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Films // Coming up // The Nettle Dress with Director & Textile Artist Q&A (12A)
4 May

The Nettle Dress with Director & Textile Artist Q&A (12A)

Dir. Dylan Howitt | 2022 | 68 mins | UK

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 and also his medicine. It's how he survives the death of his wife and finds a beautiful way to honour her.

The challenge of making zero carbon clothing sourced within a few miles of his home means re-learning ancient crafts and recalls the fairy tale 'Wild Swans'.

A modern-day fairytale and hymn to the healing power of nature and slow craft.

Followed by a Q&A session with Textile Artist Allan Brown and Director Dylan Howitt. 

The Nettle Dress with Q&A (12A)

Thursday 4th May, 7.30pm

Tickets: £8.50, £7 (Concessions), £6.50 (Members) 

A £1 Poly Fund payment is added to each ticket sold.





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