Hi folks! We have an amazing day of music planned for you at the Earl of Derby in aid of the Hill Station Cafe. Come and listen, dance and sing along to the chockablock rosta of entertainment!
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
Janine Booth and Dr Veronika Wagner make the case for fighting to save the NHS, with Janine reading extracts and poems from her new book, The Big J vs The Big C.
Venue: Havelock Community Centre, 324 Fawcett Road, Portsmouth, Hants, PO4 0LQ
Janine is one of two featured poets at this event for female poets.
Girls on Key is pleased to announce we are partnering with Bank Corner performance space from August to re-launch our monthly Newcastle chapter reading. This event will be held on the last Sunday of every month. Enjoy poetry in the lovely courtyard with delicious food and the best coffee in Newcastle.
Two 15-minute sets frim Janine, fresh off the plane that morning.
Venue: Petersham Bowlo, 77 Brighton Street, Sydney
Open mic for: poems, short stories, anecdotes, comedy, acoustic music.
Free admission. Bar and bistro open.
Janine reads extracts and poems from her new book, The Big J vs The Big C. Local speakers talk about Liverpool's fight to save local women's health facilities and the NHS. And we'll be raising money for local women's health campaigns.
Janine reads extracts and poems from her new book, The Big J vs The Big C. Kate Smurthwaite does some rib-tickling feminist comedy. And local speakers talk about Reading's fight to save our National Health Service.
Venue: Market House (the vault) ,Market Place, Reading RG1 2DE
Venue: The Brothers Public House, 42 Johnston Street Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3065
Janine is the feature poet at Melbourne's top poetry night, Passionate Tongues, which has been running regular spoken word nights for two deacades.
An anthology, a gig, ... details to follow.