• Charlotte Williams

PROCESSIONS, commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary and produced by Artichoke, was a once-in-a-lifetime mass participation artwork which celebrated one hundred years of votes for women. One hundred women artists were 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. WAH hosted a banner making workshop in the Soho salon inviting women to get their nails done, create their banners and sign up to attend the procession the following Sunday. On Sunday 10th of June, women and girls in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London came together as part of this celebratory mass participation artwork. Wearing either green, white or violet, the colours of the suffragette movement, the PROCESSIONS appeared as a flowing river of colour through the city streets. Celebrating the Representation of the People Act of 1918 which ave the first British women the right to vote and stand for public office.