Poet, author and activist Janine Booth was part of the ranting poetry movement in the 1980s, performing as ‘The Big J’. In late 2016, she discovered a strange indentation in her right breast and was subsequently diagnosed with breast cancer.
Events: The Big J (and the NHS) vs The Big C
Following the launch of The Big J vs The Big C: issues, experiences and poems in the battle against breast cancer, Janine takes to the road to talk about its contents, welcoming guest poets, campaign speakers, and comedian Kate Smurthwaite along for the ride. Details of each gig and its guests are listed in this section.
@Company of Words presents The other side of Christmas with guest poets Janine Booth and Alix Edwards with Open Mic
@ fabulous new cafe:
28 Tudor St, Cardiff CF11 6AH
Tired of lists, Christmas shopping, stuffing the freezer and bierkeller vomit?
Come and enjoy some great performance poetry from Janine Booth, stories from Alix Edwards - and share some of your own Christmas gems!!
Janine Booth reads extracts and poems from her book The Big J vs The Big C, while feminist comedian and activist Kate Smurthwaite aims her comedic fire at Tories, sexists and more.
Venue: RMT National Education Centre, Thorne Road, Doncaster
Janine reads extracts and poems from her book, 'The Big J vs The Big C', and is joined by guest speaker Rosie Woods, a local NHS worker and campaigner.
Venue: Harrow Library
Janine Booth and Dr Veronika Wagner make the case for fighting to save the NHS, with Janine reading extracts and poems from her new book, The Big J vs The Big C.
Venue to be confirmed.
Hackney women activists present the case for defending our NHS, in a meeting to which everyone is welcome.
In a venue next to Homerton Hospital, where her breast cancer surgery took place, Janine Booth reads extracts and poems from her new book, 'The Big J vs The Big C'.
Kate Smurthwaite aims some feminist comedy at austerity and sexism.
Janine reads extracts and poems from her book, The Big J vs The Big C: issue, experiences and poems in the battle against breast cancer.
Local trade unionists and campaigners will also speak.
Hosted by Windsor Constituency Labour Party.
Venue: Waterman’s Arms, Eton. SL4 6BW
Janine reads extracts and poems from her new book, The Big J vs The Big C. Laura Taylor does some angry feminist poeting too, and local speakers talk about Liverpool's fight to save local women's health facilities and the NHS. And we'll be raising money for a local women's health service.
Venue, tickets and further details to be confirmed.
Janine reads extracts and poems from her new book, The Big J vs The Big C. Kate Smurthwaite does some rib-tickling feminist comedy. And local speakers talk about Reading's fight to save our National Health Service.
Venue: Market House (the vault) ,Market Place, Reading RG1 2DE
Janine will be reading extracts and poems from her book 'The Big J vs The Big C: issues, experiences and poems in the battle against breast cancer' at this community poetry event with coffee and cake in the beautiful Forest of Dean.