“Estonishing Evenings” promise to bring an international buzz to Tallinn

A new series of English-language events in Tallinn is aimed at both the locals and non-natives living in Estonia.

Organised in partnership with Estonian World, the Estonishing Evenings series is an English-speaking evening hosting different speakers expressing their viewpoints and experiences on hot topics and matters concerning both the locals and foreigners living in Estonia.

According to the organisers behind the free event, it is the local version of “TEDx meets Opinion Festival”, aiming at educating the visitors and offering different opinions and a thrilling discussion on a variety of topics.

Settling into a new country

The first evening that will take place at the Erinevate Tubade Klubi (the Club of Different Rooms) at the Telliskivi Creative City on 4 May, is titled “How to survive in a new country” and focuses on the matters of adapting to a new society and a new culture – as experienced by Estonians abroad and non-natives in Estonia alike.

Social anthropologist Aet Annist, who has for many years lived in the UK, will give an overview of the social challenges that lie ahead when one decides to move from one culture to another. Tuuli Roosma, a beloved TV host most known in Estonia for her documentary, “Meie aasta” (Our Year), will share her experiences on adapting to the society and coping with everyday challenges as a family of four in a Siberian village, as well as in China and Australia.

Justin Zehmke, who is currently a copywriter at the Tallinn-based startup, Pipedrive, and already known through his witty articles regarding the challenges of moving from South Africa to Estonia, will contemplate on his journey sofar. The evening will be moderated by Silver Tambur, the Editor-in-Chief of Estonian World.

The visitors are free to express their opinions and to join in on the discussion as well, the organisers said.

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Cover: Erinevate Tubade Klubi (the Club of Different Rooms) at the Telliskivi Creative City.

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