PROCESSIONS was a once-in-a-lifetime mass participation artwork which celebrated one hundred years of votes for women. 

In 1918, the Representation of the People Act gave the first British women the right to vote and stand for public office. One hundred years on, [Artichoke] invited women and girls across the UK to come and mark this historic moment as part of a living portrait of women in the 21 century. On Sunday 10 June, women and girls in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London came together as part of this celebratory mass participation artwork. Wearing either green, white or violet, the colours of the suffragette movement, the PROCESSIONS appeared as a flowing river of colour through the city streets. ( Taken from

Can you spot our banner? Look to the left of the big banner and you will see the dynamic S!

Our club was very pleased to be able to join the march and the ladies who walked found an amazing atmosphere and excitement in the air.

Here are some photos from the day; President Anne, a group of optimists  and one of our newest member with her mum who is our secretary!