We've rounded up the Durham Book Festival 2019 free events on the programme - take a look below and see what's on.

While most of the activities on the schedule are ticketed, these Durham Book Festival free events mean you can still get involved without having to buy tickets, although some of them still require prebooking. Here's what's going on. You can also read more about the festival on our Durham Book Festival information page.

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So what's on for free at Durham Book Festival 2019?

The Catch Your Breath exhibition from Thursday to Saturday October 3-5 is free. It's at Newton Aycliffe Library and is a pop-up exhibition that discovers new ways of thinking about breath and breathlessness and their relationship to both illness and well-being.

There's also a free poetry workshop at 11am on the Saturday but you'll need to book on 03000 266 600.

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The Catch Your Breath exhibition then moves to Durham Clayport Library on October 10-12, with a poetry workshop - which you'll need to book - with Christy Ducker on October 12.

The Infinite Cold is on Saturday October 5 at the Gala Theatre Studio and is free. It's a family-friendly immersive theatre experience that takes you on a journey of imagination through the wonders of space and time as you watch the Night-Sky-A-Rama.

The Infinite Cold is at 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am and 12pm and runs for 15 minutes.

Breathtaking Books is on Sunday October 6, 3-4pm at Palace Green Library. Join the Life of Breath researchers as they delve into a wide range of project topics, from the social and political history of tobacco, to the imagery of breath invoked by Chaucer, Shakespeare, and the Black Mountain poets. It's free but you'll need to book on 03000 266 600.

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