Radiant Circus Screen Quests - THE CINEMA TRAVELLERS (2016) previously featured at radiantcircus.com.

NEW ATTRACTION: Join our SCREEN QUESTS to discover an alternative world of film

Introducing our RADIANT CIRCUS Screen Quests – a travelling film club where you are invited to experience the best of London’s independent and alternative cinema scene with us.

Looking for cultural adventures in London? Fond of your familiar places but keen to try something new? Want to expand your film horizons beyond the movie mainstream?

Then join our RADIANT CIRCUS Screen Quests… a new travelling film club for London where we explore everything from (not so…) silent film to world cinema, cult classics and experimental video.

LONDON is legendary for its pioneering local producers, from gin distilleries and micro-breweries to artisanal food cults, energetic fringe theatre and above-the-pub venues. But its alternative cinema scene is much less well known… until now!

Let RADIANT CIRCUS be your guide as we travel across London together to discover underground venues, experience a hand-picked programme of attractions and learn from expert speakers about an alternative world of film. Along the way you will meet the working acts behind the screens and take part in debates that matter about today’s # social concerns.

Your ticket money will directly support London’s indie venues and promoters – the street-food truckers of cinema exhibition! – and you’ll have the chance to meet like-minded travellers at every event.

Here’s how it works:

  • Working with London’s independent promoters, our barkers pick one or more Screen Quests each month and invite you to experience them with us.
  • All of our current Screen Quests are listed on our RADIANT CIRCUS facebook page:
    • ‘Follow’ and ‘like’ our page and posts;
    • Select the events tab to buy your tickets directly from the venue/promoter;*
    • Head back to facebook to let us know that you’re “going”.
  • Turn up, meet the RADIANT CIRCUS tribe and enjoy the event together. We might even throw in a few special treats and surprises along the way…
  • Share the love back on facebook and get ready for your next night out. It will be different… That’s the point entirely.

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Our first Radiant Circus Screen Quest: DYING YOUNG at The Cinema Museum (20 JUN).
Our first Radiant Circus Screen Quest: DYING YOUNG at The Cinema Museum (20 JUN).


London can be eye-wateringly expensive… Our event picks cost from nothing (sometimes promoters ask for a small donation) to an average of £5-10. Occasionally we pick a £10-20 ticket for something with considerable impact… but only occasionally. Where possible, we try to secure discounts for our Patreon subscribers (see below). The good news is there are no additional fees – you just buy a ticket for any Screen Quest you want to join and turn up. Come to one or as many Quests as your curious heart desires.

> ADULTS ONLY: We don’t filter our picks by age or certificate. You must be aged 18+ to take part!


RADIANT CIRCUS is creating London’s only all-inclusive listings guide to DIY, independent and alternative film events, movie nights and gallery screenings. Each week we scour several hundred websites and social media feeds to list what’s on where. Everything is shared at radiantcircus.com.

Here’s a word from our Barker-In-Chief.

“We started RADIANT CIRCUS as new arrivals in London more than 18 months ago. Our search for adventurous moving pictures has introduced us to some amazing promoters, alternative venues and over 80 film festivals. We’re always looking for great new film events and put our energy into finding and, most importantly, seeing as many as we can. Above all, cinema should always be social. Which is why we really hope you can join us on our journey.”


> DISCOVER more at radiantcircus.com


Whilst our Quests and Guides will always be free to access, we ask you to consider supporting our work with a subscription at Patreon – the web platform that helps creators get paid. For a small monthly fee you will get what’s on guides sent directly to your inbox, discount vouchers for Quests and other screenings plus invitations to exclusive events and content. You will also help us grow RADIANT CIRCUS as we put every pound back into building support for London’s independent cinema scene.

> SUBSCRIBE at Patreon.


If you’d like to know more…

> CONTACT US via the form here.

And that’s the meat of it…

Join the hunt for adventurous moving pictures.

SIGN UP to our free eNEWS for regular updates about London’s indie cinema scene.

SUBSCRIBE to get our unique SCREEN GUIDE listings delivered directly to your inbox – plus other great rewards! – with a low-cost RADIANT CIRCUS monthly membership.

FOLLOW US on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for daily updates.


*To minimise drama/admin, you will always buy your ticket directly from the venue or promoter. When it’s sold out, it’s sold out… Please click quickly! Promoter/venue T&Cs always apply.

Featured attraction: THE CINEMA TRAVELLERS (2016) previously projected at Bertha DocHouse and featured at radiantcircus.com.