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Britain Celebrates Live: 100 Years of Women's Votes

Kirsty Young presents a unique celebration of the centenary of women winning the right to vote, as thousands of women process through the streets of the nation's capitals.

Kirsty Young presents a unique celebration of the centenary of women winning the right to vote featuring live coverage of PROCESSIONS, commissioned as part of 14-18 NOW and created by Artichoke. This vibrant and immersive art experience takes place across Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London. The event sees tens of thousands of women and girls process through the streets of the four UK capitals in the spirit of the original campaigners for women's suffrage. Carrying artworks they have created especially for the occasion, they form a living banner in columns of green, white and violet, the colours of the Suffragettes, as they mark this moment in history. As well as celebrating such a significant centenary, Kirsty Young looks across the 100 years to mark the achievements of women past and present.

2 hours

Last on

Sun 10 Jun 2018 14:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:01



  • 00:07

    Kylie Minogue

    I Believe In You

  • 00:08

    London Grammar


  • 00:27



  • 00:42

    Sébastien Tellier

    La Ritournelle

  • 00:42

    Sébastien Tellier

    Slow Lynch 

  • 00:43

    Inspiral Carpets

    Saturn 5

  • 00:44

    The Jam

    In The City

  • 00:50

    Seth Lakeman

    The Band of Gold

  • 01:04

    London Grammar

    Strong Eq

  • 01:06

    Emeli Sandé

    Breathing Underwater

  • 01:21

    Turin Brakes

    Above The Clouds

  • 01:22

    The Coral

    Being Somebody Else

  • 01:37

    John Martyn

    Fairy Tale Lullaby

  • 01:44

    London Grammar

    Darling Are You Gonna Leave Me

  • 01:44

    Beth Orton


  • 01:45


    Melody Day (Fout Tet Remix) (feat. Luke Lalonde, Adem and One Little Plane)

  • 01:46


    Dear Friends


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Editor Claire Popplewell
Executive Producer Sally Dixon
Producer Sarah Kerr