Sundays; 7.30pm; £6/5 according to pocket

There have been poetry readings on Sunday nights at Torriano Meeting House since 1982. As well as the evening’s main readers invited from a broad range of literary practice, there are usually a number of  ‘poets from the floor’, who may include full-time poets and also beginners presenting a piece in public for the first time. The range has spanned Stephen Spender and John Heath-Stubbs to Labi Siffre and John Hegley.

The publishers Hearing Eye was born from the Sunday readings and has its base at Torriano.

Torriano Poetry readings 2022


Sunday 4th September – Peter Phillips, Dinah Livingstone, Dan Kennedy

Sunday 11th September – Poets for Peace, hosted by Dan Kennedy

Sunday 18th Sept – Laura Scott, Declan Ryan introduced by Lisa Kelly

Sunday September 25th – Donald Gardner and Jehane Markham

Sundays 7.30pm. £6/£5 according to pocket, cash on door. Poets from the floor welcome.

Sunday 4th September – Peter Phillips, Dinah Livingstone, Dan Kennedy

Sunday 11th September – Poets for Peace, hosted by Dan Kennedy

Sunday 18th Sept – Laura Scott, Declan Ryan introduced by Lisa Kelly

Sunday September 25th – Donald Gardner and Jehane Markham

Sunday October 2nd – Brian Docherty and Bruce Barnes

Sunday October 9th – Helen Sheppard introduced by Pauline Sewards 

Sunday October 16th – Anthony Fisher and Valerie Darville reading from Green Woman and Goddess

Sunday October 23rd – Caroline Maldonado and Adriana Díaz Enciso

Saturday October 29th, 5pm – launch of ‘My Life You See‘, selected poems by Martina Thomson published by Hearing Eye 

Sunday October 30th –  Julian Bishop introduces  Vanessa Lampert, Julian Bishop, Heather Moulson, Charlotte Baldwin, Sarah Perillo from the South Kensington Stanza Group

Sunday November 6th – Claire Booker and Paul McGrane intro by Pauline Sewards

November 13th – Rosemary Norman

November 20th –  Anne Rouse – (new book Ox-eye, Bloodaxe)

November 27th Claire Collison and Pete Godfrey introduced by Fiona Moore

December 4th – Wendy Young intro by Pauline Sewards 

Wednesday December 7th – Kate Noakes and Lisa Pasold

Saturday 10th December Joanna Nissel and others

December 11th Kathleen McPhilemy (new book, Back Country from Littoral Press) and Jane Duran


Every Sunday at 6.30pm Joan Michelson is hosting an online
Poetry in Cyberspace. All welcome to read or listen. Free.
Bring poems to read or just listen. Join us there:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 394 099 1487
Passcode: 8dFNdWq


4 thoughts on “Poetry

  1. Leah Fritz says:

    Please note that on 19 March the following poets will be reading at the Torriano Meeting House:

    Jane Duran, Leah Fritz, Nancy Mattson and Frances White.


  2. […] March, 7.30: Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, Kentish Town, NW5 […]


  3. Is it necessary to buy a ticket in advance, or can one just pay on the door?


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