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Catch Your Breath Bristol Launch

Tue 24 Sep 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM


The Bristol installation of Catch Your Breath is a multi-sensory, interdisciplinary, participatory exploration of breath. This intimate invitation is an opportunity for you to engage with, take part in, and share the exhibition with others. Reserve a place here.

Catch Your Breath will be at Southmead Hospital from Tuesday 24 September 2019 to Tuesday 31 December 2019. Catch Your Breath can be found in various other locations in Bristol from January 2020 to Thursday 27 February 2020.


  • 6.30pm: Speeches and nibbles.
  • 7.00pm: A guided preview of the exhibition display in the Brunel Building’s beautiful atrium space (until Dec 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.


About The Book of Jo

The Book of Jo is a new theatre show by Viv 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.


About Viv Gordon

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


Travel information

Southmead Hospital is served by over 12 bus services which stop either on site outside the main entrance to the Brunel building, or very close by. For quick and easy route planning visit www.traveline.info.

You can park in the Brunel Multi-Storey Car Park or on Monks Park Road. For further information on car park charges and alternative travel, please visit the Southmead Hospital travel information page.


Life of Breath


Southmead Hospital
Southmead Rd, Westbury-on-Trym
Bristol, BS10 5NB United Kingdom
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