Exploring London’s alternative cinema scene. Helping adventurous film fans find their next fix.

RADIANT CIRCUS is your guide to London’s DIY, indie & alternative movie nights, film events & gallery screenings.

Listings of one-off events, repertory seasons, film festivals & regular runs are complemented by guides to coming attractions, news, interviews & opinion.

Updated & promoted on a daily basis, RADIANT CIRCUS is a constant companion for London’s adventurous film fans.

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“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.

We continue to explore London’s alternative screen culture, the many DIY spaces & places where communities gather to #SHELTERFROMTHESTORM.


“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 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.


“A lot of love, time and effort being put into these really useful and comprehensive listings.” SUPAKINO via Twitter.

If you would like to support our work – and get some great rewards in return! – we’ve started a Patreon* crowdfunding campaign. All income from your monthly subscriptions goes towards building a long-term future for what we do here.

Rewards include getting our unique SCREEN GUIDES sent directly to your inbox, discounted events and exclusive special features.

If we get enough support, we will be able to invest in a site re-design (making your life even easier) and free film screenings (as our way of saying thank you).

> Subscribe, earn rewards and support RADIANT CIRCUS at patreon.com/radiantcircus.

*Patreon is a web platform that helps content creators get paid for their work and administer rewards to their supporters.


We’d love to hear from you…

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*Parental advisory warning…

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 members must therefore be 18 or over. By taking out a monthly membership you are confirming that you are an adult.

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RADIANT CIRCUS is supported by readers’ monthly subscriptions, which start at just £2.99/month. Subscribers get our listings emailed directly as well as other great rewards. 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 at patreon.com/radiantcircus

“A lot of love, time & effort being put into these really useful & comprehensive listings.” (A fan, via Twitter).