We’re changing how we do things…

The indie screen culture we love has taken a real battering. The coronavirus outbreak has closed venues, silenced exhibitors and isolated audiences. It’s time to play our part to help bring London’s alternative screens back to life. We’re only small, but that’s not an excuse to sit still.

We’re relaunching our monthly subscription service as a rolling crowdfunder called RADIANT CIRCUS Revive The Dark. Supported entirely by monthly subscriptions, #ReviveTheDark will:

  • Raise funds for alternative cinema events across London
  • Celebrate outstanding acts of exhibition with new annual Audience Awards
  • Significantly expand our scene content and coverage at radiantcircus.com
  • Create a community of subscribers committed to preserving the rituals of cinema

Support our crowdfunding campaign by starting a monthly subscription at Patreon.


RADIANT CIRCUS has been helping Londoners discover great things to do in the dark since 2017. What started as our founder & barker-in-chief’s personal film blog rapidly became the only comprehensive guide to what’s on London’s independent and alternative cinema screens.

We have a broad appetite for independent cinema but have a particular interest in DIY promoters who are hacking the exhibition industries to curate their own programmes for their own diverse audiences.

With the help of our monthly subscribers, we’ve been called “London’s home of alternative screen culture” by screen agency Film London and “a really fantastic resource for film lovers” by Rochester Kino. One of our amazing social followers had this to say (and it’s still the comment we’re most proud of…):

“Have you seen @radiantcircus? They do a daily/weekly/monthly indie screen guide for London. It’s the absolute sh*t.”


Looking ahead, our mission is simple: to promote & preserve alternative screen culture in London. Whilst nobody gets paid for this work at the moment, we’re working on turning our mission into an enduring social enterprise. We rely on our monthly subscribers to remain independent: join us.