Janine's poetic performances.
Funny, biting and original.
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.
You'll love her set, even if you usually think poetry is a bit shit. Honest.
Cassandra Fox, Thee Faction / The Wimmin's Institute / 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
Another year, another set of gigs ...
Launch of the first LOUD WOMEN album (which includes Janine's poem 'Real Rape'), raising money for Women's Aid
Janine performs poetry alongside female-led bands including Argonaut, Bugeye, DeuxFurieuses, GUTTFULL, Little Fists, Madame So, Nervous Twitch, ThePotentials and more TBA
London: venue to be confirmed
Janine delivers some verse alongside many others in Steel City.
Janine performs alongside poets Rosy Carrick and Susan Evans, raising money and spirits for Brighton and Hove Momentum.
Cafe Plenty, Circus Parade, Brighton
Free entry - bucket collection
An evening of music and poetry, by some of the greatest artists in East London
Venue: The Wanstead Tap, Arch 352, Winchelsea Road, Forest Gate, London E7 0AQ
The Musical line up includes:
Daniel vs the World
Poetry Readings by:
Melina Merlin & Paul Romane
Janine contributes some poetic entertainment to this year's instalment of the annual Ted Fest, organised by the Ted Hughes Project.
Mexborough, South Yorkshire.
Details to follow!
Following last year's tour de force, Janine returns to Ealing with some socialist feminist ranting poetry.
The magazine that was enlightened enough to commend one of Janine's poems in its competition launches its latest issue, packed with poems about London, featuring contributions from poets including Janine.
Venue: City Lit theatre, Covent Garden.