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.
One hundred women artists are being commissioned to work with organisations and communities across the UK to create one hundred centenary banners for PROCESSIONS as part of an extensive public programme of creative workshops.
Here at Nest we will hold two workshops to make a banner and then some of you may wish to join the procession in Edinburgh to celebrate all the women who have made the way easier for us now. There is still a long way to go before we can say everyone is equal and perhaps instead we should say everyone is different, and difference should be celebrated.
Blairgowrie has a unique part in the history of the textile industry, we want to commemorate our history by making a colourful and beautiful banner for all women in Blairgowrie from the past, present and the future.
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.
Aileen Stackhouse will make her way to Edinburgh and join the other women marching. If anyone wants to join her and hold the other end of the banner that will be most welcome!
For more information about this nationwide public art project explore the website https://www.artichoke.uk.com/project/processions/
We have a range of volunteering opportunities on offer. For as little as a couple of hours you could help out with the remnant shop, show visitors around or take sales from the gift shop, we would love to welcome you onboard!