Film Bookshop and Café

542 Kingsland Road, Dalston, London, E8 4AH

Upcoming events at Ripley & Lambert

Keeping It Short

with Joe Bor

28th January 2020

7pm - films will begin at 7:30pm

Join us on Tuesday 28th January for a night of excellent short films, curated and presented by comedian and filmmaker Joe Bor!

Doors at 7pm for the first film at 7:30pm

Tickets £5 + booking fee, available here

Regular events at Ripley & Lambert

Sunday Gameday - every Sunday

with Ripley and Lambert

5th January 2020

2pm - 6pm

From 2pm til close every Sunday in the back room and basement at Ripley and Lambert, come and explore our selection of movie-related card and board games.

You can also play for a discount on your food and drinks – answer a movie question correctly and get 5% off your refreshments!

Nerdy Needlework - every Saturday

with Ripley and Lambert

11th January 2020

1pm - 3pm

It’s Ripley and Lambert’s own crafting group and we’re back for 2020!

Meeting every Saturday between 1 – 3pm in the back room at Ripley and Lambert, all levels and experience welcome.

Either join the group project (currently making crochet Star Wars characters) or bring your own needlework project or learn to crochet or knit as a beginner (we can provide the required needles and wool)

No need to book for this free event, just turn up.

See you there!

Saturday Morning Kids' Cartoons - every Saturday

with Ripley and Lambert

18th January 2020


Bring your children along to our regular Saturday morning kids’ cartoons screening!

Enjoy our comfy basement seats and delicious snacks and settle in for a selection of old and new cartoon escapades!

Kicking off at 11am every Saturday morning, please arrive a little early to grab a seat.

There must be at least one accompanying adult for every three children.

This event is free of charge.

Previous events at Ripley & Lambert

Stephen King at the Movies - The Quiz!

with Ian Nathan

24th October 2019

7pm - quiz will begin at 7:30pm

Ian Nathan, former editor and executive editor of Empire, the world’s biggest movie magazine, best-selling author and creative director of the Empire Film Awards, is coming to Ripley and Lambert! His new book Stephen King at the Movies has just been released and Ian will be hosting a film quiz all about…Stephen King at the Movies! He will also be signing copies of his book, available to buy in the shop now.

Come test your knowledge of the King! There will be prizes…

Tickets are free of charge, please email to reserve a quiz table (maximum 4 people).

Screenwriting is Filmmaking – an Introduction to Screenwriting and Script Development

with Brian Dunnigan

30th October 2019

6pm - talk will begin at 6:30pm

We are very excited to welcome Brian Dunnigan, former Head of Screenwriting at the London Film School and an award-winning short filmmaker and director, to Ripley and Lambert to give a talk and participate in a Q&A session about screenwriting and script development. He will also be signing copies of his new book, Screenwriting is Filmmaking, which is available to buy in the shop now.

Come listen to the experts!

Tickets are free of charge, please email to reserve a space in advance.

JFK - Oliver Stone, The Camera & The Establishment

with Dr Mark de Valk

22nd November 2019

7pm - talk will begin at 7:30pm

On the 56th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, Ripley and Lambert is delighted to welcome Dr Mark de Valk, Senior Lecturer in Film Production at The University of Winchester, to deliver a presentation about Oliver Stone’s 1991 film “JFK” and the famous 8mm Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination. There will also be a demonstration of a Bell & Howell 8mm camera, like the one used by Zapruder

Tickets are £3.50 each and can be purchased here

The Alien Quiz!

with Ian Nathan

5th December 2019

7pm - quiz will begin at 7:30pm

Ian Nathan is back! The former editor of Empire magazine and best-selling author returns to Ripley and Lambert with a unique quiz about the Alien franchise! He will also be signing copies of his fantastic re-released book Alien Vault: The Complete Story and Legacy.

Come test your chest-bursting knowledge! Maximum team size 4 people

Tickets are £3.50 each and can be purchased here

Cine Circle - Pick My Pitch

with Cine Circle

11th December 2019

7pm - 10:30pm

Come along to meet and network with like-minded filmmakers, actors, film financiers and indie-film marketing specialists. Whether you’re on the hunt for cast and crew, new projects, or are looking to explore your financing and marketing options, this is the perfect time and place to discuss all your current and future projects, with a drink in your hand and some great company! We welcome everyone to attend, whether you’re a filmmaker with heaps of experience, a film lover, or are completely new to the industry.

There will also be a pitching advice session and competition open to all filmmakers and creatives. You’ll have the chance to pitch your film idea to other fellow filmmakers and gain some valuable advice and feedback.

The winner of the best pitch of the evening will win a full film crowdfunding course worth over £200.

Tickets are available here

Marvel Quiz!

with Ripley and Lambert

23rd January 2020

7pm - quiz will begin at 7:30pm

Assemble your Avengers and gather your Guardians, we’ve got a Marvel Cinematic Universe quiz for you! Will you RagnaROCK or will it be your Endgame?

Tickets are £5 and can be purchased here

Maximum team size 4 people.

Please note, we have no association with Marvel or Disney, we are just really big MCU fans!