Events list


Torriano Poetry readings 2019

Sundays at 7.30pm.

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



5th – Dinah Livingstone A Homage to Europe: translations of European poets. Poets from the floor invited to bring their own translations.
12th Derrick Porter, Sonia Jarema and Jenny Mitchell
19th Alice Willitts and Cheryl Moskowitz, hosted by Magma chair Lisa Kelly
26th Rosemary Norman and Paul McLoughlin
Extra Fri 31. 7­­–10pm Poetry to accompany Saad Mushatat paintings exhibition


2nd – Angela Kirby and Anne Drysdale
9th – Belinda Singleton, Kathryn Southworth and Richard Williams, introduced by Dempsey and Windle.
16th – Paul Birtill and Tim Wells
EXTRA Tues 18, 7pm Kate Noakes and friends –  charity poetry reading in aid of Asthma Research with Jill Abrams, Cath Drake, Kate Potts, Gail Burns, Peter Daniels and special guest from Paris, Margo Berdeshevsky.
23rd – Paul McLoughlin, John Forth, Danielle Hope and others
30th – Hylda Sims and Dominic Fisher Music from Simon Prager.


7th – Lisa Kelly launches her first collection, ‘A Map Towards Fluency’
EXTRA Fri 12, 7pm Dinah Livingstone Embodiment book launch
14th – A Camerade Event: New Collaborations In Pairs Between Poets including: Russell Bennetts & Calliope Michail, Astra Papachristodoulos, Maria Sledmere, Han Smith, Kirsten Irving, Ryan Ormonde,  SJ Fowler & Harry Man, Molly Bergin, Jennah Fletcher, Joe Turrent with many more to be announced. introduced by SJ Fowler
21st – Roy Lockett and others (tbc)
28th – From Bromley to Burma – Isabel Bermudez, Jean Ellis, Ruth Smith and Anne Stewart – introduced by Anne Stewart


11th – Jeanette Lynes and Nancy Mattson



Poetry workshops led by regular Torriano host and Hearing Eye poet Lisa Kelly. Saturdays 11 May and 8 June
1-5pm. £20 /£15 per day. Book with Lisa by email: lisakellyuk[at]yahoo[dot]com More info


Dorten Yonder
28 June
A musical event.  We’ll be playing our usual mix of songs by Maggie Eiseman-Renyard, traditional songs and dance tunes.  We’re also delighted to have two excellent support acts:  Chris Tymkow, well known to Unity attenders, and the Clean Cut Kids (Richard Cryan doing double duty, and Keith Taylor) – superb Bob Dylan interpreters.
We’ll open the doors at 7:30 for an 8:00 start; entrance is £6.00 on the door – bring your own refreshments.

Anti-Austerity Cabaret.
Fun,frolics,festivities,festoons of femininity and frantic frenzies
Saturday 29 June 7.30pm

Music from radical singer/songwriter Lizzie Shirley , and socialist folk singer Amanda McLean, comedian and singer Izabella Finch, and poet/performer Janet Harper. Plus maybe more.. .”

Rojava Solidarity
Saturday 6 July, 6pm
An evening of celebration. Poetry, music, films, talks

Unity Folk Night
8pm last Monday of each month the Unity Folk Club meets at Torriano Meeting House. Songs, ballads, poems and music. All welcome. £4.
Monday 27 May, 24 June 7.45 -11pm

Story Night
StoryNight is storytelling for adult audiences, hosted by Nell Phoenix. Monthly, second Wednesday. 7.30. 8 May, 12 June


Hungarian films
Sunday 17 March, 2pm
Who was Lujza?


June: Saad Mushatat


  • Socialist Party of Great Britain meet. For further details please contact:-Tel: 020 7609 0983 Email: nlb.spgb[replace with @sign]
  • TORRIANO WORKING GROUP Tuesday 14 May 2pm
    For planning events and sharing work. This meeting runs TMH, planning events and sharing the practical and logistic work between us. All users welcome.


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  5. Lantern Carrier says:

    Would like to read Poetry tomorrow night. Any space for Open mic?


  6. Leah Fritz says:

    On 19 March, Nancy Mattson, Frances White, Jane Duran and I will be reading our poetry at the Torriano Meeting House, the usual time. Hope you can come.


  7. Leah Fritz says:

    I guess I like to talk!


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