Poetry Performances

Janine has performed at hundreds of gigs around the UK, and internationally in Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Toronto and New York City.
She regularly performs at music gigs as well as spoken word events; at festivals including Edinburgh, Tolpuddle, South Downs, Glastonwick, Something Else and Shambala; at trade union, Labour Party, political and campaign events; as part of the NeurodiVERSE crew; and in solidarity with strikers alongside fellow Poets on the Picket Line; and with (other) Loud Women. 

 

Funny, biting and original.
Francesca Martinez

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.
Joelle Taylor

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.
Tim Wells

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

Utterly magnificent.
Phill Jupitus

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.
Liliana Velásquez

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

Poetry in the House - Grantham Labour Election fundraiser

Vote Labour
05/04/2019 - 19:30

Venue: 32 New Beacon Road, Grantham, NG31 9JX

Join us for an evening of performance poetry from the excellent Janine Booth and her work 'Mostly Hating Tories'. + quiz + music and singing + food

Tickets £10 on the night. Please bring something to drink and let us know via the Facebook event if you intend to come and any dietary requirements.

Poets Versus Homelessness

Poets Versus
07/03/2019 - 19:30

Janine joins an array of other poets in an event to support campaigning against homelessness and to raise money for Crisis.

You will also be able to buy the Poets Versus Homelessness anthology, including some of Janine's poems.

Loose Muse

10/07/2019 - 19:30

Join Janine and other featured writers at LOOSE MUSE – London’s Premiere Women’s Writers Night.

On this occasion, Janine will be speaking mainly about her book, 'Minnie Lansbury - suffragette, socialist, rebel councillor'.

Venue: The Sun Pub, 21 Drury Lane (on the corner of Betterton Street), London WC2B 5RH – 8.00 p.m. – doors open from 7.30 pm. £6/£5 concessions.

Read Rhymes

Read Rhymes
26/04/2019 - 20:00

Janine is one of four poets taking part in REaD Rhymes Live - Disability Arts, Survivors Poetry, with local poets and open mic 

Venue: Karamel Restaurant, 6 Coburg Road, Wood Green, N22 6UJ

 

Restaurant opens at 7pm. Diners should call 020 8829  8989 for table reservations at this vegan restaurant/arts centre

Poeting at Sistafest

Sistafest
14/06/2019 - 14:00

Our favourite fantastic female three-day festival is back!

Venue: Spring Farm, Duns Tew, Oxfordshire OX25 6JS

Tickets are up for our third celebration of female/female led acts in the grassroots. ALL genders welcome..

More info soon.

Spoken Word London: Anti-Hate Anthology Launch

10/02/2019 - 19:30

Venue: Bunker Theatre UK, 53a Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU

Spoken Word London celebrates its fifth anniversary by publishing an anthology of poems on the theme of 'anti-hate'. Two of Janine's poems are included - 'Real Rape' and 'Odd' - and Janine will be among the contributors giving a short performance at this launch event.

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