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Catch Your Breath on display at Stockton Central Library

(27 November 2019)

Date: Monday 2 December – Monday 9 December 2019

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


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.

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.


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!


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