Poetry Performances

Janine's poetic performances.

Funny, biting and original.
Francesca Martinez

Janine Booth is a 1980s poet who just happens to be a 2010s poet too: her vitriol and stage-presence are, if anything, more finely-honed than they were back then (she's put the years in, after all) and it's great to see her winning over new audiences every time she performs. And even better, she's not simply resurrecting past glories but continues to produce new material all the time. Highly recommended!
Russell Thompson, Apples and Snakes

A one-woman riot.
Joelle Taylor

Janine Booth brings humour to her politics. Her poetry is passionate and on point, and audiences are won over by her down to earth manner and wry witticisms. Don't let the bastards grind you dour.
Tim Wells

You'll love her set, even if you usually think poetry is a bit shit. Honest.
Cassandra Fox, Thee Faction / The Wimmin's Institute / Loud Women

Utterly magnificent.
Phill Jupitus

Janine Booth came to Sunday Slips and blew our mind. Her words are full of honesty and power, she welcomes communication and growth! Janine shook our souls and moved the dialogue of the night to a deeper meaning. She always has a home in Berlin at Sunday Slips. Thank You Janine Booth, from the family at FREUDIAN slip club.
Liliana Velásquez

Stormed my Glastonwick festival in 2015, will go down equally well at a union rally, a poetry festival, a punk gig, or anywhere where people appreciate intelligent, angry, funny words.
Attila the Stockbroker

Side splitting and hard hitting.
Oliver New, Ealing Trades Union Council

Janine Booth is one of the best spoken-word artists around and her characteristic humour, laced with biting truths and social commentary, never fails to move hearts and minds. 
Bob Oram, Morning Star

Royal Babylon: A Celebration Against the Monarchy

21/04/2016 - 19:00

At Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, N1 9DX London

Housmans Bookshop commiserates another royal anniversary with Heathcote Williams reading from his long-form prose-poem ‘Royal Babylon’ and acclaimed lefty performance poet Janine Booth.

A representative of Republic, the campaign against the monarchy, will also discuss the case for entering the 21st century.

Fundraiser for the Calais refugee camp, Dalston

17/03/2016 - 19:30

Venue: Passing Clouds in Dalston, on Thursday 17th March.

The event is called Come Together. Entrance fee £10 on the door. Money raised will be donated through CalAid, the money will be made from the 

Downstairs will be live music 7:30-12; upstairs will be open mic for spoken word poetry from 7:30-9:30, kicked off with a 20-minute set form Janine.

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