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What to expect and what to prepare: We are looking forward to welcoming you to our virtual workshop space on Saturday 21st November at 3pm. You will be sent the details to connect via Zoom. Email if you run into any difficulties.
We will begin this session by hearing from Professor Nicholas Ridout about ideas and practices of smoking and the colonial politics of altered mental states and intoxication. Poets Sandra Agard and Miriam Nash will develop the ideas of how tobacco has travelled and circulated by working with participants on making their own cigarette packet. Cigarette packets range from the elaborate to the basic and have a long history of art work and branding, health warnings, and holding collectors' cigarette cards.
You can download your cigarette carton template below- or you may have been posted one in advance- to make your cigarette carton you will need: pens, paints, scissors and pritt stick or equivalent.
Sandra and Miriam will share their own writing on tobacco and invite you to go on olfactory and historical journeys with them as you discover your own thoughts and feelings about the histories, cultivation, circulation and significance of tobacco. You will need something to write on. There will be comfort breaks for getting drinks (or having a cigarette). Please note, this workshop is for all participants aged over 16 regardless of whether or not you are a smoker, a writer, or a thinker."