From 11th – 31st July 2018, a traditional Finnish-style sauna will be open to the public in Islington Mill’s courtyard.
Olivia Glasser will be in residence as maître d’sauna, stoking the stove and hosting additional discussions & interventions. Éncore Room is a continuation of Olivia’s exploration in to public saunas as ‘worldly spaces’ with potential for enabling the event of democratic subjectivity.
Come down to soak in the steam, cool down in the outdoor shower and relax in an immersive sensory space with others.
The sauna is drop in.
Please call the Éncore Room line on 07871507519 during opening hours for availability.
Check back here for more info and up to date opening times: www.encoreroomsauna.co.uk
Éncore Room is a residency in WARMTH, a wood-fired sauna in a timber-lined, converted horsebox.
WARMTH was originally conceived and built by Bethany Wells, as a commission by Compass Live Art & supported by Arts Council England.
OPENING HOURS WEEK 1 : Please check back regularly for updates
Wednesday 11th July,
*Sauna launch: POTLUCK 5pm – late
Thursday 12th July 8am – 1pm
Friday 13th July 8am – 4pm
SATURDAY 14TH JULY: CLOSED
Sunday 15th July 10am – 5pm
OPENING HOURS WEEK 2
Monday 16th July Open 1:30pm – 6:30pm
Tuesday 17th July Open 6:30 – 11pm
EVENT: 6:30pm – 8:30pm The Second Coming of Steam: a discussion with Matt Wynne
*Limited capacity for the sauna discussion, first come, first served: get down there early to avoid disappointment!*
Wednesday 18th July Open 6pm – 10pm
EVENT: 6pm – 10pm: TV Babies Takeover Launch:
Join us tonight for a celebration of all things sweaty at TV Babies’ take over of Éncore Room.
Expect shopping centre rituals, slugs, home made exercise videos and the Fountain of Youth.
The TV Babies:
The takeover continues Friday & Sunday, please see times below.
Thursday 19th July: CLOSED
Friday 20th July: TV Babies in residence continues. Open 1pm – 7pm
SATURDAY 21st JULY: CLOSED (The Maître d’sauna is on a research trip to the Northern Fells as part of the Great Northern Sauna Meet Up Part 1)
Sunday 22nd July: TV Babies in residence continues. Open 1pm – 9pm
EVENT 1pm – 2:30pm:
Whisking Workshop with the British Sauna Society
The British Sauna Society (yes, there is such a thing!) are visiting as part of their Great Northern Sauna Meet Up (pt 2).
Come and sweat with us, hear more about the growing sauna movement in the UK, & join a workshop in sauna whisking, a tradition of gently whipping the body using bundled branches.
Cleanse yourself between the sauna and our bracing outdoor shower for the ultimate refreshing sauna experience!
*Limited capacity for the sauna discussion and workshop, first come, first served: get down there early to avoid disappointment!*
* OPENING HOURS WEEK 3 COMING SOON*