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METAL is delighted to be one of 100 UK arts organisations working with Artichoke to produce PROCESSIONS2018 (, 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.

All over the UK PROCESSIONS has invited women* and girls 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 – carrying banners made in partnership with women artists and makers

*those who identify as women or non-binary


In Liverpool: Metal 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.

In Peterborough: Metal commissioned artists Kate Genever and Katie Smith ( ) to work with women inc the Women’s Institute and Iqra Academy.

In Southend: Metal commissioned artist Heidi Wigmore to work with women from the Essex Girls Liberation Front, Deanes School and women and girls of all ages from across Southend. Our final workshop will be taking place on Thurs 31 May at Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Park, Southend on Sea SS0 8NB. Workshops are free – all welcome.

If you are interested in joining the Southend workshops and need more information, please contact Shabnam on 01702 470 700 or at

Image below of public workshops to date…

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