Creative Arts..

Creative Arts..

A Place.. A Seat.. A Stage..

A Place.. A Seat.. A Stage..

Poetry.. Tea.. Talk..

Poetry.. Tea.. Talk..

Exhibitions & Shows

Exhibitions & Shows

Meetings & Groups

Meetings & Groups

Poetry Art Politics Community

Torriano Meeting House  is a user-funded grass-roots volunteer-run arts and community organisation in Kentish Town. It is a meeting place for the arts and the community.

We are best known for our poetry events but we have many other long running strands including storytelling for adults, writing and storytelling workshops, hosting local political campaigning groups, theatrical events, left wing folk club, and we very much support grass-roots creativity and social change. Torriano is a space for you to organise events and projects.

Kate Wakeling & Lavinia Singer - Torriano Camarade!

Upcoming

"For me, the Torriano matters because eccentricity matters because it is the polar opposite of corporate facelessness. It is all emotion, a place where you can rehearse for a packet of biscuits if that’s all you have. It’s for the disenfranchised. It’s not FOR the community, it IS the community. It is crazy, ramshackle, unique. A reminder of an altogether better way of doing things."
Josh Darcy, founder member of the New Factory of the Eccentric Actor

poetry

Readings on Sunday nights since 1982. As well as the evening's guest readers from a broad range of literary practice, there are usually 'poets from the floor', who may include full-time poets and also beginners presenting a piece in public for the first time.

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Exhibition Two

happening

Torriano Meeting House promotes the spontaneous, in the moment, unplanned, experimental, serendipitous, serious and fun!

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Exhibition One

Please consider donating

Torriano is totally user funded. Help us celebrate our 40th anniversary with a packed programme this summer