SPIRIT:SPACE

 

At Space to Breathe we want to resource and encourage everyone who is on any sort of spiritual journey.

It’s been long documented that although religious attendance and affiliation in Western settings is decreasing, an interest and openness to spirituality is increasing.  Studies such as Hay and Hunts 2002 Understanding the Spirituality People Who Don’t Go to Church (Church of Scotland) have shown that this openness may well be due to a greater freedom for people to share about spirituality or a genuine increase in interest.

 

At Space to Breathe we call this type of spirituality “everyday spirituality” and we focus on an experience of something spiritual rather than providing lessons or dogma in how to practice it.

This spirituality is encountering:

Wonder in the world around us.
A commitment to others and to care for those in need.
Spirituality that is ‘making sense’ of the events and details of life.
Centred on the soul of each person.
Not bound by religion or attendance.
Simple in language and practice.

 

Spirit:Space is the name we give to our work with individuals on these types of journeys and we have created a number of different ways we can help.

 

your journey

 

Space to Breathe seeks to empower and encourage everyone into a journey with spirituality.

We’d like to help you find a way of living well, fully and deeply which is appropriate to you.  

 

We provide a number of helpful tools to help you:

Campaigns like The Silence Challenge

Resources art and ideas from our arts label Proost

Retreat spaces

 
 

Shhhh...

 

Shhhh... is all about space.

 
 
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what?

Shhhh... offers space to contemplate and meditate, to reflect and to pray. This evening will be inclusive to everyone and be particularly relevant for people interested in spirituality but won’t feel religious in language or tone. Expect some art installations, poetry and prose, ambient music, visuals and creative ways to engage with your spiritual side.


how?

The first part of the evening is free for you to explore the space.  They’ll be a number of installations, ambient music and visuals.  You can engage with the different pieces and reflections around the room or just be still in the candlelight.

Then just after 8 we’ll spend half an hour together in a guided mediation which will use poetry, meditations, art and music to guide us together on a journey of inner discovery.

Then we’ll give 15 minutes to total silence, and then end.

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WHen and whERE?

Shhhh... is arranged on a regular basis in Sheffield. The evenings run from 7.30pm to 9pm.

Shhhh... is moving venue and from 30 September will be held at the 35 Chapel Walk Art Space, 35 Chapel Walk, Sheffield S1 2PD.

Our next dates are:

Sunday 30 September - Change

Thursday 1 November - Remembering

Sunday 16 December - Light

 

PROOST

 

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Proost is our arts and music online label which profiles the work of musicians, poets, artists and creatives who would not otherwise get the profile they deserve. 

Proost hosts "art with a soul" i.e. any piece of work which has some sort of spirituality at its heart.  We have worked with artists such as World Slam Poetry Champion Harry Baker, Welsh Young Poet Laureate Martin Daws, celebrated South-coast DJ Steve Leach and brilliant illustrator Si Smith. 

Proost operates a very simple and artist-focused system for hosting work.  Profits are split 50/50 and the artist retains the ownership and direction of their work at all times.  They are free to sell elsewhere, free to withdraw work, free to change it.  The artist at all times is in control.

If you'd like to find out Proost visit our website at www.proost.co.uk.
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