Would you like to be part of a mass participation artwork?
On Saturday 10 June 2018 thousands of women and girls from across the UK will walk together in public processions forming a living portrait of women in the 21st century. The artwork, called Processions, will mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which gave the first British women the right to vote.
As one of 100 organisations involved in Processions, we are inviting women* and girls from Bedford community groups to make a banner for Bedford with artist Quilla Constance. The participants will then parade their banner in London on 10 June 2018 as part of the public procession.
The banner-making workshops will focus on text and textiles, echoing the practices of the women’s suffrage campaign and will be spaces to consider the power of the vote today and our shared future. The banners made will represent and celebrate the diverse voices of women and girls from different backgrounds.
For information on how to take part contact Emily Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, come along to the Albero Lounge on 15 March 2018 for a chat with Annie and Emily from our producing team.
Image: Photo of Emmeline Pankhurst courtesy of The Women’s Library @ LSE. Image design by Grey London
16:00 – 18:30
Albero Lounge, Cowper Building, Riverside Square, Bedford MK40 1AY
PROCESSIONS is produced by Artichoke, the UK’s largest producer of art in the public realm, as part of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s official arts programme for the First World War centenary.
*those who identify as women or non-binary