Anastasiya Zhenchenko: Lux Matrix

In the yellow light of lanterns, the cold autumn nights and the Old Town of Tallinn seem completely different from that cheerful medieval Tallinn of the summer. To complement such a romantic atmosphere at the city centre, audiences are invited to a magical cultural experience – the Light Festival Lux Matrix. The festival brings together 21 artists from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany and Italy and unites them under the concept of the Boutique Light Festival to enjoy the Latin Quarter at its best. The festival is also a part of the Baltic Light chain from Tallinn to Gdansk via Riga and Vilnius.... Read more

Fabiola García: Light Walks for the end of Summer

Like every September, the end of summer was celebrated with the Light Walks in Tallinn last Thursday, 17 September at Kadriorg Park, featuring music and of course, light. Although the park is huge, thousands of people attended the event during the evening, up until midnight when the last buses and trams crossed the city. The candles, torches and series of tiny bulbs resembling Christmas lights that covered the whole area made the place feel cozy, inviting and intimate. Just the right atmosphere for saying goodbye to the warmest season.... Read more

Karina Rozena on Heliodesign exhibitions

For those who still haven’t been to the premises of the old Helios Cinema, the design exhibitions on display there give a great opportunity to do that until 27 September. The old and a bit messy cinema is a great place for all design objects. It seems that they were meant to be together and they even encourage us to fall in love with the unusually beautiful place. However, I do not want to emphasize only this compatibility of both elements, I must mention the atmosphere in the Helios Cinema as such – it completely disconnects everyone from their other thoughts, and invites one to concentrate on the curators’ ideas, which, to be honest are pretty interesting to say the least.... Read more recommends: Tallinn Design Festival Design Night

This autumn, the Design Night is held for the tenth time already and this time it introduces the ideas behind future design and meditates on the changes that cause shifts in the field of design. Although officially the festival runs from 17-20 September, some events are held earlier and several exhibitions are open until the end of the month. The Design Night offers events for both specialists as well as enthusiasts, you can get to know professional Estonian design in its rapidly developing versatility, but also see some selected picks of design from abroad. has compiled a list of ten recommendations to make it easier to navigate among all the seminars, workshops, exhibitions, fashion shows and other events. ... Read more