RADIANT CIRCUS is creating our own sideshow attractions with the backing of our monthly subscribers at Patreon. These are often about expanding & exploring alternative screen culture. This is our portfolio of exhibits.
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REVIVE THE DARK
[ONGOING…] Coronavirus has closed venues, silenced exhibitors & isolated audiences. More than a sideshow project, Revive The Dark is a wholesale reworking of the way we do things at RADIANT CIRCUS, moving from blogging about cinema to directly backing indie exhibitors as a source of much-needed sponsorship & support. READ MORE
[MARCH to JULY 2020] When cinemas across the UK closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, we had to do something. In addition to compiling London’s most comprehensive listing of ways to support indie venues, we ran a competition for our readers to submit their own #LDNindieFILM Love Stories. READ MORE
LUNCHTIME FILM SOC.
[MAY 2019] We devised & launched LUNCHTIME FILM SOCIETY, an experimental popup cinema that ran for two weeks at The Bridewell Theatre in the City of London. The programme featured bitesized programmes at, you guessed it, lunchtime. Our projecting partners were The Big Picture Film Club, WOFFF, Cheap Cuts Doc Fest, & Fringe! READ MORE
MATINEE + LECTURE
[MAY 2019] RADIANT CIRCUS was invited to speak at Birkbeck University about the development of our site & the trends we see in alternative cinema in London today. Naturally, we took the opportunity to show Joe Dante’s 1993 love letter to cinema showmanship… READ MORE
[FEB to JUN 2019] Ranjit S. Ruprai’s (aka SUPAKINO) film strand MIDNIGHT EXCESS launched at the Rio Cinema in a series of late night doubles, each programmed with a special guest. RADIANT CIRCUS was proud to be the opening season’s media partner (& occasional diplomat in the darkness…). READ MORE
[ONGOING] Our sleazy sister of a sideshow blogging project dedicated to creating a compendium of queer, cult & curious horror cinema. Focused on encounters with badly-behaved genre movies & veering away from big-studio productions to embrace the “mess, muscle & wonder” of the exploitation independents. READ MORE
A CHIP IN THE SUGAR
[MAY 2017] RADIANT CIRCUS worked with some friends to help stage a limited run of Alan Bennett’s acclaimed TV monologue at The Bridewell Theatre in The City. We helped market the event & provided stage management services for a three week run. READ MORE
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