Sundays; 7.30pm; £5/4 according to pocket

There have been poetry readings on Sunday nights at Torriano Meeting House

John Heath-Stubbs reciting at Torriano

John Heath-Stubbs reciting at Torriano

since 1982. As well as the evening’s main readers invited from a broad range of literary practice, there are usually a number of  ‘poets from the floor’, who may include full-time poets and also beginners presenting a piece in public for the first time. The range has spanned Stephen Spender and John Heath-Stubbs to Labi Siffre and John Hegley.

A Sunday reading in the late 1980s

A Sunday reading in the late 1980s

The publishers Hearing Eye was born from the Sunday readings and has its base at Torriano.

Sundays at 7.30pm.

Poets from the floor welcome. Admission £5/£4 (according to pocket)



26th – Matthew Caley, Wendy Young and Owen Gallagher introduced by Pauline Sewards


2nd – St Bride’s Day Feast. Bring a dish of food, a drink and a poem to share and celebrate the patron saint of poetry. All Torriano folk old and new are invited to see in Spring together.
9th – Lisa Kelly and David Floyd
16th – Nancy Mattson, Mike Bartholomew-Biggs and Roisin Tierney introduced by Timothy Adès
23rd Multi-poet event, organised by SJ Fowler. Dostoyevsky Wannabe: a literary event,  Guest Readers: Nadia de Vries, Dominic Jaeckle, Andrew Hodgson, Jessica Sequeira, Christodoulos Makris, Paul Hawkins, Colin Herd, SJ Fowler and Russell Bennetts.


1st – Miranda Pearson and Hannah Lowe, introduced by Naomi Foyle
8th – Naomi Foyle & Merrie Joy Williams
15th Tim Waller, Carol DeVaughn and Katherine Gallagher
22nd Christopher Williams, Stuart Mckenzie, Mel Pryor & Christine Web
29th – Long Poem magazine showcase with Mimi Khalvati, Cherry Smyth, Anna Robinson and Susan Watson introduced by Editor Linda Black

2 thoughts on “Poetry

  1. Leah Fritz says:

    Please note that on 19 March the following poets will be reading at the Torriano Meeting House:

    Jane Duran, Leah Fritz, Nancy Mattson and Frances White.


  2. […] March, 7.30: Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, Kentish Town, NW5 […]


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