Marches in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh & Belfast
10 June 2018
'On Sunday 10 June, the streets of the four political capitals of the UK – Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London – were filled with colour as tens of thousands of women and girls took part in the extraordinary mass-participation artwork PROCESSIONS.
At the start of each route, participants were given scarves to wear in one of the three suffragette colours – green, white and violet – and were choreographed to walk together through the streets. The visual effect was that of a vast, living suffragette flag unfurling across the cities. The routes finished with each procession walking underneath an arch that read “My Vote Really Makes a Difference”.
PROCESSIONS, produced by Artichoke and commissioned by 14-18 NOW, was a lively, positive and emotional celebration of the centenary suffrage, with participants singing and dancing along the routes.'
...and we were extremely proud to be amongst them, holding our banner made up from lots of incredible patches created in Sadlers Yard and Plant Noma by the Mancunian public.
Taken from BBC article - see link for more...
Image of Emmeline Pankhurst in the PROCESSIONS logo is courtesy of the Women's Library at London School of Economics