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Grayson Perry CBE RA is the Philip Larkin Society’s Distinguished Guest Lecturer for 2017.

He is one of Britain’s best known artists. He is recognised mainly for his ceramic vases, his cross dressing, his TV programmes and for Julie’s house in Essex. He won the Turner Prize in 2003, famously taking the award dressed as his alter-ego, Claire. He gave the BBC Reith Lecture in October 2013 and is currently the Chancellor of the University of the Arts London.

Grayson has been on Question Time, Desert Island Discs, Have I Got News For You and has made a number of documentaries for Channel 4, most recently a series in 2016 entitled All Man in which he explored what it is to be male in Britain today.

He is a fan of the poet Philip Larkin whose face features in Julie’s house. The title of his talk in Hull on 5th July is This Frail Travelling Coincidence a line taken from Philip Larkin’s famous poem The Whitsun Weddings in which Larkin describes a train journey from Hull Paragon Station to London Kings Cross. He says he is looking forward to ‘exploring areas where my work bumps up against Larkin’s’. So, a fascinating evening in store.

Tickets – including a glass of wine on arrival – £20 (Students and S. Citizens £15)

Wine reception 6.30pm – All to be seated for Grayson Perry by 7.15pm

14+ (under 18s should be accompanied by an adult)


Middleton Hall
University of Hull
Cottingham Road
01482 465341


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