Haiku Encounter: In search of Truth

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Date(s) - 03/10/2019
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Cannon Street station


A 90 minute walkshop aimed at adults or children over 12 in discovering how ‘Truth’ is commemorated in the City of London, in which you get to compose and recite haiku – 3 lined short poems usually associated with Japanese culture.

Be inspired by the monuments and churches within the City of London, as we go in search ofTruth’ – the theme for this year’s National Poetry Day

Novice or expert, join in this fun walking activity in which you get to compose, write and recite short 3 line poems (known as haiku) and see your work published in a ‘zine anthology.

Sculpture of Paul Reuters, founder of the news agency that bears his name.

We carve an arc through the City of London, seeking out ‘Truth’, by starting at Cannon Street station, past the London Stone, to the Foreign Exchange where Paul Reuters is commemorated and moving to the Bank of England, where their bond is their word.  We will be making our way beyond St Paul’s and the Old Bailey, where ‘Truth and Justice’ are upheld.  What injustices and lies are buried beneath surface of the City? – poetry will out.

  • We’re in search of Truth
  • Wherever it may reside
  • Come ‘seeking’ with us

Suitable for adults and accompanied children 12+ (free). All materials provided.

£12 / £15 on the day Concessions £10 – £2 cash back if you’ve previously contributed to a Museum of Walking haiku anthology. 

Please book in advance to guarantee your place. This also helps us be more sustainable, by not overproducing journals etc.

What participants fedback about this walkshop:

Read the FYO Haiku anthology ‘zine of haiku composed on the walkshop by downloading it here

Once you have downloaded the pdf, print it the 2 pages on one sheet of A4 paper, and follow these instructions on how to fold and cut it, so the pages of the ‘zine are in the correct order.  Check out the Museum of Walking‘s Haiku Encounter project.

Image credit:  British Library Flickr

  • Title: “The Oxford Thackeray. With illustrations. [Edited with introductions by George Saintsbury.]”, “Works”
  • Author: Thackeray, William Makepeace
  • Contributor: SAINTSBURY, George Edward Bateman.


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