First Thursday Haiku on Foot

6.30pm-8.00pm Thursday 7 July 2016    Start: at the Lounge in Deptford SE8 4RJ

  • 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). Starting points and routes to evolve over the year.

Our route in July will be in and amongst the bustling streets of Deptford, often described as Britain’s as boasting Britain’s most diverse high street, and with a history of whaling and ship building, we know we can find plenty to inspire you.  In addition we be celebrating the NOW Festival of Creativity and Mindfulness . 

To help celebrate NOW Live at Deptford Lounge which will bring arts and wellbeing activities for all ages – we are helping NOW Live to stimulate the senses and lighten the mind. The theme we are focusing on is ‘home’; what home really means to you, how you might feel more at home in yourself, and how we can take these feelings with us everywhere we go.

Join us for this free walkshop beginning at the Lounge in Deptford at 6.30-pm – 8.00pm Thursday 7 July. Numbers are limited – to guarantee a spot book in advance on line here – if spaces are available, you could chance it and drop in on the day.

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).

Download details of what happens on a First Thursday: Haiku_walkshop

BookgrabFree – limited numbers however, so please  – Book here for haiku walkshop 

Haiku in a signphoto


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.

Hiaku Zine image for webDetails of the haiku zine will be discussed on the walk.

Download current and past zines here:

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.

Here are comments from previous participants:
What did you most enjoy?
  • 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
Details of forthcoming First Thursdays: Haiku on foot
  • 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