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Catch Your Breath @ Darlington Library

Mon 18 Nov 2019 - Mon 2 Dec 2019


Date: Monday 18 November – Monday 2 December 2019

Location: Darlington Library, Crown Street, Darlington, DL1 1ND


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. 

This pop-up exhibition will be on display at this location from Monday 18 November until Monday 2 December 2019. This exhibition is free, so there’s no need to book!

On Saturday 30 November 1.30pm-3.30pm, poet Christy Ducker will hold a writing workshop inspired by one of our most fundamental bodily functions: breath. Visit the event page for more details.


Darlington Library opening times

  • Monday: 9.00am-6.00pm
  • Tuesday: 9.00am-6.00pm
  • Wednesday: 9.00am-5.00pm
  • Thursday: 10.00am-6.00pm
  • Friday: 9.00am-5.00pm
  • Saturday: 9.00am-4.00pm
  • Sunday: closed


Life of Breath


Darlington Library
Crown Street
Darlington, DL1 1ND United Kingdom
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01325 462034