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THE NETTLE DRESS (12A) 1h 8m * MATINEE * 2pm
Wed 22 November @ 2:00 pm£7.50 – £10.00
Director: Dylan Howitt
Textile artist Allan Brown spends seven years making a dress by hand just from the fibre of locally foraged stinging nettles. This is ‘hedgerow couture’, the greenest of slow fashion but also his medicine. It’s how Allan survives the passing of his wife, leaving him and their four children bereft, and how he finds a beautiful way to honour her.
Stunningly filmed by award-winning documentary maker Dylan Howitt, The Nettle Dress follows Allan’s journey through seasons and years, foraging, spinning, weaving, cutting and sewing the cloth, before finally sharing a healing vision of the dress back in the woods where the nettles were picked, worn by one of his daughters.
A labour of love in the truest sense, The Nettle Dress is a modern-day fairytale and hymn to the healing power of nature and slow craft.
“An exquisite, inspiring film. Extremely beautiful and helpful for anyone suffering loss or grief” Mark Rylance
“If you’ve ever wondered what the earth would have fashion do, this is your answer” Professor Kate Fletcher, sustainable fashion activist
“Craft transformed by imagination into art, like an alchemical allegory” Patrick Harpur, author
Cafe opens from 10am for delicious cakes, pastries and specialty coffee and teas. Last orders 145pm
Film starts at 2pm