The Ballad of Shirley Collins

Directors: Tim Plester, Rob Curry. Featuring: Shirley Collins. UK 2017. 94 mins.

Shirley Collins was at the epicentre of the folk-music revival during the 1960s and ’70s before a vocal disorder robbed her of her uniquely ancestral singing voice. Granted intimate access to recording sessions for her first new album in almost four decades, and making adventurous use of a mother lode of seminal archive audio, The Ballad Of Shirley Collins chronicles one woman’s gallant battle to rise phoenix-like from long silent ashes.

Contains infrequent strong language.


Club and Group screenings

Sat 28th Oct 12.30 The Box: This screening takes place in The Box - our boutique screen which comprises of 25 double seated sofas. Picturehouse Docs: Bringing you the best in new and topical documentaries covering issues around the world.
Sun 29th Oct 18.40 The Box: This screening takes place in The Box - our boutique screen which comprises of 25 double seated sofas. Picturehouse Docs: Bringing you the best in new and topical documentaries covering issues around the world.



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