Poetry readings

Hearing Eye is based at Torriano Meeting House, an arts and community space in Kentish Town, North London. There are weekly guest readings proceeded by poets from the floor. Writers groups and poetry workshops also take place here.

Sundays at 7.30pm. Poets from the floor welcome. Admission £5/£4 (according to pocket) 

Address: Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, Kentish Town, London NW5 2RX
Directions: From Kentish Town tube station walk up Leighton Road and turn left onto Torriano Avenue. Map
Phone for enquiries: 0207 267 2751


  • 2nd – Stephen Elves and Josephine Corcoran, introduced by Lisa Kelly
  •  9th – Nick Owen and Vahni Capildeo, introduced by Katherine Gallagher
  • 16th – Alan Price, Louise Warren and Claire Booker, introduced by Lisa Kelly
  • 23rd – David Cooke and Sue Aldred, introduced by Peter Phillips
  • 30th – Torriano Competition Winners’ Reading


  • 6th – Anna Selby, Hannah Lowe and Shazea Kureshi
  • 13th – Happenstance reading – introduced by Helena Nelson – Please note: we will not have readers from the floor at this reading
  • 20th – Easter Sunday – No Reading
  • 27th – Viv Fogel, Tracey Martin and Geraldine Paine. With music from Liz Hanns


  • 4th – Dinah Livingstone launches her new collection The Vision Splendid (Katabasis).
  • 11th – Highgate Poets: Ruth Ingram, Jack Stanley, Anna Meryt, Jo Brandon and Diana Bishop.
  • 18th – Maggie Butt Poems and pictures. A multi-voice illustrated presentation from ‘Ally Pally Prison Camp’ plus poems from ‘Sancti Clandestini- Undercover Saints’ with an exhibition of illustrations.
  • 25th – Richard Skinner, Marion Tracey and Emma Danes


  • 1st – Hilda Sheehan and Janet Sutherland, introduced by Linda Black
  • 8th – Alan Brownjohn and Leah Fritz poems and some Romanian translations
  • 15th – Daphne Gloag and Carol DeVaughn
  • 22nd – Paul McLoughlin and Beatrice Garland
  • 29th –Caroline Natzler launch of Fold (Hearing Eye).


  • 6th  - Angela Kirby, June English and Patricia Griffin
  • 13th - Mimi Khalvati, Patricia McCarthy and Ruth O’Callaghan.
  • 20th - Natacha Bryan and Nick Sunderland, introduced by Lisa Kelly
  • 27th - Kathy Pimlott, Sophie Herxheimer and Matthew Caley, introduced by Pauline Sewards



Poetry and Voice workshops led by Katherine Gallagher.  Saturday 1-5pmNext sessions 18 Jan; 15 Feb; 15 March 2014. £18 /£14 per day. Book with Katherine on 020 8881 1418 or email: mail[at]katherine[hyphen]gallagher[dot]com


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