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Saturday, 26 January 2013

January Show

Towards The Point? Is a monthly arts & culture review programme for 93.7 Express FM, written & presented by James Sandy, Dave Allen 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 January (2013) Show:
Art: Human Made Things - a group show at the Aspex Art Gallery
Cartoons: Portsmouth Illustrator Owen Devine discusses his new book
History: The extraordinary culture, politics and weather of the year 1963.  

Human Made Things @ Aspex Art Gallery

This exhibition features the work of three very different artists who all transform elements of the natural world to communicate ideas and ask the question "Does making things make us human?".

Andy Holden: The Cookham Erratics
Multimedia sculptures and sound installation

Sarah Dobai: Nettlecombe
16mm Film/Video

Suzanne Moxhay: Penumbra
Photographic Artwork Prints
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Owen Devine Cartoons

1963 - An Extraordinary Year

1963 was one of those very special years in popular culture, politics and weather: - It snowed LOTS in Pompey, The first local appearances by the Beatles and the Stones, Portsmouth FC were  back in (old) 2nd Division, The Profumo/Keeler scandal, first ever anywhere one day competitive cricket matches between first-class sides started in England, Kennedy was shot, Larkin's famous poem about the start of sexual intercourse, the last of the British new wave films (This Sporting Life) ...

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