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Jamie Silk, of Silks Advisory Services, studied at London School of Economics and worked within the Energy Sector in Taranaki.
Here Jamie discusses micro-grids, genuine solutions to energy challenges, integrating the sharing economy and what each of us might do now with tools we already have to effect solutions.
Barbara Hammonds represents Climate Change and Consciousness bringing global conversations to life among local people.
Host Alessandra Keighley delights in slowing it down and keeping it real.
Duration: 00:52:02 | Date: 15 April, 2021
Marie Hermo Jensen and Gaenor Brown discuss creativity, their journeys to Taranaki and the origin of Sphere Taranaki Contempory Dance Collective performance piece at the Govett Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Center.
Duration: 00:58:24 | Date: 8 April, 2021
Director Nicci Smith and actor Frankie Roberts talk about the latest play being presented at New Plymouth's Little Theatre, 'Sylvia'
Duration: 00:59:31 | Date: 12 March, 2021
Mary Perrot shares about the life and legacy of Dr Doris Gordon MD MBE and her pioneering services to women's health, ahead of a Doris Gordon Memorial Trust Lecture being held 23 March
Duration: 00:57:40 | Date: 11 March, 2021
Leading up to the official launch of her new magazine, Sweet Home, and the release of the 2nd edition, Sian Fenwick talks with Alessandra about the what, why and how of it.
Duration: 01:02:26 | Date: 9 March, 2021
Have you seen the Brett Graham: Tai Moana Tai Tangata at Govett Brewster Art Gallery yet? You may not have heard about it. Its tagline is "A cautionary tale about human endeavour in Aotearoa New Zealand."
Duration: 00:56:33 | Date: 26 February, 2021
Artist Graeme Thompson talks with Alessandra about his exhibition at Govett Street Gallery, 'Spacecraft' - a postmodernist take on outsider art
Duration: 00:49:38 | Date: 25 February, 2021
Kerilyn Douwes is a pewter artist. What is that, you may ask. Listen in to find out all about this fascinating medium and technique.
Duration: 00:56:17 | Date: 16 February, 2021
Alessandra shares her submission in support of the change in legislation around Maori Ward petitions, then the OK Boomers are live, in-studio, ahead of their performing at The Koru Project
Duration: 00:54:27 | Date: 11 February, 2021
Dan and Thomas Thurston-Crow are new landowners. Along with Karen Venables, Property Lawyer, and Alessandra Keighley, land seller, they discuss aspects of the direct mortgage movement that puts home-ownership in the hands of people in Taranaki.
Duration: 00:55:41 | Date: 2 February, 2021
Caleb Duckett, ex-Serious Happiness, talks with Ange Smiley about his new musical ventures. Lisa Berndt from the Len Lye Centre, is in to talk about the latest Len Lye exhibition - Tangibles 1959-1961
Duration: 00:54:42 | Date: 29 January, 2021
Anne is joined by brothers Sam and Reuben Egli and Mia West, who are in the process of forming a band Huhu Grubs. They talk about their friendship and their music ahead of Sam's (and maybe the others) appearance at the upcoming Koru Project event
Duration: 00:52:31 | Date: 28 January, 2021
Andre and Bridget promote Folk Stack - an upcoming musical event in Inglewood and Ohawe. Also meet TikTok-er, Alex Widdowson who fell through time from the '70s to be a 17yr old in New Plymouth
Duration: 01:00:56 | Date: 26 January, 2021
Alessandra chats with Jax Hamilton during her visit to New Plymouth, and with musician Dave Pope, of the band This Little Badge. Dave also provides live music.
Duration: 00:56:46 | Date: 22 January, 2021
The delightful Betsy and Whakaia, of Betsy and the Reckless come to play music and chat with Alessandra ahead of their performance at The Koru Project
Duration: 00:53:24 | Date: 21 January, 2021
Good Habits are a UK alt-folk duo, composed of singer-cellist Bonnie Schwarz and accordionist Pete Shaw, who have been stranded in NZ during Covid lockdowns - lucky ole NZ!!
Currently in New Plymouth for their performance at the Festival of Lights, they called into ART for a chat.
Duration: 00:58:23 | Date: 15 January, 2021
Renee Milner will be performing her 2nd show at the Festival of Lights this weekend. She joins Alessandra (complete with guitar) to talk about life, music and more
Duration: 01:01:42 | Date: 14 January, 2021
Luke Millard talks with Alessandra about the latest community art projects around town and about the new-look Koru Project event happening soon in the city
Duration: 59:35 | Date: 12 January, 2021
Todd Velvin and Alister Newton from Taranaki Emergency Management discuss keeping friends and family safe over the Christmas/New Year period, and the importance of community in emergency response
Duration: 28:50 | Date: 22 December, 2020
Dani Parsons and Lance Shepherd make up the duo In the Shallows, in town to play a pop-up gig. Today they talk with Alessandra and share their music
Duration: 00:53:50 | Date: 18 December, 2020
Alessandra talks with Brendon Paterson about South Africa and his move to New Plymouth and the unique offerings of his Gondwana Foodstore
Duration: 01:00:00 | Date: 17 December, 2020
Summer's here at last, and all of the parties and festivals that come with it. Alessandra previews at some of them before being joined by JB - free spirit and artist
Duration: 00:57:56 | Date: 15 December, 2020
Lee Aiono, visiting dance instructor from Auckland, Jen Little, dance enthusiast, and Kiel de Buisson, Director of Dance Connexion New Plymouth, share their love of Bachata and Kizomba and the growing craze for Latin Dance in Taranaki
Duration: 00:56:22 | Date: 8 December, 2020
Joseph Michael current artist in residence at Auckland University of Technology speaks about his current project Raised up Sky, an augmented reality artwork, discusses the unique identity of icebergs and collaboration across cultures and borders through pandemic.
He is joined by Lisa Berndt of the Govett Brewster Art Gallery in this interview with Alessandra Keighley.
Duration: 00:21:32 | Date: 24 November, 2020