16-25 Nov 2018

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Joonas Berghäll and Mika Hotakainen Steam of Life

Thu 22 Nov, Doors and food 6.30pm. Film screening 7pm (80mins)

11North Star Coffee Roastery

Leeds Dock, The Blvd, Leeds, LS10 1PZ

This screening is now fully booked - please contact [email protected] if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

A film by Joonas Berghäll and Mika Hotakainen 
Presented by Compass Festival in partnership with North Star Coffee Roasters 

Naked Finnish men in saunas speak straight from the heart. In the warmth of rusty stoves they cleanse themselves, both physically and mentally, culminating in this story’s deeply emotional tale. The film travels through Finland, joining men of all walks of life, in many different saunas, telling us their touching stories about love, death, birth and friendship.

With great simplicity, the camera records the raw and rare beauty of landscapes, saunas and men in almost magical pictures. The presence of the characters and the depth of their emotion has a visceral impact on the viewer. Steam of Life reveals the men’s naked souls in an intimate and poetic way.

On the eve of Bethany Wells’ wood fired sauna WARMTH returning to Leeds after a two-year UK tour, join us at North Star Coffee Roasters for the rare chance to see Steam of Life screened in the UK.

North Star will be offering a special themed menu:
Scandi Grilled Sandwich
Cheese melt of dreams, featuring crispy roast potatoes, pickled gherkins, dill and lingonberry jam.
Full - £7. Half - £5
Side Salads
Green Mustard Salad
Smoked mackerel, pear and celery in yogurt mustard dressing with toasted buckwheat. (GF Option)
Sweet and Sour Red Salad
Shredded red cabbage, beetroot, and apple in a sweet and sour caraway dressing with pumpkin seed sprinkle. (Vegetarian, Vegan and GF Option)

Cakes / dessert
Toscakaka £3.50
Billberry Pie and Cream £4

At the screening, special offers will include:
Half grilled sandwich, side salad and drink £10
Side salad, dessert and tea/coffee £10

The Demolition Project1000 Handshakes

Festival Welcome

  • 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

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
Day of live court hearings Sat 24 Nov, 1pm-6.30pm |

Would like to meet

  • 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


  • Mon 19 – 23 Nov


  • Mon 19 – 23 Nov


  • Mon 19 – 23 Nov


  • Mon 19 – 23 Nov


  • Mon 19 – 23 Nov


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 |

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

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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