Upcoming events

Thames Radical Cinema is bringing box office hits to you as part of its 2018 season.  The venue is the Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre, Manor Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 2PF.

Screenings and discussions will take place between 7 and 10:30pm at each event.

There is ample parking and the theatre is fully equipped to accommodate disabled access. All films will be shown with subtitles.

Admission: £10
Concessions* and members: £8
Full time students (under 23): £5

*Concessions include senior citizens, unwaged individuals and benefits receivers. No proof will be asked for.

Please note that concessions are only available for performances, not for membership.

Tickets can be obtained via the Riverhouse Box Office. See below for online booking links. For any queries, please email boxoffice@riverhousebarn.co.uk or call 01932 253354.

Below you can find details of our upcoming events and official summaries.

The screenings will begin at 7:30pm.

The bar will be open at 7pm and will remain open after the film until 10.30pm.

We will be collecting donations for local foodbanks at the screenings. A list of particularly needed items can be found here. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Online booking: https://thelittleboxoffice.com/riverhouse/event/view/79224

April 26th 2018: Cry Freedom

Donald Woods is chief editor of the liberal newspaper Daily Dispatch in South Africa. He has written several editorials critical of the views of Steve Biko. But after having met him for the first time, he changes his opinion. They meet several times, and this means that Woods and his family get attention from the security police. When Steve Biko dies in police custody, he writes a book about Biko. The only way to get it published is for Woods himself to illegally escape the country.

May 24th 2018: Made in Dagenham

In 1968, the Ford auto factory in Dagenham was one of the largest single private employers in the United Kingdom. In addition to the thousands of male employees, there are also 187 underpaid women machinists who primarily assemble the car seat upholstery in poor working conditions. Dissatisfied, the women, represented by the shop steward and Rita O’Grady, work with union rep Albert Passingham for a better deal. However, Rita learns that there is a larger issue in this dispute considering that women are paid an appalling fraction of the men’s wages for the same work across the board on the sole basis of their sex. Refusing to tolerate this inequality any longer, O’Grady leads a strike by her fellow machinists for equal pay for equal work. What follows would test the patience of all involved in a grinding labour and political struggle that ultimately would advance the cause of women’s rights around the world.

June 21st 2018: How To Change The World

In 1971, a group of friends sail into a nuclear test zone, and their protest captures the world’s imagination. Using never before seen archive that brings their extraordinary world to life, How To Change The World is the story of the pioneers who founded Greenpeace and defined the modern green movement.