Events list


A Torriano benefit

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

Torriano Poetry readings 2019

Sundays at 7.30pm.

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



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


8th – Launch of Valley Press Anthology
15th – Stephen Watts reads his own work and translations including poetry of Kurdish Syrian poet, Golan Haji
22nd – Jo Roach and Anna Robinson 
29th – Jack Cooper, Julian Bishop and Mary Duggan 


6th – Torriano Locals: Linda Black, Timothy Ades, Steven Fowler, Lynne Hjelmgaard, and Marianne Burton
Saturday 12 October 6-8pm. Poetry pamphlet launch, Travelling Light, by Frances Galleymore.
13th – Ruth Hanchett, Karina Vidler, Irene Richards, M Anne Alexander, Liba Ravindran Enfield Stanza Group introduced by Mary Duggan
20th – Joan Michelson and Martyn Crucefix
27th – Leah Fritz. Launch of new publication, Gone


3rd –  Edmund Prestwich and Ian Pople
10th – Readers from the ‘Work’ issue of Magma Graham Buchan, Mark Coverdale, Fran Lock, Caroline M Davies, Claire Booker, Terence Dooley introduced by the editors Benedict Newbery and Pauline Sewards
17th – Mary Dickins and Alison Campbell, introduced by Katherine Gallagher
24th – Caroline Carver, Anne Stewart and Peter Phillips, introduced by Katherine Gallagher.


1st-  tba
8th –  Jenny Mitchell, Wendy French and Dan Bennett
15th –  Joe Carrick Varty introduced by Lisa Kelly


Poetry workshops led by regular Torriano host and Hearing Eye poet Lisa Kelly. Saturday 30 Nov, 14 Dec 1-5pm. £20 /£15 per day. Book with Lisa by email: lisakellyuk[at]yahoo[dot]com More info

The Poetry Laboratory. Workshop with poet and tutor Sue Burge. Saturday, 16 November 2019. 2-5 pm. £28. To book contact Sue Burge on or phone 01263 663024.  Further details on


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 28 Oct, 25 Nov,30 Dec 7.45 -11pm

A musical event.
Friday 29 November
Dorten Yonder playing songs by Maggie Eiseman-Renyard, traditional songs & dance tunes.
Also original songs from Alan Franks
and Charlotte Moore.

Story Night
StoryNight is storytelling for adult audiences, hosted by Nell Phoenix. Monthly, second Wednesday. 7.30. 13 Nov, 11 Dec. £8


November: Michael Wedgwood ‘Nine Paintings’.
Sunday 24 Nov, 2-4pm. Open afternoon to meet the artist, see the pictures, have a drink.
December: Agnes Hay, ‘New Works’


  • Socialist Party of Great Britain meet. For further details please contact:-Tel: 020 7609 0983 Email: nlb.spgb[replace with @sign]
    Friday 6 Dec 6.30pm. For planning events and sharing work. This meeting runs TMH, planning events and sharing the practical and logistic work between us. All participants welcome.

11 thoughts on “Events list

  1. […] Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, Kentish Town, London NW5 2RX […]


  2. […] Bruce Carson, Catharine Scholnick, Jenni Christian, Chris Burroughes and Jack Wilkes perform at Torriano Poets (7.30pm, £5 / […]


  3. […] Stasiak and Christopher Williams are at Torriano Poets, introduced by Lisa Kelly (7.30pm, £5 / […]


  4. […] Burgess, Anita Pati, Richard Scott and Fran Lock are the performers at Torriano Poets (7.30pm, £5 / […]


  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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