PROCESSIONS 2018 Banner making workshop

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PROCESSIONS 2018 Banner making workshop

with artist Melanie Miller
12 May 2018, 11:00am to 4:00pm

Join us to celebrate 100 years of women's right to vote

We are delighted to be part of 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.
On Sunday 10th June 2018, join thousands of women to form four epic PROCESSIONS in the four political capitals of the UK – Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London.

The banner-making workshops will focus on text and textiles, echoing the practices of the women’s suffrage campaign and will be spaces to consider the lives, ideas and hopes of women in the 21st century in Llandudno.
Artist Melanie Miller will be creating the Llandudno banner over the course of May.

What will the participants be doing?
Join Melanie Miller to design and make a textile banner to celebrate the centenary of women getting the vote. The workshops will start with a session to discuss the ideas, concerns, and hopes of women in the 21st-century.

What materials will you use?
A variety of fabrics and threads. You will be introduced to a range of sewing techniques including bonding, appliqué and embroidery. Each participant will contribute a stitched element to the banner.

What product will you end up with?
We will create a communal banner to be carried on the procession in Cardiff on 10th June; depending on the number of participants we will also create individual items to take to the procession, such as pennants and aprons.
All skill levels welcome.
The workshops are set up so that participants can attend one, two or three sessions.

Textile banner-making workshops 12th, 19th, 26th May, 11am-4pm at 10 Vaughan Street, Llandudno

PROCESSIONS is commissioned by 14-18 NOW 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.