RMT invites its members (and their guests) to join us at our National Education Centre to mark the first anniversary of the Grenfell Tower Fire. We will be hearing from poets who have contributed to 'Poems for Grenfell Tower', an anthology that expresses not just mourning for the victims but anger at the causes and solidarity with the ongoing struggle for justice.
Why is a safe place to sleep not a basic human right? Because capitalism will only let you have a house if you pay for it and not everyone can pay for it. Poems and articles about housing and homelessness.
Janine is one of fifty poets who has contributed to this anthology of verse about the Grenfell Tower fire.
Join us at this launch event. Venue: Seven Dials Club, 42 Earlham St, WC2H 9LA.
Poets reading their work: Pat Winslow, Tom McColl, George Szirtes, Neil Reeder, Andrew Dixon, S.O. Fasrus, Peter A. Kelly, Gillian Laker, Caroline Maldonado, Janine Booth, Kevin Higgins, Nick Moss, Myra Schneider, Lindy Newns
Join Second Home and Words of Colour Productions for an evening in recognition of the tragedy of Grenfell Tower.
There will be a screening On the Ground at Grenfell - which won the Portobello Film Festival 2017 Best Film Award - and hosting a discussion with filmmaker Adrianne McKenzie.
Janine will be giving the first and possibly only performance of her as-yet unpublished long poem 'A Tale of Two Cities (The Rich and the Towerful)' about the Grenfell Tower fire.
Plenty of other poets and performers will be doing their thing, at an evening devoted to longer spiels than we rhymesters usually do.
Venue: Rehab Hackney, 271 Well Street, London E9 6RG
Janine will be speaking about the 1920s Poplar Rates Rebellion to introduce a session on Radical Councils. John Burgess from Barnet Unison will also speak, and there will be plenty of time for discussion.
A row of shops on Mare Street
Most either estate agents or opticians
If house hunters can't find what they're looking for
Help is at hand
King Edward V11, 47 Broadway,Stratford, E15 4BQ
A chance to meet, discuss, network and socialise and understand more about the housing crisis. This evening is organised by Focus E15 campaign and the East London Radical Assembly.
Entertainment will include:
from the Workers' Liberty pamphlet Radical Chains: Sexuality and Class Politics, published in 1999
A good place to start is with what we need. It's better than starting with what politicians are prepared to give, or what employers say they can afford.