M ost eyes, right now, are on the festival of football that is the World Cup. In Hull, though, a different kind of festival is beginning. Larkin25 is a week-long celebration of the poet Philip Larkin's life and work, timed to coincide with the 25th anniversary of his death. If the organisers know how apt it is to be marking the anniversary of a death rather than a birth — unlike most of us, Larkin didn't start with the death-fear at 40; it clammily took hold of him when he was still in his 20s — they are not letting on. Larkin25 is a determinedly jolly, unironic affair, and the poet it love bombs so enthusiastically would have hated it. To be fair, lots of perfectly sensible and good things are going to happen: there will be lectures by Andrew Motion, his biographer, and Anthony Thwaite, the editor of his letters, and Tom Courtenay has already performed his acclaimed one-man show about Larkin to help raise money for the statue of the poet that will be unveiled in December at Hull's Paragon station, the starting point for the poet's train journey in The Whitsun Weddings. But you can just imagine the yelps of horror some other ideas would have brought on: "Ogh ogh, awwghgh! Or the exhibition of his belongings, which includes his razors, pet toad collection and "trademark" glasses. I don't understand this "trademark" thing — Larkin didn't wear spectacles for effect; he was as blind as a bat — and I think he would have found this irredeemably gruesome.
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