Join a mass artwork and celebrate 100 years of votes for women
Women, girls and those who identify as women or non-binary across the UK are invited to come together on the streets of Cardiff on Sunday 10 June 2018 for PROCESSIONS, a mass participation artwork to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which gave the first British women the right to vote.
The work 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 and in partnership with Wales Millennium Centre for Festival of Voice 2018. The artwork will unite and inspire women from all walks of life in a living, moving portrait of women in the UK in the 21st century and take place across capital cities in each of the nations at the same time.
Helen Marriage, CEO of Artichoke said: ‘PROCESSIONS is an invitation to women* and girls across the country to become part of a vast artwork that will celebrate what was achieved one hundred years ago, and asks what that means to women today. The 100th anniversary of the passing of legislation which made universal suffrage unstoppable is a moment both for celebration and reflection. With this 14-18 NOW commission, Artichoke has been given an exciting opportunity and honour to respond to this historic moment for women with a new work that will recognise the past while emphatically placing that moment in the contemporary’.
Participants will wear green, white or violet to reflect the suffragette colours, and will be choreographed so that they appear as vast flowing bands of colour. Join us on the streets of Cardiff to take part in celebrating this important moment in history. Want to take part? Pre-registration is open now so sign up for this powerful celebration at processions.co.uk. #FoV2018 #PROCESSIONS2018