Event Description

This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to mark 100 years of votes for women & take part in the UK’s largest artwork with project PROCESSIONS, in June 2018.

We took to the streets of London, unveiling our specially commissioned banner made by the women of Bedford & artist Quilla Constance as part of the 100 Years 100 Banners.

We invited you to bring along your sisters, nans, mums, daughters, colleagues & neighbours and become part of a living portrait of UK women in the 21st century.

You made your own banners and pennants for the PROCESSION, or just turned up, and walked alongside us!

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Image Credit: Cat Lane


PROCESSIONS was commissioned by 14-18 NOW and produced by Artichoke. With support from the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, and from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. PROCESSIONS Cardiff is produced by Artichoke in partnership with Festival of Voice and Wales Millennium Centre.

*those who identify as women or non-binary








Jennifer Allen AKA Quilla Constance QC

Quilla Constance ‘QC’ is an exoticized militant punk persona and the creation of artist Jennifer Allen. The artist’s work is concerned with exploring perceptions of race, identity and gender, particularly within pop and contemporary culture. As Quilla Constance she inserts her artistic practice into pop culture to interrupt the status quo. ‘QC’ can be found forging protests in public space, traversing music venues, entering art galleries and staging interventions using a wide range of interdisciplinary media, including live performance, large scale paintings, costumes, music videos, photographs and lectures. Her work embodies a vibrant and dynamic punk aesthetic. She employs languages of irony and hyperbole to make her costumes using exoticized materials and DIY techniques to create a powerful visual impact. The artist lives in Bedford.  

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