Larkin25 is a unique celebration of the life and work of one of the UK's greatest poets, Philip Larkin, 25 years after his death. A year-long national campaign, Larkin25 is a lively and diverse programme of exhibitions, events and projects inspired by Larkin's life and work and his passionate love of poetry, music, photography and prose.
Larkin25 is a collaboration between numerous key partners, including the University of Hull, Hull City Council, Visit Hull & East Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and The Philip Larkin Society. The project is also supported by Arts Council England, Yorkshire Forward and Creative Partnerships Hull, amongst others.
The Larkin25 programme included Larkin with Toads, the largest public art installation ever held in Hull; a trail of 40 giant toads, decorated by local artists and community groups. Other commemorative events included a series of poetry readings, exhibitions, concerts and lectures, and a specially commissioned bronze sculpture of Philip Larkin by Martin Jennings, which was unveiled at Hull's Paragon Station.
Midas PR was tasked with generating national media coverage for Larkin25, with results including BBC Radio 4's Today, Front Row and Broadcasting House programmes, along with features and photo spreads in The Times, The Independent, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, New Statesman, and Time Out.
Larkin25 presents a unique opportunity to take a first look at Larkin, or to take another look at the life and work of this brilliant and complex man. For full details, visit www.larkin25.co.uk.