14-18 NOW

A mass artwork celebrating 100 years of women voting, in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London.

The suffrage campaign was characterised by banner making - a way of saying publicly what these women were thinking on the inside.
The banners were both feminine and radical, domestic and political; cannily crafted PR tools and artworks in their own right. 
“They have recreated the beauty of blown silk and tossing embroidery. The procession was like a medieval festival, vivid with simple grandeur, alive with ancient dignity.” - 1908 reporter
One hundred years on from the first women getting the vote, 14-18 NOW and Artichoke, the UK’s largest producer of art in the public realm, invite women* and girls across the nation to mark this moment by taking part in a major mass-participation artwork. Paying homage to the great processions of the suffrage movement, on 10 June 2018, thousands of women and girls from across the UK will walk together in public processions in the four political capitals
To prepare for the event, female artists have led workshops all over the country to make banners that reflect modern women’s priorities.
Clean Break Workshop, 2018

Women will march through the UK's four political capitals in Green, White and Violet - the colours of the suffrage movement.





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PROCESSIONS is commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary 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.

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