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
Performance of 'Moods Swings' at the fundraising event for Calais migrants in August 2014.
Janine contributes to an evening of poetry and music performances that challenge the culture of diagnosis and disorder and the pathologising of emotional distress.
Janine rants about Poets versus Covid and Cuts.
The annual 'Heart Unions' event this years sees a focus on the perilous state of the arts during the COVID19 pandemic.
For 'COVID19 and the Arts' we are joined by:
< Nicole Johnson (Musicians' Union), Musician;
< John Oversby (UCU), Musician;
Janine contributes some verse to Punk 4 the Homeless' DOIN' IT 4 THE KIDS fest 11!
This event will be rescheduled for the new year.
Janine Booth and other contributing poets read poems from the anthology Coronaverses: poems from the pandemic at a Brighton venue with Covid safety measures in place.
GIRLS ARE LOUD returns for the 6th installment!!' In solidarity with and in aid of the Hope Girls Orphanage in Sierra Leone Donations accepted any time for Hope Orphanage: https://www.peoplesfundraising.com/donation/punk4thehomeless (*we'll also add you to the raffle draw for the chance to win some great prizes!) Running Order:- 12.15- Intro by Rachel Joy Eagling 12.30-
Janine is one of the guests on this monthly mental-health-and-arts gig, with this month's theme being neurodiversity.
Expect poetry, politics and polemic!
On Zoom and Facebook Live. Links to follow.
Janine and the rest of the Poetry on the Picket Line posse will be ranting, rhyming and raising money for civil service strike in London and Liverpool.