As an accompaniment to ‘Home Is So Sad’ the first ever Philip Larkin Exhibition to be held at Beverley Art Gallery, join local poets and writers Vicky Foster and Chris Sewart, together with the Mechanicals Band from Larkin’s home city of Coventry, in a creative look at Larkin’s poetic legacy.
The whole evening is ‘a joyous shot at how things ought to be’, a line taken from Larkin’s poem ‘Home is so Sad’, but this time daring to be optimistic!
Chis Sewart lives in Beverley and is a creative writer and poet. In 2019, he won the Philip Larkin Poetry Prize at the East Riding Festival of Words for his poem, ‘Fencing Project’ and in 2022 won the Adult Gold Prize for ‘Peak District – June 1995’.
The ERT Team: We have a committed Board, comprising of professional theatre-makers and business experts. Patrons: Dame Judi Dench and Sir Mark Rylance Ambassadors: John Godber & Richard Bean Associated Artists: Mark Addy, Berwick Kaler, William Houston, Anna Maxwell-Martin, David Bradley Directors of the Board: Adrian Rawlins – Artistic Director Vincent Regan – Creative Director Chris Wade – Music and Comedy Programming Anne Cooper – Planning and Funding Sue Kirkman – Manager John Merrylees – Technical Production Tom Wilders – Finance