See the show! Disaffected Middle-aged Women


Been and gone … 8 March: Ealing TUC International Women’s Day celebration 9 March: Charnwood Labour Party, Leicester 11 March: Draper’s Arms, Peterborough 13 March: Union Mash Up, Hull 17 March: Otley Labour Rooms 27 March: Autistic Variety Night, Vauxhall … Read more

DMWs at Chesterfield Labour Club

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The Disaffected Middle-aged Women appear at Chesterfield Labour Club, with an evening of poetic entertainment from Janine Booth. Plus open mic! Reserve your seat by messaging the Labour Club Facebook page. £6 each.  

DMWs at Soapbox Culture, Plymouth

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Venue: Bread and Roses, 62 Ebrington Street, PL4 9AF Plymouth Janine and the Disaffected Middle-aged Women make an appearance at Plymouth’s monthly mouth-off at the community hub the Bread and Roses.

Guesting at Amy Kinsman’s pamphlet launch, Sheffield

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Venue: Gardeners Rest​, 105 Neepsend Lane, Sheffield S38  Janine and the Disaffected Middle-aged Women will be helping Amy Kinsman to launch their new pamphlet, & & is Amy Kinsman’s debut pamphlet and the joint-winner of the Indigo Dreams Pamphlet Prize 2017. … Read more

POSTPONED: DMWs at Lava Elastic, Brighton

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POSTPONED: Check back for rescheduled date. The Disaffected Middle-aged Women join a variety of other acts for an ace evening’s entertainment. Sweet Venues, Brighton.

CANCELLED: DMWs at Loose Muse Winchester

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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE ORGANISER’S ILLNESS (BEST WISHES FOR A SPEEDY RECOVERY!). Janine will appear at Loose Muse Winchester later this year. Janine will be one of the featured performers at this monthly women writers’ evening. … Read more

DMWs Inn Deep in Glasgow!

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Venue: Inn Deep, 445 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 8HH Janine joins Glasgow’s popular monthly poetry night to contributes ten minutes of Disaffected Middle-aged Women.

Invisible Festival

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Janine takes the Disaffected Middle-aged Women to this excellent event … Celebrating the culture and unique talents of people with invisible disabilities, such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia and synaesthesia, this groundbreaking show will feature spoken word, comedy and live … Read more

DMWs at Spoken Word Paris

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The Disaffected Middle-aged Women head across the Channel, as Janine returns to the legendary Spoken Word Paris. She will be the guest poet at the French capital’s long-running poetry, music and open mic night.  Venue: Au Chat Noir, 76, rue Jean Pierre Timbaud, … Read more

DMWs at Gedling Labour Party

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Janine performs in Netherfield, Nottinghamshire at a Gedling Labour Party event celebrating women. As well as two 20-minute poetry sets from Janine, there will be local women performers and speakers.  Full details to follow.

About Disaffected Middle-aged Women


Disaffected youth have long been the folk devils of society: feral, angry and disobedient; and simultaneously neglected, mistreated and alienated. The conservative establishment fears their rebelliousness crashing into its comfortable political world.  But is there another demographic which that same … Read more

Don’t Mourn for Us – Autistic Variety Night

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Join Janine, Paul Wady, Alain English, Jason Why and possibly others for an evening of autistic entertainers asking for your solidarity no your sympathy. The Disaffected Middle-aged Women will be featuring in Janine’s performance. Venue: Tea House Theatre, 139 Vauxhall … Read more

DMWs: Poetry in Peterborough

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Venue: The Draper’s Arms Peterborough – JD Wetherspoons, 29-31 Cowgate, PE1 1LZ Peterborough Janine Booth brings the Disaffected Middle-aged Women book and performance to Peterborough. She will perform loads of great poems from the book, which will be on sale. We … Read more

DMWs at Charnwood Labour Party, Leicester

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Venue: Leicester Co-operative Employees Sports & Social Club, Birstall Rd, LE4 4DE Birstall Smithies, Leicestershire Birstall Rd, LE4 4DE Birstall Smithies, Leicestershire RITZY/PICTUREHOUSE STRIKE FUNDRAISER AND INTERNATIONAL WORKING WOMENS DAY SPECTACULAR. We have a line up of superb women. Confirmed so far:  … Read more

DMWs at Something Else Sistafest 2018

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Janine performs on the Saturday evening of the second Something Else Sistafest at Spring Farm, Duns Tew, Oxfordshire. Acts confirmed so far.. 3 Daft Monkeys, Skewwhiff, Quercus Burlesque, International C*nt Collective, Army of Skanks, Lila J, Kristina Stazaker, Natures Cage, … Read more