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PROCESSIONS Banner Making Workshops at Guy's and St Thomas'

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About PROCESSIONS:

PROCESSIONS is a national event led by Artichoke, the UK’s boldest producer of outdoor events, to celebrate the centenary of the Representation of the People’s Act, which granted women the right to vote in the UK.

On 10 June 2018, 100 years after the passing of the Act, four mass-participation events will take place in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London. PROCESSIONS will see women (those who identidy as women or non-binary) from all walks of life come together to mark this historic moment.

The participants will be handed a tabard/poncho in purple, green or white, the three colours of the Suffragette Movement, and will move through the streets in ribbons of colour signifying dignity, purity and hope. Participants will carry banners, flags and pennants, uniting and inspiring women from all backgrounds in a living portrait of women in the 21st century.

PROCESSIONS and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital:

The Crafts Council is one of 100 hand-picked arts organisations invited to coordinate collaborative workshops where a group of participants will collaborate with an artist to produce a banner to mark 100 years of women’s suffrage, and representing contemporary women and their ideas, concerns and hopes for the future. Participants will bring their banners to the procession on 10 June, and the banner will be exhibited after the PROCESSIONS events.

The Crafts Council are inviting a group of participants at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust to work alongside artist Angela Maddock to design and create their banner. Angela is a textiles artist specialising in collaborative projects, often working alongside people who have no previous textiles experience. She is Maker in Residence at the Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care at King’s College, London, Hoorary Research Fellow at Swansea College of Art and a PhD by practice researcher at the School of Design at the Royal College of Art. She is also a trained counsellor and has previously worked in the NHS and the voluntary sector.

Who can take part?

Participants must be employed in some capacity by Guy’s and St Thomas’s Foundation Trust. PROCESSIONS celebrates the full diversity of women’s voices in 2018 and we’d like to bring together people from all walks of life who have involvement with the hospitals and community services: receptionists, cleaners, nurses, healthcare assistants, physicians, surgeons, librarians, technical support staff— everyone is welcome.

Participants taking part in the project must be able to commit to attending six workshops in April and May and attending the PROCESSIONS event in London on 10 June 2018. Participants will have the chance to:

- Collaborate with a professional artist on an artwork of historic significance

- Creatively contribute to a national artwork

- Learn new skills and gain experience in craft and design

- Discover more about the history of women’s liberation and the suffrage movement

- Engage in dialogue with other participants on women’s democratic visibility and their right to vote

The workshops will offer a safe space for sharing ideas, discussion and debate.

When and where are the workshops?

Workshops will be held from 6-8pm on Thursday 19 April, Thursday 26 April, Thursday 3 May, Thursday 10 May, Thursday 17 May, and Thursday 24 May.

Workshops will be held at in the Music Room at Gassiot House, Lambeth Palace Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7EP.

The PROCESSIONS event will take place in London on 10 June 2018.

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

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