Janine has performed at hundreds of gigs around the UK, and internationally in Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Toronto, New York City, Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle NSW.
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.
Brilliant. Her poem 'Night Tube' is Auden-esque.
Jeremy Corbyn MP
Janine Booth is an incredible performer - like a mature Kate Tempest her words simultanously entertain and cut deeply into the heart of social justice, human frailty and what it means to be an ethical person in this world, while never skipping a beat.
Magdalena Ball, Compulsive Reader (New South Wales)
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.
Janine Booth will have you belly-laughing at her witty observations on life, then takes you to a place where you truly see through the eyes of those we often don't, but need to see if we are to be better people. All done with the intensity and connection that only a fine and passionate poet can do.
Michael Reynolds, Passionate Tongues, Melbourne
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
It's Tim Wells, it's Emily Harrison, it's me - and it's free!
At the Poetry Library, Southbank Centre, London SE1
Ranting verse sprang from punk and reggae in the early 1980s.
This grassroots poetry was angry, political, sweary, boozy and funny – a predecessor of the vibrant spoken word of today.
The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, Nunhead, London SE15 3BE
15 min walk from Brockley Overground station
343 bus from Peckham Rye Overground or Elephant and Castle or New Cross Gate
WSO is a national (and now international) weekend of live events in opposition to austerity and in celebration of not giving up.
The Glastonwick festival comes to London with an all-dayer at the New Cross Inn.
Janine performs the verse, plus music from Thee Faction, Barnstormer, The Piranhas, The Tuts and more.
At the Brewery Tap, as part of the Attila's autobiography tour. More info to follow.
Janine takes to the stage for a 7-minute slot at the The Inspired Word NYC, "one of the hottest open mic/performance series (spoken word, poetry, comedy, music, storytelling) in the country".
At Funkadelic Studios, 209 West 40th Street, 5th floor, Manhattan, New York City.
Janine will be
- performing poetry 15:00-15:20
- speaking about women in trade unions 17:00-17:20.
The event runs from 12:00 until 20:00 in Hackney Downs park, east London.
Others speaking and/or performing include:
Rabina Khan - writer, politician, former Cabinet Member for Housing and community worker in Tower Hamlets
Supporting awesome US political singer-songwriter David Rovics.