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The aim of this project was to celebrate the life and works of
poet Philip Larkin, and educate residents and tourists about his
life and his works.
Working with The Philip Larkin Society,
Groundwork successfully managed to create a historic trail that
tourists, and residents, may follow to see Philip Larkin's
Hull. An intimate portrait of Larkin is created by visiting the
places he frequented both alone and in the company of others.
Groundwork also collaborated with United
Creatives to design, fabricate and install a complete set of 25
type-led geocoded signs, as part of the trail.
‘The Hermit of Hull has been a difficult hero’
wrote Ben Hoyle in The Times ‘but she [Libby Goodacre] has done an
The Philip Larkin Trail website can be found here, and the United
Creative's website can be found here.
The Larkin Trail
Philip Larkin Society