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PROCESSIONS was 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.

PROCESSIONS invited women* and girls across the UK to come together on the streets of Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London on Sunday 10 June 2018 to mark this historic moment in a living, moving portrait of women in the 21st century.

DASH was 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 creative workshops to create 100 centenary banners which will form part of this vast artwork.

Watch the video about the banner making and PROCESSION here

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.

The lead artist for DASH was Anne Marie Lagram, a Shropshire based artist who recently completed an Arts Council funded project called Medgel – Portrait of a Witch https://amlartist.com/

DASH worked with The Hive, SAND, Participate Artspace and Quatt Viallge Hall to create a series of inclusive workshops for all women* from March - June 2018.

* women and those who identify as non binary.

DASH PROCESSIONS workshops were supported by Artichoke, Western Power Distribution and Shropshire Council.

Part of PROCESSIONS, a UK-wide mass participation artwork to mark 100 years of women's suffrage, produced by Artichoke and commissioned by 14-18 NOW, based on an idea by Darrell Vydelingum

Helen Marriage, CEO Artichoke said:

The 100th anniversary of the passing of legislation which made universal suffrage unstoppable is a moment both for celebration and reflection. Individuals and groups up and down the country, including DASH, will be at the heart of this UK-wide artwork. What they make and bring to their chosen procession on Sunday 10th of June will form part of a unique living portrait of women today.

PROCESSIONS was commissioned by 14-18 NOW 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.

PROCESSIONS Cardiff was produced by Artichoke in partnership with Festival of Voice and Wales Millennium Centre.