The final 'Catch your Breath' Museum Late on Thursday 5 September will include a rehearsed reading of a new theatre show created and performed by Viv Gordon and commissioned by the Life of Breath project.
The Book of Jo
The Book of Jo looks at what happens when life falls apart. How can we maintain hope when the worst happens? And why do bad things happen anyway?
A woman faced with a rare and random terminal diagnosis sits in the debris of her life contemplating meaning and social justice with the dubious help of the Old Testament story The Book of Job.
- 6.00-6.40pm: Catch Your Breath exhibition tour, 1st floor gallery
- 6.45-7.45pm: The Book of Jo performance and audience Q&A, 2nd floor Library Reading Room
About Viv Gordon
Viv Gordon is a theatre maker and arts activist producing feisty work about mental health, abuse and trauma narratives. She has recently toured two shows: I am Joan an autobiographical comedy about trauma recovery and PreScribed (a life written for me) a commission from University of Bristol highlighting research into General Practitioners in mental health crisis in an NHS in meltdown. With Life of Breath, she hopes to explore connections between breath, mental health, panic and anxiety as well as illness, risk behaviours, judgement, shame and blame.