Haiku Woods

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Date(s) - 27/05/2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Queen's Wood Community Cafe

In celebration of trees and woodland, we are supporting London Tree Week (27 May – 4 June 2017), with the help of the Mayor of London.

Photo (C) Peter Coles

Haiku Woods 3.00pm-4.30pm Saturday 27 May Start: Queen’s Wood Community Cafe, Queen’s Wood Lodge, 42 Muswell Hill Road, London, N10 3JP

  • Explore Haiku Woods
  • 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 the walkshop.

Click here to download the zine anthology of haiku inspired on this event – print it on 2 sides of one piece of A4 paper. There’s a handy crib sheet with instructions on how to fold and cut your zine download this handy crib sheet.

We set off to Haiku Woods (formerly known as Queen’s Woods in Highgate), to step into a woodland wonderland. Walk with us composing haiku, through one of London’s best preserved woods and having fun capturing London’s heritage in just 3 lines and 17 syllables.

  • All London Tree Week
  • We’ll be going nuts counting
  • haiku syllables

Haiku, the 3-line short form poem most associated with Japanese culture, are an amusing challenge to write and recite. Haiku can be read on two levels: literal and symbolic, so a simple description of a scene qualifies as much as a symbolic interpretation. Suitable for complete novices or expert poets, Haiku Woods walkshop will inspire you to compose and recite haiku.

The event was free – booking essential:

Suitable for 16+. Children 12+ must be accompanied (please indicate when booking the number of 12+ children you are bringing).  Some of the route will be on uneven or rough ground, please wear appropriate footwear. Capacity is limited, please ensure you book.  If you turn up without a booking, you will be turned away. This free walkshop is made possible through the support of the Mayor of London.

Intrigued by haiku and want to find out more?  Last year we ran a series of haiku composing and reciting walkshops on the First Thursday of each month – take a peek here.

Click to find out about other walkshops we ran during London Tree Week 2017.

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