Philip Larkin Statue unveiling
2nd December 2010, 12.00-12.30
Paragon Interchange, Hull
Sculptor Martin Jennings has been chosen to produce a bronze statue of the poet Philip Larkin for the Paragon Interchange in Hull. Anthony Thompson will perform a specially commissioned fanfare at the unveiling ceremony.
Larkin, who lived in Hull for 30 years before his death in 1985, combined a celebrated writing career with his role as librarian at Hull University.
Network Rail and First Transpennine have granted permission for the statue to be placed at the interchange.
The unveiling of the statue on 2 December will form part of a series of commemorative events in Hull to mark the 25th anniversary of Larkin's death.