Pink Shields

Work-in-progress (2017)

Did you know that men make up 87% of blue plaque recipients in the UK?

This project seeks to recognise the important contributions of women – beginning with the carnival morris dancing community in the Northwest of England.

Pink Shields will celebrate members of the troupe dancing world—past and present—via a limited edition series of 12 personalised plaques proposed by members of the carnival performance community.

The first shield was awarded in September 2017 to Mrs Elsie Maddock, in honour of the amazing contribution she has made to morris dancing in Goostrey, Cheshire and as an adjudicator for the Lancashire Carnival Association.

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