A once-in-a-lifetime mass participation artwork to mark 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 invited 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 10 June 2018, the streets of our four UK capitals, Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London, were transformed into vast rivers of green, white and violet as tens of thousands of women and girls converged to mark 100 years of the first British women voting. PROCESSIONS was a moment for celebration and reflection and a living portrait of what it means to be a woman today.
PROCESSIONS was based on an idea by creative director Darrell Vydelingum and commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary 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.
PROCESSIONS Cardiff was produced by Artichoke in partnership with Festival of Voice and Wales Millennium Centre.
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