Larkin with Toads, Hull 2010

40 comical, colourful, or just plain beautiful amphibians came out from the shade to star in Hull’s ‘Larkin Toads’ trail.

This sculpture was chosen due to the cities close relation with author and poet Philip Larkin and to honour the 25th anniversary of his death. Toads featured in two of Larkins most famous poems so seemed a suitable creature to choose.

“A visual arts project of this size is unprecedented in Hull and I’m sure Philip Larkin would be quietly amused to have his work remembered this way. Larkin with Toads marks this significant anniversary in a way that is worthy of both the poet and the city with which his creative and professional life is most associated.” Graham Chesters, Chair of Larkin25, a national programme celebrating the 25thanniversary of Larkin’s death.

The event won Silver for Best Tourism Event 2012, Visit England National Award

Location: Hull, UK