Please note: This event is now SOLD OUT

Thursday 11 April
TIME: 19:30
LOCATION: East Quay Kitchen
This event costs £5 - booking required

Join us in the East Quay Kitchen for a screening of The Nettle Dress, in-line with our current exhibition: People Came For Tea And Stayed Forever, by Sam Francis.

Textile artist Allan Brown spends seven years making a dress by hand just from the fibre of locally foraged stinging nettles. 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 fairy tale and hymn to the healing power of nature and slow craft. It’s one story representing a huge groundswell of people rediscovering the joys of making. Actor Mark Rylance called the film “Exquisite and inspiring, beautiful and helpful for anyone suffering loss or grief”.

The East Quay Kitchen will be serving a special menu before the film, for £20 per head. Please book your table in advance.
Nettle and wild garlic soup with homemade croutons
Easter egg tart with green salad, roasted new potatoes and nettle mayo
Cheese board with Cornish Yarg, Wookey Hole Cheddar and homemade nettle labneh

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