The Brick Box

Hope Springs Eternal

A drawing with tropical plants' leaves on the top of the picture and a pond with lily pads on the bottom part of the picture. There are streams of water gushing down between the leaves into the pond.

Baltic Circle – The Brick Box: Hope Springs Eternal – Photo: Jenni Salminen

Hope Springs Eternal is a unique international collaboration between UK arts mavericks The Brick Box, the Baltic Circle Festival and the people of Kannelmäki district. This unique four day residency will re-imagine Sitratori Square as a magical place for transformation and celebration through the medium of water and the creation of a mass public bathing ritual.

Everyone is welcome to immerse themselves in this gentle, uplifting, playful and empowering experience. Audiences, artists and local residents will come together to create this interactive live artwork; part performance, part ritual, part dreamscape. Expect hot tubs, bubbles, water divination, music and above all joy!

The Brick Box is an artist-led social enterprise, which invites people to share creative experiences and see things differently. Their multidisciplinary team includes choreographers, musicians, engagement specialists, designers, mental health experts, urbanists, journalists, technologists and installation artists. They are engineers of atmosphere, creating innovative experiences which are meaningful and unique.

The Brick Box is based in Bradford, West Yorkshire. They work nationally and internationally.

Hope Springs Eternal is realised with:
Baltic Circle
Kannelmäen D-asema
Kannelmäen nuorisotalo
Jennyn Olohuone
Rukkilan asumisyhteisö
Vegetable artist Nura Leino
Show Choir Aventur

Urbaaniluonto Project
Frantsilan Luomuyrttitila
Uudenmaan puhdasvesipalju
K-market Kannelmäki

The work is realised in the framework of URBAN HEAT project, co-funded by Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

Thu 7.6. 15.00
Fri 8.6. 15.00
Sat 9.6. 16.00
Sat 10.6. 12.00


Price: free admission €
Duration: 5 h

For participant:

Bring your own bathing suit – we provide towels. The bathing ritual has an age recommendation of 10 years.