The Chequered Cat Speakeasy Late Night Sauna Cabaret Experience

Romy Boettger

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    90


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  • Summary

    The Chequered Cat Speakeasy, which had its first outing at Spark In The Dark on New Years, is planning to return this summer as a quirky, intimate sauna and cabaret experience. Yes, that's right; cabaret in a sauna in a speakeasy. You work out the rest..

    Full description of concept

    The Chequered Cat Speakeasy, which had its first outing at Spark In The Dark on New Years, is planning to return this summer as a quirky, intimate sauna and cabaret experience. Yes, that's right; cabaret in a sauna in a speakeasy. We will provide an intimate experience for up to 6 people at any one time. People will probably rotate every 20-30min. The hidden-away speakeasy sauna space is small, cosy and hot. It will have a tiny bar, serving exquisite speakeasy-inspired beverages by chequered cats. There will be tasteful music to fit the mood, interspersed with weirdly, wonderful ad-hoc cabaret performances. Once you find us, you'll never want to leave!

    Team and plan

    2 creatures in the team, the structure and decor will go up and down in a few hours. We are hoping to run the experience 2-3 times during the Borderland week.

    Moop plan (matter out of place)

    We are burning wood, so ash and soot will be the only moop. All other materials we provide will be reusable and recyclable. But of course moop comes from all directions, brought by the wind or brought by creatures, so will do a full moop sweep of the surrounding area when we pack up.

    Budget overview

    We already have most of the stuff we need: the sauna tent, wood fired oven, sauna stones etc. The main issue for us is transport costs from Oslo to Boesdal.
    Transport costs min: 2300 DKK
    Decor and wood for burner: 800 DKK
    Bar: 1000 DKK

    How can other borderlings cocreate with you?

    Welcome, welcome! We invite you to enter, get hot and experience! We will also need cabaret performers, entertainers, jokers to entertain our guests.

    What is this?

    Congratulations! You've stumbled upon something special. Borderland is a participatory festival that takes place in Boesdal, Denmark. It's a fully participatory event where everything is created by the participants themselves, with out any spectators.

      Details

    • Do you need electricity from the grid? We may do, but generally only for some lighting. Details tbc soon

    • Will there be light? Yesssssssss

    • Will anything burn? There won't be anything to burn at the burn at the end of the week, so no big fire. The sauna has an enclosed wood-fired oven, and the chimney has a spark restrictor, so no hot sparks emerge from the top, and it's safe to have next door to tents/ flammable stuff. Zero fire risk when properly managed.

    • What is your audio footprint? We will have a smallish sound system for a smallish space

    • Forces of nature The sauna is in a russian sauna tent, specially designed to withstand extreme heat, and be pitched for extended periods in the Siberian winter. We will monitor the weather and would only run the experience if conditions are not too extreme, but the people around it would probably break before the structure if the weather got really bad ;) It can take a beating!

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