Celebrating London Tree Week in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park (surrounding the Imperial War Museum) London
- First Thursday each Month
- Walk, talk, recite, write haiku
- Foot powered poems
Free form walk in which you get to write and inspire others to write haiku. With the option to have them printed and published in a zine – as an anthology from each walk (see below).
Route will be chosen by a local resident. Starting points and routes to evolve over the year.
Our route in June will be around the Ice Age Tree Trail in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park – the gardens are also host to charming Tibetan Peace Garden and a Russian memorial. We hope to have some fun writing haiku, learning and photographing trees, and merging haiku with photos on Instagram.
The plan is to have a selection of haiku with which to celebrate life on foot, living in London, and National Poetry Day (that falls on the First Thursday in October, 2016).
Free – limited numbers however, so please Book here
If you can’t join in on the day, we are happy to receive Tweeted haiku @museumofwalking #575onfoot
We hope to resurrect our haiku walks wordpress site in due course, that will allow you to submit haiku via on on-line form.
Download current and past zines here:
- February’s hiaku zine created in Greenwich
- March’s haiku zine created in the Barbican
- April’s haiku zine created from Southwark Cathedral to the Globe – 2 volumes – Vol 1
- April’s haiku zine created from Southwark Cathedral to the Globe – 2 volumes – Vol 2
- May’s haiku zine created from Kings Cross to Old St Pancras Churchyard
Print on both sides of an A4 sheet the 2 page pdf:
Then download this handy crib sheet to making your very own zine – all you need is a pair of scissors and the sheet of A4 paper on which you have printed the 2 page pdf.
- Being inspired to write haiku
- Novel – never done this before
- Thinking about familiar places in new ways
- The location was great and the group was such fun
- A beautifully creative way to spend an evening
What was the most surprising thing?
- I got into it – I was wary at first
- I had so much fun
- The variation and feeling achieved in such short verse
- July – celebrating the NOW Festival of Creativity and Mindfulness – Deptford, London – Book here for haiku walkshop
- August – celebrating the Olympics in Brazil – Horniman Gardens, Forest Hill, London
- September – mark the anniversary of the Great Fire of London – Monument, London
- October – celebrating National Poetry Day