Medway Estuary Haiflu

Monday 26th April 2021 to
Saturday 12th June 2021

Medway Estuary Haiflu

Help us to write a poem to celebrate the beauty and history of the Medway Estuary. Send us three lines inspired by your favourite place or person in Medway, or send in your photos of your favourite spot in Medway and they could be chosen as part of our film.

Your poems and pictures will be added to a short film that will be shared through our YouTube channel.

A #Haiflu is a three-line haiku style poem inspired by peoples experiences under lockdown – entries can be inspired by the locations in Medway, and interesting people that may have lived, worked or passed through Medway

(June update) You can now listen and watch the collaborative poem HERE!

By sending us your poems and pictures, you agree to Medway Libraries sharing them on our social media, and storing them as part of our local artist archives.

Photo: Sarah Jenkin

You might like to write about something you see, your favourite place, or about a place connected to someone who worked, lived or visited. For example, genius inventor Louis Brennan, pioneering psychiatrist Dr Lorna Wing born in Gillingham in 1918, navigators Will Adams and Steven Borough, Thomas Fletcher Waghorn, artist Evelyn Dunbar or writer Charles Dickens.

Looking for inspiration? Visit here for our full range of books and online resources. Who knows what you could find?

Tag us @medwaylibraries when you share your Haiflu poems and pictures #Haiflu #MedwayHaiflu or send them via email

For more information contact us on:
[email protected]


Monday 26th April 2021 to
Saturday 12th June 2021





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Estuary 2021 is made possible by

Principal Partners

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Major Partners

ecc uok thurrock thames_gateway selep medway  thames estuary   ebbsfleet    Ebbsfleet mayor locatekent kentcc gravesham uoe bas_coun   south_coun Here for Culture

Commissioning Partners

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Festival Partners

arts_human uni_south uni_oxford uni_glas send_pier pla opp_se henley Flowers Gallery logoc2c roh southeastern Thamesmead2 Peabody2 BowArts3 raddison uber arriva Canterbury Dartford Faversham Swale1 Thanet Visit c2c1 Chat

Festival Supporters

essex_diversity SouthEssex1 UniversityCentre1 Churches International Exeter Wales Ramm Artist Grand