Women's One Hundred: Celebratory Procession and Performance - Raising Our Hands

Baynton, United Kingdom (2018) Women's One Hundred: Celebratory Procession and Performance - Raising Our Hands. [Event, Show or Exhibition]

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The Women's One Hundred procession invited residents and visitors to the city to walk and sing Women's Rights protest songs on Lincoln's High Street and then assemble at Speaker's Corner - the site of the City's historic Suffragette Rally of 1908.

The procession was followed by Raising Our Hands, a site-specific community performance, created by local women to be performed at Speaker's Corner and mark the national centenary. The piece was devised through a series of workshops led by theatre maker and performer, Rachel Baynton, Co-Artistic Director of Proto-type Theater.

These events were the final celebrations in a series of workshops and public talks which formed the year-long One Hundred Project. Supported by Lincoln Performing Arts Centre and Arts Council England, the project was designed to build confidence, and empower women, as well as highlighting current issues in equality.

Highlights of the project included Suffragette-inspired art workshops, MP Karen Lee speaking on her experience of working in a male dominated profession ,alongside Senior Lecturer in Engineering Rebecca Margetts, and public speaking and self-defence for women classes.

The One Hundred Project was been led and co-ordinated by Creative Producer, Phoebe Wall-Palmer.


A Free Public Performance to Mark 100 Years of Votes for Women
– Created for the People of Lincoln

Devised and Performed by:
Gemma Baker
Gaynor Brown
Sarah Hughes
Sophie Lavender
Georgia Preece

Written and directed by Rachel Baynton
Music by Ed Wellman and the University of Lincoln Choir

The procession and performance took place on Saturday 15th December 2018.

Keywords:Theatre, Community, Participation, Performance, Devising, Procession, Commemoration, Women's Rights
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W490 Drama not elsewhere classified
W Creative Arts and Design > W810 Scriptwriting
W Creative Arts and Design > W400 Drama
W Creative Arts and Design > W440 Theatre studies
W Creative Arts and Design > W430 Producing for Theatre
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts (Performing Arts)
ID Code:34517
Deposited On:14 Dec 2018 10:48

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