RADIANT CIRCUS exists to promote and preserve alternative screen culture and is the production company behind TOKEN HOMO’s ongoing film event series.

“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 first emerged from the aisles in 2017 as I started to explore London’s alternative cinema scene, blogging at the fringes of film about the shared rituals of cinema. Along the way I discovered many outstanding exhibitors and began compiling London’s most comprehensive film event listings [archived here].

With the help of loyal monthly subscribers at Patreon, RADIANT CIRCUS was called “London’s home of alternative screen culture” by screen agency Film London and “a really fantastic resource for film lovers” by Rochester Kino. I kept blogging through the pandemic but it was the cost-of-living crisis that stopped subscriptions growing. I therefore stopped listing in August 2023. Thank you to everyone who supported me.

RADIANT CIRCUS continues as the production company behind my nom de cinéma, TOKEN HOMO, producing alternative cinema events at venues across London:


New projects will emerge soon, as they always do… Until then, see you in the darkness! RCx