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Sauna TALK: Bård Torgersen


A couple of Sundays every month we invite different authors to Árdna for Sauna TALK - a concept where the author reads from their own, or someone else's, latest book. You can enjoy the reading from inside the sauna or in the bar, where the author will be sitting. Most of the sauna talks will be in Norwegian and they start at 5pm.

This Sunday we’ve invited author Bård Torgersen. His newest book "Lengter knuser slår" is his eight novel, and was released in February 2019. It was very well received among critics, even though it's pretty different from his previous experimental releases. Torgersen is an author with a big vocabulary, and the only predictable thing about him is that he never stands still.

Torgersen was a big part of Oslo's underground scene in the 80s as the vocalist of post punk band Masters of Mø. During the 90s he became one of the pioneers of the Norwegian electronica scene, and has since then done several projects that touches both music and litterature. In 2005 Torgersen debuted with the novel "Alt Skal Vekk" and is a critically acclaimed author. He's also been a part of several anthologies, as well as published seven poetry collections.

This event is a part of sauna session and you'll need a ticket for the 3-6pm session to attend. You'll find more information about sauna session and tickets here:

Ticket prices:
Adults: 195kr
Students: 150kr
Members: 100kr

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General information about sauna session:
Welcome to Sauna Session in our largest sauna, Árdna. The bathing ritual has been an important part of the Nordic way of life for a long time. Our sauna has a pleasant temperature of 60°C. Outside, you can enjoy a 7000 litre aquavit barrel that is converted to a sauna of 80-90°C and two cold baths as well as a shower. There are two dressing rooms, one for women and one for men. Fully licenced bar, and snacks can be ordered in both Naustet and Árdna.

Bring your own towel or rent one in the bar for 50,-. You can also buy a padlock for 50,- if you don’t bring your own. Bathing suits are required in the sauna and we recommend you bring your own flip-flops since the floor can be hot. Please note that you're not allowed to bring your own alcohol and that guests under 18 years are not allowed in the sauna in Árdna during the 6-9pm session.

Sauna Session can include performance by authors, poets, musicians, DJs, slam poetry, performance artists or sound works. See program on for more info.

SALT Art - Music is located across the water from the Opera.

The pre-sale will stop at 12pm on the day of the sauna session, but tickets can be bought in the reception area if the session isn't fully booked.
The last chance to enter the sauna sessions is 45min before each session ends.

Any extra activites during sauna sessions, like DJs, concerts, performances etc., is an addition to the sauna experience, not an event in itself. When you're booking a ticket for any sauna session, you're buying entrance to the sauna. In the case of a cancellation or last minute changes you will not be entitled to a refund.

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