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Closing Celebration

Thu 27 Feb 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Date: Thursday 27 February 2020

Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Location: Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RL

Book here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/closing-celebration-for-life-of-breath-tickets-74807470157


We are delighted to invite you to join us for the official closing of the Life of Breath project, which has been running since 2014 and is soon ending, alongside the Bristol version of our Catch Your Breath exhibition.


  • 6:30pm: Drinks reception & special Catch Your Breath exhibition viewing
  • 7:30pm: Speeches
  • 8.00pm: Performance of Under the Surface, a choral piece, commissioned by Life of Breath, to be performed live at the event (30 mins)


In our workshops, we are gathering audience contributions along the way and very much look forward to displaying these creative responses and observations at this end of project event alongside showcasing our exhibition display.

Under the Surface is a choral piece composed by Toby Young and is inspired by the research of the Life of Breath team – particularly the work of Havi Carel and Alice Malpass – exploring the experience and isolation of people affected by breathlessness. It uses two separate choirs, a larger group (the University of Bristol singers) and a smaller group (award-winning vocal consort The Brabant Ensemble, pictured below), conducted by their director Stephen Rice.




The Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is located on Queens Road just off Park Street, only a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.

Bus numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9 and 72 all travel past the museum up Park Street and from the Clifton Triangle.

The museum is around 2 miles from the M32 on Queens Road (BS8 1RL). You can park in any of the city car parks but the closest two are West End (BS8 1EH) and Trenchard Street (BS1 5AN), both about a 5 minute walk away. Use the drive section of the TravelWest website to check for their locations and facilities.



Detailed access information can be found here and we can offer to any attendees with additional access needs


Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Queens Road
Bristol, Bristol BS8 1RL United Kingdom
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0117 922 3571