We had an absolutely fantastic time on the Processions 2018 march in London on Sunday 10 June. Tens of thousands of women and girls came together in celebration of 100 years of female suffrage and we loved being part of it. Here are some of our pictures from the day.
Thanks to photographers: Clementine Talbott; Simon Fowler and Michaela Freeman.
All our Processions Banners are now ready to take to London to be held high in celebration of the 100th anniversary of achieving the first votes for women. Thanks so much to all our participants in Southend, Peterborough and Liverpool for your brilliant input into what has been a fantastically enjoyable project, with brilliant results.
Each of the Metal sites has a busload of 50 participants each travelling to take part in the Processions event in London on Sunday 10 June – can’t wait to see all the banners together.
Here’s our Women of Essex banner – with artist Heidi Wigmore and some of the Essex women and girls who helped create it:-
And here’s the banner created by students from Deane’s Academy:-
Here’s our team of Women who created the banner for Peterborough with artists Kate Genever and Katie Smith :-
In Liverpool: Metal commissioned graffiti and mural artist Cristina Lina (www.cristinalina.com) to work with women from around the Liverpool area, including young girls from Wavertree based Harthill Youth Centre, and year 5 pupils at Lawrence Community Primary School as well as other local community groups.
In Peterborough: Metal commissioned artists Kate Genever and Katie Smith (www.smith-genever.com ) to work with women inc the Women’s Institute and Iqra Academy.
In Southend: Metal commissioned artist Heidi Wigmore to work with women from the Essex Girls Liberation Front, Deanes School and women and girls of all ages from across Southend.
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Image below of public workshops in Southend:-
Image below of public workshops in Peterborough:-
METAL was delighted to be one of 100 UK arts organisations working with Artichoke to produce PROCESSIONS2018 (www.processions.co.uk), a mass participation artwork which marks 100 years since women were first given the right to vote in Britain.
PROCESSIONS was 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.
All over the UK PROCESSIONS invited women* and girls to come together on the streets of Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London on Sunday 10 June 2018 to mark this historic moment in a living, moving portrait of women in the 21st century – carrying banners made in partnership with women artists and makers
*those who identify as women or non-binary