ON 10th June 2018 The Playhouse was 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 celebrated 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 was 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 joined the women and girls in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London to walk together as part of this celebratory mass participation artwork. Wearing either green, white or violet, the colours of the suffrage movement, the PROCESSIONS appeared as a flowing river of colour through the city streets.
This vast artwork was based on an original idea by creative director Darrell Vydelingum.
PROCESSIONS was 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 was produced by Artichoke in partnership with Festival of Voice and Wales Millennium Centre.