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Enter a poetry competition to support an arts organisation

I’ve just heard that the Torriano Poetry Competition is low on entries and that the Torriano Meeting House is in real need of the funds the competition generates. It is a volunteer-run arts and community organisation in North London, best known for  its poetry events, but it also runs storytelling and theatrical gatherings and is host to a left wing folk club.

Here are the competition details. You still have time to polish a gem during the Christmas holidays…

Torriano Poetry Competition – Closing date 31st January, 2013

For poems of up to 40 lines. No translations.A separate sheet of A4 should contain the titles of poems, name and email or postal address and phone number of entrant.Prizes First  £250 Second £150 Third £75. Winning poets will be offered feature readings  on Sunday,  3rd March 2013 at Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, Kentish Town, London NW5 2RX

Entry fees:
£3 one poem
£5 for two
£10 for five.

Cheques should be made out to the Torriano Support Fund. Entries to: Pat Griffin, 4 Cundishall Close, Whitstable, Kent CT5 4DA.

 Email:  june.english — at —
Winners will be notified by 28th February 2013.

3 comments on “Enter a poetry competition to support an arts organisation

  1. ann perrin
    December 15, 2012

    just the words ‘North London’ make me feel home sick, Waterlow Park, Holy Jo’s even the Archway, come back all is forgiven…..thank you for the link, will definitely do it.

  2. bridget whelan
    December 15, 2012

    Where were you? We lived in Hargrave Road (off Junction Road) and Hazellville Road (off Hornsey Lane) for about 20 years….and the Torriano was going then. Good days but I do love Brighton

  3. ann perrin
    December 15, 2012

    I lived half way up Dartmouth Park Hill since birth, left when I was 23! The house belonged to my Grandparents, who once owned three in a row, can you imagine it!!!
    Grandpa took pity of the widow next door and sold one of them for a song…not sure what happened to the other one!
    Grandparents passed on…
    As self employed puppeteers it’s all a question of ‘feast or famine’…story of my own life.
    When I read the end cover on your novel, seemed we had more in common than I realised.
    It is going to be my Christmas read!!
    Moved to South London when I got married could not afford North. But Highgate has always seemed like home x

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