Gabby O’Connor’s art installation “Studio Antarctica” is currently showing at Porirua’s Pataka Art Museum. In 2015 Gabby spent several weeks researching her art living in a shipping container on four metres of ice over the 500 metre deep McMurdo Sound in Antarctica.
Since 1945 Alcoholics Anonymous has been helping New Zealanders who have lost the ability to control their drinking. Tonight we’re joined in studio by “Barry” who has successfully been through the AA service and now assists others who are looking to get their life back in order. Join us for an open and honest look into what it takes to get back on your feet when you’re addicted to alcohol.
http://www.aa.org.nz/ 0800 229 6757
Tour Aotearoa is a biennial cycle tour (brevet) from Cape Reinga to Bluff. Henry Fisher completed the 3000km journey in 26 days earlier this year, last week he joined us to talk about the preparation needed to undertake such a strenuous ride and the physical and emotional roller coaster of cycling over 100km a day for a month.
Word on Welly streets is that people can hardly wait for Mevo Car Share, New Zealand’s FIRST electric car share, to be launched here this spring. MEVO came through last year’s Smart Energy Challenge, and now looks set to not only disrupt the current car sharing system, but also be a shift in attitude for us “must own our own car kiwi’s” by being a cost saving, better experience alternative to car ownership. Founder Erik Erik Zydervelt talks to B-Side Stories about the journey.
Thanks to Stuff for the photo.
No Lights No Lycra Wellington is a fortnightly open to anyone dance meet up group who shed their inhibitions by dancing in total darkness for an hour in a Newtown hall. Joining us this week on B-Side Stories is Charlotte Crocker, chief organiser of NLNLW. Charlotte discusses the origins of NLNL, preparing playlists & what drew her to dancing in the dark. She also plays us one of her tunes from her musical project “Noncharlet”.
Pinaman Owusu never thought she’d have anything to do with fashion, but now this Ghanaian born kiwi will have the honour of showcasing collections from 6 contemporary African designers & 2 emerging hot NZ based African talents to about 300 guests in Wellington at an event she has been working toward for over three years – the first ever Africa Fashion Festival New Zealand.
Joining B-Sides Stories this week were Ruth Mundy and Sean O’Brien aka Joe Blossom for a NZ Music Month special. Host Martin Andrews talks to our guests about the craft of songwriting and trying to make a living in Aotearoa as an artist. The duo share their stories with warmth and humour, and treat us to some fantastic live in-studio performances.
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