'Re-imagined' Larkin poems get Hong Kong debut

Philip Larkin Larkin's poems have been "re-imagined" by British and Chinese composers

Related Stories

The debut performance of songs based on poems by Hull poet Philip Larkin is to take place in Hong Kong this week.

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.

Versions of Larkin's poems such as Cut Grass and Wires have been "re-imagined" by Chinese and British composers.

The works are to be performed at the Lee Hysan Concert Hall at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on 15 March.

The Songs of Larkin concert will feature work written by Thomas Simaku, Ronald Corp, Alastair Borthwick and Chinese composer Richard Tsang.

Led by staff from Hull University, the project is said to be the first artistic exchange of its kind between the two universities.

Dr Lee Tsang, director of performance and engagement at Hull University, said the performance was "a very exciting development".

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Radio Humberside

Weather

Hull

20 °C 16 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • Abandoned stadiumShow's over...

    ...but what happens next? BBC Culture takes a look at what happens to abandoned stadiums

Programmes

  • A woman sits on a bed in a scene from Gustav Deutsch's latest film about Edward Hopper's paintingsTalking Movies Watch

    How film-maker Gustav Deutsch brought Edward Hopper’s paintings to life

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.