Sundays; 7.30pm; £5/4 according to pocket
There have been poetry readings on Sunday nights at Torriano Meeting House

John Heath-Stubbs reciting at Torriano

John Heath-Stubbs reciting at Torriano

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.

A Sunday reading in the late 1980s

A Sunday reading in the late 1980s

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

Sundays at 7.30pm.

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


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


 9th – Angela France and Josephine Corcoran, introduced by Maggie Butt
16th – Roddy Maude-Roxby and Barbara Cumbers
23rd – Nick Garrard, Fiona Moore, Kathy Pimlott and others read from Magma the Film Issue, hosted by co-editor Cheryl Moskowitz
EXTRA Friday 28th 7.30pm. Launch of new book: Sovereign Invalid by Alan Cunningham
30th – Ros Kane and Nic Golding


 7th – Neil Elder and Alan Price
14th – Bob Walton and Lynne Hjelmgaard, introduced by Pauline Sewards
21st – Jeremy Langrish and Nancy Charley, introduced by Maggie Butt
28th – Leah Fritz, William Oxley and Susan Sciama


4th – Edwina Gleeson and ME Muir, introduced by Angela Kirby
EXTRA Friday 9th An evening of poetry and more with Debby Klein & Joe Cullen
11th – Sara Boyes, Barbara Zanditon and Katherine Gallagher
18th – Nora Hughes, Jo Pestel and Jo Roach
EXTRA Friday 23, 6pm,
Free entry. Steven Fowler hosts Babelsprech Eurovision Poetry Featuring Livia Franchini, Kostya Tsolákis, Tatiana Faia, Stephen Watts, Olga Kolesnikova, Matt Martin, Kirsten Irving, Clover Peake, Peter Jaeger, Silje Ree, Juana Girasola, SJ Fowler, Calliope Michail and Russell Bennetts.  
25th – Prose Poem Poetics,
part of The Enemies Project with Steven Fowler, Linda Black, Andrew Wells, Alison Graham, Julia Rose Lewis, Gareth Evans, Ghazal Mosadeq, Susie Campbell, Adriana Diaz Enciso, Michael Zand, Mischa Foster Poole, Fabian Peake, Robert Vas Dias and Chrissy Williams


 2nd – Wayne Hill and Phillip Pollecoff
9th – Jude Rosen and Lynn Foote
16th – Organised by Linda Black


2 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 […]


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