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)



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
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.


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


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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