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On Sunday Yvonne and I took our daughters to Processions 2018, a mass participation artwork, in Edinburgh produced by Artichoke, my mum came too. The idea was that thousands of women and girls wearing scarves in the colours of the Women’s … Continue reading
We were delighted that in our inaugural year we received many strong applications from postgraduate students, early career researchers and independent scholars from across the country. After much deliberation and discussion, the steering committee decided to grant numerous awards given … Continue reading
Suffrage Oak, 2015, before storm damage, © Glasgow Women’s Library One hundred years ago today, Louisa Innes Lumsden (1840-1935) proclaimed: ‘the vote was the door to everything and the door was open’.  On 20th April 1918, in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park, Louisa … Continue reading
For those members of Women’s History Scotland who remember with fondness the Guid Cause march back in 2009, well there’s another opportunity to march through the streets of Edinburgh to commemorate the work of suffrage campaigners, suffragists and suffragettes, which led to the Representation of the People Act in February 1918.
Processions is described a once-in-a-lifetime’opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of votes for women (well some women! As we know it was only women over 30 who met the property qualifications who were enfranchised, but let’s not let that stop us celebrating!)
On Sunday 10th of June women and girls* in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London will walk together wearing either green, white or violet. The idea is that the PROCESSIONS will appear as a flowing river of colour through the city streets.
Artichoke who are organising Processions 2017 are inviting women and girls* across the UK to come together and mark this historic moment as part of a living portrait of women in the 21st Century
(*those who identify as women or non-binary)
- Arts in Merkinch working with Blazing Needles and Highland Multicultural Friends Sewing Group
- An Lanntair working with Chris Hammacott and Western Isles Women’s Network
- Luminate working with Fiona Hermse and the Dementia Friendly East Lothain network
- Look Again Visual Art & Design Festival working with Natalie Kerr Group and the Youth Forum Project, Aberdeen
- Macrobert Arts Centre working with Nadine Gorrency
- National Theatre of Scotland
But as a Paisley buddy I can’t help being biased and promoting the work of the amazing Mandy McIntosh and the Feegie Needlers based in the Tannahill Centre in Ferguslie Park. I can’t wait to see their banner!
our youngest girl in the room today for @processions2018 will be born in two weeks and her name is Olivia!! her great granny Josie was there too! We did some simple screen printing and kept it puffy. @paisleyis @jeanmcameron some great chat roon the table though, always a blast!! pic.twitter.com/aGTWXwHquk
— Mandy McIntosh (@msmandymcintosh) April 18, 2018
Special mention too to our friends at Glasgow Women’s Library working with Helen de Main (congratulations also on being nominated for ArtFund Museum of the Year – everyone at Women’s History Scotland has their fingers crossed!)
— Adele Patrick (@AdelePatrickGWL) May 5, 2018
I hope to see lots of Women’s History Scotland members on the Procession on the 10th of June!
You can find out more here https://www.processions.co.uk/
Sign up for FREE here https://www.processions.co.uk/register/
Valerie Wright (University of Glasgow)
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- Out Gallivanting – Conversation Café and Civic Reception
- #Vote100 – 100 years ago some women got the vote
- Out Gallivanting – Launch of ‘Our Red Aunt’ Exhibition by Fiona Jack at GWL
- Out Gallivanting – ‘Scottish Suffragettes’ talk by Prof Sarah Pedersen at Inverurie Library, 29 Jan 2018.
- Dundee Women’s Festival: Launch of WHS Suffrage learning resource
- The ‘Extraordinary Slander Case’ – Dundee, 1892
- Sue Innes Memorial Lecture 2017 – Listen now!
- *** Sue Innes Memorial Lecture 2017 *** 19 October