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100 Years. 100 Banners.

One hundred women artists are being commissioned to work with communities across the UK to create 100 centenary banners for PROCESSIONS. Arts and community organisations will work with the artists up and down the country in an extensive public programme of creative workshops. The women who came together on the streets a hundred years ago made themselves visible with handmade flags, banners, pins and rosettes. The workshops will focus on text and textiles, echoing the practices of the women’s suffrage campaign, and the banners made will represent and celebrate the diverse voices of women and girls from different backgrounds.

Find out just some of the groups and artists taking part below. The full list of groups will be revealed over the coming weeks.

An Talla Solais working with Lizzie McDougall

Arts in Merkinch working with Blazing Needles and Highland Multicultural Friends Sewing Group

Bedford Creative Arts working with Jennifer Allen

Berwick Visual Arts working with Emma Shankland

Centre for Contemporary Art working with the Rainbow Project

Clean Break

Comar with Alicia Hendrick

Down Arts Centre working with Patricia Dickson and Windmill Fabrics

Institute for Conflict Research

Golden Thread Gallery working with Lesley Cherry Group and Kilcooley Women's Group.

Luminate working with Fiona Hermse

Macrobert Arts Centre working with Nadine Gorrency

Made in Corby

Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange working with Elizabeth Loveday

Plymouth College of Art

Prime Cut Productions working with Bobbi Rai-Purdy

Prism Arts working with Helen Walsh

Scottish Refugee Council

Top Floor Art Gallery working with Emma Whitehead and Top Floor Art Craft Circle

The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles working with Alison Garner at Vision Textiles