OAR Programmes

Jul
28
Fri
Jean and Tonic
Jul 28 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Jean Balchin as she dabbles in a little pop culture criticism, interview some cool and interesting locals, and roll out some old-school rock

Brought to you by Hard To Find Books in Dowling Street

 

Project Rioteer on Youth Zone
Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join Ashley from ‘Ashley & the Riot’ for talk and information about how you can make a difference in your community. Hear from local community groups, guest speakers, and students, as they talk about the topics that matter to young people in Dunedin.

Dr Glam and Demelza’s Inflammable Spandex Cafe
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Imagine yourself in the middle of a dark ocean. The only thing you hear is a distant Morse code over a retro beat.

A silky voice asks, “Are you my mother?” The sparkly lights get closer. There’s people drinking coffee, vodka and fluffy ducks. They’re chatting and laughing. “Where did you get that lame boob tube from?” . . . “From here! Dr Glam and Demelza’s Inflammable Spandex Café!” . . . “That’s a mouthful.” . . . “I know, but it’s not fattening.”

The beat grows louder as you climb onboard the shimmering café. Chill out and relax, dudes.

Let Ian (Dr Glam) Chapman and Demelza May take you there, every Friday at 6pm on Otago Access Radio. Chur!

Jul
29
Sat
All Good Poems Wear Travelling Shoes
Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

1424815319-945-13Hosted by poet, writer and broadcaster Ian Loughran, this show features readings and chat with local and visiting poets, and news on poetry events and book launches.

The show provides a platform to present the wealth of poetry talent in New Zealand and experience the beautiful, the intriguing and the provocative.

Proudly supported by the University Book Shop. http://www.unibooks.co.nz/

 

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Jul
30
Sun
Charlie’s Angels: 24 Years of Writing Together
Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

If you are looking for a writing group in the Otago area, or just enjoy listening to writers reading from their own work, tune in to Charlie’s Angels; Twenty Four Years of Writing Together, every Sunday at noon.

Most writers benefit from being a member of a writing group, but groups in Otago are few and far between.  The Otago Writers Network hopes to change that by helping writers to create new groups that cater to their specific needs.

The network was created by Kath Beattie’s Writing Group, a collection of writers based in Dunedin, UNESCO City of Literature, who have been writing together since 1993. On this series, writers read their own works tell you how they have benefited from being part of a writing group.

Visit http://www.otagowritersnetwork.co.nz/ for more information.

Jul
31
Mon
Sheila Shuttlebus Half Hour (Series 4)
Jul 31 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Sheila Shuttlebus – it’s a funny name, but then, Sheila’s a funny woman.

Every Monday at 11am, Sheila brings you half an hour of amusing musings on the lighter side of everyday life. The writing’s biting and the verse gets worse – think Pam Ayers, but with a broad Lancashire accent. It’s all designed to give listeners a bright start to their day.

Aug
1
Tue
Charlie’s Angels: 24 Years of Writing Together
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

If you are looking for a writing group in the Otago area, or just enjoy listening to writers reading from their own work, tune in to Charlie’s Angels; Twenty Four Years of Writing Together, every Sunday at noon.

Most writers benefit from being a member of a writing group, but groups in Otago are few and far between.  The Otago Writers Network hopes to change that by helping writers to create new groups that cater to their specific needs.

The network was created by Kath Beattie’s Writing Group, a collection of writers based in Dunedin, UNESCO City of Literature, who have been writing together since 1993. On this series, writers read their own works tell you how they have benefited from being part of a writing group.

Visit http://www.otagowritersnetwork.co.nz/ for more information.

Talk on the Taieri
Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The show is for the people starring … its people! Talk on the Taieri is dedicated to engaging the wider community by sharing their stories. The show features interviews with people about topical issues, news snippets, community characters, promotes community events for free – just email details! – and features local musicians.

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Sheila Shuttlebus Half Hour (Series 4)
Aug 1 @ 11:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Sheila Shuttlebus – it’s a funny name, but then, Sheila’s a funny woman.

Every Monday at 11am, Sheila brings you half an hour of amusing musings on the lighter side of everyday life. The writing’s biting and the verse gets worse – think Pam Ayers, but with a broad Lancashire accent. It’s all designed to give listeners a bright start to their day.

Aug
2
Wed
Write Spot with Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature
Aug 2 @ 9:10 am – 9:30 am

In 2014, Dunedin became a UNESCO City of Literature and a member of the wider Creative Communities Network.

It’s all about connecting with readers through libraries, schools, bookshops, festivals, workshops, events, performances, exhibitions and more. We celebrate our wonderful writers of fiction and non-fiction, poets, oral storytellers, playwrights, screenwriters and lyricists.

Every fortnight on Otago Access Radio’s OARsome Morning Show, Write Spot takes a look at how our city is embracing its City of Literature status with Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature director Nicky Page.