Catch Your Breath Bristol

24 September 2019, 6.30 PM - 24 September 2019, 9.00 PM

Brunel Building, Southmead Hospital

The Life of Breath project is delighted to invite you to the official launch of the Bristol installation of Catch Your Breath - a multi-sensory, interdisciplinary, participatory exploration of breath. This invitation is an opportunity for you to engage with, take part in, and share the exhibition with others.

  • 6:30pm: Speeches and nibbles
  • 7:00pm: Guided preview of the exhibition display in the Brunel Building's beautiful atrium space (until December 2019, and then appearing in different forms around the city) together with an opportunity to contribute to a breath-related global participatory artwork.
  • 8:00pm: Special performance of 'The Book of Jo' in the hospital Sanctuary

The Book of Jo is a new theatre show by Vivienne Gordon, commissioned by Life of Breath to animate research into breath and breathlessness. It explores what happens when life falls apart. How can we maintain hope when the worst happens? And why do bad things happen anyway?

A woman faced with a rare and random terminal diagnosis sits in the debris of her life contemplating meaning and social justice with the dubious help of the Old Testament story The Book of Job.

Vivienne Gordon is a theatre maker and arts activist producing feisty work about mental health and trauma based on her lived experience. Read more about Vivienne at her website.

Contact information

Attendance is free, but you must register via Eventbrite. If you have any enquiries, please contact Jordan Collver or Nancy West, Life of Breath project administrators.

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