Caroline Bergvall: In the Same Breath


Venue Great Hall

Running time 60 minutes

Artist Caroline Bergvall


£10 (50% off students & under 18s)

Next date 31st July 10:00 pm

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About this event

The international poet, artist and vocal performer, increasingly recognised for her unique interdisciplinary performances, presents here a subtle set of new solo pieces, incorporating multilingual poetics, vocal text and breath work.

“Thank heaven for Caroline Bergvall, an artist and poet pushing the boundaries of language in a blogged-up and twittering digital world.” The Guardian


Don’t miss:
Tamim al-Barghouti and Stevie Wishart
Alice Oswald performing her new work Nobody
Northumbrian poet Katrina Porteous
The amazing Dead Rat Orchestra


Caroline Bergvall is an artist, poet and vocal performer. French-Norwegian but based in London, she works across artforms, media and languages. The recipient of many awards and commissions, Caroline’s work frequently develops through exploring material traces, literary documents and linguistic detail, language and literary history, sites and histories, hidden or forgotten knowledges. Her sparse textual, spatial and audio works often expose hidden or difficult historical/political events.

Caroline Begvall was the first recipient of the art literary prize Prix Littéraire Bernard Heidsieck-Centre Pompidou in 2017, and is currently a Visiting Professor at Kings College London. Books such as Drift (2014) and Meddle English (2011) have harnessed sustained interest and rave reviews in both the United Sates and Europe.

About our Summer Concerts

This concert is part of the Dartington International Summer School & Festival, a month-long musical celebration, encompassing shared music making, learning and listening.

Our extensive public concert series utilises a faculty of internationally renowned and emerging musicians to create a stunning cross-genre programme of over 100 concerts and events. Set against the backdrop of Dartington’s striking medieval Great Hall, the Summer School’s concert series presents the highest levels of performance in a carefully curated collection of classic works and “made for Dartington” exclusives. Full listings for the Summer School concert series can be found here.

If you are interested in taking part in one of Summer School’s music courses, you can find out further details here.

Food and drink

Head up to the Dartington estate early to enjoy our pre-concert food offerings. The Green Table café will be staying open late during the festival, plating up fresh and seasonal local food and drinks. Next to the Great Hall, The White Hart restaurant and bar will be serving a selection of food, along with a broad range of quality drinks and between concert nibbles.

Offer: Special rate for Dartington Members

Dartington Members will receive a 10% discount, applied when they log in during the checkout process. For more information about Membership, click here (opens in new tab).

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Wednesday 31st July

Visiting Dartington Hall

At our 1,200 acre estate, based in South Devon, there’s plenty to explore – from the natural beauty of the grounds, to our visitor attractions and year-round events programme. You can also make a stay of it with our historic hotel or campsite, and enjoy award-winning food and drink in our cafes and restaurants.

About us

Dartington is an old place with a new story.

The Dartington Experiment began in 1925 and was based on the idea that humans are many-sided – and how we need environments that encourage our whole being to flourish, in connection with nature and each other.

This idea is as true today is it ever was.