Past Event

How We Used to Live

Thu 12 Feb 2015

In 2009, director Paul Kelly and Saint Etienne’s Pete Wiggs and Bob Stanley spent months going through the BFI archives, searching out rare footage of London to make a new documentary. The result is How We Used To Live, an elegant, evocative film narrated by Ian McShane that uses colour footage from the 1950s to the turn of the 1980s to show how London constantly changes and yet somehow stays the same: its night life and fashion shows, traffic jams and housing issues, and the permanent sense that something new is around the corner. After it premiered to widespread acclaim at the 2013 London Film Festival, Saint Etienne brings the rarely seen live performance of How We Used To Live to Brighton accompanied by an eight-piece band performing Pete Wiggs’ soundtrack.