Towards The Point? Is a new monthly arts & culture review programme for 93.7 Express FM, written & presented by James Sandy and Simon Mobbs.The show aims to dig out weird and wonderful cultural offerings from in and around Portsmouth. It sets out to provide listeners with a flickering compass for the stormy tides of "the arts". We take in a range of topics from art, film, literature, music, TV & radio and also give you a round-up of local events and activities.
In the April (2012) show:
Music: Spiritualized showcase new material at The Wedgewood Rooms
Poetry: Julian Stannard Reading & Q&A session at The Tongues & Grooves Southsea Poetry Night
Literature: A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Spiritualized showcase new material at The Wedgewood Rooms
|Spiritualized performing in Malmö, Sweden (Mathias Nielsen)|
A unique sound - difficult to pigeonhole? Overview of performance - Still got it? On Form? The setlist - a satisfying mix of old as well as new material? New work from old bands- does everyone always expect the hits?
|Sweet Heart Sweet Light by Spiritualized |
Double Six Records Realeased 16th April 2012
Julian Stannard Q&A Session
Tongues & Grooves Poetry Night
|Julian Stannard performing by Rebecca Root|
Julian Stannard is the author of three volumes of poetry. His work was represented in the Faber introductory anthology and the Oxford Poets/Carcanet Anthology (2004) and he reviews for the and the . He was awarded the Troubadour Poetry prize in 2010.
Tongues&Grooves is a monthly club that is now a nationally recognised venue for the performance of poetry and music. T&G regularly feature award winning poets alongside those beginning to establish a reputation.
A Visit From The Goon Squad
by Jennifer Egan
A selection of short stories or a multi genre novel? The main characters and their involvement with the US music industry. Proust and The Sporanos - an unlikely set of influences? The much discussed Powerpoint chapter - a gimmick or a worthwhile experiment? A highbrow book with crossover appeal?