Hidden Garden Haiku – east in the City

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Date(s) - 08/11/2018
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Monument tube station


A 90 minute walkshop in which you  discover hidden gardens minutes from the Monument, in the City of London.  Together we will compose and recite haiku – 3 lined short poem usually associated with Japanese culture.

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. Be inspired by the beauty and calm of hidden gardens just minutes from the bustle of the offices within the Square Mile.

  • Find no better way
  • To be inspired by gardens
  • Claim calm from bustle

Here in the heart of the City of London, it is hard to believe that anything could be hidden, but on this tour we will explore an abandoned churchyard, a labyrinth set in stone, and visit where Samuel Pepys is buried.  We will cross the boundary of the Great Fire of London, see the Tower from afar, and visit Leadenhall Market.

We recommend you bring your own packed lunch.  We will provide a writing journal and pen!

£12 in advance / £15 on the day (£2 cash back on the day if you have previously contributed haiku to a Museum of Walking haiku anthology)

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

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

What participants told us on previous Hidden Garden Haiku walkshops:

What I like best about the event | What I found surprising | How much I enjoyed it (maximum 5 stars) and why?

  • Walking slowly – writing and hearing what others had written | How large a place feels if you walk slowly | 5 stars | Great activities
  • Taking time to look and listen | How quickly I can write | 5 stars | Lovely mix of time to think and learn new things
  • The setting | The knowledge on ‘signifiers’ from Andrew | 5 stars | Perfect pace, friendly guidance
  • Being present (mindful) | Unleashing my creativity | 5 stars

Check out the Museum of Walking‘s Haiku Encounter project.