THE PHILIP LARKIN STATUE
As a lasting legacy of the Larkin25 commemorations and of the poet's connections with the city of Hull, The Philip Larkin Society put forward a proposal for a statue of Larkin to be erected at Hull Paragon Interchange.
In November 2009 the short-list of sculptors competing to design the proposed statue was announced as: Graham Ibbeson, Martin Jennings and Jemma Pearson. On 13 February 2010 The Philip Larkin Society announced that Martin Jennings had been awarded the commission to create the Larkin statue.
This section of our website was created to keep Society members, and other visitors to our website, up to date with the progress of the Statue Appeal and the various stages of the statue's creation, from its conception to its eventual unveiling on 2 December 2010, the 25th anniversary of Philip Larkin's death.
Further information about the Statue Appeal was provided in our freely downloadable Statue Appeal leaflet.
The Philip Larkin Society would like to thank all the individuals and organisations whose enthusiasm and financial contributions helped to make the Philip Larkin Statue a reality.