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This is Tomorrow

Date posted: 07.06.2007

Saint Etienne will perform a specially-composed soundtrack to the Southbank Centre commissioned film, This is Tomorrow, live at its premiere on Friday 29 June (8pm).

This is Tomorrow is at the heart of Saint Etienne's year-long artistic residency at London’s Southbank Centre. The film explores the history, architecture, and unique cultural position of the Southbank Centre, and the preparations leading up to the reopening of the Royal Festival Hall this Summer (the First Night Gala Concert takes place on 11 June).

Saint Etienne will be backed by a 60-piece orchestra and a choir drawn from local schools in Lambeth and Southwark. The 90 minute film is directed by Paul Kelly and produced by Andrew Hinton.

They have been given unique access to the Royal Festival Hall construction site and to the centre as a whole. This has allowed the history of Southbank Centre's site to be explored from its roots in the 1951 Festival of Britain, to the reopening of the Royal Festival Hall this June after a major refurbishment.   

The film includes interviews with people who have made major contributions to the site and its architecture, including designer Robin Day, architects Trevor Dannatt and Jim Cadbury-Brown, Southbank Centre's current artistic director Jude Kelly, artist Jeremy Deller, but also builders, manufacturers, recent artists, and Southbank Centre staff. 

Tickets for this event cost between £15 and £25. Find out more by visiting the official website: www.thisistomorrow.co.uk

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