Events Diary

The World Heritage Site is a hive of activity, with many concerts, plays, talks and other events. What will you find of interest?

The events shown are taking place on or around Durham World Heritage Site. If you are organising an event, please tell us about it.

Catch Your Breath

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 spiritual significance. The personal and cultural meaning of breathing goes beyond the simple act of keeping us alive.

Catch Your Breath is a new temporary exhibition exploring the Life of Breath research project, jointly led by Durham University and the University of Bristol. Bringing together medical history, anthropology, philosophy and literature, the exhibition will combine new artist commissions with objects from the Durham University collections and beyond to discover new ways of thinking about breath and breathlessness and their relationship to both illness and wellbeing.

FREE ENTRY

A full programme of related activities and events for all age groups will run up to and alongside this exhibition. Check back later in the year for further information.

Catch Your Breath will also be touring in 2019 to the Royal College of Physicians in London and Southmead Hospital Bristol. Visit the exhibition website to follow the exhibition and keep up to date on developments: catchyourbreath.org.

This exhibition is funded by the Wellcome Trust. For more information about the Life of Breath project, visit: lifeofbreath.org.

Contact: pg.custodian@durham.ac.uk
 

Events Diary

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    Landscapes of the North: An exhibition of paintings by George Browell

    Today at 9.30am
  • 18

    Scaling the Heights

    Today at 10.00am
  • 18

    New tour highlights the 'hidden women'

    Today at 10.00am
  • 18

    Catch Your Breath

    Today at 10.00am
  • 19

    Landscapes of the North: An exhibition of paintings by George Browell

    Tomorrow at 9.30am

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