Processions is a UK wide art project created to celebrate the 100 years since the Representation of the People Act gave the first British women the right to vote and stand for public office. Community groups and artists across the UK designed and created banners and flags to represent their local areas and inspirational women. I believe that everyone should be treated equally no matter their gender or background, so I felt it was important to pay respect to the suffragettes and women who fought to give us the right to vote which kick started the equal rights movement. I really enjoyed designing and creating the Thurrock banner at the Kinetika studios and it was very interesting learning the stories of many inspirational women from the local area. Our part of the project was managed by Jo Beal, and over the bank holiday weekend in May we produced 5 banners representing 5 boroughs along the Thames estuary; Barking & Dagenham, Dartford, Thurrock, Gravesend and Southend-On-Sea.