Discover new perspectives in the poetry of Philip Larkin.

The world of Philip Larkin’s poems is often read as a melancholy backdrop to loneliness and failure. In this exhibition, artist DJ Roberts explores Larkin's work finding a more robust and life-enhancing quality. Through works in neon, drawing and a display of pop culture ephemera, Roberts finds a hidden, 'enormous yes', rarely gleaned by Larkin readers.


National Poetry Library,

Level 5, Blue side, Royal Festival Hall



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Interior view of customers enjoying Topolski cafe at the Southbank Centre
A unique space set in the railway arches between Waterloo Station and Royal Festival Hall
Food from Skylon restaurant at the Southbank Centre
A beautiful restaurant, stylish grill and bar with unrivalled views of the London skyline