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Breathing Space

Breathing Space presents four newly commissioned works by four of the UK’s brightest new artists, offering a glimpse across the spectrum of contemporary live art and experimental practice.

Duncan Speakman

Sounds From Above The Ground: A Live Remix Through The Streets Of Bristol

Sat 10 Mar 2.00pm, 3.00pm, 4.00pm, 5.00pm, 6.00pm, 6.45pm,

Sun 11 Mar On The Hour From 2.00pm – 5.00pm

£5.00/£3.00 Concs

Meet At Arnolfini Box Office / Booking essential

Somewhere between sound art and theatre, Duncan Speakman’s walks mix text, performance and live sound to create site-specific works that explore the relationship between sound and memory. Part of a small group, you follow a lone walker through the city streets, his internal monologue transmitted to your headphones. As you walk, listening to him dig into collective memory, the noise of the city is remixed live around you.

Grace Surman


Sat 10 & Sun 11 Mar 10.00am – 8.00pm

Free Dark Studio

yournamelitupinneonlights plunders children’s television and picture books, circus animal tamers, Dada and Surrealism, silent films and amateur pantomimes. Surman’s work plays with subtleties of appearance and persona. In this stop-motion animated film, she places herself in a world of make-believe, leaving parts of the set unfinished and holding on to a childhood excitement of dressing-up.

Until Thursday

It’s A Question Of Taste

Sat 10 Mar 7.30pm

£5.00/£3.00 Concs

How do you say lactose intolerant in French? And try explaining you just can’t deal with eating peas? Eat Me! the UK’s boldest and brightest email based food newsletter was looking for two intrepid explorers to join its ‘International Food Writing Team’ and Until Thursday thought they’d volunteer. However, they never thought that two young, liberal, left-wing, open-minded, vegetarian racists like them would get so political and that…

Yara El-Sherbini

Pub Quiz

Sat 10 Mar 9.00pm

Arnolfini Café Bar

£1.00 Entry Fee Per Team Member

Question: Name one movie in which an Arab was not shown as either a bomber, a belly dancer, or billionaire.

Yara El-sherbini’s work focuses on engaging audiences with social and political issues, using humour as a principal tool in that process. Join the quizmaster, test your knowledge and win a prize in this entertaining and irreverent pub quiz, specially devised for Arnolfini as part of Breathing Space.

Breathing Space is a national commissioning and touring project initiated by Arnolfini (Bristol), and partnered with greenroom (Manchester), Tramway (Glasgow) and The Junction (Cambridge). Financially supported by Arts Council England.