Extraordinary Bodies, the UK’s only integrated circus company (disabled and non disabled people working equally together), is touring the UK and Ireland encouraging people to ask themselves the question ‘What am I worth?’ The company rolls up in Weston-super-Mare this October, with 3 days of circus, writing and music workshops that enable the sharing of stories and the chance to learn some circus skills. The workshops will feed into a new professional integrated circus show, developed in association with the National Theatre.
Join Elspeth Penny, an arts and health specialist interested in using creative approaches to living well with breathlessness, Dr Alice Malpass from the Wellcome Trust funded Life of Breath project and Louise Jenkins, an artist who is using breath and the experience of breathlessness as a starting point for a new piece of work. Elspeth, Alice and Louise will guide you through a series of playful, creative and reflective activities to help you experience and even see your breath and your breathlessness in new ways. This event is part of Being Human festival 2017, a programme of activities responding to the theme 'lost and found' https://beinghumanfestival.org
Join researchers from the life of breath project (www.life of breath.org) for a panel discussion alongside an installation artist, puppeteer, musician and writer exploring breath and breathlessness in their work. The panel will include talks as well as some performative elements.