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On Sunday 10th June, women* and girls from across the UK will come together to create a vast participatory artwork taking place simultaneously for one day in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London. PROCESSIONS will be a living portrait of UK women in the 21st century. It will be a visual expression of equality, strength and cultural representation, inviting all women to unite and celebrate the early fight for the right to vote and express what it means to be a woman today.

How we will make the artwork

On the day, everyone who has signed up to take part in PROCESSIONS will be given a cotton wrap in either Green, White or Violet, the colours of the suffragette movement which stand for Give Women Votes.

You will be asked to wear the wrap over your clothes – in the style of a shawl or a head scarf or any way you want to!  

You will be invited to walkin one of three lanes according to your colour  – Green, White and Violet – to create an amazing visual image of a vast moving river in stripes of colour.

If you have brought a banner you have made

There will be special sections of the procession for banners. If you have made banners to carry, you will be asked to walk in one of these sections. Our stewards and volunteers will help you find your place on the day.

When will I hear more?

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.

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

*those who identify as women or non-binary

PROCESSIONS Cardiff is produced by Artichoke in partnership with Wales Millennium Centre for Festival of Voice.

Make sure you register to take part today!