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The ‘Baltic bubble’ – 15 unique places to visit in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

Estonian World compiled a list of 15 unique sites in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania worth a visit.* We asked our colleagues in Latvia and Lithuania to point out some of the most unique, the most interesting sites in their respective countries and added some of our own. These are the …

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Two Estonian actors have been cast in the new Netflix series, “Vikings: Valhalla”

Two Estonian actors – Pääru Oja and Henessi Schmidt – have been cast in the new Netflix series, “Vikings: Valhalla”, which is a sequel to the highly popular series, “Vikings”. Pääru Oja is a 31-year-old Estonian actor who has starred in the Estonian TV series, “Kättemaksukontor” (The Office of Revenge), …

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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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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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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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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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Estonian town of Narva to host an international “freedom theatre festival”

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Estonia’s restoration of independence, the Vaba Lava Narva Theatre Centre will host the International Freedom Theatre Festival from 17 to 21 August 2021; the programme includes several productions that are forbidden in their respective homelands. The festival’s programme includes productions by small theatres from …

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The Arvo Pärt Centre accepts artist-in-residence applications

The Arvo Pärt’s centre in Laulasmaa, Estonia, that showcases the cultural heritage of the Estonian composer, is launching a residency programme, offering artists from the different creative fields a possibility to look for new ideas. The residency is open to composers, musicians, writers, visual artists, architects, filmmakers and choreographers, the …

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