Bijou Torriano is back with Pauline Sewards reading from her new collection Spirographon 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 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.