16-25 Nov 2018

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Bethany Wells Warmth

Fri 23 – Sun 25 Nov, 1pm-9pm | Bring your own towel or borrow one of ours. Changing rooms, lockers and showers are available.

Originally commissioned for Compass Festival 2016, WARMTH instantly became a festival favourite and has since toured the UK extensively. We’re delighted to bring it back to Leeds this year where Bethany will be experimenting with sauna experiences for the cooler Autumn temperatures.

Inspired by Finnish sauna culture, Bethany Wells has built a mobile, wood-fired sauna in a converted horse trailer, functioning as a space for experimental performance and impromptu gatherings.

Timber-lined, with wood smoke rising from the chimney, it brings a nomadic presence to the street. By inviting people to step out of their day and into the WARMTH, it offers a liberating communal experience.

Appealing to all the senses, this warm, fragrant, subtly-lit haven creates a pocket of Scandinavia in Leeds City Centre.

An accompanying tent based exhibition about smoke saunas will be available to enjoy.

WARMTH at Compass Festival from Compass Festival on Vimeo.

In 2016, people said:

Not only cleansing for the body and spirit- such a wonderful vehicle for community and social cohesion. How can you not strike up conversation when 5 people are sat in swimwear in a horsebox! Blissful!!"

"The sauna was such a great experience. I felt like I was on holiday. The meditation made me transport to another island. Surreal moment on a rainy November evening."

"Perfect experience of Finnish sauna, a very nice twist to the traditional thing, love it! "

"Brilliant! Should be a year- round thing!"

Commissioned by Compass Festival.

WaterborneThe Demolition Project

Festival Welcome
Compass

  • Fri 16 Nov

    1Crowd of Favours

6pm |

The Journey
Closed Forum Presents

  • Fri 16 – Sun 25 Nov

    12Geeks Room CIC

Available throughout the festival. Artist Talk 23 Nov, 6pm, Geeks Room CIC Unit 32, 3 Bramley Shopping Centre |

Public House
Etheridge & Persighetti

  • Fri 16 – Sun 25 Nov

    1Crowd of Favours

daily
Launch event: Fri 16 Nov, 7pm
Beer Glasses available throughout the festival, along Kirkgate |

Walking : Holding
Rosana Cade, Charlie Cauchi and Claire Nolan

  • Sat 17 Nov

    4Leeds Art Gallery

Film screening, 3pm | (45mins followed by Q&A)

Four Legs Good
Jack Tan

  • Sat 17 – Sat 24 Nov

    3Leeds Town Hall

Exhibition 17-24 Nov
12pm-5pm
Day of live court hearings Sat 24 Nov, 1pm-6.30pm |

Would like to meet
Scottee

  • Sat 17 – Sun 25 Nov

    2St. Peter’s Mount

Open all day |

Image of voting box in City Square

Measures of Us
Redhawk Logistica

  • Mon 19 – Sat 24 Nov

    5aLeeds City Square

  • Mon 19 – 23 Nov

    5cBeeston

  • Mon 19 – 23 Nov

    5dBramley

  • Mon 19 – 23 Nov

    5fHolbeck

  • Mon 19 – 23 Nov

    5dGipton

  • Mon 19 – 23 Nov

    5bSeacroft

  • Mon 19 – 23 Nov

    5gWoodhouse

Neighbourhood Voting: Mon 19 – Fri 23 Nov
City Centre Exhibition: Sat 24 Nov, 12pm - 7pm. Artist talk 4pm | , FREE

Steam of Life
Joonas Berghäll and Mika Hotakainen

  • Thu 22 Nov

    11North Star Coffee Roastery

Doors and food 6.30pm. Film screening 7pm (80mins) |

1000 Handshakes
Sarah Caputo & Brenda Unwin

  • Thu 22 – Sat 24 Nov

    6Leeds City Bus Station

10am-7pm | , FREE

The Demolition Project
Debbie Kent & Alisa Oleva

  • Fri 23 – Sat 24 Nov

    7Leeds Kirkgate Market

10am - 4pm, Artist talk Sat 24 Nov, 4pm |

Warmth
Bethany Wells

  • Fri 23 – Sun 25 Nov

    9Leeds Dock (outside Primal Gym)

1pm-9pm | Bring your own towel or borrow one of ours. Changing rooms, lockers and showers are available., FREE

Waterborne
French & Mottershead

  • Sat 24 – Sun 25 Nov

    8Leeds Dock

Hourly sailings between 12-8pm |

Critical Writing Workshop
Diverse Actions

  • Sun 25 Nov

    10Live Art Bistro

11am–1pm |

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