Exploring the logic of respiration

Music & Mindful Yoga Therapist Kate Binnie joined Life of Breath as a researcher in January 2018. She writes: I…

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Breath in Fiction and Poetry with Michael Symmons Roberts

Wed 14 March, Durham For our seventh Arts of Breath event, Michael Symmons Roberts will be reading from his novel,…

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Beckett, The Breath and The Choreographic

Wed 21 Feb, Durham “Grace to breathe that void. Know happiness” (“Ill Seen Ill Said”, 1981). Unusually for Samuel Beckett,…

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Breath in Visual Art

‘Art changes human experience as it reorders our perceptions and engages our emotions’ (Starr, 2013) Artist Jayne Wilton has spent…

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‘Listen your way in/with the mouth’: the Poetry of Paul Celan

Wed 7 February, Durham In our fifth Arts of Breath event Prof David Fuller will consider the role of breath…

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Breath in Choral Singing

Mon 29 Jan, Durham The fourth event of the Arts of Breath series will be practical lecture-workshop conducted by Julian Wright…

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Breath in Vocal Technique

Wed 17 Jan, Durham The third event of the Arts of Breath series will be practical lecture-workshop conducted by classical singing…

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Breath, Pulse and Measure

In his manifesto ‘Projective Verse’ (1950) the poet Charles Olson proposed a new view of poetic structure based on the…

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Gasp! Making breathlessness less invisible through the creative arts

People living with breathlessness and those interested in how the arts-in-health approach may help make breathlessness less invisible, were invited…

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Breath & Puppet

Header image: “Baby at Play” by Thomas Eakins, 1876. Puppeteer Chris Pirie was recently invited by LoB collaborator Elspeth Penny and…

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Breath, Breathing, and Being: Discussions of Phenomenology, Respiration, and Identity

Fri 1 Dec, Oxford   The Bristol Life of Breath team has been invited by the Oxford Phenomenology Network to run…

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Visualising the Ephemeral: Breath in Visual Art

Wed 29 Nov, Durham In the second event of the Arts of Breath series, Jayne Wilton will be exploring breath…

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Gasp! Exploring Breath through Creative Arts (Discussion)

24 Nov 2017, Bristol This event has now passed. If you weren’t able to attend, you can read a write-up…

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Free diving

Raptures of the Deep (Freediving Film Night)

23 November 2017, Durham Free-divers can seem like super humans. They have extraordinary, seemingly implausible, control over their bodies, particularly…

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Dear Breath! Creative Writing Workshop

19 Nov 2017, Bristol Join Elspeth Penny, an arts and health specialist interested in using creative approaches to living well…

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Hearing the Form: Breath, Pulse and Measure in 20th Century American Poetry

Wed 15 Nov, Durham Our Arts of Breath Series launches with Prof David Fuller exploring the significance of breath to…

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Arts of Breath

Various dates 2017/18, Durham Arts of Breath is a series of lecture-performances exploring the role of breath in poetry, fiction,…

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Arts of Breath

Various dates 2017/18, Durham Arts of Breath is a series of lecture-performances exploring the role of breath in poetry, fiction,…

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A Note on Poetry, Breath, Lines and Punctuation

Dr William Wootten, who spoke at our last Life of Breath poetry reading event, writes: The rhythm of breathing, like…

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Curious about breath at the Oxford Curiosity Carnival

Music therapist and writer Kate Binnie writes:  Friday 29th September saw Oxford’s City Centre transformed by the Curiosity Carnival. This University-organised event…

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Kate Binnie singers

To Breathe Ourselves into Some Other Lungs

  A cappella singing, a lone rower in the Pacific Ocean, fungal spores, clairvoyance and a baby’s cries…what could possibly…

Lost in Translation? Exploring the language of breathlessness

Life of Breath post-doctoral researcher Rebecca Oxley writes: ‘Breath Lab’ is designed as a living experiment to promote discussion around…

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The Last Breath

25 August 2017, Edinburgh VISIONS OF THE FUTURE: A GOOD DEATH Over 50% of people say they want to die…

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The Sound of Breath

24 August 2017, Edinburgh THE BREATH IN SONG AND POETRY How do poets and composers think about breath? The pause…

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