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FILM: The Nettle Dress

April 25 @ 19:00pm - 20:15pm

£4.50 – £8

For The Nettle Dress

After the death of his beloved wife, textile artist Allan Brown embarks on a seven-year endeavor to weave a hand-spun dress from stinging nettles foraged in the woods surrounding his home. To honour his beloved. A modern day Fairytale and hymn to the healing power of nature and slow craft

⋆⋆⋆⋆ A husband’s grief becomes a thing of beauty in lyrical documentary. Dylan Howitt’s moving film follows textile artist Allan Brown as he painstakingly weaves a dress from foraged nettles after the death of his wife. The Guardian

8.4 IMDB

“This is not merely a film about a man making a dress, it is about coming to terms with loss, the strength of family and friendship, and the beauty in slowing the world down enough to appreciate life itself and not how fleeting it can be.” Joyzine.org

‘Slow cinema examines craft and time. Documenting the ancient methods of spinning and weaving plants mirrors the human ‘ The Financial Times


April 25
19:00pm - 20:15pm
£4.50 – £8
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SpArC Theatre
01588 630321 / 638038


Liz Still