Processions

PROCESSIONS 10 June 2018, London


The Quilters' Guild is excited to be taking part in PROCESSIONS  - one of the largest participatory artworks ever created. 

Produced by Artichoke and commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, PROCESSIONS marks 100 years since some women in the UK won the vote. It was a big moment and we are celebrating it in a really big way. The Guild banner is nearing completion and at the recent AGM and conference members of all ages were able to make their mark on the banner.

How to take part

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. We invite Guild members to join individuals of all ages and backgrounds coming together across the UK to create four living portraits of women today and walk with banners, pennants and flags they have made to express the lives, ideas and hopes of women in the 21st century.

Join in and register to attend at www.processions.co.uk, once registered please email admin@quiltersguild.org.uk so that we can keep you up to date with a members meeting location.

PROCESSIONS will continue whatever the weather so please do come appropriately prepared for the conditions on the day.  You will be given a green, white or violet scarf to wear to create the coloured stripes in the PROCESSION.  You will need to arrive in ample time to collect your scarf.

The details for London are below.  

Starting point: Park Lane W1K 7AJ

Finishing point: Abingdon Street, SW1P 3JY

Distance of the route: 2.6 miles/4.2 km

Assembly at the start point: from 12.15 - 13.15

Start time: approx. 2.00pm

The Guild will only be present with a banner in London but if individually you would like to take part in PROCESSIONS at other locations do check the PROCESSIONS  website.