Perth Theatre is calling out for participants to join in PROCESSIONS, a mass participation artwork to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which gave the first British women the right to vote.
PROCESSIONS is 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 will invite 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. (*including those who identify as women and non-binary individuals)
More information can be found at www.processions.co.uk
Perth Theatre is 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.
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.
Perth Theatre is looking for 15 women to come along to 4 free workshops to co design and create a banner. Participants will work with Artists Pester and Rossi to design a Perth Theatre banner.
Banner making workshops will take place at Perth Theatre on the following dates:
Monday 9 April 3.30pm – 6pm
Monday 16 April 3.30pm – 6pm
Monday 14 May 3.30pm – 6pm
Monday 21 May 3.30pm – 6pm
There is no charge to take part in the workshops and support is available for women needing childcare for children over the age of five. Workshops are open to anyone 13 years and over and we encourage families to sign up together. All travel expenses will be covered for the trip to the final processions event on the 10th of June. Refreshments will be provided as part of the workshops.
If you would like to book a place or have any questions contact Lou Brodie on firstname.lastname@example.org