REGISTRATION has opened for Processions, one of the UK’s largest ever mass participation artworks, which will take place simultaneously across the four UK capitals on 10 June this year.

Commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, and will mark one hundred years since the first British women won the right to vote.

Women and girls are invited to take part.

Participants in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London will walk together in their tens of thousands.

Given green, white or violet to wear, to represent the colours of the suffrage movement and standing for “Give Women Votes”, they will together appear “as a vast river of colour flowing through the city streets.”

At the centre of each procession will be specially created banners, echoing those carried by suffrage campaigners.

Artichoke, its producers, have announced 100 organisations across the UK, including 16 Scottish organisations, who will be working with artists to create 100 unique banners for Processions.

Participating artists include Iranian artist Paria Godarzi, Harris Tweed weaver and textiles historian Chris Hammacott and Glasgow-based duo Ruby Pester and Nadia Rossi.

THE Solas Festival, held at The Bield at Blackruthven in Perthshire, has announced some of its programme for 2018.

The festival runs from June 22-24.

The headline acts on Friday and Saturday night will be Jordanian/Palestinian act 47Soul and Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert, who will be performing songs from their new collaborative album.

Siobhan Wilson will also be playing a key set as part of Edinburgh music label Song By Toad’s tenth anniversary showcase at Solas Festival, alongside acts including Johnnie Common and Adam Stafford.

Other acts on the lineup include Withered Hand, folk singer Grace Petrie, Roseanne Reid, Scottish electronica act Bossy Love, Lucia, North African folk band Gnawa Transfusion.

More names are to be announced in the next month.

Hannah Lavery, recipient of the Tom McGrath Playwriting Grant and the Workers’ Theatre Megaphone residency, will be performing her solo show The Drift, exploring migrant and mixed race identities in Scotland.

World Slam Champion Harry Baker will be leading slam poetry workshops and performing on the main stage.

Solas Festival has been running since 2009.