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Catch Your Breath @ Stockton Central Library

Mon 2 Dec 2019 - Mon 9 Dec 2019


Date: Monday 2 December – Monday 9 December 2019

Location: Stockton Central Library, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1TU


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 2 December until Monday 9 December 2019. This exhibition is free, so there’s no need to book!

Poet Christy Ducker will hold a writing workshop inspired by one of our most fundamental bodily functions: breath. Places are limited, so please ensure that you’ve booked your ticket: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/catch-your-breath-a-poetry-workshop-tickets-83779242971


Stockton Central Library opening times

  • Monday: 8.30am-6.00pm
  • Tuesday: 8.30am-8.00pm
  • Wednesday: 8.30am-6.00pm
  • Thursday: 8.30am-8.00pm
  • Friday: 8.30am-6.00pm
  • Saturday: 9.30am-4.00pm
  • Sunday: closed


Life of Breath


Stockton Central Library
Church Road
Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1TU United Kingdom
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01642 526521