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SAINT ETIENNE HISTORY 2014




April

April 16

Film

How We Used To Live - London Screening

Curzon - Soho, London, England

The New Saint Etienne/Paul Kelly Film Screens in Soho

We're really pleased to announce the West End debut of 'How We Used To Live' at Curzon, Soho at 6.45pm on 16th April.

The film is a unique celebration of post-war London by acclaimed director Paul Kelly, created through a compelling use of rare colour footage drawn from the BFI National Archive and original music by Saint Etienne's Pete Wiggs with a spellbinding narration by Ian McShane.

Premiered to great acclaim last October at the London Film Festival, it was named as one of Sight and Sound magazine's Best Films of 2013.

This event is its first cinema screening since then and will be followed by a Q&A with director Paul Kelly and writers Travis Elborough and Bob Stanley.

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June

June 17

Book

Saint Etienne - Book Launch Party

London Welsh Centre, London, England

Bob, Pete and Sarah celebrate the launch of their first book with a shin dig at The London Welsh Centre. Entrance will be via invite only but a limited number of tickets will be available via the link below from noon on Friday 30th May. Be quick.

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July

July 04

DJ - Bob Stanley

Dots and Loops

Manchester - Kraak, Manchester, England

With The Oscillation and Dead Sea Apes

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July 13

DJ - Bob Stanley

Chickfactor/Hangover Lounge

Lexington, London, England

With The Catenary Wires and The Just Joans




September

September 13

Concert - How We Used to Live

Barbican Centre, London, England

Much-loved electro pop trio Saint Etienne perform their original score to British director Paul Kelly's elegant and evocative film about London, How We Used to Live. As a bonus, before the screening, the band will also play an extra set of rarely performed and brand new songs.

Premiered to widespread acclaim at the 2013 London Film Festival, How We Used to Live uses colour footage from the BFI National Archive to portrait the ‘New Elizabethan’ age – from the optimism of the post-war era to the dawn of Thatcherism. Showing how London constantly changes and yet somehow stays the same: its night life and traffic jams, its fashion shows and the housing issues, its music, pubs, cafes, and the permanent sense that something new is around the corner.

Soundtracked by Pete Wiggs, scripted by Bob Stanley with Travis Elborough and narrated by Ian McShane, this is the fourth film project the band has made in collaboration with Paul Kelly. Following the critical success of their first 'cinematic hymn to London' (Observer), Finisterre in 2002, three years later the filmmaking collective was invited by the Barbican to create a film set in the future site of the Olympic games – the east end's Lower Lea Valley. Their second film, What Have You Done Today Mervyn Day? premiered in October 2005 and perfectly captured a forgotten and soon to be lost part of the city at a crucial moment, just before the bulldozers moved in.

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September

September 24

Festival - How We Used to Live

Branchage Festival

Channel Island of Jersey

Sep 24-28

Saint Etienne perform a live score to How We Used To Live at the Branchage 2014

Bob Stanley did a Pop Quiz

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October

October 17

DJ - Pete Wiggs

Da Do Ron Ron

Komedia, Brighton, England

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November

November 25

DJ: Bob Stanley

Croydon Municipal - Songs For A London Winter

Rough Trade East, London, England

All are welcome to this very special pre-Christmas get together to celebrate Bob Stanley's Croydon Municipal label and the release of the stunning SAINT ETIENNE PRESENTS SONGS FOR A LONDON WINTER compilation. A bespoke panel of special guests, including music journalist and writer Pete Paphides, will discuss their favourite Christmas records, they'll be spinning a few too, whilst mince pies and mulled wine will get the Christmas tastebuds going. Come along to this cosy evening of fine tunes, rare Christmas treats, special Croydon Municipal badges and beautiful limited edition posters, as well as deals on the label's back catalogue. Bonhomie guaranteed. Christmas jumpers welcome.

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December


December 7

How We Used To Live - Soundtrack Release Party

Curzon Mayfair, London, England

To celebrate the release of the How We Used To Live soundtrack album Saint Etienne and Heavenly Films are hosting a special release party on Sunday 7th December at Curzon Mayfair in London. A rare screening of the film will start at 4pm and be followed by a Q&A session with Pete Wiggs, Bob Stanley, Paul Kelly and Travis Elborough. Following the Q&A all three members of Saint Etienne (that's Bob, Pete and Sarah!) plus Paul, Travis and Debsey will be on hand in the foyer bar to sign copies of the album. Music and merriment will flow - what better way to spend a winters Sunday afternoon/early evening? This event (which precedes the online sale of the album by 24 hours) will be the first time the soundtrack will be available to buy anywhere.

The album itself was recorded and produced by Pete Wiggs, with vocal contributions from Sarah Cracknell and Debsey plus sleeve notes by Bob Stanley.

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