Processions and Participation: Banner Making with Helen de Main

05 May 2018 1pm – 3pm | Glasgow Women’s Library | Free

One hundred years ago, women didn’t just tell the world they were equal: they showed it. What does voting mean to women a century on from the Representation of the People Act 1918?

Hosted by visual artist Helen de Main, these banner making sessions invite us to talk about what political participation means to us, what our contemporary political concerns are, and to think about the ways in which we can influence and make change in society.

Helen de Main is a visual artist working in print making and sculpture whose practice investigates contemporary and historical depictions of women lives.

We will take our banner to Edinburgh on June 10th to march as part of PROCESSIONS by Artichoke and 14-18 NOW, a project bringing thousands of women together in creative workshops leading to UK-wide public processions on Sunday 10th June.

We hope you can make it along to all sessions in this series, to book for individual sessions visit the webpage for that date. All the session dates can be found here.


This series of workshops is for women only and is free to attend. Please book your free place on the webpage or you can call us on 0141 550 2267. If you have booked a place and are no longer able to attend please let us know so that we can make your place available to someone else.

Glasgow Women’s Library is the only Accredited Museum in the UK dedicated to women’s lives, histories and achievements, with a lending library, archive collections and innovative programmes of public events & learning opportunities.

The Library offers loads of opportunities, for women and by women; help with reading and writing, courses and events, a lending library chocca with books and a friendly ear if you just need a chat.

For more detailed information why not check out their website for details on the history of Glasgow Women’s Library, their full calendar of events, and the library blog.

On the First Saturday of every month, Glasgow Women’s Library host ‘Warm Welcome Drop In. if you are new to GWL this is a relaxed way to find out about borrowing, volunteering, our programmes and projects, and get a full tour and your questions answered. The Warm Welcome days this season will take place between 12pm and 2pm. These drop in sessions are a great way to learn more about what goes on in the library.


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