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Saturday, 17 September

The ‘Ethnic Faire’
Town Hall Square, 10:00–18:00

A joint event by numerous cultural societies of national minorities, featuring a diverse cultural programme. Folk handicrafts, national cuisines, and a concert programme by national ensembles.

Performances by the Provesin choir of the Congress of Ukrainians in Estonia, the ‘IRS’ Azerbaijani youth centre, musicians from the Turkey and Estonia freindship group, the ‘Vastoma’ folk ensemble of the Estonian-Mordvin Society, Ensemble Kännu Peal Käbi, the ‘Agizel’ Tallinn Bashkir Cultural Society, the ‘Lepalind’ folk dance ensemble of the Vasalemma community centre, the folk ensemble and soloists of the Mari Society in Tallinn, the ‘Palan’ ensemble of the Chuvash cultural society, the ‘Laikonik’ ensemble of the Polonia Polish society in Estonia, the ‘Revele’ folk ensemble of the Latvian national folk culture society, the ‘Ošmes’ ensemble of the Udmurt society, the ‘Alesja’ ensemble of the Association of Belarussians in Estonia, the Estonian Jewish Community along with the soloist, Timur Fišer, plus the ‘Nadija’ Ukrainian Sunday school, and the ‘Zurba’ folk music ensemble.
The Ethnic Faire is being organised by the Association of Estonian Nationalities.

‘The Dances of Different Peoples’. A concert of children’s dance groups
Grand hall, Russian Cultural Centre, 12:00

Performances by the ‘Entrée’ dance studio at the Russian Cultural Centre, the ‘Visavi’ show ballet choreography studio, the ‘Sirin’ folk music ensemble, the ‘Kolor’ choreography ensemble, the ‘Allikas’ dance studio, the ‘Neposedõ’ dance ensemble, and the dance studios, ‘Akrida’ and ‘Graatsia’.

Connecting gardens and the Hildegard's Day in the Old Town Community Garden
Tallinn Towers square, 12:30 PM

The purpose of the event series "Connecting Gardens" of the NPO Loovalt koos is to bring together and introduce the urban space to those who have come to live in Tallinn Estonia from other parts of the world. Several families who have come to live here from Ukraine, Canada, France and Poland are already part of the Old Town community.
On Saturday, the day of the nun Hildegard from Bingen is celebrated in the community garden of the Old Town. The theme of this day is "The garden connects. The garden heals". Families working in the Old Town garden talk and share healthy food recipes, Turkish families living in Tallinn come to visit and prepare a healthy meal together. More information on the Facebook group Vanalinna aia kogukond or ask for information at vanalinnaaed@gmail.com.

16:00 Closing the season at the Kännukuke library community garden, featuring a concert with a picnic.

‘Living Together - Singing Together’ choir song concert
Small hall, Russian Cultural Centre, 16:00

Performances by the ‘Russ’ mixed choir, the ‘Eleegia’ chamber choir, and the ‘Ljubava’ folk song ensemble (Tallinn), as well as the ‘Nadezhda’ cultural centre (Savonlinna, Finland).

Sunday, 18 September

The ‘Ethnic Faire’
Town Hall Square, 10:00 to 18:00.

A joint event by numerous cultural societies of national minorities featuring a diverse cultural programme. Folk handicrafts, national cuisines, and a concert programme by national ensembles.

Performances by theCaucasiaon Folk Dance Ensemble ‘Terek’, ‘Abai’ Kazakh cultural society, the ‘Mari Kumõl’ ensemble of the Mari Society in Tartu, the ‘Perelaz’ Ukrainian folk ensemble, the ‘Sudaruški’ Russian folk song choir together with the accordionist, Anastassia Varlõgina, plus the ‘Sogdiana’ dance ensemble of the Uzbek cultural society in Narva, the ‘Jumšan Gur’ folk ensemble of the Udmurt society in Tartu, the ‘Kataja’ dance group of the Tartu Society of Ingrian Finns, the ‘Gratsia’ dance studio, musicians from Mulgimaa, a folk costume show by the ‘Bereginja’ Estonian-Russian Folk Culture Centre and the ‘Bõlina’ folk ensemble from Haapsalu, along with an Estonian folk costume show by the Estonian Folk Art and Craft Union, an Estonian Swedish and Estonian heritage dance programme by the mixed group, ‘Laagri Leegid’, the musician Tarmo Kivisilla, the ‘Tayo’ folk dance ensemble of the Armenian Sunday school, the ‘Yerazano’ vocal and dance ensemble and the Mashtots Sunday School
The ‘Ethnic Faire’ is organised by the Association of Estonian Nationalities.

Thirty-Fourth Estonian Forum of National Minorities ‘Estonian Nationalities - Let’s Keep Going Together!’
Tallinn Teacher’s House, 14:00 to 18:00
The Association of Estonian Nationalities is deemed to have been founded on 24 September 1988, the day of the first Estonian Forum of National Minorities. We will be celebrating the thirty-fourth anniversary of the Estonian Day of National Minorities with a faire and a forum. All national communities are represented by their own delegate at the forum, making this forum a unique representative body of national minorities in Estonia.


The ‘Folk Music Throughout the Eras’ vocal music concert
Small hall, Russian Cultural Centre, 15:00
Performances by Zhenya Hovsepyan (mezzo-soprano), Ksenia Rossar (soprano, piano), Stanislav Sheljahhovski (bass), Valeria Ergardt (soprano, piano), Elena Bebekh (soprano), Jekaterina Lomakina (mezzo-soprano), Aleksandra Bekušev (mezzo-soprano), and the ‘Rejoice’ vocal ensemble. Artistic director, Sergei Mironoff. Concertmaster, Dmitri Kurs.


The ‘I am Giving My Love’ gala concert
Grand hall, Russian Cultural Centre, 17:00
Performances by the ‘DeLight’ song studio, Aljona Znojeva, Ivan & Igor Jermakov, Sergei Pilipenko, Nastja Kreison, Eduard Toman, Anna Makeev, and Marina Tabri, plus the ensembles, ‘Rejoice’, ‘Idealnõe Ljudi’, and ‘Rjabinuška’, along with Veronika Knaub, Sergei Sumin, Irina Petšegina, Oksana Herradi, Jelena Savtsuk & L'era, Olesja Balakireva, and Agnieszka Babicz (Poland).

Tuesday, 20 September

Mondo documentary night
Tallinn Central Library (Estonia pst 8), music and film hall, 18:00
We will be watching the film, ‘The English Surgeon’, with its main character, Henry Marsh, spending his holidays in Ukraine and performing brain surgery in seemingly impossible conditions. The film is in English with Estonian subtitles. The screening is followed by a discussion session in Estonian.

Wednesday, 21 September

The ‘We Live Here’ classical music concert
Small hall, Russian Cultural Centre, 18:00
Performances by the soloists at the Russian Philharmonic Society: Alla Popova (soprano), Elena Bebekh (soprano), Zhenya Hovsepyan (mezzo-soprano), Sergei Mihhnevitsh (tenor), Aleksandr Nekrassov (baritone), Vladimir Skamnitski (violin), and Vladimir Ignatov (piano). The programme includes vocal and instrumental pieces by Estonian, Czech, Armenian, Hungarian, Ukrainian, Italian, and Russian composers.

Thursday, 22 September

The premiere of the historical documentary ‘A great life, but I did not know much...’
Small hall, Russian Cultural Centre, 18:00
The film is the final part in the trilogy about Duchess Jelizaveta Šahhovskaja, founder of Kuremäe Convent, and her father, the minister and reformer, Dmitri Miljutin. Directors: Ella Agranovskaja and Nikolai Šarubin, dubbed by Eduard Toman and Larissa Savankova.

The film is introduced by a speech by Ella Agranovskaja on ‘A retrospective of ancient times, which will include the Tallinn addresses of the film’s heroes and the works of the Baltic-German architects, Rudolf von Bernhard and Otto Pius Hippius’. In Russian.

Friday, 23 September

The ‘Songs Throughout the Eras’ stage concert
Grand hall, Russian Cultural Centre, 18:00
Cinema hits. Performances by Eduard Toman, the ‘IRIS’ show group, the ‘Zlatõje gorõ’ ensemble, and L'era

Saturday, 24 September – Eesti rahvusvähemuste päev

The whole Estonia reads!
Day of families at the Laagna community garden next to the library

11:00 A fire and ice show by the actor, Dan Eršov, from the Russian Theatre.
12:00 Rameliya Ulubanova from the ‘Lezginka’ folk dance ensemble will be introducing Caucasian folk dances to everyone. 
13:00 A visit by the novelist, Andrus Kivirähk.
14:00 Children get to practice their handicrafts in the handicraft workshop at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre, while young people and adults can take part in the ‘Culture Swap’ conversational circle which will discuss the food culture of various countries.

The programme is in the Estonian, Russian, and English languages and also includes other activities and surprises. The Katarina Jee library bus will be there, and the library bicycle will be making its rounds, with library services being introduced (including training sessions, language cafés, teleworking options, etc), and quite naturally it will also be possible to borrow some very good books. A food competition will also be held, and the ‘The Flavours of My Childhood’ recipe exhibition can be visited. The family day is part of the nationwide ‘Estonia Reads!’ project for the year of libraries, which is supported by the Ministry of Culture.
This family day will be organised by Tallinn Central Library: www.keskraamatukogu.ee.  

Portuguese Day
The Pelgulinna House at Tallinn Folk High School
13:00
Portuguese language lesson. The guide and teacher, Anna Bogdanova, will be speaking about the Portuguese language in Portugal and in Brazil, and will be teaching simple phrases and pronunciation rules.
15:00 Tasting Portuguese wines. A sommelier from Bestwine will be introducing Portugal and its wines. Tickets cost six euros.
16:00 Portuguese dance, song, and music night,

The ‘Portuguese Day’ will be organised by Tallinn Folk High School: kultuur.ee.

Grand gala concert: ‘Under the Same Sky’
Grand hall, Russian Cultural Centre, 14:00
A joint concert by the Union of Russian Educational and Charitable Societies in Estonia and the International Association of National Cultural Societies. Performances by the ‘Sudaruški’ Russian Folk Song Choir, the ‘Ljubava’ folk song ensemble, the ‘Bõlitsa’ folk ensemble, the ‘Zlatõje Gorõ’ ensemble, the ‘Allikas’ dance studio, the ‘Graatsia’ dance studio, the Russian Cultural Centre’s ‘Entrée’ dance studio, the ‘Sirin’ dance ensemble, the ‘Rada’ dance theatre, the ‘Show-Ballett Visavi’ choreography studio, the ‘Ljos’ Belarussian cultural society, the ‘Lezginka’ ensemble, the ‘Ariran’ folk dance ensemble, the ‘Zotovits’ Moldovan dance ensemble, the ‘AL SOL’ Romani dance ensemble, the ‘Neposedõ’ dance ensemble, the ‘Khamoro’ Romani dance ensemble, the ‘Altõn’ Tatar vocal studio, the ‘Gorlitsa’ ensemble, the ‘Akrida’ dance studio, the ‘DeLight’ vocal studio, and the ‘Krapiva’ ensemble.

Sunday, 25 September

‘The Dances of Different Peoples’
Small hall, Russian Cultural Centre, 17:00
A concert by children’s choir groups. Performances by the children’s choir of the Russian Cultural Centre’s ‘Allegro’ vocal and choir studio, the children’s choir of the ‘Raduga’ choir studio, the children’s choir of the Sakala Private Gymnasium, the children’s choir of the Tallinn Lasnamäe Russian Gymnasium, the children’s choir of the Tallinn Linnamäe Russian Lyceum, the children’s choir and maiden’s choir of the Tallinn Tynismae Science School, the children’s choir of the Tallinn Õismäe Russian Lyceum, and the children’s choir of the Tallinn Mustamäe Secondary School of Science.



 

Last modified 12.09.2022