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Emily Furneaux

Ciggie Stories: Twenty Tales of Love & Sorrow

Thu 3 November — Fri 4 November 2022

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A hand holds a hand drawn packet of cigarettes made of card with the artist's surname branded on the pack.

Image credit by Emily Furneaux.

Ciggie Stories is the performative launch of a new collection of autobiographical writings by multi-disciplinary artist Emily Furneaux. A tribute to her messy love affair with the cigarette - which came to its final closure this year (fingers crossed).

Weaving together twenty tales about five significant men in her life, Furneaux will share fragments from her early adulthood living above a pub with her alcoholic father, the escapism she found sharing Gauloises with her late Step Father, her first proper love who she met living in Kansas City, an unimaginable crush and a traumatic break-up.

After the performance, Furneaux will be serving celebratory, cigarette themed refreshments.

Furneaux is a Glasgow based artist working in writing, performance, collage, culinary experience and installation. In 2020 she set-up Above & Alone - a life-long dining project: bringing strangers together to share food in her home. Despite her relationship with smoking, Furneaux is an ultra marathon runner; she is currently working on Artists vs Athletes - a collaborative research project investigating creative approaches to sport practices.

Ciggie Stories is supported by Hope Scott Trust & Glasgow Life’s Visual Art Craft Maker Award.


Tickets are sliding scale, pay what you can. *Get in touch with Emily to discuss a non-monetary payment at

Emily accepts books on her reading list, experiences - such as a dinner in your home, luxuries - such as Ferrero Rochers.

All ticket sales are reinvested into sustaining Emily's practice. If you’d like more info, get in touch directly with Emily at

Content note

There are minor suggestions of violence, death & depressive thoughts in places. Please get in touch directly with the artsit at if you would like further info.




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7:30pm — 9:00pm

Doors open: 7:15pm




Tickets: Non-monetary* / Free / £10 / £18 / £60 / £250 / £500 / £2500


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Please arrive promptly, the performance will begin at 7:30pm.