Category Archives: Literature

Culture.ee’s weekly recommendations: 11 Dec – 17 Dec

The holiday season is approaching fast and that means the culture.ee’s this week’s recommendations are quite christmassy. There are theatre, runic songs, fair atmosphere, Valga, Rapla, tennis hall and observatory, wintery folk dance, a play of the ice flowers, a bunch of literary stuff from the library and warm wishes from Pokumaa. May your week be filled with joy and pleasant experiences!... Read more

Culture.ee’s weekly recommendations for September 4 -10

This week we recommend a whole lot of interesting things. There is, for example a literature festival, that you can enjoy even if you do not speak Estonian, and the Tallinn Photomonth that doesn’t require for you to be from Tallinn or enjoy traditional kinds of photography.... Read more

5 recommendations for the HeadRead literature festival(English speakers edition)

One of our favourite times of the year has almost arrived and we are happy to share some recommendations for that, so you could also have the pleasure of the written word heard out loud. The literature festival “HeadRead” will start tomorrow and here are five hints, where to go and what to do, but there are many more exciting things happening, so keep your eyes open and let the literature feast begin!

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FESTIVALS IN ESTONIA 2017

JANUARY
1.–7.01., Tallinn 6TH BACHFEST TALLINN
1.–8.01., Tartu 4TH TARTU WINTER MUSIC FESTIVAL
7.–15.01., Pärnu PÄRNU CONTEMPORARY MUSIC DAYS
20.01.–2.04., across Estonia FESTIVAL „SCHOOL DANCE“
21.01., Tallinn INTSIKURMU WINTER FESTIVAL
21.–22.01., Elva MONOMANIA
25.–29.01., Tallinn DOCPOINT TALLINN
27.01.–5.02., Tallinn, Tartu, Pärnu, Jõhvi, Saint Petersburg MUSTONENFEST... Read more

Mare Müürsepp: Our Leelo

I’ll start with children’s assessment. We had a group of third-grade students draft a list of who they believed were important public figures in Estonia. We used the list to make a presentation for our foreign pen-pals entitled “Famous Estonians”. Tied for first place in the children’s ranking were Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, a teenage world-champion freestyle skier, and Leelo Tungal. Clearly, Tungal is not an “ordinary” children’s author, but a symbolic figure.... Read more