Janine Booth performs at Apples & Snakes' event Jawdance at Bethnal Green's Rich Mix cinema on 25 February 2015. Featuring the poems Mostly Hating Tories, An Ode to Jeremy Hunt, The Boris Bridge, Real Rape and The Housewife's Trial.
Interesting radio interview with Tim Wells about ranting poetry, from about 18:30, including a mention of Janine!
Presentation by Janine Booth at AutismCon, January 2015
Just mucking about recording some poems on the iPad at home. So here I am, hating Tories in my bedroom. Mostly.
On 23rd June 2012, Steven Simpson, a gay autistic student, was verbally abused, stripped, and his body scrawled with offensive slogans. He was then doused in tanning oil and 20-year-old Jordan Sheard set fire to his crotch with a cigarette lighter. The flames engulfed his body, his attackers fleeing as neighbours tried desperately to extinguish the flames. Steven died the next day suffering 60% burns.
On 20 May 2014, I spoke at a meeting entitled 'Is It Time To Re-Nationalise UK PLC?' organised by Sussex Labour Representation Committee for the Brighton Fringe / PCS conference. The other speakers werre John McDonnell MP, Maria Exall and Andrew Fisher.
Five Leaves bookshop, publisher of Janine's biography of Minnie Lansbury, interviews Janine about writing, lockdown, politics, motivation and lots more. Warning: may contain book extracts and poetry.