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94 minutes


Directors: Rob Curry, Tim Plester.
Starring: Shirley Collins, Stewart Lee, David Tibet, Elle Osborne.

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

We are delighted to welcome director Tim Plester and producer Paul Williams for a Q&A following the screening.

Shirley Collins from behind camera view Shirley Collins in front of beach huts Shirley Collins standing outside with the sun setting