Poetry Performances

Janine's poetic performances.

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

Election Night Poetry Performance: Mostly Hating Tories at Technically Speaking

07/05/2015 - 19:00

Janine will be the feature poet at May's Technically Speaking, with a general election night theme of Mostly Hating Tories! It takes plance in the lovely, comfortable lounge at the Leyton Technical, 265B Leyton High Road.

Tickets: £2 in advance, £3 on the door: advance tickets are available behind the bar.

Facebook event.

Ranting / Zines at the Trotwood

13/06/2015 - 19:30

Then at the Betsey Trotwood, Farringdon, London from 7.30pm:
Janine Booth, Surfin Dave, Emma Jones, Bridget Minamore, Tim Wells entertain with a special punky singlaong from Laura 'Angry' Anderson.
In the main bar.

... before which, from 5pm - 7pm ... Miki Berenyi, Joe England and Tim Wells talk zines at a zine workshop 
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3DA (opposite the Trotwood)
£5 

Poetry Performance at Solidarity with Kurdish women: All the Rage social / fundraiser

28/02/2015 - 18:30

Women in Workers' Liberty are holding a socialist feminist conference on Saturday 28 February in London, and as part of that are hosting a social in the evening at The Union Tavern in King's Cross. There will be have spoken word poetry from Michelle Madsen, Janine Booth and Emily Harrison, feminist folk music from Karina Knight and "Thought Plane Theatre", a performance project from an interactiv

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