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Bonus: Pageant on Paper
A weekend quickie
I know: after the drought, the deluge. And if you missed my last post earlier in the week, here it is.
This is just a quick one to let you know about a wonderful project I’ve been involved in: Pageant on Paper.
Pageant on Paper is a drawing, made by over 100 contributing hands, in pencil and ink, on a single piece of paper measuring 9.5 m x 1.5m. The drawing offers a way to discover great women past and present through the 331 portraits processing across the paper. The work was inspired by a little known, inspirational theatre maker and suffragette, Edith Craig and her staging of the suffrage play A Pageant of Great Women by Cicely Hamilton.
Not only did I contribute a drawing to this travelling marvel when it stopped off in Nottingham (*cough* Jean Rhys *cough*), but I was also one of the people who got to write captions for its transfer to the digital world.
You can can now see this gorgeous work online, and learn a little about each woman (should mention this is also a trans- and NB-inclusive project) at pageantonpaper.co.uk. What a way to celebrate Women’s History Month!