Culture

Tallinn Maritime Days highlight of last weekend in August

17.08.22 NEWS ... Tallinn Maritime Days (Tallinna Merepäevad) take place later on in the month and will bring a wide selection of vessels large and small to the Estonian capital.

Gallery: Second 'Melchior the Apothecary' movie premieres this week

17.08.22 NEWS ... Monday marked the gala premiere of "Melchior the Apothecary: The Ghost," the second movie in a trilogy based on the medieval crime bestsellers by bestselling Estonian author Indrek Hargla. "The Ghost" will hit theaters nationwide by Friday.

Top Estonian chefs to mentor next generation of cooking enthusiasts

16.08.22 NEWS ... 14 of Estonia's top chefs have offered to mentor new and enthusiastic cooks in a bid to inspire the next generation of culinary enthusiasts.

'Treski Thrill' festival brings good vibes to Setomaa

16.08.22 NEWS ... 'Treski Thrill' a festival of music and inspiration took place for the first time this weekend in Setomaa, southern Estonia. The three day festival, which kicked off on August 12, featured live performances from top Estonian acts including NÖEP, Lexsoul Dancemachine, Tõnu Tubli and Daniel Levi as well as a special inspiration program with saunas, ice baths and coaching workshops.

Culture minister to visit Ida-Viru County on Wednesday

16.08.22 NEWS ... Minister of Culture Piret Hartman (SDE) will visit Narva on Wednesday to discuss the future development of the city and Ida-Viru County.

Station Narva 2022 music lineup announced

16.08.22 NEWS ... The music program for this year's Station Narva has been announced. The now annual music and city festival, which this year takes place for the fifth time on September 8-11 in Narva, will include live performances from Ukrainian electro-folk band ONUKA, British instrumental acid jazz trio Red Snapper, alongside recently reformed Estonian hip-hop legends A-Rühm and prog-rockers Mahavok.

Pikk Hermann tower open to public on August 20

16.08.22 NEWS ... On Saturday (August 20), the 31st anniversary of Estonia's restoration of independence, Pikk Hermann Tower will be open to visitors.

Tallinn Chamber Orchestra tours Valentin Silvestrov's work across Estonia

15.08.22 NEWS ... The Tallinn Chamber Orchestra led by conductor Tõnu Kaljuste will embark on a concert tour in late August to present the music of Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov and Estonian composers Artur Kap, Villem Kap and Eugen Kap.

Ewert and the Two Dragons concert closes out Tartu's 'Car-free Avenue'

15.08.22 NEWS ... Estonian indie band Ewert and the Two Dragons closed out this year's 'Car-free Avenue' on Sunday evening with a live show in Tartu.

Sculpture park set to open in Tartu's Raadi Manor

15.08.22 NEWS ... A sculpture park is set to open at 4 p.m. on August 19 in the grounds of Tartu's Raadi Manor. The park will feature works by sculptors Anton Starkopf, Ernst Kirs, Aulin Rimm and Rein Rannast.

'Sierra' director Sander Joon: Cinema and animation still in with a chance

15.08.22 NEWS ... Estonian animation talent Sander Joon's latest short animation "Sierra" has met enormous success at international film festivals, with the possibility of a future Oscar nomination. How was the film's premiere at PÖFF's love film festival Tartuff and what inspired Sander to create the short film in the first place - let's find out!

Estonian summer packed with festivals as organizational costs rise

15.08.22 NEWS ... With a number of major events postponed over the past two years due to the coronavirus pandemic, this summer has been a very busy one for festivals in Estonia. However, with organizational costs on the rise, many Estonian festivals have been run on a smaller scale this year than before the pandemic.

Gallery: Põhjala factory hosts Hennessy Urban Festival

14.08.22 CULTURE ... A festival in North Tallinn took place on Saturday, brining together artists and musicians at the Põhjala factory in Kopli.

XIII Disabled Song and Dance Festival 'Reunion' taking place in Viljandi

13.08.22 NEWS ... Boasting more than 1,000 performers, the XIII Disabled Song and Dance Festival "Reunion" is taking place in Viljandi on Saturday, marking the return of the festival after a three-year hiatus. Regional paper Sakala will be broadcasting the event online live starting at 2 p.m.

Gallery: 10th Opinion Festival underway in Paide

13.08.22 NEWS ... The tenth Opinion Festival is currently underway in the Central Estonian city of Paide. This year, the festival program includes more than 140 discussions on a wide variety of topics, from civil society and helping Ukraine to climate issues, sustainability, diversity in tech and the Estonian diaspora.

Noblessner hosts 'Dark Side of the Moon' electronic music festival

12.08.22 CULTURE ... The Noblessner development in Põhja-Tallinn is the scene of this year's "Dark Side of the Moon" electronic and experimental music festival.

ERR journalists performing own Civil War-era play this Saturday

12.08.22 NEWS ... Three ERR journalists are donning period costume for a new production set during the American Civil War of 1861-1865, ETV current affairs show 'Ringvaade' (AK) reports.

Gallery: Slipknot perform in Tallinn, supported by Donetsk band Jinjer

12.08.22 NEWS ... American nu metal band Slipknot performed their first ever concert in Estonia on Thursday night at Tallinn's Saku Suurhall. The show was the latest installment of the band's "We Are Not Your Kind" tour.

Opinion Festival starts in Paide, includes several science-focused panels

12.08.22 NEWS ... This weekend's annual Opinion Festival (Arvamusfestival), held in the central Estonian town of Paide is underway already, and will include several discussions in the scientific arena, ERR's Novaator portal reports.

Tallinn Fringe set to host over 90 comedy, music and theater performances

11.08.22 NEWS ... The fifth Tallinn Fringe festival is set to get underway on August 18. Featuring more than 90 stand-up, music, poetry, theater and even burlesque performances, Tallin Fringe will take place in venues across the capital for a full month, finishing with a live performance from Kaisa Ling Thing on September 18.

Tallinn's Okapi Gallery opens new exhibition on cross-border conflict

11.08.22 NEWS ... On Friday, August 19 at 18:00, Tallinn's Okapi Gallery will open a new exhibition entitled 'On the Edge Fest', as part of a broader project, which takes a closer look at border conflicts in different regions, particularly those affected by war or social problems.

Gallery: Edward Albee's 'Three Tall Women' rehearsals start in Tartu

10.08.22 CULTURE ... Rehearsals are going ahead for a performance of "Three Tall Women" (1994) by US playwright Edward Albee, and to premiere at the Vanemuine Theater in Tartu on October 1.

Hiiumaa war museum offers to take on Narva tank

10.08.22 NEWS ... A museum on the island of Hiiumaa says it would like to house a controversial tank monument slated for removal from its current location just outside Narva, ETV news show 'Aktuaalne kaamera' (AK) reported Tuesday.

Gallery: Chekhov's 'Cherry Orchard' Ugala Theater rehearsals in full swing

09.08.22 CULTURE ... Rehearsals for the opening play of an iconic theater in Viljandi's 103rd season have commenced, with director Andres Noormets bringing Anton Chekhov's "Cherry Orchard" to the stage, ERR's Kultuur portal reports.

Edward von Lõngus: What matters is creation

09.08.22 CULTURE ... Estonian graffiti and street artist Edward von Lõngus, who has remained a mystery in the art scene, keeping his appearance and personal details hidden from the public, tells Shameema Binte Rahman in an interview about his approach to social issues, creative process and why the art matters more than his physical body.

Tartuff 2022 attracts well over 11,000 attendees

08.08.22 CULTURE ... Close to 11,600 cinema goers attended the six-day PÖFF Armastusfilmide festival ("Love film festival"), or Tartuff, as it is colloquially known, regional daily Tartu Postimees reports. The festival ended Sunday.

Kõrgessaare concert breathes new life into 110-year-old factory complex

08.08.22 NEWS ... Cultural entrepreneurs in Hiiumaa are working to bring life back to a long-vacant 110-year-old factory complex in the Kõrgessaare Parish. On Saturday evening, the process began, with a concert held as part of the annual Pühalepa Music Festival, which takes place every August.

Gallery: Estonian printmakers' new exhibition focuses on nature in the city

06.08.22 NEWS ... This week, the Association of Estonian Printmakers (EVÜ) opened "Open (Eyes) Minds," a new exhibition at Rüki Gallery in Viljandi focusing on nature and biodiversity in the urban environment. Thursday's opening also included readings by Maarja Pärtna and a performance by Kaarel Kütas.

Film Estonia rebate fund boosted by €3.4 million

05.08.22 CULTURE ... The government ruled Thursday to boost cultural body Film Estonia's support for 2022 by €3.4 million, mainly in response to a surge in activity in the movie sector following the contraction during the Covid pandemic.

Estonian singer-songwriter Anna Kaneelina to open for Nick Cave in Haapsalu

05.08.22 NEWS ... On August 18, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds will be making their Estonian debut with a concert at Haapsalu Castle. Nick Cave has confirmed Estonian singer-songwriter Anna Kaneelina.

Gallery: Rehearsals for Tormis' unfinished opera held at Pirita Monastery

05.08.22 NEWS ... Dress rehearsals for the opera "Lalli, or There is a Man in the Middle of the Sea" by Veljo Tormis and Rasmus Puur began in the ruins of Pirita Monastery in Tallinn this week.

Free admission to Tallinn-owned museums on Sunday

05.08.22 NEWS ... Admission is free to all museums owned by Tallinn on Sunday (August 7) for both residents and visitors.

Gallery: Traditional Hiiumaa 'boat blankets' get contemporary take

04.08.22 CULTURE ... A museum on the island of Hiiumaa hopes to complete a replica traditional 'boat blanket', by the end of summer, ERR's Menu portal reports.

Tartu Food and Wine Festival starts Friday

04.08.22 NEWS ... Pop-up restaurants, food trucks and concerts will take place this weekend during the Tartu Food and Wine Festival which opens for the fifth time on Friday (August 5).

Gallery: Kuressaare Maritime Festival brings parties, concerts to Saaremaa

04.08.22 NEWS ... The annual Kuressaare Maritime Festival will bring parties and concerts to Estonia's largest island Saaremaa this week.

Tartu's new Downtown Cultural Center awaiting Riigikogu approval

04.08.22 NEWS ... Prior to signing a financing agreement with Tartu city government, Margus Allikmaa, chair of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, will consult with the Cultural Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu.

Young dancers from around the world to take stage at Estonian ballet gala

03.08.22 NEWS ... This Friday and Saturday, young dancers from a total of 13 different countries will be performing in Tallinn and Pärnu for the Tallinn Ballet Gala Junior, the finale of a three-week intensive ballet summer course held at Tallinn Ballet School.

Integration Foundation opens free Estonian language class registration

03.08.22 NEWS ... Registration for free Estonian language courses has opened on the Integration Foundation's self-service portal. Classes start on August 29, across the country and online.

Viljandi Folk Festival attracted nearly 25,000 visits

02.08.22 CULTURE ... Organizers have hailed last week's Viljandi Folk Festival as a success, with close to 25,000 visitors attending the four-day event in the South Estonian town.

Gallery: Tartuff film festival kicks off in Estonia's second city

02.08.22 CULTURE ... Estonia's biggest open-air cinema festival, the annual PÖFF Armastusfilmide festival ("Love film festival"), or Tartuff for short, opened in Tartu Monday evening.

'Disco Elysium' creators' job openings provide clues to possible next game

02.08.22 NEWS ... Job openings at an award-winning Estonian video gaming software company hint at the direction the firm, ZA/UM, may take next, on the back of the huge, worldwide success of 'Disco Elysium', released in 2019.

Estonia seeking to strengthen ties with diaspora communities

02.08.22 NEWS ... A call for proposals to strengthen ties with Estonian communities living abroad has been launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Integration Foundation.

Haapsalu library traces roots back to 19th century lounge

01.08.22 NEWS ... Last week, Klassikaraadio's "Raamatuhoidja" paid a visit to Lääne County Central Library. Located in in the coastal resort town of Haapsalu, the nearly 160-year-old library can trace its roots back to Club Musse, a 19th century entertainment lounge established to serve local and visiting members of the intelligentsia.

Premiere of Veljo Tormis and Rasmus Puur's opera to take place next week

31.07.22 NEWS ... The Birgitta Festival, beginning on August 6, will feature the world premiere of Rasmus Puur's completed version of Veljo Tormis' unfinished opera "Lalli, or there is a Man in the Middle of the Sea." The composer Rasmus Puur has finished the opera Tormis started at the request of Tõnu Kaljuste and Nargenfestival.

Cars 25 years and older convene in Laitse for Youngtimer Camp 2022

31.07.22 NEWS ... The Youngtimer Camp 2022 gathering and exhibition of classic cars was held at the Laitse Rally Park on Saturday.

Police museum collection gets 86-year-old patrol boat

29.07.22 NEWS ... The collection of the Estonian Police Museum was complemented recently with a six-ton border patrol boat. The boat that started guarding Estonia's eastern border nearly 25 years ago was gifted to the museum by the Police and Border Guard Board.

Gallery: Viljandi Folk Music Festival takes place for 29th time

29.07.22 NEWS ... Viljandi Folk Music Festival is taking place for the 29th time this weekend at Viljandi Castle Hills. More than 40 artists will perform over the four-day event.

State has plan figured out for Estonian church upkeep in St. Petersburg

29.07.22 NEWS ... The board of the Estonian congregation of St. John's Church in St. Petersburg is discussing the possibility of terminating its contract with concert and festival organizer Eesti Kontsert. According to the Estonian state, a solution to the church's financing concerns, sparked by sanctions imposed on Russia this spring, has been found.

Klassikaraadio and Vikerraadio broadcast from Viljandi Folk Music Festival

28.07.22 NEWS ... From Thursday to Sunday this week, Viljandi is hosting a folk music festival. On Friday, "Vikerraadio Viljandis" and Klassikaraadio's "Suveduur" will broadcast from Viljandi Folk Festival.

Gallery: Thousands of candles lit on the Tõrva Fire Night

25.07.22 NEWS ... On the evening of Saturday, July 23, the population of Tõrva, a city in southern Estonia, increased several-fold as thousands of people came to admire the beauty of 'Tõrva Fire Night', one of Estonia's largest light festivals.
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