First Thursday Haiku on Foot

Header6.30pm-8.00pm Thursday 2 June 2016                                                                                    Start: Under the guns, at the front of the Imperial War Museum  SE1 6HZ

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).

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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