Somerset Banners Make More Noise

With commitment and dedication going way beyond the call of duty, our lead artist Dorcas Casey led our amazing groups at Strode College, Richard Huish College and Bruton School for Girls to create our wonderful Somerset banners and flags for #PROCESSIONS2018

And it seems other people are pretty impressed too!
We have had features in print in the Observer and The Times, Guardian Online, Evening Standard, BBC News, Arts Council England, Big Issue, BBC Somerset… and more coming in!

With nearly 100 people from our groups travelling to London on 10 June, we will proudly process with our banners, commemorating the efforts of the Suffragettes 100 years ago and giving voice to the continuing struggle for women’s rights and equality across the globe. As with the original Suffrage banners, beneath the beautiful, colourful surfaces, lies a story of strength, courage, and collaboration.


If you would like to see the Strode banner there will be an exhibition at Somerset Rural Life Museum.
Processions: Two Banners, One Voice opens at the museum in Glastonbury on 16 June and runs until 02 September. See https://somersetprocessions.wordpress.com/exhibition/

On display will be a rare original suffrage banner created by the Weston-super-Mare branch of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies alongside a contemporary banner made by students from Strode College in Street


Press coverage, and see some of the other banners from around the UK:

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/gallery/2018/jun/02/womens-banners-to-celebrate-100-years-of-suffrage-in-pictures

https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/news/somerset-women-%E2%80%98make-more-noise%E2%80%99

https://www.bigissue.com/culture/arts/diy-suffragettes-are-marching-for-equality-100-years-after-women-won-the-vote/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4z6bWKtmtL1X4js4FQ8wpX5/processions-women-across-britain-raise-banners-for-suffrage

https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/arts/processions-how-to-march-like-a-suffragette-this-weekend-a3857011.html

 

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