Welcome to the “home of alternative screen culture in London” (Film London)

RADIANT CIRCUS is creating an alternative screen guide for London with the help of our subscribers.

Each week, our comprehensive SCREEN GUIDES explore London’s indie film events including one-off specials, repertory seasons, film festivals & a selection of new releases. We also post regular articles about coming attractions, news, interviews & opinion to help audiences & exhibitors stay looped on London’s alternative cinema scene.

We are supported entirely by readers’ monthly subscriptionsSubscribers get our listings emailed directly as well as other great rewards like exclusive updates, discounted events & free publications. With enough subscribers backing us, we will be able to: 1) establish RADIANT CIRCUS as a permanent resource; 2) fund a full site rebuild to make our listings more social and searchable; and, 3) stage free events for subscribers as our way of saying a huge thank you! Our target? One thousand passionate film fans sharing what they love so that many more can discover it. Subscribe now at patreon.com/radiantcircus.

“I love everything you’re doing with RADIANT CIRCUS, the output is brilliant. And just so great to see it grow. Kudos to you.” (A fan via email!).




“Film is not analysis, it is the agitation of mind; cinema comes from the country fair and the circus, not from art and academicism.” Werner Herzog.

RADIANT CIRCUS started in 2017 as an act of audience activism, blogging our way around London’s harder-to-find cinema screens.

Our guides & listings have grown since then as we continue to explore London’s alternative cinema scene.

We care about diverse stories, different to our own & have become obsessive about following London’s independent exhibitors: it’s here that we find London’s most authentic film flavours.

As our site develops, we will continue to explore London’s alternative screen culture, discovering the many DIY spaces & places where communities in darkness are illuminated by flickering images.


“Have you seen @radiantcircus? They do a daily/weekly/monthy indie screen guide for London https://radiantcircus.com/ . It’s the absolute sh*t.” @alpember via Twitter.

As our blog dreams of becoming a real boy, we are dedicated to building bigger – and bolder! – audiences for adventurous moving pictures in London. Our way of doing this is to continue to create:

  • A unique film listings service so it’s easier to find out what’s on where & when.
  • New writing about London’s alternative cinema scene & its many adventurous moving pictures.
  • Niche events that bring together a like-minded community of film fans.


We’d love to hear from you…

> Email barker@radiantcircus.com

> DM on Twitter.


We don’t edit our website, guides and quests for age-appropriate material. In fact, the more *warnings* promoters put on their content, the more we want to see it… All readers must therefore be 18 or over. By signing up for our newsletter or taking out a monthly subscription you are confirming that you are an adult.