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The Playhouse is delighted to help commemorate the 100th anniversary of Women being given the right to vote by taking part in a mass participation artwork.

PROCESSIONS 2018 will celebrate one hundred years of votes for women by taking part in a living portrait of women in the 21st century.

Local textile artist Helen Quigley is one of hundred women artists being commissioned across the UK to work with organisations and communities such as The Playhouse to create one hundred centenary banners for PROCESSIONS as part of an extensive public programme of creative workshops.
On Sunday 10th of June 2018, the women of Derry will join the 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.

This vast artwork is based on an original idea by creative director Darrell Vydelingum.
PROCESSIONS is commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK's arts programme for the First World War centenary and produced by Artichoke. With support from the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, and from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
PROCESSIONS Cardiff is produced by Artichoke in partnership with Festival of Voice and Wales Millennium Centre.


There's still time to get involved! A bus will be provided to anyone who wishes to take part in this mass participation artworkin Belfast on Sunday 10th of June 2018.

Took book your place contact Helen Quigley at The Playhouse on (028)71268027.




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