Coming to America!
Very quick announcement that we have our US debut today, before a more substantial release in November. Bookings are still coming in, and very few of our dates... Read more
World Premiere Announced!
Hello dear backers and supporters,
it is with great pleasure to announce The Ballad of Shirley Collins will enjoy its World Premiere as an official selection for London Film Festival.... Read more
We've done it! The film has been completed...
Hello everyone! Well... here's the news you've been waiting for and what you helped us to achieve. The film is finished and the first special preview screenings have been announced!... Read more
Update & Shirley Inspired live in September
Hello everyone! During the summer we have been working on the fundraising campaign and have talked with multiple people about where and how we may access funds for completing this... Read more
The final stretch! Updated album listing, final reward options, and two more special videos
We're thrilled to have hit our target a few days early - thank you again to all our brilliant backers so far!
We've got until tonight before the campaign closes,... Read more
We made it! Plus new pledges as comic book legend Alan Moore endorses us
We've passed our first hurdle! And are breathing a huge sigh of relief. A massive thanks to all our current pledgers who have got us up to our 25k minimum... Read more
New Reward Special - picnic with Shirley and the film directors at Green Man Festival
To celebrate yesterday's exciting news of being 'Project of the day' here on Kickstarter, we have another one-off opportunity for two people to meet with Shirley and the directors. Green... Read more
New rewards and songs - Antifolk special
Great news - we've confirmed that (once the film is made) we'll be able to provide a download version for our Kickstarter backers. We've added a new reward at £15... Read more
Latest endorsement/tribute album/event information
Hope everyone is having a splendid Sunday! We've just released a video endorsement by standout British comedian Stewart Lee, who rates Shirley as one of the top ten musical artists... Read more
Latest endorsement of the film - by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco
Jeff Tweedy, front man of Wilco and founder member of alt-country pioneers Uncle Tupelo has just sent us this heartfelt endorsement of the film.
Like him, we can't wait... Read more
New £15/$25 reward released today - Shirley Inspired album featuring Bonnie "Prince" Billy and more
As we enter the second half of our campaign, the artists contributing to our Shirley Inspired... tribute album is firming up, and we thought we'd offer this fantastic compilation as... Read more
Stewart Lee plays Polly on the Shore
Thanks so much to everyone that has supported us so far - we're well over 1/3 funded with 16 days to go, but there's no let-up yet! We have some... Read more
Happy Birthday Shirley!
Okay, so today on Shirley's 79th birthday, here's an endorsement from two of her favourite artists, Glasgow based folk heroes Alasdair Roberts and David McGuinness. Nearing the half way point folks!... Read more
Northampton UK 'Shirley Inspired' event announced
Okay, this is thick and fast update Friday! We are planning booster 'Shirley Inspired' events all around the world... we're attempting ambitious targets so we're working as hard as we... Read more
'No Roses' flag decals!
Okay, friends! When we visited Shirley yesterday, she offered us a really exciting new reward. She has found 10 original decal stickers that were printed for the release of the... Read more
We had a really great launch for this Kickstarter project in London. Here is Lisa Knapp on this special night with a beautiful version of Oxford Girl.
Singer Sam Lee talks about why the world should be aware of Shirley Collins and what he hopes to see in the film.
Project Update #1: a new reward and a video
Thank you all so much for your outpouring of support and excitement!
After an amazing launch event in London with some stunning performances (which you'll be glad to hear we... Read more