Torriano Meeting House


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

Dostoyevsky Wannabe

Torriano Poetry on Sunday 23 February Multi-poet event, organised by SJ Fowler. 330px-Vasily_Perov_-_Портрет_Ф.М.Достоевского_-_Google_Art_Project

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.

Poetry workshops this Spring

lisakelly-e1412207262834-213x282Poetry workshops led by regular Torriano host and Hearing Eye poet Lisa Kelly.

Saturdays monthly. 1-5pm. 15th February, 21st March and 25th April 2020. £20 /£15 per day.
Book with Lisa by email: lisakellyuk[at]yahoo[dot]com

February 2020 at Torriano

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St Bride’s Day Feast

Torriano folk! Come and celebrate the beginning of Spring and the patron saint of poetry with a feast! Bring a dish of food, some drink and a poem to share.


Torriano Poetry this Sunday

26th January

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

7.30. £5/£4 according to pocket.

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A Sunday reading in the late 1980s

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