PROCESSIONS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork 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.

*those who identify as women or non-binary

This vast artwork is based on an original idea by creative director Darrell Vydelingum.

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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.

Once you have registered you will receive regular emails from Artichoke which will keep you up-to-date about PROCESSIONS and what will happen on the day.

Community banner-making will also take place up and down the country. Make your own banner by downloading the toolkit here.

Information we will give you later:

  • Locations
    • Coach drop off and pick up locations if you are coming as a group
    • How to get to the location by public transport
    • Where to arrive in person
    • Where to collect your coloured cloth wrap
    • What the route for your Procession will be
  • Timings
    • How much time it will take you to get to the location from the Coach park
    • When to arrive at the location
    • What time the Procession will set-off
    • How long the event will last



PROCESSIONS is commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary and produced by Artichoke. 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.