North London supporters of The Clarion magazine are hosting a meeting with RMT and Hackney Labour activist Janine Booth, author of Guilty and Proud of it! Poplar’s Rebel Councillors and Guardians 1919-1925 (Merlin Press, 2009)
Stuff about the city where I live!
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
Venue: Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archive, 277 Bancroft Rd, London E1 4DQ.
Free entry. All welcome.
With speakers, refreshments, and copies of the pamphlet available for just £2.50 per copy.
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Janine will be giving the first and possibly only performance of her as-yet unpublished long poem 'A Tale of Two Cities (The Rich and the Towerful)' about the Grenfell Tower fire.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
Venue: 10th Floor restaurant, London Underground Ltd HQ, 55 Broadway. Open to TfL / London Underground staff.
Janine will give a presentation about the social model of disability as applied to autism, and explain the role of the Trade Unions. (15:00-15:30)
After this and other speakers, Janine will take part in a panel Q&A session (15:30-16:00)
Rhyming in support of cinema workers fighting for a living wage, better working conditions and union recognition.
The magazine that was enlightened enough to commend one of Janine's poems in its competition launches its latest issue, packed with poems about London, featuring contributions from poets including Janine.
Venue: City Lit theatre, Covent Garden.
We've cancelled Night Of The Living Dead
To show Day Of The Living Wage instead
On strike because Honey, I Shrunk Their Wage
They've Anger at Management, they're showing Rage
When they Walk The Line, they mean the picket
It's Independence Day and It's just Not Cricket
No Terms Of Endearment, but terms and conditions
No Western Union, they want union recognition
Janine and other poets will be entertaining pickets and drumming up public support with some cinema solidarity rhymes.
Hackney Picturehouse workers are following workmates at Brixton's Ritzy in taking action for the London Living Wage and other improvements to working conditions.