The Edward James Studios (use Gardens entrance)Free event.
Drawing inspiration from Suffrage banners, participants at this drop-in workshop are invited to make their own banners that engage, provoke, empower, and express the ideas, concerns and hopes of women in the 21st century.
Participants are invited to join West Dean College at the mass-participation artwork PROCESSIONS on 10th June 2018.
About the workshop
Participants are invited to make their own banners, pennants, flags, and decorated poles. Various examples of Suffrage and contemporary banners will be available and demonstrations of how to make an individual banner will take place throughout the day. Volunteers will make a communal 'West Dean College' banner in Suffrage colours of violet, green, and white.
Attendees are welcome to bring their own materials, though materials and equipment will be available.
The workshop is organised by Sarah Hughes, Jill Laudet, and Sarah Cliff.
It is a free event. A donation toward materials on the day is encouraged.
About the procession
PROCESSIONS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of votes for women.
In 1918, the Representation of the People Act gave the first British women the right to vote and stand for public office. One hundred years on, we are inviting women* and girls across the UK to come and mark this historic moment as part of a living portrait of women in the 21st century.
On Sunday 10th of June, women and girls in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London will walk together as part of this celebratory mass participation artwork. Wearing either green, white or violet, the colours of the suffrage movement, the PROCESSIONS will appear as a flowing river of colour through the city streets.
Participants at the West Dean College workshop are encouraged to attend PROCESSIONS on 10th June.
Find out more and register here: https://www.processions.co.uk/ @Processions2018
*those who identify as women or non-binary
PROCESSIONS is produced by Artichoke www.artichoke.uk.com
Image of Emmeline Pankhurst courtesy of the Women's Library at London School of Economics
Banner image by See Red Women's Workshop