Hidden Garden Haiku – The Enchanted Garden

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Date(s) - 06/12/2018
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

William Morris Gallery


A 75 minute walkshop in which you  discover an Enchanted Garden within the William Morris Gallery in Lloyd Park, Walthamstow. 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.

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

William Morris long associated with the Arts and Crafts movement, drew inspiration from his own gardens, influencing garden design, both here and in the USA.  The William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow are celebrating his garden design work, and artwork of contemporary artists from the Pre-Raphaelites and the Bloomsbury Group with a wonderful exhibition called “The Enchanted Garden”.

The Gallery is within a 15 minute walk of Walthamstow Central (Victoria Line & Overground) and sits on the edge of Lloyd Park. Should the weather be temperate we will venture out – a fantastic opportunity to be inspired to write haiku.

We recommend you eat at the Gallery cafe.  We will provide a writing journal and pen!

The William Morris Gallery and the London Borough of Walthamstow have kindly allowed our Hidden Garden Haiku walkshop to visit the exhibition, however, this walkshop is organised independently of them.

£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)

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.