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Torriano in cyberspace

On Sunday 13 September at 7.30 Dan Kennedy, the fierce head poet, will again be hosting Torriano Poetry in cyberspace. Join us there:

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Tentative Tender Tendrils from Torriano

Lisa Kelly

I am waiting for a delivery from Plamen, my driver. A text has informed me he will be arriving between 13:00 – 14:00. Many of us have been waiting for deliveries in the past months – food, clothes, whatever, as we lockdown and hunker down, but this delivery is part of a strategy to reverse that trend. It is a delivery of bleach and paper towels. And the aim is to bring live poetry back – not necessarily to the masses, but back. In fact, Zoom has been responsible for bringing poetry to the masses, or at least having the potential to. It has opened  up poetry in ways we did not think possible pre-COVID. It was a platform I used to connect with technology companies if I had a journalism commission. I did not associate it with poetry, but now of course we are all Zooming to a lesser or greater degree. It has been a fantastic resource and has connected poets and audiences outside our normal parochial boundaries with its ability to reach anyone connected online anywhere in the world. However, and for me it is a big HOWEVER, I miss live poetry events. The Torriano Meeting House is my spiritual poetry home if I can err on the side of whimsical and I have been going many a Sunday evening for over a decade. Often the audiences are small. It doesn’t matter. And often the small audiences are no reflection on the quality or indeed fame of the guest poet. I have been to readings by well-known poetry names and counted the audience on the fingers of one hand. The trick is with the Torriano to invite people to come along. If you think your name is starry enough to attract Glastonbury crowds you will be severely disappointed. Often, a poet reading for the first time will fill the house because it is a major event for them, and they will invite all their family and friends. Anyway, I digress, but audience size is something I want to come back Continue reading

Poetry in cyberspace

On Sunday 6 September at 7.30 Dan Kennedy, the fierce head poet, will again be hosting Torriano Poetry in cyberspace. Join us there:

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Poetry in cyberspace

On Sunday 30 August at 7.30 Dan Kennedy, the fierce head poet, will again be hosting Torriano Poetry in cyberspace. Join us there:
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Poetry in cyberspace

On Sunday 23 August at 7.30 Dan Kennedy, the fierce head poet, will again be hosting Torriano Poetry in cyberspace. Join us there:

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Poetry in cyberspace

On Sunday 16 August at 7.30 Dan Kennedy, the fierce head poet, will again be hosting Torriano Poetry in cyberspace. Join us there:

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Poetry in cyberspace

On Sunday 9 August at 7.30 Dan Kennedy, the fierce head poet, will again be hosting Torriano Poetry in cyberspace. Join us there:

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Poetry in cyberspace

Happy Lammastide!

On Sunday 2 August at 7.30 Dan Kennedy, the fierce head poet, will again be hosting Torriano Poetry in cyberspace. Join us there:

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Unity Folk Club

Musical picnic on  Sunday 26th July, approx. 6.00-8.30pm

Of course everyone is welcome to arrive earlier.
Please circulate to anyone interested.
Depends on clear weather; forecast looks good.

Bring musical instruments, vocal chords and food.

Venue: Lincoln’s Inn Fields in the northeastern quadrant.
Nearest tube station: Holborn

One reason for the venue:  Camden Council has re-opened the public conveniences just outside the park on

Newmans Row, WC2A 3TL, Public toilets – Camden Council  (may close at 8pm)

Unity Folk Club at Torriano| Drawing Emily Johns

Poetry in cyberspace

On Sunday 26 July at 7.30 Dan Kennedy, the fierce head poet, will again be hosting Torriano Poetry in cyberspace. Join us there:

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