We issued an invitation to Women in Enterprise on International Women’s Day to join PROCESSIONS – the UK-wide artwork to celebrate the centenary of women’s suffrage (see attached) on Sunday 10th June 2018
If you have accepted our invitation and have already registered, thank you! You are one of thousands of females joining us in Belfast on Sunday.
If you haven’t already registered, there is still time to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime event. Simply sign up at www.processions.co.uk
You will find practical information for the event here, where you can download the top tips for the Belfast event. Our FAQs will address any questions you might have.
In Belfast we will assemble at Titanic Slipways from 12.15pm – 1.30pm to commence the 1.5mile walk to Belfast City Hall. The procession is expected to last approximately two hours.
Once the processions are underway in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London, each participant will be given a scarf to wear in one of the three suffragette colours – green, white and violet – and will then be choreographed to walk in bands of colour, appearing as an unfurling striped suffragette banner.
Interspersed amongst each procession will be participants carrying handmade banners reflecting the concerns and issues that contemporary women face. Over the last few months, 100 organisations across the UK have been paired with female and female-identifying artists for a series of workshops to create these extraordinary artworks. In addition, participants have been invited to make their own banners at home using a toolkit inspired by a 1909 pamphlet created by suffragette artist Mary Lowndes.
PROCESSIONS will be broadcast live across BBC News and BBC One on Sunday 10th June in a national two-hour programme from 2-4pm, presented by Kirsty Young from a London studio and correspondents on-the-ground in Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh.
Music across the routes will enhance the celebratory atmosphere throughout the day. In Belfast an all female samba band, Chidambaram Samba, will be playing as part of the procession.
DJ, TV presenter and author Lauren Laverne has curated a playlist of female artists to accompany PROCESSIONS. Her chosen selection of music will be broadcast on the PA systems along the routes and at the assembly points of all four cities.
Thank you for your support of PROCESSIONS! We look forward to seeing you this Sunday at this extraordinary event!
View our PROCESSIONS film here