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Gravesham banner to feature in 100th anniversary of women’s vote celebrations

PUBLISHED: 16:25 08 June 2018

The Gravesham banner. Picture: Gravesham Council

The Gravesham banner. Picture: Gravesham Council

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To mark the 100th year since the Suffragettes won the right to vote, women will gather in the streets of Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London on Sunday June 10 to participate in a public procession in celebration of women’s rights.

The event, commissioned by 14-18 Now and produced by Artichoke, is expecting thousands of women, girls and non-binary participants, with over 100 organisations taking part.

Each group has worked in collaboration with female artists to create their own individual and unique banners expressing what it means to be a woman today, to honour the banners and placards women created in aid of female suffrage.

The Gravesham banner features Enid Marx, the first female engraver to be Royal Designer for industry; Parm Gill, Gravesend Guru Nanak Football Club coach and Georgie Mae-Fenton, 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist.

Kirsty Gaunt, Sonja Montes, Mneesha Bungar and Cathy Meyers were the local artists who worked on the Gravesham banner and will be taking part in the procession in London, along with Georgia Mae-Fenton who features on the Gravesham banner.

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