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.
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.
Janine is absolutely brilliant - witty, sharp, radical, passionate, intense, one of the best performance poets around.
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
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
Come and watch Janine perform her poetry at this monthly poetry night at the lovely Tea House Theatre, Vauxhall, London, SE11 5HL.
Janine performs a feature set, as does Mishi Dulwich Morath and Adele Hampton, plus open mic spots.
£5 entry (free for open-micers).
Janine will be performing a poetry set on the second day of the three-day Glastonwick festival.
The weekend takes place at
(North of Lancing College)
... and features:
South East Region Trades Union Congress
Creative and Leisure Industries Committee Conference
“The future of arts and culture in Britain"
** Including Workshops
1 - 6pm (followed by social event 6 - 8pm, including Janine performing poetry!)
Venue: Congress House, 23-28 Great Russell St, Greater London WC1B 3LS
FREE ADMISSION (booking essential)
Janine will be the feature poet at February's Jawdance at Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA. It's a great gig in a great venue. And it's free.
Details below or here.
Apples and Snakes presents
Janine will be the feature writer at February's Loose Muse - the Poetry Society's monthly women's night at the Poetry Cafe, Betterton Street, Covent Garden. Janine will be performing poetry and reading extracts from her books, Guilty and Proud of It and Plundering London Underground, and answering audience questions.
There is also another feature writer and an open mic, so you get to hear lots of talented writers and readers.
Come and enjoy an evening of poetry and spoken word from new and established poets / writers, including a five-minute slot from Janine.
Poetry 7pm – 10pm
Dare2bDifferent After Party 10pm-3am
Tipsy Bar 20 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, London N16 7XN
BN1 1YD Brighton
A citizens' conversation about democracy, cuts and resistance.