Tag: Ritzy cinema

In the ocean with nowhere to go

Iona Cleave was at the Ritzy in Brixton to watch Hostile – a documentary that investigates the fragile, precarious lives stuck within a broken immigration system It was...

Ritzy hosts ‘hostile environment’ documentary

An award winning feature-length documentary, Hostile, will be showing at The Ritzy tomorrow (25 January). Debut director Sonita Gale explores the stories of migrants in the...

Ritzy show ‘icing on cake’ for Brixton film-maker

A Brixton film-maker’s latest documentary will be shown at the Ritzy this week. Simone Richardson previews The Jill of the Trade Charysse Tia Harper’s short documentary, The Jill of The...

Brixton launch for beautiful portrayal of working-class women of colour

Brixton’s Ritzy cinema will host a special event on Saturday (13 November) to launch a film with deep and immediate relevance for many local...

Brixton lockdown film premieres in West End

Lockdown opened a path for Brixton resident Charysse Tia Harper – filming from Zoom to create her documentary The Jill of the Trade which premieres soon...

Free tickets for young people at Brixton launch of top author’s...

Brixton is hosting the launch of bestselling author Candice Carty-Williams’ debut young adult novella, Empress & Aniya. Free tickets for disadvantaged young people are available for the...

Music, politics and Brixton – an unbeatable combination at The Ritzy

Now showing at the Ritzy is Summer of Soul, a documentary set in Harlem, New York, but with great relevance for Brixton. Simone Richardson went...

Managing Brixton’s Ritzy cinema … a labour of love

Nana Acheampong fell in love with the Ritzy as a youngster – and now she’s a duty manager at the cinema. Simone Richardson finds...

A journey down the A23 and into film production

Rising film producer Yaw Basoah is a South Londoner with long-term memories of Brixton. Simone Richardson spoke to him about films, art and the...

Brixton Ritzy reopens next week

All Picturehouse cinemas, including Brixton’s Ritzy, are to reopen on Wednesday 19 May. New releases to be screened will include Oscar and BAFTA winners Judas And...

From lockdown to Mocktales

The Mocktales played outside The Ritzy throughout the lockdown, helping Brixton meet its need for live music. Simone Richardson listened and asked how they...

Brixton – dynamic, oppressed and a game

Getting out the PlayStation to survive a locked down Christmas? You could join Richard Haas on a virtual stroll through our town in the...

Brixton’s Ritzy among hundreds of cinemas to suspend operations

The Cineworld Group announced this morning (5 October) that all of its Picturehose cinemas in the UK – which includes Brixton’s Ritzy – will...

Townscape Heritage Entertainment Series: The Ritzy Cinema

Following the interest in our recent article exploring the entertainment culture that has thrived in Brixton since the Victorian era, we decided to do...

Brixton architecture on paper

Brixton artist and designer Henry O’Boyle has recently completed a collection of illustrations of the iconic buildings surrounding the area. Henry moved to Brixton last...

A tour of Brixton through sketches

During lockdown we are all missing a leisurely wander through the streets of Brixton, brother and sister design duo Jess and Tom Jones-Berney have...