Catch Your Breath: exhibition and poetry workshop

Join North East poet Christy Ducker for a writing workshop inspired by a fundamental bodily function: breath. The work will include responses to art and ideas from around the world, thinking about breath and respiratory health in new ways. Expect to play with breath in the poetic line and let the air into your writing! Suitable for all abilities.

  • This event is free, but please ensure that you book via Eventbrite
  • Crown Street Library
  • Saturday 30th November 2019, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Exhibition: ‘Catch Your Breath’ pop-up exhibition is at Crown Street  Library until Monday 2nd December 2019.

Breathing isn’t just a bodily function. It allows us to speak, laugh, and sing. It connects us to the outside world. It reflects our state of mind and can be consciously controlled. Breath has inspired art and literature. For many, it has a spiritual significance. The personal and cultural meaning of breath goes beyond the simple act of keeping us alive.

Catch Your Breath explores the Life of Breath research project, jointly led by Durham University and the University of Bristol. Bringing together medical history, philosophy, art, music, and literature, the exhibition discovers new ways of thinking about breath and breathlessness and their relationship to both illness and wellbeing.