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Torriano in cyberspace

On Sunday 25 October at 7.30 Dan Kennedy, the fierce head poet, will again be hosting Torriano Poetry in cyberspace. Join us there:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3940991487?pwd=VXN0djNHU0F5M2pDK0dscXdRTkJwZz09

Meeting ID: 394 099 1487
Passcode: 8dFNdW

Torriano in cyberspace

On Sunday 17 October at 7.30 Dan Kennedy, the fierce head poet, will again be hosting Torriano Poetry in cyberspace. Join us there:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3940991487?pwd=VXN0djNHU0F5M2pDK0dscXdRTkJwZz09

Meeting ID: 394 099 1487
Passcode: 8dFNdW

Bijou Torriano

Bijou Torriano is back with Pauline Sewards reading from her new collection Spirograph on 1 November at 7pm. We can only allow four audience members, but as Readers from the Chair, you are welcome to bring a few poems to share. Door money (£5 according to pocket) in COVID-strapped times goes to the poet. Please also consider buying their book. If you would like a space, email host, Lisa Kelly: lisakellyuk@yahoo(dot)com.

Pauline Sewards is a Bristol based poet and one of the founders of the regular event in Easton called ‘Satellite of Love’. Her first collection This is the Band was published by Hearing Eye in 2018. In 2019 she co-edited Magma74 – The Work Edition. Her second poetry collection Spirograph was published by Burning Eye Books in September 2020. You can get a copy here.

Torriano in cyberspace

On Sunday 11 October at 7.30 Dan Kennedy, the fierce head poet, will again be hosting Torriano Poetry in cyberspace. Join us there:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3940991487?pwd=VXN0djNHU0F5M2pDK0dscXdRTkJwZz09

Meeting ID: 394 099 1487
Passcode: 8dFNdW

 

Covid

Torriano Meeting House has been closed for the summer and meetings of the Torriano Working Group and Poetry in Cyberspace have been online, Unity folk club has been having picnics in the park. For many the virtual meetings have been a life line and a continuity. But how to be a Meeting House in a Pandemic and keep our community safe, well, creative and connected?
Following the guidelines make Torriano Meeting House COVID19 compliant and we hope virus free.

Currently performance capacity is no more than 8 people attending (including performers).
Social gatherings no more than 6 people.
We ask visitors to observe social distancing of 2m and wear face coverings.
We are providing hand sanitiser.
There is a Covid track and trace book for recording names and contact numbers of all visitors. We can delete this record after 21 days. There is also a qr code That can be used.
User groups are asked to clean all communally used surfaces and take away all their rubbish and recycling.
The kitchen is closed.

Bijou Torriano

Joe Carrick-Varty is the invited guest poet at the continuing Bijou Torriano events this Sunday 27th September at 7.30 hosted by Lisa Kelly. Readers from the Chair invited to share a few poems. Limited spaces as maximum of six with social distancing plus please bring your own drink and of course wear a mask. Suggested donation of £5 plus to the poet. If you are interested in attending please email lisakellyuk@yahoo(dot)com to confirm there is a place.

Joe Carrick-Varty is a British-born Irish writer who lives in London. He is the author of two pamphlets, Somewhere Far (The Poetry Business, 2019) which won the 2018 New Poets Prize, and 54 Questions for the Man Who Sold a Shotgun to My Father (Out-Spoken Press, 2020). His poems have appeared in the New Statesman, The Poetry Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Magma, and elsewhere. He is co-founder of bath magg, and a book reviewer for PN Review.

Torriano in cyberspace

On Sunday 27 September at 7.30 Dan Kennedy, the fierce head poet, will again be hosting Torriano Poetry in cyberspace. Join us there:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3940991487?pwd=VXN0djNHU0F5M2pDK0dscXdRTkJwZz09

Meeting ID: 394 099 1487
Passcode: 8dFNdW

 

Torriano in cyberspace

On Sunday 20 September at 7.30 Dan Kennedy, the fierce head poet, will again be hosting Torriano Poetry in cyberspace. Join us there:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3940991487?pwd=VXN0djNHU0F5M2pDK0dscXdRTkJwZz09

Meeting ID: 394 099 1487
Passcode: 8dFNdW

 

A Journey Together: presented by The New Factory of the Eccentric Actor

‘A Journey Together’ features Vladimir Illyich Ulyanov and Nadezhda Konstantinova Krupska talking about their lives together on their journey towards the Russian revolution.

This socially distanced show is presented by The New Factory of the Eccentric Actor, and entry is free.

At 50 minutes long, the show will be repeated continuously from 1pm to 6pm on Saturday September 19th, and again on Sunday September 20th from 1pm to 6pm.

 
To comply with government guidelines only 3 audience members will be allowed into the venue at any one time.
It is not possible to book tickets for the event, entry will be on first come first served basis, and a queuing system will be in place.
 
All audience members are required to wear masks, and we ask that no-one stays for more than one hour.
 
Please note that there will be no toilet facilities available at the venue.

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Bijou Torriano Event

Torriano Meeting House is holding its first live poetry evening on Sunday 13th September. The Torriano has continued with its poetry evenings via Zoom since Lockdown, but live events have been missed. The first guest reader since March to share his poetry to a select and bijou audience is Barney Ashton-Bullock. (Biography below). Tentative Tender Tendrils from the Torriano will be for an audience of five with new COVID rules. The reading will start at 7.30 and the audience members will remain seated and wearing masks. There will be Readers from the Chair sharing their own poems.
Anyone who would like to find out more information to see if there is a ticket available should email lisakellyuk[at]yahoo[dot]com
Barney Ashton-Bullock, is the poet/librettist in the ‘Andy Bell is Torsten’ music-theatre collective and he narrates his own verse on the Downes Braide Association albums. He is the founder of Soho Poetry Nights. He has poetry published, or pending publication, in a wide range of cult poetry journals**, in the ‘Avalanches In Poetry’ tribute anthology to Leonard Cohen, in the Dreich pamphlet ‘Famous’, in the Pilot Press ‘Queer Anthology Of Healing’ and in the ‘Soho Nights’ anthologies published by The Society Club Press who also published his first collection ‘Schema/Stasis’ in 2017. His latest poetry pamphlet ‘Café Kaput!’ was published by Broken Sleep Books in 2020.
(**the Wellington Street Review, the New River Press Yearbook, SPAMzine, Re-Side Magazine, –
algia Press, Scab Mag, Pink Plastic House Journal, Lucky Pierre Zine, Poetry Bus, Neuro Logical Magazine and the Babel Tower Notice Board)
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