PROCESSIONS Banner Making Workshops

Selected dates from Fri 16 Mar to Fri 04 May


This event is not available for online booking,
please contact the Box Office.

Berwick Visual Arts are working with 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.
Berwick Visual Arts are one of 100 organisations working with women 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.
They will be working with artist Emma Shankland who will deliver 8 banner-making workshops at The Maltings on Fridays between 10.30-12.30, the first workshop will be held on 23 February 2018, followed by workshops on 2, 9, 16 & 23 March and then after Easter on Friday 20, 27 April and the last session will be on 4 May. They are looking for 10-15 women to come and join the workshops and work with Emma to create a banner for Berwick, no experience is necessary. The banner made will represent and celebrate the diverse voices of women and girls from different backgrounds and will focus on text and textiles, echoing the practices of the women’s suffrage campaign. The sessions are free to attend.
With our banner we would like to join PROCESSIONS which is inviting 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. We will be attending the Edinburgh event and transport will be provided.
If you would like more information and to book a place on the workshops please contact Val Tobiass, Learning and Engagement Co-ordinator.
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.

*those who identify as women or non-binary