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Scikus – Science Haikus Poetry Drop-In
July 1 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pmFree
(and a microscope!)
The brilliant thing about science is that there are hundreds of ways to explain scientific discoveries – experiments, research, tests and … poetry? The idea behind Sciku is using a haiku to explain or write about science. The name Sciku was coined originally by students at Camden School for Girls, it’s a clever way of mixing together two subjects – science and literature – that we don’t often combine. We discovered & borrowed it after having a similar idea.
On Saturday 1 July, between 11am and 2pm , we’ll be using our mini microscope to give us inspiration for writing haikus – short, three line poems that follow a particular form. The first line is made up of 5 syllables, the second line has 7 syllables and the third line goes back down to 5 syllables.
You’ll look through the microscope at a magnified image and use what you see as the basis for your haiku. You could describe exactly what you saw, or write down what it reminded you of or how it made you feel. As our Gallery artist for July is relating her exhibition to invisible illnesses, you could even write about the things that you didn’t see, too.