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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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Arvo Pärt’s new choral work to premiere in New York City

Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s a cappella choral work, O Holy Father Nicholas, will be premiered at the opening of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the World Trade Center Ground Zero site in New York City. The piece will be performed by Schola Cantorum, a Boston, Massachusetts-based …

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Russian delegations, Putin could still attend the Finno-Ugric World Congress in Estonia

Tõnu Seilenthal, a member of the Consultative Committee of Finno-Ugric Peoples, the coordinating body of the World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples, due to take place this summer in Tartu, Estonia, says in an interview with Estonian World that even if the Russian Federation creates an “iron curtain”, the results of …

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The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir launches a web channel

The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, considered one of the best choirs in the world, has launched its own web channel that highlights performances from the past and will feature live-streamed concerts in the future. The famed choir, named by the BBC Music Magazine as one of the ten best choirs …

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