‘She’s Breathing’ a poem by Alexandra Pârvan

While visiting the University of Bristol and working alongside Havi Carel and the Bristol team, Alexandra Pârvan was inpired to…

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Our YouTube Archive

Over the life of the project we have been publishing videos on our YouTube channel. There is now quite an…

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Catch Your Breath Online Exhibition

Stop where you are and take a deep breath.How does it feel?What does it make you think?How many breaths have…

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The Unmapped Geography of Breath

Poet, poetry tutor, and GP Emily Wills writes… In September 2019 I had the privilege of being poet in residence…

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Catch Your Breath: Puppetry, Dance and Creative Writing

Life of Breath collaborator and arts and health workshop facilitator, Elspeth Penny, writes about her experience of running a series…

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Words from the breath

Words from the breath

Thu 13 June 2019, 2pm, Lanchester

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Catch Your Breath Events Programme

24 Nov – 17 Mar, Durham

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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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‘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, 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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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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Poetry Reading

29th September 7-9pm, Bristol Join us in the upstairs room of the Lansdown pub in Clifton for a free evening…

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…

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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A World of Sighs

13 August 2017, Edinburgh FROM POETRY TO PRAYER Seen historically as a way of maintaining a healthy body and mind…

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‘To breathe ourselves into some other lungs’

18 July 2017, Oxford If you were unable to join Breathe Oxford and Life of Breath in the upstairs room…

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On Breath Conference

6-9 Jul 2017, Utrecht Deadline for proposals: 31 August 2016 Arthur Rose (Durham University) and Stefanie Heine (University of Toronto),…

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Letter to your Breath

  If you were invited to write a letter to your breath, what would you say? Bristol anthropologist Alice Malpass…

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Arthur’s ‘labouring of the lungs’ in Tennyson’s Idylls of the King

Elsa Hammond is a PhD candidate at the University of Bristol, working on breath and death in the poetry of…

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The breath between: art, film, mortality, and AIR

Jenny Chamarette (writer, curator and film scholar and Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at Queen Mary University of London), and Anna…

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