MSP ENCOURAGES WOMEN AND GIRLS TO CELEBRATE CENTENARY OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE

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MSP ENCOURAGES WOMEN AND GIRLS TO CELEBRATE CENTENARY OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE

SNP MSP Clare Haughey will join thousands of women and girls in Edinburgh as part of a mass participatory artwork to celebrate the centenary of women’s suffrage on Sunday 10th June.

To mark the historic anniversary, participants will wear green, white or violet scarves, the colours of the suffrage movement, appearing as a flowing river of colour as they walk through the streets of the capital.

Organised by PROCESSIONS, which has been commissioned by the cultural programme 14-18 NOW and produced by Artichoke, the event in Edinburgh will take place simultaneous to similar artworks in Belfast, Cardiff, and London.

Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey has confirmed that she will be attending the event with a number of female constituents and members of the Rutherglen and Cambuslang SNP branches.

Commenting, Clare Haughey MSP said:

“I am delighted to support the women and girls from my constituency who have already signed up to take part in PROCESSIONS to mark this historic anniversary when the first women got the vote.

“The occasion is set to be very memorable, and I encourage any constituent who can attend to head along to Edinburgh on the 10th June to join in a piece of history.”

Helen Marriage, Director of Artichoke said:

“It is wonderful to see the momentum for PROCESSIONS building as we get closer to the 10th June. PROCESSIONS is a once in a lifetime opportunity for women and girls across the UK, to come together to celebrate what has been achieved for women, but also to recognise how far there is still to go.

“I hope everyone participating in this event will look back with pride on this day and say ‘I was there’.”

For more information and to sign-up to take part in PROCESSIONS visit http://www.processions.co.uk.

ENDS

Notes:

Below is a photograph of Clare Haughey MSP promoting the PROCESSIONS event.

Clare Haughey MSP - Processions 2018

Further information can be read here:

http://www.creativescotland.com/what-we-do/latest-news/archive/2018/05/one-month-until-processions-celebrates-100-years-of-women-voting

 

Date published: 1st June 2018

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