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Programme: National Cultures Month 2018
04.09.2018

September

‘Mind & Body – You & I’ exhibition of Anna Steinhäusler (ceramics) & Peter Ramsebner (wooden mini-sculptures) | Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design (Lai 17, Tallinn)

The museum is exhibiting the creative dialogue between mind and body and the self and other of two Vienna-based artists who mostly work in the medium of sculpture.

http://www.etdm.ee/et/naitused/

This exhibition is being organised by the Embassy of Austria in Tallinn.

 

2 September

Opening of Turkish Week | 12:00 in Sindi Church Park | 15:00 on Rüütli Square in Pärnu

There will be eye-catching performances by Ankara College Foundation Ensemble and dancers.

This event is being organised by the Embassy of Turkey in Tallinn and Raeküla Old School Centre.

 

2 September-30 November

“Let’s Meet Turkey” photographic exhibition of the Embassy of Turkey | Pärnu Concert Hall

 

3 September @ 12:00

Workshop on Turkish cuisine | Kilingi-Nõmme Vocational Education Centre

This workshop will be led by two masterchefs from Turkey: Onur Aslan and Erdal Köse.

This workshop is being organised by Raeküla Old School Centre and the Embassy of Turkey in Tallinn.

 

3 September @ 15:00

Workshop on Turkish coffee | Ammende Villa

This workshop is being conducted by Dervis Ilgün, a chef at the Embassy of Turkey in Tallinn. Participation fee: €5. To register, e-mail turginadal@raekylavanakool.ee

 

3-29 September

‘Kalliope Austria: Women in Society, Culture and Science’ exhibition | Kadriorg German Gymnasium (Gonsiori 38)

This exhibition is being organised by the Embassy of Austria in Tallinn.

 

4 September @ 18:00

Ebru a.k.a. paper marbling: a workshop at Raeküla Old School Centre

This workshop is being led by Bilge Tüzel and Sinem Aydoğdu from Turkey. Participation fee: €5. To register, e-mail turginadal@raekylavanakool.ee

 

5 September @ 11:00

Entrepreneurship Day as part of Turkish Week | Pärnu

Export Academy seminar ‘Target Market: Turkey’ with Vilnius-based economic attaché Muhammet Karakaya as keynote speaker. For further information and to register, e-mail svea@parnumaa.ee

Entrepreneurship Day is being organised by Pärnu County Development Centre and the Pärnu office of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

 

5 September @ 11:00

‘Russian Music in Estonia’ talk and concert by Vladimir Ignatov | Small hall, Russian Cultural Centre

http://www.venekeskus.ee/est/uudised/article_id-1361

This event is being organised by the Association of Slavic Educational and Charitable Societies in Estonia and the Kirill & Meffodi Cultural Association.

 

5 September

Demonstration of traditional Turkish oil wrestling | 12:00 in Koidula Park in Pärnu | 18:00 at Raeküla Stadium

Featuring wrestlers Mustafa Batu and Süleyman Başar, with commentary by trainer and referee Mustafa Kemal Karaboğa.

This event is being organised by Raeküla Old School Centre and the Embassy of Turkey in Tallinn.

 

5 September @ 18:00

Ihlamur baskı a.k.a. woodblock printing: a workshop at Raeküla Old School Centre

This workshop is being led by Bilge Tüzel and Sinem Aydoğdu from Turkey. Participation fee: €5. To register, e-mail turginadal@raekylavanakool.ee

This workshop is being organised by Raeküla Old School Centre and the Embassy of Turkey in Tallinn.

 

6-30 September

‘History of Relations Between Estonia and Turkey’ photographic exhibition at Pärnu Central Library.

The exhibition will be opened at 11:00 on 6 September by Turkish ambassador Hayriye Kumaşcıoğlu.

This event is being organised by Raeküla Old School Centre and the Embassy of Turkey in Tallinn.

 

6 September

Demonstration of traditional Turkish oil wrestling | 12:00 in Koidula Park in Pärnu | 16:00 in Paikuse

Featuring wrestlers Mustafa Batu and Süleyman Başar, with commentary by trainer and referee Mustafa Kemal Karaboğa.

 

6 September @ 18:00

‘Two Lottery Tickets’ film night | White Hall, Rakvere City Government

Three men from a small town need some quick cash and decide to buy a lottery ticket. They win, but their ticket is stolen. The desperate men decide to search for their ticket and get involved in a number of adventures along the way... In Romanian, with English subtitles. Admission free. https://www.facebook.com/events/1802546986465530/

Organised by Rakvere Cultural Centre, Rakvere City Government, the Embassy of Romania in Tallinn and the Romanian Cultural Institute in Warsaw.

 

6 September @ 19:00

Tanini Trio concert as part of Turkish Week | Chamber Hall, Pärnu Concert Hall

This concert is being organised by Eesti Kontsert and the Embassy of Turkey in Tallinn.

https://concert.ee/kontsert/turgi-nadal-esitleb-tanini-trio/?concert_start=1536249600

 

7 September

Meeting in Mooste of representatives of umbrella organisations of different nationalities in Estonia (note: invitation-only event)

The European Year of Cultural Heritage will be celebrated and National Cultures Month will be officially opened. The topic of the meeting will be ‘What can you do to ensure that your cultural heritage speaks to as many people as possible?’.

This meeting is being organised by the Ministry of Culture, the Integration Foundation and the Estonian Folklore Council.

 

7 September @ 9:00-10:30

‘Turkey as a Destination’ tourism seminar as part of Turkish Week | Pärnu College of the University of Tartu

This seminar is being organised by Pärnu College of the University of Tartu and the Pärnu County Development Centre.

 

7 September @ 18:00

‘Midsummer Night’ as part of Turkish Week | Courtyard of Raeküla Old School Centre

Performances by Ted Ankara College Foundation Ensemble and Pärnu city and county folklore groups.

This event is being organised by the ‘Kirmas’ national culture association and the Raeküla Old School Centre.


7-9 September

‘Jahad 2018’ 12th Forum of Estonian Jews | Strand Spa & Conference Hotel, Pärnu

This forum gives attendees the chance to find out what the local Jewish community has been up to and to take part in seminars and discussions in Estonian, Russian and English. Well-known Estonian speakers have been invited to take part (Mailis Reps, Ilmar Raag and Meelis Kubits) as well as guests from Europe and Israel. The forum showcases the traditions and values of the Jewish people. It will also mark the start of the Jewish New Year, accompanied by some of the favourite melodies of Estonian composer Eri Klas. There will be performances by Angelika Klas-Fagerlund and Marion Elvilä. This concert will take place at Pärnu Concert Hall on 8 September.

To attend the forum, please register in advance by e-mailing vadim@jewish.ee

 

7-9 September

Programme of Turkish films | Pärnu Museum of New Art (Esplanaadi 10)

7 September: ‘Sivas’ (children’s film, 2014, 97 min); 8 September: ‘Ivy’ (drama, 2015, 104 min); 9 September: ‘Cold of Kalandar’ (drama, 2015, 139 min).

This event is being organised by Raeküla Old School Centre and the Embassy of Turkey in Tallinn.

 

9 September @ 18:00

Opening concert of Palace Music concert season | Kadriorg Art Museum (Weizenbergi 37)

Featuring Austrian flautist Marianna Busslechner and Vienna-based pianist Alisa Besevic-Busslechner.

Programme: Pierre Sancan – Sonatina; Cesar Franck – Sonata in A major; Roman Kariolou – Appalachia; Claude Paul Taffanel – Fantasy on ‘Der Freischütz’ by Carl Maria von Weber

https://www.bmeia.gv.at/et/austria-saatkond-tallinnas/uudised/ueritused/detail/article/lossimuusika-hooaja-20182019-avakontsert/

This concert is being organised by the Embassy of Austria in Tallinn.

 

15 September @ 19:00

Reval Folk: Estonian-Welsh duo Sild [Martin Leamon & Sille Ilves] and Reval Etno kids | Old Town Music House (Uus 16c)

The evening will culminate with a group folk jam session, so bring your instruments with you!

Tickets: €7/€10 | Family pass: €15 | Group pass (four adults): €25

https://www.facebook.com/events/282209339225391/

 

15 September

‘Golden Autumn’ international open-air concert | Männi Park

For the very first time, the annual ‘Golden Autumn’ festival is being held outside of the Lüüra Centre. This year we will be welcoming autumn as part of the Mustamäe Days and the National Minorities Day marked in Estonia. The programme will feature performances by the dance and folk collectives of Lüüra (the International Union of Associations of National Minorities), masterclasses and showcases of national cuisine and culture.

 

17-21 September

National Dishes Week | Noot café, Jõhvi Concert Hall

 

18 September @ 19:00

Opening of the ‘Life in Setomaa’ exhibition | Vene 6, Tallinn

The photos in this exhibition were taken by Finnish freelance photographer Harri Sundell, who currently lives in Tartu. This exhibition is being organised by the Estonian Folklore Council, the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 and Tallinn Folk High School.

 

18 September @ 17:00

Presentation of ‘National Cultures Creative Pot’ stamp, envelope and postmark | Jõhvikas shopping centre (Keskväljak 6, Jõhvi)

 

18 September @ 14:00

Folk High School of Russian Culture talk: ‘Conversations on Russian Art with the Russian Museum: The History of the Sculpture Department of the St Petersburg Academy of Arts – Amandus Adamson’. The event will take place at Russian Cultural Centre

This talk is being organised by the Association of Slavic Educational and Charitable Societies in Estonia and the Kirill & Meffodi Cultural Association.

 

19 September @ 17:00

My Austria’ evening & book presentation with author Triinu Viilukas | 7th floor hall, National Library (Tõnismägi 2, Tallinn)

Featuring a performance by the vocal ensemble Wööt.

This event is being organised by the Embassy of Austria in Tallinn.

 

21 September @ 18:00

‘Under One sky’ gala concert | Main hall, Russian Cultural Centre

This colourful annual concert of folk works features the creative collectives of the Association of Slavic Educational and Charitable Societies in Estonia and Lüüra (the International Union of Associations of National Minorities).

http://www.venekeskus.ee/est/uudised/article_id-1361

 

22 September @ 13:00

‘Songs of Different Peoples’ concert of children’s choirs | Small hall, Russian Cultural Centre

This concert is being organised by the Association of Slavic Educational and Charitable Societies in Estonia and the Kirill & Meffodi Cultural Association.

http://www.venekeskus.ee/est/uudised/article_id-1361

 

22 September @ 18:00

‘We Live Here’ classical music concert | Small hall, Russian Cultural Centre

Performances by soloists from the Russian Philharmonic Society.

http://www.venekeskus.ee/est/uudised/article_id-1361

This concert is being organised by the Association of Slavic Educational and Charitable Societies in Estonia and the Kirill & Meffodi Cultural Association.

 

22 September @ 12:00

‘My Homeland Estonia’ concert | ‘Rugodiv’ Cultural Centre, Narva

National Minorities Day concert featuring the folk music collectives Zitnitsa (Belarus) and Jarzebiny (Poland).

 

22 September @ 12:00-17:00

‘Kamalammas 2018’ festival of national cuisine | Main square, Rakvere

Programme: 12:00 Colourful cultural programme; 15:00 Headline act: Estonian-Ukrainian folk-rock ensemble Svjata Vatra

https://www.facebook.com/events/1913487328919298/

The festival is being organised by Rakvere Cultural Centre.

 

22 & 23 September @ 10:00-18:00 (both days)

Ethnofair and concert on Town Hall Square organised by the Estonian Union of National Minorities.

 

23 September @ 11:00

15th national minority cultural festival ‘National Cultures Creative Pot’ | Jõhvi Concert Hall

This festival is being organised by Ida-Viru County Integration Centre and Jõhvi Culture & Hobby Centre.

 

23 September @ 14:00

‘Beloved Russian Songs’ concert | Main hall, Russian Cultural Centre

Featuring performances by Russian folk music choirs and ensembles from Estonia.

http://www.venekeskus.ee/est/uudised/article_id-1361

This concert is being organised by the Association of Slavic Educational and Charitable Societies in Estonia and the Kirill & Meffodi Cultural Association.

 

23 September-13 October

Exhibition of Moldovan carpets and traditional costumes | Gallery of Design and Architecture (Pärnu mnt 6, Tallinn)

The exhibition is being organised by the Embassy of Moldova in Tallinn.


23 September @ 11:00-15:00

Speak Dating | Ro-Ro Club, Station Narva Festival (Jõe 2, Narva)

The Speak Dating language café will be in the marquee next to the club. The following languages have signed up for the event so far: Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, Georgian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish and Swedish. Each language will have its own table with a ‘teacher’ and two participants. The teacher need not be a professional teacher – they simply need to be a native speaker of the language. Each ‘lesson’ lasts for 15 minutes. Teachers are free to choose the topic of their lesson and to share information about language-learning opportunities and the events organised by their embassies/institutes.


24 September @ 13:00-16:00

‘Bõliina’ Slavic association, ‘Bereginja’ Russian National Culture Centre & ‘Drevo’ Russian Sunday school

open day | Kastani 7, Haapsalu

The day will include an excursion to the ‘Russian cabin’ museum, masterclasses, folk games and a folklore programme and an introduction to Russian cuisine.

 

24 September @ 16:00

‘New Tallinn through the Eyes of a Child’ exhibition of summer works of the ‘Artec’ and ‘5+5’ children’s studios | 2nd floor, Russian Cultural Centre

http://www.venekeskus.ee/est/uudised/article_id-1361

This exhibition is being organised by the Association of Slavic Educational and Charitable Societies in Estonia and the Kirill & Meffodi Cultural Association.

 

24 September @ 11:00

The Folk High School of Russian Culture presents a talk by Valeri Laur: ‘Russian Artists in Estonia’

http://www.venekeskus.ee/est/uudised/article_id-1361

This talk is being organised by the Association of Slavic Educational and Charitable Societies in Estonia and the Kirill & Meffodi Cultural Association.

 

24 September @ 17:45

The Folk High School of Russian Culture presents a talk by Tatjana Tšervova: ‘The Russian Community in Estonia before 1940’

http://www.venekeskus.ee/est/uudised/article_id-1361

This talk is being organised by the Association of Slavic Educational and Charitable Societies in Estonia and the Kirill & Meffodi Cultural Association.

 

24 September-7 October

“Anne’s National Costume Patterns” exhibition from Setomaa | Tallinn Folk High School (1st floor, Estonia pst 5a)

This exhibition shines the spotlight on the patterns used on shirts in national costumes. It showcases a variety of embroidery styles from different parts of the Setomaa region and provides information about them. Anna Kõivo, born in 1928, was the founding member of the Kirävüü handicraft society. She was one of the driving forces behind the establishment of the Seto Farm Museum and the teaching of folk songs and handicrafts. In 2015 she was awarded the Anne Vabarna prize for her development of Seto culture and preservation of traditional handicraft techniques. The patterns being displayed as part of the exhibition were knitted over the course of one year when Anne was 88.

The exhibition is being organised by the Estonian Folklore Council and Tallinn Folk High School.

 

25 September @ 12:00

The Folk High School of Russian Culture presents a talk by Sergei Minin: ‘Painting and Orthodoxy’

http://www.venekeskus.ee/est/uudised/article_id-1361

This talk is being organised by the Association of Slavic Educational and Charitable Societies in Estonia and the Kirill & Meffodi Cultural Association.

 

25 September @ 18:00-19:30

‘The World of Ersa Mythology: Past and Present’ talk | Tallinn Folk High School (1st floor, Estonia pst 5a)

Talk delivered by Natalia Ermakov.

This talk is being organised by the Estonian Folklore Council and Tallinn Folk High School.

 

27 September @ 11.00

Lezgin Cultural Association talks and workshops | Liivalaia Library

Members of the association will be talking about their culture, customs, traditions and national cuisine.

 

27 September @ 17:30-20:30

Udmurt cuisine workshop | Tallinn Folk High School (1st floor teaching kitchen, Estonia pst 5a)

Information and registration: www.kultuur.ee | info@kultuur.ee | Mobile: +372 5690 1707

 

29 September @ 14:00

“Vladimir Ignatov’s Cantata for Children’s Choirs and Soloists Based on Texts by Estonian Authors & ‘Jussike and His Friends’ Children’s Opera Based on Silvi Väljali’s Fairy Tale “Jussike’s Seven Friends”” concert | Small hall, Russian Cultural Centre

This concert is being organised by the Association of Slavic Educational and Charitable Societies in Estonia and the Kirill & Meffodi Cultural Association.


29 September @ 18:00

‘We Are the Children of Estonia’ | Tammsaare 30, Pärnu

The NPO Raduga (Union of National Minorities) invites everyone to attend a concert of the music of people of different nationalities and to take part in a folk art masterclass. There will also be snacks to enjoy from various national cuisines and an exhibition of national costumes.

 

October

‘Introducing National Cultures to Schools’ project

Seven schools and one kindergarten are taking part in this major project. Over the course of one month, eight member associations of Lüüra (the International Union of Associations of National Minorities) will be introducing their cultures and traditions to children.

 

1 October @ 15:00-17:00

Workshop on making traditional Russian dolls | Tallinn Folk High School (1st floor classroom, Estonia pst 5a)

Information and registration: www.kultuur.ee | info@kultuur.ee | Mobile: +372 5690 1707

 

1 October @ 17:30-20:30

Tatar cuisine workshop | Tallinn Folk High School (1st floor teaching kitchen, Estonia pst 5a)

Information and registration: www.kultuur.ee | info@kultuur.ee | Mobile: +372 5690 1707

 

2 October @ 16:30

‘Kalliope Austria: Women in Society, Culture and Science’ exhibition | ‘Superministry’ foyer (Suur-Ameerika 1, Tallinn)

This exhibition is being organised by the Embassy of Austria in Tallinn.

 

3 October @ 17:00

Azerbaijan evening

Exhibition, concert and national cuisine at Neitsitorn (Lühike jalg 9a, Tallinn)

This event is being organised by the NPO ‘Ajdan’ Azerbaijani Cultural Centre of Estonia.

 

3 October @ 18:00-19:30

‘Antari-Chuvash Folk Music’ talk | Tallinn Folk High School (2nd floor, Vene 6)

A talk on Chuvash folk music by Aleksandr Aidarov.

This talk is being organised by the Estonian Folklore Council and Tallinn Folk High School.

 

6 October @ 19:00

Concert by Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder as part of the Tallinn International Piano Festival | Eesti Kontsert hall

Programme: Bach – English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808; Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, op. 57 “Appassionata”; Schubert – Piano sonata in B Major, D960

http://www.tallinnpianofestival.com/klaver-2018

 

10 October @ 18:00

Talk by psychologist, dream therapist and ethnic fairytale researcher Elizaveta Haustova |

Centre of Complex Fairytale Therapy member Elizaveta Haustova will be talking on the topic of ‘Ethnic self-determination and adaptive mimicry’. Participation requires advance registration.

The talk is being organised by Lüüra (the International Union of Associations of National Minorities).

https://www.facebook.com/events/1419988264812372/