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METAL is delighted to announce our support for PROCESSIONS (, a mass participation artwork which marks 100 years since women were first given the right to vote in Britain.

PROCESSIONS is produced by Artichoke, the UK’s largest producer of art in the public realm, as part of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s official arts programme for the First World War centenary.

PROCESSIONS will invite women* and girls across the UK to come together on the streets of Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London on Sunday 10 June 2018 to mark this historic moment in a living, moving portrait of women in the 21st century.

METAL is one of 100 organisations working with women artists up and down the country in the lead-up to the event, as part of an extensive public programme of creative workshops to create 100 centenary banners which will form part of this vast artwork.

*those who identify as women or non-binary


In Liverpool: Metal have commissioned graffiti and mural artist Cristina Lina ( to work with women from around the Liverpool area, including young girls from Wavertree based Harthill Youth Centre, and year 5 pupils at Lawrence Community Primary School as well as other local community groups. Workshops will commence from 5-9 February at various locations and will also continue through March. Workshops are free.

If you are interested in joining the workshops please contact Jenny on 0151 707 2277 or at

In Peterborough: Metal has commissioned artists Kate Genever and Katie Smith ( ) to work with women inc the Women’s Institute and Iqra Academy. Workshops will take place on Wednesday evenings from 14 March to 16 May from 6.30 – 8.30pm at Chauffeurs Cottage, 1 St Peters Rd, Peterborough, PE1 1YX. Workshops are free. Participants need to attend the majority, but not all workshops.

If you are interested in joining the workshops please contact Sarah on 01733 893 077 or at

In Southend: Metal has commissioned artist Heidi Wigmore to work with women from the Essex Girls Liberation Front, Metal Art School’s Arts Award group, and young single mothers through Southend Borough Council. Workshops will be taking place from early March at various locations across Southend.

If you are interested in joining the workshops please contact Clare on 01702 470 700 or at


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