Sir Andrew Motion, former Poet Laureate, close friend and biographer of Philip Larkin, explores the great poet’s life and work and his relationship to the city he called home: Hull.
Combined with Sir Andrew’s personal and candid story are performances of some of Larkin’s best-known work, as members of the Hull Community give recitals in a variety of locations around the city.
The screening will be followed by Anna Farthing, Curator of the Larkin: New Eyes Each Year exhibition, in conversation with Cris Warren, Director of Sky Passions: Philip Larkin by Andrew Motion discussing their various approaches to bringing new eyes and new audiences to Larkin’s life, work and legacy followed by a Q&A with the audience.
Running time: 74 mins (Film 44 mins plus discussions 30mins) Advisory warning: The programme contains very strong language and adult themes. Ages 15+
CREDITS: A Sky Original Programme produced by Icon Films Director: Chris Warren Executive Producer: Stephen McQuillan Commissioning Editor: Bill Hobbins
Please note the Larkin: New Eyes Each Year exhibition at the Brynmor Jones Library will remain open until 7pm on Sunday 17 September.
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