Silver Tambur

Silver Tambur is the cofounder and Editor-in-Chief of Estonian World. He has previously studied journalism at the University of Tartu, and politics and society at the Birkbeck College, University of London. Silver has been the editor at the Estonian Public Broadcasting’s news service in English, as well as contributing for the Business Sense magazine in the UK, Deutsche Welle and Radio New Zealand. You can also follow him on Twitter and like his page on Facebook. You can write to Silver at silver@estonianworld.com.

The Arvo Pärt Centre awards first residency scholarship to Austrian composer Annamaria Kowalsky

The Laulasmaa, Estonia-based Arvo Pärt Centre recently announced a competition for a residency scholarship that allows one artist to focus on their work at the centre for up to a month; the first scholarship was awarded to Austrian composer and artist Annamaria Kowalsky. Kowalsky has a degree as an instrumentalist …

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Estonian Anne Burghardt elected the general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation

The Estonian theologian, Anne Burghardt, has been elected the general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation; the election marks the first woman and the first Central and Eastern European pastor to head the global communion of Lutheran churches. “Burghardt will take over as LWF’s new general secretary at the beginning …

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Estonian-founded British company Wise to go public in a direct London listing

The Estonian-founded money transfer firm, Wise, formerly known as TransferWise, has announced it is planning to go public in the London Stock Exchange through a direct listing. Kristo Käärmann, the Estonian co-founder and chief executive of the fintech firm, said in a statement a direct listing allowed the company “a …

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An Estonian film among the Guardian’s great documentaries about theatre

The Guardian, a British media outlet, included the Estonian documentary, “A Year Full of Drama”, among the “10 great documentaries about theatre” that “capture the power of plays”. The documentary follows Alissiya – a young girl from Estonia’s Russian minority, who wins a job to watch every Estonian theatre show …

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An autonomous hydrogen-powered vehicle to be launched in Estonia

The Estonian autonomous vehicle manufacturer, Auve Tech, and the University of Tartu have developed an autonomous hydrogen-powered shuttle bus – claimed to be the first of its kind in the world; the vehicle has passed the Estonian Road Administration’s test and is allowed to start operating on public roads. The …

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A new documentary about Estonia’s former Patarei prison premieres in Tallinn

A new documentary on the Patarei prison in the Estonian capital, Tallinn – a facility that was used by the totalitarian regimes to imprison thousands of innocent people, in addition to criminals – has premiered in Tallinn, focusing on the background and hardships of prisoners of conscience, who were confined …

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Estonian edtech startup Edumus raises €180,000 to tackle the global teacher shortage

The Estonian edtech startup, Edumus, that places working professionals in schools as part-time teachers, has raised €180,000 from several Estonian and Finnish angel investors, including Peter Vesterbacka, to accelerate its growth and export its business model also to other countries. Edumus is a marketplace and platform that enables specialists from …

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Tallinn to host the 2022 European Design Festival

The Estonian capital, Tallinn, has been chosen to host the European Design Festival in June 2022. The festival consists of exhibitions, talks, design walks, workshops, conferences, social events and the European Design Awards, also known as the ED-Awards, gala. The festival’s mission is to celebrate European design, facilitate designers to …

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A concrete jungle of Tallinn to attract visitors with a music festival

Lasnamäe, the Soviet-built tower block district of the Estonian capital, Tallinn, is hosting the GROM Festival on 14 August; rapper Tommy Cash, currently the most popular Estonian artist globally, will headline the festival with his only concert in Tallinn this summer. According to organisers, “for one night, GROM will transform …

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Pictures: The Haapsalu Castle Museum awarded by the European Museum Forum

The Haapsalu Castle Museum in Haapsalu, Estonia, received a special commendation at the European Museum of the Year Awards 2021. The special commendations are given to the museums that have developed a new and innovative aspect of their public service and from which other European museums can learn, the European …

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