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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

Single jan 2020 pdf

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.

sunday reading late 1980s

A Sunday reading in the late 1980s

Ágnes Hay: Dancing letters

Exhibition of creative lettering, all December and January.


Michael Wedgwood


A Torriano benefit

Blue Blouse

Sat 14 Dec 7.30 for 8pm
The New Factory of the Eccentric Actor present Blue Blouse . A performance inspired by 1920s Soviet agitprop. With seasonal jollity and refreshments. Collection: lots of money in the hat please!

The Blue Blouse (Синяя блуза) theatre troupe were an influential agitprop theatre collective in the Soviet Union, created by Boris Yuzhanin under the auspices of the Moscow Institute of Journalism. They were an important theatre movement, now long forgotten. They thrived between 1923 and 1927, when they merged with the Workers Youth Theatre.

At the time of their disappearance the Blue Blouse movement had 5,000 companies with more than 100,000 members across the Soviet blouse

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