I'm absolutely on top of the world to be part of this wonderful project, working with Jerwood Gallery - one of 100 arts organisations in the country selected to participate. Produced by Artichoke and commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, PROCESSIONS will commemorate 100 years since some women in the UK were granted the Vote.
On 10th June 2018, thousands of women and girls, those who identify as women and non-binary individuals, will make up four epic PROCESSIONS in the four political capitals of our country – Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London. Given green, white or violet to wear, representing the colours of the suffrage movement which stood for “Give Women Votes”, they will come together to create waves of colour through our cities, commemorating 100 years since the first success of the suffrage movement.
I'll be helping a group of amazing women from Hastings make a banner to carry at the procession in London, and I'll be keeping a diary of the project on this blog. The women in the group will be today’s campaigners. The ones who don’t let things lie, for whom justice and fairness matters. They contribute to our community giving time generously, really caring for the people whose lives they touch. They can be effective today because of the fairness and equality women fought for in the Suffragist movement 100 years ago.
As a card carrying feminist, and someone who wishes to see equality across all genders, I'll be wearing my green, white and violet on 10th June with enormous pride. Maybe I'll see you there!
If there is an amazing woman that you think should be part of this project please contact Jerwood Gallery by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or ringing 01424 728377.