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ARCHIVED Easter Haiku Workshop for Children

Thursday 7 April 2022 / 11:00am
Easter Haiku Workshop for Children

Thursday 7 April 2022

A) 11.00am - 12.10pm 
B) 2.30pm - 3.40pm 
*Please indicate which session you wish to attend when booking.

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

Booking Details
Free - Booking essential

Book online here

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

Inspire children this half term with a creative haiku workshop outdoors at Calthorpe Community Gardens - a hidden gem near King's Cross. We invite families to 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! 

Event Schedule

Participants choose either the morning or afternoon session when booking.
10.50am / 2.20pm - Participants to arrive
11.00am / 2.30pm - Haiku workshop start 
11.15am / 2.45pm - Join Paul on a ‘Haiku Walk’ 
11.40am / 3.10pm - Write your own haiku 
11.55am / 3.25pm - Share and read aloud Haiku
12.10pm / 3.40pm - Session ends, stick around for refreshments until 12.30 / 4.00pm!

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:

Booking Info

  • Please note this is an in-person event subject to Covid regulations and the health and safety requirements at the venue. More details will be provided to attendees closer to the date.

  • When booking below, please select the total number of attendees in your group (including all adults and children) to add to the booking cart. 

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