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ARCHIVED Half-Term Haiku Workshop for Children

Thursday 17 February 2022 / 2:30pm
Half-Term Haiku Workshop for Children

Thursday 17 February 2022

2.15 for 2.30pm start - 3.45pm finish

Calthorpe Community Garden
258-274 Grays Inn Rd
London WC1X 8LH

Booking Details
Free - Booking essential

This event is primarily aimed at children aged 15 and under and their parents/carers. Children must be accompanied by an adult to attend.

Unfortunately, this event is no longer going ahead and will need to be re-scheduled to take place over the Easter holidays. If you have any questions or would like to be notified when a new date has been arranged, please contact us at

Inspire children this half term with a creative haiku workshop; come along to the Japan Society’s in-person session led by internationally acclaimed poet, Paul Conneally!

We’ve all heard of haiku, but did you know that haiku are usually seasonal or capture a moment in time? And they don’t even have to be 5-7-5 syllables! In this workshop, children and their carers will find out what really makes a haiku and join Paul on a short ‘haiku walk’ to get the ideas flowing before writing their own poems! 

This event is being hosted to celebrate JAL Foundation’s 17th World Children’s Haiku Contest and is free and open to all.

Event Schedule

2.15pm - Join us for light refreshments at Calthorpe Community Garden

2.30pm - Session starts

2.45pm - Join Paul on a ‘Haiku Walk’ of the surrounding area

3.15pm - Write your own haiku

3.35pm - Share and read aloud haiku 

3.45pm - Session ends. Stick around for refreshments and origami activities until 4.45pm!

Paul Conneally is an internationally acclaimed haiku poet and artist. He has led numerous workshops for children and adults in museums, schools, galleries and in his favourite place - ‘outdoors’. He has had the pleasure of leading the judging panel of the JAL Haiku Competition for a number of years and is looking forward to leading this workshop! 

Calthorpe Community Garden is an inner city community garden and centre which exists to improve the physical and emotional wellbeing of those who live, work or study in Camden and surrounding areas.

If you have any questions, please call the Japan Society office on 020 3075 1993 or email us at: