For: This workshop is open to members of the public who have attempted to, or have quit smoking in the last 12 months and have no current or past affiliation with the tobacco industry. No artistic experience is required and materials and refreshments will be provided.
What: Each year, thousands of people attempt to stop smoking. Every one has a different story. Capturing these experiences is an important step in understanding how to help people give up for good.
We would like to invite you to share your smoking journey through a series of workshops for ex-smokers and those attempting to quit. Debate cutting edge research and feed into the creation of a new artwork and further research into this important area.
Facilitated by artist Marcus Lanyon and researcher Andy Skinner, ex-smokers and researchers will explore the stories behind a smoker’s decision to quit. Together you will capture these in a new artwork.
There will be three sessions:
Wednesday 6 July, 19:00-21:00
Share your smoking cessation story with Marcus and Andy to discover new technologies being developed to help smokers quit.
Wednesday 20 July, 19:00-21:00
Get your hands dirty in a creative session led by Marcus where you’ll capture important moments in your smoking journey.
Wednesday 27 July, 19:00-21:00
Come together to finalise the artwork as a group.