Events list


Torriano Poetry readings 2016

Sundays at 7.30pm.

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



22nd – Dempsey & Windle publishing Eddie Chauncy, Kyle McHale and Dónall Dempsey introduced by Janice Windle
29th  – Thistles and Andromeda, a themed reading first presented last November at Poetry in Aldeburgh 2016 by members of the Torriano Meeting House Poetry Group: Chris Dodd, Stephen Elves, Wendy French, Lisa Kelly, Christopher Williams, Christine Webb, Cheryl Moskowitz, Norbert Hirschhorn, Ruth Ingram and Susannah Hart


5th – Meet The Editors: Anne Stewart (www. poetrypf), Alwyn Marriage (Oversteps Books) and Jeremy Page (The Frogmore Papers) introduced by Peter Phillips
12th – Joan Michelson and Amali Rodrigo 
19th – Murray Shelmerdine, Peter Phillips and Dan Kennedy
26th – Ruth Ingram’s launch of translations of Selected Poems by Hans Sahl and Anne Boileau introduced by Lisa Kelly


5th – Katherine Gallagher and Jane McLaughlin
12th – Sue Macintyre, Roddy Maude-Roxby and Lynne Hjelmgaard
19th – Leah Fritz, Frances White, Nancy Mattson
and Jane Duran

Benefit for Torriano

Eve Pearce & Timothy Adès

Thursday 26 January, 7 for 7.30pm. £5/£4
An Evening with Will: his sonnets in old and new versions
Presented by award-winning actress, Eve Pearce (Royal Shakespeare Company, West End productions of ‘Wild Oats’ and ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’, Mike Leigh’s ‘Topsy-Turvey’); and award-winning rhyming translator of Victor Hugo Timothy Adès who in his updating of Shakespeare has eschewed the letter E.


Poetry workshops led by regular Torriano host and Hearing Eye poet Lisa Kelly. Saturdays 1-5pm. Saturdays 1-5pm.  Saturdays 25th Feb; 18th March 1-5pm . £19 /£15 per day. Book with Lisa by email: lisakellyuk[at]yahoo[dot]com


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.

INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY: Sunday 5 March  with The New Factory of the Eccentric Actor

Story Night

StoryNight is storytelling for adult audiences, hosted by Nell Phoenix. Monthly, second Wednesday. 7.30.



Coming this spring shows by:

Saad Khalaf
Ruth Ingram


  • Socialist Party of Great Britain meet. For further details please contact:-Tel: 020 7609 0983 Email:
  • TORRIANO WORKING GROUP  This meeting runs TMH, planning events and sharing the practical and logistic work between us. All welcome.

8 thoughts on “Events list

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  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.


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