Procession, conceived by Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller, was a public event that took place in Manchester in July 2009.
It included processional stalwarts, such as brass bands and rose queens, representations of historical and contemporary myth and folklore, and groups who constituted themselves especially for the occasion and are rarely celebrated in public.
Participants included former mill workers (Last of the Industrial Revolution), Big Issue sellers and staff (Working Not Begging), unrepentant smokers (In the Air) and ramblers and walkers (Ramble On).
This book contains a number of interviews made with key participants, images of the groups preparing for the event, the event itself and material included in Procession: An Exhibition.
Procession was commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival and Cornerhouse.