Defending public services
Battles against privatisation and cuts
Janine will be speaking from a transport worker's perspective at this online event hosted by Another Europe Is Possible.
In 2008, the state bailed out the banks. In 2020, it is bailing out the whole of capitalism. State intervention and public borrowing are at their highest level in peacetime history.
Book Launch The Big J vs The Big C: Issues, Experiences and Poems in the Battle Against Breast Cancer by Janine Booth
Venue: Manchester Central Library, St. Peter's Square M2 5PD
6.30pm - 8pm (doors open 6pm)
Free entry & refreshments provided
Author reading and book signing
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.
Her new book is a collection of candid and enthralling journal extracts, poetry, meticulous research and substantive politics, in which Janine details her journey from detection and diagnosis, through surgery, to ‘getting over it’.
Janine will be reading from the book at a series of events around the country, where she will be joined by comedian Kate Smurthwaite, local poets, and/or speakers from local campaigns in defence of the NHS.
Details of each event: www.janinebooth.com/events-BigJvsBigC
Thursday 12 September: Doncaster
Friday 20 September: Reading
Friday 4 October: Liverpool
Thursday 10 October: Forest of Dean
Tuesday 15 October: Windsor
Thursday 17 October: Hackney, east London
Wednesday 23 October: Portsmouth
Thursday 14 November: Harrow
Thursday 21 November: Doncaster
Wednesday 18 December: Cardiff
More dates to follow!
@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: North Harrow Community 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: Havelock Community Centre, 324 Fawcett Road, Portsmouth, Hants, PO4 0LQ
Janine reads extracts and poems from her new book, The Big J vs The Big C. Local speakers talk about Liverpool's fight to save local women's health facilities and the NHS. And we'll be raising money for local women's health campaigns.
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