Sundays; 7.30pm; £5/4 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 2021

Every Sunday through the Pandemic at 7.30pm Dan Kennedy 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

We will be beginning in-person readings at Torriano Meeting House on Sunday October 24th, when the guest readers will be Rosemary Norman and Thomas McColl. Readings will then take place every Sunday at 7.30pm until mid-December.

As Torriano is a small venue we will initially be limiting the audience to around 20. Please sign up via Eventbrite for the reading(s) that you are planning to attend. There is an option to either pay via Eventbrite or to pay in cash on the door. If you are planning to pay on the door please still sign up so we know that you are planning to attend.

We understand that not everyone will currently feel comfortable and/or be in a position to attend in-person readings so Torriano in Cyberspace will also continue via Zoom (and details are below).

Despite the ongoing challenges, I’m really looking forward to seeing you soon.

Torriano Poetry

(i) Reading at Torriano booking now
24th October – Guest Readers: Rosemary Norman and Thomas McColl – book tickets here.
31st October – Guest Readers:  Gboyega Odubanjo and Patrizia Longhitano, introduced by Lisa Kelly – book tickets here.

(ii) Other upcoming readings 
November 7th – Alan Price, Louise Warren and Neil Elder
November 14th – Ruth Valentine, Anna Robinson and Selina Rodrigues
November 21st – David Floyd and Lisa Kelly
November 28th – Susannah Hart and Cheryl Moskowitz – introduced by Lisa Kelly
December 5th – Dinah Livingstone
December 12th – Hannah Lowe + others


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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