This week we recommend a whole lot of interesting things. There is, for example a literature festival, that you can enjoy even if you do not speak Estonian, and the Tallinn Photomonth that doesn’t require for you to be from Tallinn or enjoy traditional kinds of photography.
Arvo Pärt Days 2017: Tintinnabuli
10 Sep /11 Sep
Tartu St Paul’s Church/Tallinn St John’s Church
The British vocal ensemble The Tallis Scholars first became famous as performers of Renaissance music, praised for their unique and pure sound quality. They recorded the disc Tintinnabuli (Gimell) for Arvo Pärt’s 80th anniversary, accoladed by many and rated among the top ten Arvo Pärt’s musical recordings by the well-known music magazine Gramophone. The concerts in Tallinn and Tartu are the joyous occasions for the Nargenfestival audience to listen to Arvo Pärt’s musical works from the disc.
Literary Street Festival
09 Sep
A. H. Tammsaare museum
Almost all literary institutions come to visit the Literary Street Festival. In their open tents, there are programs, specially created for the festival. Among others there are Viivi Luik, Tõnu Õnnepalu, Kristiina Ehin, Karl Martin Sinijärv, Indrek Koff, Doris Kareva and others. You can participate in the quiz, take part of new book presentations, listen to cultural and literary discussions. There are also literary walks, book sales and intriguing exhibitions. Exciting activities for children all day long.
Tartu Street Food Festival
09 Sep
The Widget Factory
Telliskivi Creative City, Tallinn Street Food Festival, and the Widget Factory present: Tartu Street Food Festival. The biggest and most popular street food event in Estonia brings the widest selection of street food to Tartu: there are cafes of the Widget Factory, food trucks, pop-up restaurants, and alternative chefs.
Kuressaare Street Picnic
09 Sep
It only happens once a year that Lossi Street in Kuressaare is full of picnic tables. The crowd is enjoying their food and drinks and dancing to the music. The cafes on the street are ready to help and serve you if you do not have your own picnic equipment.
Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare
05 Sep – 10 Sep
Kanuti Gildi SAAL
One by one, over 6 days, Forced Entertainment performers condense every Shakespeare play ever written into a series of 36 intimate and lovingly made miniatures, played out on a one-metre table-top using a collection of un-extraordinary everyday objects. Forced Entertainment have long had an obsession with virtual or described performance, exploring in different ways over the years the possibilities of conjuring extraordinary scenes, images and narratives using language alone. In a brand new direction for the company, Complete Works explores the dynamic force of narrative in a simple and idiosyncratic summary of Shakespeare’s comedies, tragedies, histories and late plays, creating worlds as vivid as they are strange.
English Comedy Night – Brendon Burns & Craig Quartermaine
06 Sep /07 Sep
Athena Center/Von Krahl Theatre
September’s stand up show is one of the top events at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, “RACE OFF” with Australian comedians Brendon Burns and Craig Quartermaine. Brendon is no stranger to Estonia, he has been here three times before and was actually on an episode of Kodumäng with us where he managed to piss off Indrek Vaheoja and won a toaster for his efforts. Brendon is fast and intense, he has been performing around the globe for 27 years and has won best comedian at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Also, Brendon is white. Craig is an Australian Raw Comedy finalist and journalist and was once a chef’s apprentice. Since entering Raw Comedy in 2016 (the major newcomer award in Australia) this “charming ball of rage” has gone from strength to strength. Also, Craig is an Aboriginal Australian.
Photo exhibition: Louisa Marie Summer “Border Walks”
05 Sep – 28 Sep
Pärnu Central Library
In autumn 2016 Louisa Marie Summer from Germany, visited Estonia to explore the idea of local borders, both in Tallinn and Narva. Through her photographs, the artist captures, in her own artistic perspective, these traces that remain in urban daily life. At the core of the European project has always been an effort to reduce the significance of borders – international boundaries as well as educational, economic and social borders.
Tallinn Photomonth ’17
01 Sep – 29 Oct
Tallinn Art Hall
International contemporary art biennial Tallinn Photomonth ’17 introduces its programme by international and Estonian artists at various art venues in Tallinn and Narva. Tallinn Photomonth opened on 1 September with the group exhibition Image Drain curated by Anthea Buys at Tallinn Art Hall and the Museum of Photography.