1 August 2024: Arts for Health Afternoon Event - The Nettle Dress + Q&A

Part of Breckland Arts For Health Afternoon Events

Textile artist Allan Brown spends seven years making a dress by hand just from locally foraged stinging nettles. This is his medicine. It's how he survives the passing of his wife, leaving him and their four children bereft, and how he finds a beautiful way to honour her.

Following 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 - a labour of love in the truest sense.

'Exquisite, beautiful and inspiring.' - Sir Mark Rylance *****

'A husband's grief becomes a thing of beauty in this lyrical documentary' - The Guardian ****

'A lyrical story of loss and solace' - The Times

Watch the trailer on You Tube (opens new window)

The film is 68 minutes long with an additional pre-recorded Q&A with artist Allan Brown and filmmaker Dylan Howitt ​afterwards.

This event is free to attend for any aged 50+ including those with long-term health conditions such as dementia, carers and people looking to create new connections!

Voluntary donations are welcomed. Booking is required.

Find out more about Breckland Arts For Health byvisiting Breckland Arts for Health website. (opens new window)

When: 1 August 2024 1pm to 3pm

Where: Attleborough Town Hall, Queens Square, Attleborough, NR17 2AF

Cost: Free to attend, but booking is required

Contact: For more information email Lauren Turner  info@creativeartseast.co.uk or call 01953 713390


Last updated: 29/05/2024 13:09:27