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Monday 28th August

Doors: 7:45 pm

Screening: 8:45 pm

£5 per ticket


Nomad Cinema are delighted to announce a new venue to our Nomad screening locations- Carpenters Road Lock. Located within Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the lock is set to be the backdrop of the screening of the documentary "How We Used To Live" which will be introduced by the writer, Travis Elborough himself.

"How We Used To Live" 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.

With a narration by Ian McShane and an original score composed by Pete Wiggs of much-loved electro-pop trio Saint Etienne, How We Used To Live is alluringly impressionistic, poetical and political.

'A cherishable, woozy-hazy trawl of London from post-war days to yuppiedom’ 5/5 The Guardian

'A waltz through the music of cinematic time' -  Sight and Sound, Best Films of 2013

How We Used to Live finds poetry in the whirl of people in motion, in rapidly changing fashions, in urban sprawl and development, in the fading of the old ways and the rise of the new'. - Time Out

"Perfection" - Mojo 5/5

Described by The Guardian as  “one of the country’s finest pop culture historians', Travis Elborough is an author, broadcaster and cultural commentator.  His books include The Bus We Loved: London's Affair with the Routemaster and The Long-Player Goodbye, a hymn to vinyl records that inspired the BBC4 documentary When Albums Ruled the World, in which he also appeared. 

With Bob Stanley from Saint Etienne, he co-wrote the script for How We Used to Live.  

This screening will be a silent screening using Wi-fi headphones



Hot and cold drinks available [no alcohol]

Hot and cold food available

No glass/ glassware permitted

Outdoor pop-up event [no seating provided]

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