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Running time: 68 mins

Seating: Allocated - See Seating Plan for More Details

The screening on Wednesday 4th November at 2pm will have Descriptive subtitles.

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 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”

‘a husband’s grief becomes a thing of beauty in lyrical documentary’ The Guardian

Director: Dylan Howitt

Cast: Allan Brown


  • Seating accessibility information


    Seat size

    Seats in the Cinema are 45cm (172/3“) wide and 46cm (18“) deep, are 40cm (152/3“) from the floor, and have 12cm (42/3“) between seats.


    Seats in the Cinema have armrests that do not fold away, and cannot be completely removed.


    Seats in the cinema have 30cm (112/3”) of legroom in front of seats, with additional legroom on row A and seats B1-B4 and B11-B14.

    Further information

    If you have any questions about accessibility our Box Office team are always happy to help and can be contacted on 01642 525199 or by emailing [email protected] - you can also tell us about your access requirements when prompted to do so during the online booking process.

  • BBFC rating information (may contain spoilers)


    There is infrequent use of strong language (‘f**k’). Milder terms include ‘arse’, ‘hell’, ‘damn’ and ‘oh my God’, in addition to use of the ‘middle finger’ gesture.


    There are mild verbal references to serious illness, death and bereavement. However, this theme is handled in a sensitive manner, with an emphasis on the therapeutic power of art.