President Alar Karis: We as a nation must feel pride in Estonian art
Estonia needs spokespersons who have a clear voice and a wide view of society from across the cultural sector, to avoid the national mind-space being dominated by economic, pragmatic and political thinking and finding room for spiritual needs, human goals and deeper thought, President Alar Karis said in a speech marking the 101st anniversary of the foundation of the Estonian Artists' Association (EKL), which follows.
Watch: Legendary Estonian children's show 'Mõmmi ja aabits' turns 50
Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the live television premiere of "Mõmmi ja aabits," a children's show based on the classic Estonia alphabet book "Karu-aabits." ERR's Menu dove into our archives to unearth photos and videos sure to take many who grew up in Estonia at the time on a trip down memory lane.
Estonia Explained part six: The language has issues
In the short podcast series entitled "Estonia Explained," historian and ERR journalist Maarja Merivoo-Parro fuses cultural insight with research results, to create an insider's view into topics that might seem bewildering to people who are not from this neck of the woods.
Kadriorg Museum showcases Finnish modernism from Estonian art collections
Several important works by Finnish artists from the early 20th century that are not well known in Finland are in Estonian art collections. These are on display at the exhibition "The Dance of Colors: Finnish Modernist Art" at the Kadriorg Art Museum in Tallinn.
Adorable Invasive Species: Estonian band Shelton San play Liverpool
Legendary Estonian rock outfit Shelton San have been on tour in the United Kingdom again, playing in Liverpool and Manchester. The second Estonian band ever to have been recorded by the BBC, Paul Emmet gives us his take on the band's Liverpool gig last weekend.
Watch again: Anniversary of Republic concert 2023
This year's Anniversary of Republic concert at the Estonian National Opera is inspired by a need to reflect on the current turbulent world, to look inward and to value the timeless. All of this is brought to life through the words and sounds of Estonian and world culture.
Leida Laius' 100th anniversary celebrated with retrospective, exhibitions
On March 26, this year, one of Estonia's most prominent cinema directors, Leida Laius, would have turned 100 years old. The week honoring her contributions to the cinema runs from March 20 to 26.
Niguliste kirik elevator provides unprecedented views of Tallinn Old Town
A brand new attraction has been added to the list of long-time crowd pleasers at the Niguliste Museum in Tallinn, alongside Rode's Altarpiece and Notke's "Danse Macabre." A great glass elevator in the church tower now takes visitors to new exhibits and offers unprecedented views of medieval Tallinn. On Saturday, ETV's "Aktuaalne kaamera nädal" visited the reopened church to see what all the fuss was about.
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Mayor Katri Raik: Narva mascot and chronicler
In a lengthy interview with ERR News, the mayor of Narva Katri Raik discusses her vision for Narva's future, while the city's identity as a "bridge" between Russia and the West is collapsing. Rebranding the city as the beginning, not the end, of Europe is challenging, she says. Raik also talks about her passion for writing and the history of Narva.
'Flo's Retrospective' wins at Baltic Most Beautiful Books competition
The most beautiful books of 2022 in the Baltic States were announced during the Vilnius Book Festival on February 26. "Flo's Retrospective," designed by Indrek Sirkel, was selected as the most beautiful book from Estonia.
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Local governments get funding to enhance integration, adaptation services
The next six years, the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) and national co-financing will invest over €6.1 million to enhance the capacity of local governments to provide integration and adaptation services.