Torriano Meeting House

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Poetry Art Politics Community 

Torriano Meeting House  is a user-funded grass-roots volunteer-run arts and community organisation in Kentish Town. We are best known for our poetry events but we have many other long running strands including storytelling for adults, writing and storytelling workshops, hosting local political campaigning groups, theatrical events, left wing folk club, and we very much support grass-roots creativity and social change.  

Torriano is a space for you to organise events and projects.

“What is the purpose of resisting corporate globalization if not to protect the obscure, the ineffable, the unmarketable, the unmanageable, the local, the poetic and the eccentric? So they need to be practiced, celebrated and studied too, right now.” – Rebecca Solnit
 

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Jeremy Corbyn at Torriano

Kumiko Shimizu’s sculpture installation Luna +I and Jeremy Corbyn is on show all of September. Open and meet the artist Wednesdays and Thursdays 1-4.30pm.

15 Sept 7pm, Tape slides viewing at Torriano

28 Sept 3pm, 11a St Martin’s Almshouses, Bayham Street NW1 0BD Conversation with trees

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Stephen Watts reading

Torriano Poetry

Sunday 15th September, 7.30pm, £5/£4 according to pocket

Stephen Watts reads his own work and translations including poetry of Kurdish Syrian poet, Golan Haji

Torriano Fun Palace

5th October, 2019 – 11:05AM – 10:06PM

This year we will build palaces! Horray for Cedric Price and Joan Littlewood!

Geodesic domes will be made, memory palaces constructed, the beauties of low dimension topology grappled with, cardboard towns built, poems read, orange peel sculptures crafted, stories told, knots knotted, recordings made, films watched. All this using inspiration, paper, string, sellotape and brains.

All welcome. Bring an experiment, a poem, a biscuit, a thought, or just bring yourself.

Culture grows from its roots

Research participants needed

Citizens of London:Participants wanted!

Would you like to join a Focus Group to discuss how your digital health data is shared?

We are looking for volunteers aged 18+ years to participate in a focus groupstudy investigating attitudes towards the sharing of health data for differentpurposes in a digitally connected world.

You will be part of a focus group to discuss opinions relating to the sharing of data relevant to health for different purposes, such as research, improving healthor other services, and marketing.

We want to explore what people think are the risks and benefits to them if data relevant to their health is shared in different situations.

There are no right or wrong answers.

Participants will receive an honorarium of £20 for their time, and up to £30 for reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.

 

Date: Saturday 7th September 2019 @ 1.15pm 

Duration: Approximately 2-2.5 hours

Location: Torriano Meeting House

If you would like more information, please contact:

Email: Nisha.shah@dph.ox.ac.uk

Tel: 01865 287 896

Central University Research Ethics Committee number: R63378/RE001

September exhibition

Kumiko Shimizu ‘Luna & I and Jeremy Corbyn’, ABUSED Searching for Democracy and Justice + Hope

Sunday 1 September 6.30pm: Exhibition opening and performance
Kumiko will be present 1.30–4.30pm each Wed & Thurs, throughout the month.

August Sunday poetry readings

A Sunday reading in the late 1980s

11th August – Canadian visiting poet Jeanette Lynes,  Nancy Mattson and Jacqueline Saphra
25th August – Bendigo Australian poet Tru Dowling and Katherine Gallagher

7.30pm. £5/£4 according to pocket. Poets from the floor welcome

Dan Kennedy and Roy Lockett

Great poetry and fine singing at Torriano Poetry on Sunday 21 July, 7.30pm. £5/£4 according to pocket. Poets from the floor welcome.

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