On 16-29 September, Tallinn will be hosting the fifth National Culture Days to celebrate the Estonian Nations Day and commemorate the first gathering of the Forum of Estonian Nations in 1998. Over a two-week period there you can attend free workshops, and lectures introducing various nations and go to exhibitions, the cinema and concerts to learn about the culture of national minorities.
According to Deputy Mayor of Tallinn, Vadim Belobrovtsev, the
programme of National Culture Days features exciting and
educational workshops. “People can learn about Latin American
cuisine, languages of different nations, try recreational
exercises known as tai chi, and Egyptian dance. The
events will surely provide some insights about our neighbours -
both near and far - and facilitate better mutual
understanding,” added the Deputy Mayor.
The National Culture Days feature exhibitions from various
renowned professional as well as amateur artists at the Russian
Culture Centre, Tallinn Folk High School, Paepealse Library,
Photography Museum, Estonian National Library and Vabaduse
The concert programme includes a multitude of events for the
fans of classical, folk and popular music. Concerts are held at
the Russian Culture Centre, Raekoja plats, Kloostri Ait,
Alexela Concert House, Basement Hall of the House of the
Blackheads, and Estonia Concert Hall.
The National Culture Days end with a concert by the crossover
band Terem Quartet in Estonia Concert Hall at 17:00 on 29
September. The quartet from St. Petersburg has developed a new
approach to Russian folk music instruments and given thousands
of concerts in 65 countries across the world. Concert tickets
cost three euros and are available at Piletilevi.
The programme of the National Culture Days is available at
Event organisers include the Tallinn Culture Department,
Tallinn Central Library, Tallinn City Museum, Tallinn Folk High
School, Russian Culture Centre, Estonian Folklore Council,
Association of Estonian Nations, Cultural Association Kirill
& Meffodi, International Federation of National Culture
Associations Lyra, Federation of Russian Education and
Charity Associations in Estonia.