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)



3rd – Survivors Poetry
10th – Bedford poets: Steve Kendall and Sarah Davies – introduced by Ian McEwen
17th – Robert Seatter and Wendy French
24th – Organised by Lisa Kelly (tbc)
31st – Peter Daniels, Barbara Marsh and Anna Robinson introduced by Peter Daniels


7th – Susannah Hart + (Live Canon poet tbc)
14th – Christine Vial, Tim Waller and Katherine Gallagher
21st – Easter. No reading
28th – Daphne Rock memorial/responses reading


5th – Dinah Livingstone
12th Derrick Porter, Sonia Jarema and Jenny Mitchell
19th Organised by Lisa Kelly (tbc)
26th Live Canon readings


2nd – Angela Kirby and Anne Drysdale
9th – Belinda Singleton, Kathryn Southworth and Richard Williams, introduced by Dempsey and Windle.
16th – Paul Birtill and Tim Wells
23rd – introduced by Linda Black (tbc)




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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