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The Tartu Science Park opens a business incubator for game developers

The Tartu Science Park has opened a new business incubator for game developers; it can be joined by teams that already have an idea for a game and have no more than three years of work experience. “We are starting to support game developers because we see great potential in …

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Veski, Tartu. When sunlight is veiled with fog, shadows disappear. Surfaces appear to be clearer and colors can stand out in their pure form. Only if they are close enough, of course.

PICTURES: Eesti mist through the eyes of photographer Tõnu Runnel

The fog cuts the sight short  –  and substitutes it with imagination. This way, mist expands the space around us, forces our minds to construct objects and narratives beyond the milky and soft, opaque air. Sometimes, the rain and tusk do the job as well. Estonia has a fair share of …

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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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Former Tinder communications chief to speak at the Tartu startup festival

Hermione Way, the former head of European communications at Tinder, joins over 100 speakers at the business festival, the sTARTUp Day, in Estonia’s second largest town, Tartu.  Entitled “from zero to hero”, the festival will bring together over 100 speakers, among them the brand consultant, Hermione Way, who will share …

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Tartu Town Hall Square. This laid-back classicist old town is where my Tartu office lies. Nothing beats the foggy weather during the blue hours of short late autumn days. It’s soft, sweet and relaxing for some – and, yes, appallingly morbid for others.

PICTURES: Eesti blues through the eyes of photographer Tõnu Runnel

Estonians cherish their beautiful summer, long sunny days and short fairy-tale nights. In return, most of us are inversely aching about the rest of the year – the dim, wet and somber days of fog and darkness. Then again, the bad weather is as beautiful as those sunny summer days …

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The Tartu Writer in Residency programme helps foreign and Estonian writers meet

Edith Soosaar interviews Marja Unt, the coordinator of the first Estonian public writer-in-residence programme in Tartu, that gives international writers and translators the chance to exchange experiences with Estonian writers. The Writer in Residency programme, located in Tartu, the Estonian town of literature, hosts international writers and translators with the …

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PICTURES: Eesti autumn through the eyes of photographer Tõnu Runnel

The Estonian summer is a great nostalgic brand, a destination on its own. But once the autumn hits, everyone leaves. Not just the migratory birds and the summer-Estonians of the world, but also those who go to school and work in our few bigger towns. They leave their country houses, …

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Writers and translators can apply for a literature residency in Tartu

English-speaking writers and translators can apply for a two-month literature residency programme in Tartu, Estonia, for the autumn of 2018, held at the Karl Ristikivi museum. The literature residency programme aims to increase international exchange and communication, contribute to the mobility of writers and translators, offer a creative and inspiring …

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GALLERY: International student song and dance festival Gaudeamus in Tartu

Gaudeamus, the biggest university students’ song and dance festival in the Baltic countries, took place in Estonia’s second largest town, Tartu, over the weekend of 22-24 June; the festival featured more than 4,000 performers from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.  More than 4,000 performers from the three Baltic states and thousands …

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International student song and dance festival Gaudeamus creates buzz in Tartu

The Gaudeamus international song and dance festival, passed down from generation to generation, will return to Tartu after a 12 years’ gap. On 22-24 June, the biggest university students’ song and dance festival in the Baltic countries, Gaudeamus, will take place in Estonia’s second largest town, Tartu. More than 4,000 …

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