Raptures of the Deep (Freediving Film Night)

November 23, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
25 North Road
FREE - limited places - booking recommended
Dr Sarah McLusky

This film screening is part of the Being Human festival. This year’s festival is taking place nationally 17 – 25 November 2017. Being Human is led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy and features hundreds of events across the UK.

Raptures of the Deep
Free-divers can seem like super humans. They have extraordinary, seemingly implausible, control over their bodies, particularly their breathing, and offer a fascinating insight into the connection between mind and body. A series of short films featuring record breakers including Johanna Nordblad and Guillaume Néry and our guest Liv Philip, will set the scene. Then we’ll discuss why the experience of losing the breath can both terrifying and exhilarating with champion freediver Liv Philip, artist Emma Critchley and researchers Rebecca Oxley and Arthur Rose.

Seating allocated on a first come, first served basis. Doors open 6pm. Refreshments will be available.

This event is part of the series Who do you think we are?
For event information, please contact Sarah Mclusky at sarah.mclusky@durham.ac.uk

FREE but places are limited. Reserve you place via the Being Human website

NB. Access to the venue is via stairs only. Films suitable for adults only (age 16+)