A message from Breathe on COVID-19

“Following recent news developments relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and having closely followed advice and guidance from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, the World Health Organisation and Public Health England, we have come to the difficult decision to pause all activities with immediate effect. Although we know that our work can have its biggest impact at times of stress and uncertainty, the safety and health of our staff, artists, volunteers and of course those we engage, is our upmost priority.”

–  Yvonne Farquharson, Founder and Managing Director


Breathe’s Performing Arts Programme at Guy’s and St Thomas’
After careful consideration we’ve paused the delivery of any future performances and projects within Guy’s and St Thomas’ public and clinical spaces until further notice.

Breathe Magic Intensive Therapy Programme
With the predicted timing and impact of the peak of COVID-19, we have taken the decision to reschedule our Breathe Magic programme in Gloucestershire (originally planned for April) to Summer 2020.

Melodies for Mums
We will keep you posted on upcoming Melodies for Mums programmes, dates and locations.

Our artists, volunteers, freelance staff and project participants
Breathe are very aware of the impact that COVID-19 will have on freelance workers and on the many vulnerable and isolated people we work with. We are looking creatively at how we might be able to offer remote support and work opportunities during this time. We will be in touch with you directly when we have any more information about these opportunities.

Keep Being Creative
In this moment of uncertainty, we are reflecting on our wonderful community and core values, and how we can all personally connect with the arts to gain a sense of empowerment, hope and creative fulfilment. Keep an eye out for our March newsletter, where the Breathe team will share their personal tips for how to engage with a wide range of artforms from the comfort of your own homes.