An anthology, a gig, ... details to follow.
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 will be reading extracts and poems from her book 'The Big J vs The Big C: issues, experiences and poems in the battle against breast cancer' at this community poetry event with coffee and cake in the beautiful Forest of Dean.
Venue: VFD, 66 Stoke Newington Road, N16 7XB
July 17th 2019 marks SIX years since the very first Spoken Word London event was held at VFD!
Since then, we have hosted more than 150 events and given a platform to almost 3000 artists.
Venue: Exchange Craft Beer House, 14 Market Street, Bradford BD1 1LH
Details to follow.
Ten minutes of poeting from Janine in this multi-poet evening of verse.
Venue: Inn Deep, 445 Great Western Road, Glasgow, United Kingdom G12 8HH
The Stealth Aspies are touring our one-hour show, Autistic Anonymous, over the next couple of months.
Digital flyer attached.
On #InternationalDylanDay, Janine will be joining other poets to celebrate Dylan Thomas, at the venue immortalised in her poem, The Barred List at the Half Moon Herne Hill.
The Half Moon, 22 Half Moon Lane, Herne Hill, London SE24 9HU
Venue: The Faversham,1-5 Springfield Mount, Leeds LS2 9NG
Leeds NEU (National Education Union) is hosting a party at the newly-refurbished Faversham to celebrate the amalgamation of the ATL & NUT.
Ticket price includes: buffet and welcome drink plus live music from 'Strangers in Trainers' (excellent covers band fronted by teacher Phil Teggert) We also have a performance from humorous feminist poet Janine Booth.
On five consecutive evenings, Janine performs her poetry as part of the remarkable hour-long Autistics Anonymous show by the Stealth Aspies at the Brighton Fringe Festival.