8th March 2018
Processions is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of votes for women and we're delighted to be one of the 100 organisations, creating 100 banners to mark the occasion. In 1918, the Representation of the People Act gave the first British women the right to vote and stand for public office. One hundred years on, we are inviting women* and girls across the UK to come and mark this historic moment as part of a living portrait of women in the 21st century.
*those who identify as women or non-binary
We’ve commissioned renowned textile artist, Nadine Gorency, and are looking for enthusiastic people to get involved in some FREE banner-making sessions in May and June.
WEEKLY WORKSHOPS: Tuesdays, 1 to 29 May, 6pm to 8pm
Sign up to attend 5 workshops and create a group banner.
DROP-IN WORKSHOPS: Sundays, 6 May to 3 Jun, 2pm to 4pm
Get involved more casually and drop-in and give banner-making a go.
CELEBRATION: Sun 10 Jun, Edinburgh
Anyone who’s been involved in the project will get the chance to walk with other Scottish groups in Edinburgh, with walks going on simultaneously in Belfast, Cardiff and London. You’ll wear the colours of the suffrage movement (green, white, violet) and the Procession will be like a flowing river of colour through the streets.
Produced by Artichoke and commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, with support from the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, and from the Department for Culture Media and Sport.