part of the city council's long-term plan. In fact, over 10% of the almost 2,000 submissions on the plan concerned arts and culture. In February, the city's elected councillors were replaced by four commissioners, who…
 
One of the bleakest stories by respected writer Owen Marshall, Coming Home in the Dark, is the basis for a new film of the same name. The story of a family tormented by strangers in Central Otago was published back in 1995. Now film maker James Ashcroft has fleshed out the story - especially the villainous central character Mandrake. Coming home in…
 
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, the Australian TV series set in the 1920s and starring Essie Davis as the amateur sleuth with the fab frocks, was so popular there's now a spin-off set in the 1960s. Phryne Fisher's niece Peregrine has inherited her aunt's fortune after growing up in a trailer park. And she joins forces with other women who refuse to…
 
The comedy business is a competitive one - and in the end the final judge of whether a comedian is any good or not is the audience. But to get to that audience is the trick. And for many comics, you have to start in competitions like the Wellington Raw Comedy Quest. There are heats, there are semi-finals and finals, and the top two finalists head u…
 
A series called New Kid in Town - Tiktok-type videos shot around Nelson's tourism hotspots - is just one of the projects that video artist Christopher Ulutupu has roped in his extended family to create with him. Now several of these works are currently on show or about to go up in five art galleries. Of Samoan, Niuean and German descent, Chris crea…
 
Some male-dominated creative realms are proving harder for women to crack than others - like music production, particularly the DJ and electronic music scenes. So why is that? In an effort to turn it around, a new music production course has been created specifically for women and femmes to create their own original music from scratch. There's clea…
 
A Christchurch art space has helped people who struggle with alcohol and drug addiction issues, with isolation, institutionalisation and homelessness for the past seven years. Now it will be able to touch more lives after receiving a big grant and an award. Art-East is a multi-disciplinary art studio, with resources for painting and sculpture, mosa…
 
The intense bullying of a young boy by schoolmates over his love of My Little Pony motivated expat Kiwi Rob McDonald to write his award winning book The Nancys that took out last year's Ngaio Marsh Best First Novel award. There's now a follow up, Nancy Business, with the same core characters - teenage sleuth Tippy and her partners in detection, her…
 
A recording studio in Hokianga has successfully attracted enough funding on the website, Boosted, to get the process of setting up a new sound desk and studio well on the way. Eru Wano, Jo Barrett and Taane Thomas are the creative forces behind the Hokianga Recording Studio, which has taken over an old polytechnic studio in Rawene, a little town ne…
 
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