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Processions associate workshops – 23rd May


Registration required; free


Join designer and embroiderer Laura Lees for this one-off workshop to create a flag or pennant for the PROCESSIONS project, inspired by suffragette and social activist Charlotte Despard, who lived and worked across the Nine Elms area.

PROCESSIONS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork procession to celebrate one hundred years of votes for women. In 1918, the Representation of the People Act gave the first British women the right to vote and stand for public office. One hundred years on, we are inviting women* and girls across the UK to come and mark this historic moment as part of a living portrait of women in the 21st century.

On Sunday 10th of June, women and girls in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London will walk together as part of this celebratory mass participation artwork. Wearing either green, white or violet, the colours of the suffragette movement, the PROCESSIONS will appear as a flowing river of colour through the city streets.

One hundred women artists are being commissioned to work with organisations and communities across the UK to create one hundred centenary banners for PROCESSIONS as part of an extensive public programme of creative workshops. Find out more about the groups and artists involved here.

Sign up to join the PROCESSION on 10th June and bring your flag or pennant to join other women from the area in this mass participation artwork.

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If you would like to get involved in the project or would like any further information please contact Rosie Hermon, Nine Elms Arts and Events Manager – / 07920 214428

1 Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Ln, London SW8 5AU

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Event date: 23/05/2018
Open from 14:00 to 17:30

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