The Philip Larkin Society is delighted to announce that Grayson Perry CBE RA is to be its Distinguished Guest Lecturer for 2017. The event will take place at the Middleton Hall, University of Hull on Wednesday 5th July.
Grayson Perry is a particular Larkin fan and Larkin’s face features in ‘Julie’s House’, the conceptual holiday home he designed in Wrabness, Essex. In December 2016 he took part in the service of commemoration for Philip Larkin in Poet’s Corner, Westminster Abbey, giving a superb reading from one of Larkin’s letters to Monica Jones. In his lecture, he says he is looking forward to ‘exploring areas where my work bumps up against Larkin’s’.
Tickets – including a glass of wine on arrival – are priced at £20 (students and senior citizens £15). There will be a wine reception 6.30pm – all to be seated for Grayson Perry by 7.15pm.
Members of the Society have priority booking for this event until 18th April and will have received details through the post on how to apply for tickets. In order to receive the same information new members need to ensure that they include their postal address on their Paypal application form. Any remaining tickets after this date will be offered for sale to the general public through the Hull Box Office website.