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An exhibition about fine arts and fashion inspired by the Soviet era opens in Tallinn

A new exhibition has opened at the Kumu art museum in Tallinn about the socialist art of the 1970s and 1980s in fine arts and the post-Soviet aesthetic of the 2010s in fashion. 21 July 1940. Estonians lose their freedom to the Soviet Union. Besides the restrictions that came upon …

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Estonian expats to hold cultural days in New York in April

Estonian expats are to hold cultural days in New York City in April; the programme offers a variety of events from films and theatre to a startup showcase. According to the organisers, the five-day programme, from 3-7 April 2019, offers a wide spectrum of events, including movies, theatre, musicians and …

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ESTO 2019 – Our future: looking ahead to a global network of Estonian youth

ESTO 2019, a global cultural festival, strives to empower Estonian youth across the globe by uniting them through a network of likeminded individuals; this network will preserve the cultural heritage and strengthen it by adapting it to fulfil present day needs. ESTO 2019 is the XII global Estonian cultural festival. …

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The Estonian Institute to celebrate a worldwide Estonian language week

The Estonian Institute is planning to celebrate a worldwide Estonian language week in September 2019, inviting everyone to learn and teach the language during that week. The worldwide Estonian language week is to take place from 23-29 September 2019. According to a statement by the Estonian Institute, the aim of …

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Estonian folk-tronica duo Maarja Nuut and Ruum to tour in Australia and New Zealand

The Estonian folk-tronica duo, Maarja Nuut and Ruum, will embark on a tour in Australia and New Zealand in March. While combining vocal work with violin, Maarja Nuut’s music is a blend of Estonian folk traditions with contemporary experimental sounds. Since 2016, she has toured in over 50 countries around …

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Estonian children book “The Ear” by Piret Raud released in English

The latest addition to the Estonian children’s literature is great news for families raising an Estonian-English bilingual child – Piret Raud has written and illustrated a book for children in the age range of five to six years. Raud is one of the most beloved and unique Estonian children’s book …

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Estonia will be represented by Swedish artist Victor Crone at Eurovision 2019

The Swedish singer-songwriter, Victor Crone, has won the Eesti Laul, Estonia’s song competition to determine the country’s representative at the Eurovision song contest. Crone won the contest with a song called “Storm”, co-written by him and Estonian songwriters Stig Rästa, Vallo Kikas and Fred Krieger. Victor Crone is from Österåker …

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Writers and translators can apply for a literature residency in Tartu, Estonia

The Tartu City of Literature International Residency Programme for English-speaking writers and translators is open for an application for an April-May 2019 residency period; the application deadline is 25 February. English-speaking writers and translators can apply for a two-month literature residency programme in the second largest town in Estonia, Tartu. The …

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