Everyone told them that attempting to farm in harmony with nature would be impossible, but John and Molly Chester set out to make their dream of diversity and sustainability a reality.
Thursday 5 December, 2019

We've got a lovely full programme for December, with lots to tempt people away from all those festive celebrations and into the cozy darkness of the Bertha DocHouse screen...

An image from the documentary Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts.
Friday 1 November, 2019

It's getting cold outside, but things are hotting up at Bertha DocHouse as we roll into November, with new releases from Werner Herzog and Kim Longinotto, treats for lovers of music and film, a whole host of Q&As and a dose of magic - or is it just sleight of hand? We start the month looking behind-the-scenes and beneath-the-makeup with our favourite 'Ru Paul's Drag Race' ...

renoir cinema
Friday 18 October, 2019

A Brief History of the Renoir Cinema.

Treasured by London’s film buffs and cinemagoers, The Renoir Cinema was a celebrated landmark in British cinema history...

An image from the documentary One Child Nation.
Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Hurtling into Autumn we have some powerful docs – many of which chime with the political matters coming to the fore this month in the UK.

A still from the documentary Ama-San.
Friday 30 August, 2019

We have a jam-packed September approaching with all sorts of collaborations and film festivals, beginning with Open City Documentary Festival 

Monday 5 August, 2019

Attendance levels this summer are at an all time high at Bertha DocHouse, and we have some really exciting events on the horizon, including a strand presented with BBC Storyville's Nick Fraser and a special Exctinction Rebellion event!

Poster image for documentary Varda by Agnes.
Tuesday 2 July, 2019

July releases and events at DocHouse from a spiritual/nightclubbing mecca, to explorations of the far right movement and military dictatorships, to Agnès Varda’s final film.

Image of Diego Maradona running out onto a football pitch. A still from Diego Maradona documentary.
Monday 10 June, 2019

June releases and events at Bertha DocHouse including some blockbuster docs and a few fallen heroes – from music to fashion and sport.

Image of Aretha Franklin performing at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in 1972. An image from the documentary Amazing Grace.
Friday 3 May, 2019

May releases and events at Bertha DocHouse features an impressive line-up of trail-blazing and radical figures.