Processions is a mass participation artwork to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which gave the first British women the right to vote. This banner-making workshop will focus on text and textiles, echoing the practices of the women’s suffrage campaign and will be spaces to consider the power of the vote today and our shared future.
Brewery Arts Centre is delighted to announce their support for PROCESSIONS, a mass participation artwork to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which gave the first British women the right to vote.
PROCESSIONS is 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. On Sunday June 10th women and girls from across the UK will come together on the streets of Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London to mark this historic moment in a living, moving portrait of women in the 21st century.
Brewery Arts Centre is one of 100 organisations working with women artists up and down the country in the lead-up to the event, as part of an extensive public programme of workshops to create 100 centenary banners which will form part of this vast artwork.
The banner-making workshops will focus on text and textiles, echoing the practices of the women’s suffrage campaign and will be spaces to consider the power of the vote today and our shared future. The banners made will represent and celebrate the diverse voices of women and girls from different backgrounds.
Local artists Kate Reid, costume designer and textile artist, and Ann The Poet will be working with us to create a banner through a series of weekly workshops starting on Saturday April 21st and we are looking for 20 girls and women, and those who identify as women or non-binary, of any age and relationship; mothers and daughters, grandmothers and granddaughters, friends, neighbours or colleagues who feel passionate about the role of women in 2018. On June 10th we will join with others in this national celebration in Edinburgh. Workshops are free and travel to Edinburgh is included in the project. To book a space please contact Brewery Box Office on 01539 725133.
Workshops will take place between 1.30-3.30pm on the following dates:
Saturday April 21st and 28th
Saturday May 5th, 12th and 19th
Saturday June 2nd
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