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A summer of Larkin

The major biographic exhibition ‘Larkin: New Eyes Each Year’  at the University of Hull’s Brynmor Jones Library  is now open and is already generating an enormous amount of interest from press and public alike .

The exhibition, curated by Anna Farthing and designed by Craig Oldham, offers exciting new insights into Larkin’s life, drawing on some never before seen or heard items from the vast Larkin Archive housed at Hull History Centre, including images, sounds and physical artefacts.

It is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for any Larkin afficionado and is already proving to be a real highlight in Hull’s year as the UK City of Culture.


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The exhibition runs from 5th July to 1st October.


In addition, a number of Larkin-related events will be on offer in Hull and the East Riding throughout the summer. These include:


Larkin’ Out in Victoria – poetry readings in Victoria Avenue and Pearson Park by members of the Philip Larkin Society. Sunday 16th July


Larkin’s Hull – A morning stroll around Hull City Centre – Saturday 8th July, Wednesday 9th August (Larkin’s birthday) and Saturday 30th September with Don Lee, the Society’s External Liaison Officer. Tickets are free and are bookable in advance through Hull Box Office

‘Exploiting The Larkin Archive – A Researcher’s Paradise’. Talk by Philip Pullen on Thursday 7th September as part of Hull Heritage Days 2017

‘Larkin About Beverley’. A guided walk of Beverley led by Philip Pullen on Friday 15th September as part of the Yorkshire Wolds and Outdoors Walking Festival. THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. A second walk may possibly be arranged if there is sufficient interest. Contact Beverley Tourist Information Centre (01482 391672) for details.



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