Sundays; 7.30pm; £5/4 according to pocket
see here for upcoming readings

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.

Poetry readings 2016

Sundays at 7.30pm.

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



3rd – Magma 68 reading: Anna Selby, Dawn Gorman, Joolz Sparkes, Nick Moss, David Gilbert and Michelle Penn

10th – Urja Burkhardt and Danielle Hope

17th – Karen Green and Lynn Foote

24th – Angela Kirby and Maggie Sawkins, introduced by Peter Phillips


1st – Wanda Barford and Scott Elder, introduced by publisher Dempsey & Windle

8th – Fawzia Kane and others (tbc)

15th – Bruce Barnes / Kosuke Shirasu

22nd – Mel Pryor and Stuart McKenzie, introduced by Lisa Kelly

29th – Imruh Bakari and Nairobi Thompson – introduced by Milverton Wallace


5th – Stephen Watts

12th – Dónall Dempsey and Alexandra Davis, introduced by Janice Windle

19th – Katherine Gallagher and Maggie Butt, Ruth Smith and Anne Stewart, (Grey Hen poets) introduced by Joy Howard

26th – Jeremy Reed


3rd – Magma Deaf Issue reading

10th Jessica Pujol Duran and Jon Clay, introduced by Chris Gutkind

17th – Come all ye


One thought 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.


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