Here at last is the third and final morsel of September’s bumper edition of ReCooper8! In this section, Holly and Zac Winterwood talk about their stunning new work, Paeakau The Opera, which has been especially commissioned for this year’s Kokomai Creative Festival and will debut on Saturday 15 October at Aratoi Museum. If you live … More Paeakau The Opera and Andrew Laking
Listen again to last month’s show which features interviews with Kate Mead, Director of Operations for Featherston Booktown, Jen Olson, one of the organisers of the Wairarapa Art Sale, and local artist and entrepreneur, Emma McCleary. Featherston Booktown will take place in Featherston across the weekend of 12th-14th May 2017. Combine your passion for books with … More Books & Arts – Featherston’s got it covered!
In July 2014, Nicki Stewart, local encaustic artist, was preparing for her acclaimed show, Remember to Remember. I caught up with her in her studio to talk about the inspiration for the show and its challenges – it involved coordinating the work of dozens of local knitters! We also talk about Nicki’s love of working … More Featherston Stories #7 Nicki Stewart
I love the start of this piece (and the rest of it!) with Michelle, a Featherston artist, carpet maker (tufter?!) and brewer! I had such a fun morning watching her make a beautiful rug. Enjoy!
On Sunday 19th March it was my pleasure to chat with Kara Pennington and Siv Fjaerestad, two power houses of community action in Featherston. They came in to talk about (amongst a heap of other things!) Featherston’s new community development venture, Fab Feathy, and the Community Potluck dinner that will be happening at the Anzac … More An Interview with Fab Feathy!
An interview with Neil Dawson, internationally acclaimed sculptor and visual artist. In this interview, Neil discusses Ascension, an ambitious and daring public artwork destined for Masterton in the Wairarapa. The final push to raise the funds necessary to bring Ascension to Masterton will start on 24.11.16 with a Boosted campaign. For more information about how you can support this project, visit https://www.facebook.com/Art-For-Our-Valley-1076509902413992/ where links to the Boosted website will be provided.
Lucy Cooper is the host of ReCooper8, a monthly arts show on Arrow FM 92.7, one of New Zealand 12 community access radio stations. For more information, stories and interviews visit http://www.recooper8.wordpress.com … More Interview with Neil Dawson
Lucy interviews Alex Cruickshank, writer, geek (self-confessed) and collector of 1980s computer technology. … More Episode 1 – Thank you Mr President. No, really…
Quick chats with the good people of Martinborough, New Zealand, about their earliest audio and radio memories. … More Episode 3 – Martinborough’s Earliest Radio Memories
I’ve been out and about a bit with my mobile recorder snaffling lots of lovely audio and then wrangling it into these two pieces. The first is an interview with the gorgeous ladies of the Wairarapa Spinners and Weavers, who meet regularly at the Wool Shed in Masterton, the National Museum of Sheep and Shearing. … More Spinners, Weavers and Rugby Players!
Me and the kids joined the #TPPANoWay march in Featherston on Saturday 15th August, one of the dozens of marches planned across the country during TPPA Action Week (8th – 15th August 2015). I took along the recorder on the off chance I could capture some audio at the same time as attending to Isla … More An Every Person’s Guide to the TPPA & What Folk in Featherston Think About It!