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The London Haiku Group

Covering London and the South East, this group meets around every two months in central London. Non BHS members are also welcome.

Co-ordinator Mark Gilfillan – email: arnoldcircus (a) hotmail . com

The Oxford Haiku Group

The Oxford Haiku Group holds informal evening meetings in Oxford pubs to share and discuss members’ haiku.  Non-BHS members are also welcome.  For more information and details of the next meeting please email Mark Ritchie at (jmarkr2013[at]

Green Wood Haiku

Green Wood Haiku is based in Shropshire and meets once in each of the seasons. Contact David Bingham at david . hodgebower (a) tiscali . co . uk for details of membership, meetings and events.

Free Verse: The Poetry Book Fair 2016

Conway Hall, London – 17 September 2016

Kate B Hall and David Cobb


As part of “The British Haiku Society” outreach programme, and for the second year running, we had a table at the “Poetry Book Fair” in Conway Hall, London.

David Cobb, Iliyana Stoyanova and Rose Ades


Again all of us wore our BHS T-shirts and everyone looked very smart. Business was quite brisk throughout the day and a total of £110.00 was made from the sale of BHS books and journals. In addition, we not only gained a new member but later on quite a few people liked our Facebook page and joined our lively BHS Facebook group.


Mark Gilfillan
Frank Williams
Katherine Gallagher and Kate B Hall

In the afternoon Katherine Gallagher, Kate B Hall, Mark Gilfillan and Iliyana Stoyanova took part in very well attended haiku reading in the park – Katherine (haiku and tanka), Kate (haiku), Mark (haiku) and Iliyana (haiku in 5 different languages and haibun).

Many thanks to all involved in this wonderful event and especially to Susan Lee Kerr for our beautiful T-shirts!
All in all an eventful and very successful day!

Photos provided by Frank Williams and Mark’s and Kate’s friends!
Write-up: Frank Williams and Iliyana Stoyanova