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.
Janine's poetic performances.
Funny, biting and original.
Brilliant. Her poem 'Night Tube' is Auden-esque.
Jeremy Corbyn MP
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.
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.
As ever, Janine’s poetry charmed, wowed and inspired a packed venue. I’m always amazed how she gains and holds the attention of an audience who’ve come to watch loud music, and immediately turns them into fans. Love her to bits.
Cassandra Fox, Loud Women
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.
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
Performances booked so far. Click for details - and keep checking back for updates!:
- 8 May: Guesting with Amy Klinsman, Sheffield
- 10 May: Well Spoken! Doncaster
- 17 May: Broxtowe Labour Party, Notts
- 28 May: Spoken Word Paris
- 29 May: Berkeley Books, Paris
- 2 June: Glastonwick festival
- 6 June: Soapbox Culture, Plymouth
- 8 June: Hackney, London
- 9 June: Something Else Sistafest
- 10 June: Gedling Labour Party, Notts
- 11 July: Loose Muse, London
- 13 July: Chesterfield Labour Club
- 14 July: Lava Elastic, Brighton
- 6 September: Hat Factory, Luton
- 14 January 2019: Loose Muse, Winchester
If you are interesting in booking Janine to perform Disaffected Middle-aged Women, email Janine.
The Disaffected Middle-aged Women appear at Chesterfield Labour Club, with an evening of poetic entertainment.
More details to follow.
Filmed on location at Grenfell Tower by Adrianne McKenzie.
Venue: Bread and Roses, 62 Ebrington Street, PL4 9AF Plymouth
Janine and the Disaffected Middle-aged Women make an appearance at Plymouth's monthly mouth-off at the community hub the Bread and Roses.
Janine and the Disaffected MIddle-aged Women turn in a poetic performance alongside the Commie Faggots' satirical singing and David Rovics' anarchist singing.
Venue: Brewers Bar, Hackney
Janine will be one of the featured performers at this monthly women writers' evening.
Venue: the Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, Hants SO23 8SB
The Disaffected Middle-aged Women join a variety of other acts for an ace evening's entertainment.
Sweet Venues, Brighton.