On what would have been Larkin’s 100th birthday, writer and broadcaster Matthew Sweet steers us through an afternoon in the city that both he, and Larkin, sometimes called home.
Imtiaz Dharker shares her newly commissioned poem on Larkin, JoinedUp Dance Company performs a mixed-media contemporary dance piece, Wes Finch sets Larkin’s words to music, The Broken Orchestra and Vicky Foster tell stories of people Larkin might meet if he walked Hull streets today.
This centenary celebration explores the transient nature of home through Larkin’s poetry and the inspiration it provides for other artists.
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