See the Estonia 100 news and media coverage.
See the Estonia 100 news and media coverage.
Kellasalu (“Bell Grove”) located close to Tallinn, is now officially on the world music map. The centre and building created in honour of Arvo Pärt, the most famous and most accomplished composer in Estonia, was completed for the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia and is open as of 18 October.
The Estonia 100 film program’s opening film, „The Little Comrade“ under the direction of Moonika Siimets, participated in the recent international film festival in South Korea and returned home with a win.
4 October saw the premiere of the Estonia 100 film program’s most mysterious film entitled „The Riddle of Jaan Niemand“ („Põrgu Jaan“). Director Kaur Kokk's debut feature film is inspired by the bleak times following the Great Northern War. The film will reach cinemas on 5 October.
On 28 September, Pelgulinna Maternity Hospital opened its first home concept birthing room. The new space is a gift from Germund Hulgi OÜ for the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.
On October 1, there will be free „An Instrument for Every Child“ concerts as part of the Estonia 100 initiative, which will mark the finale of the largest musical joint gift for the centenary. Children and young people will play at more than 60 International Music Day concerts with the instruments which they received as part of the initiative.
With the reports of participation pouring in across the globe, the World Cleanup Day is now counting in at 158 countries and territories, with a total number of 15 million participants joining the biggest waste collection day in human history. World Cleanup Day 2018 is Estonia’s biggest gift to the world on its 100th anniversary.
Curator of "Memory & Light" Clare Farrow interviewed the assosciate product designer Stephen Philips to learn more about the exhibition, which will be open during London Design Festival (15-23 September 2018). Philips also talked about his relationship with Arvo Pärt music.
On 3 September, the ballet "Keres", created for the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, will be premiered at the Estonian National Opera. The new work inspired by the chess legend will be performed on only a handful of occasions during the centenary year, including in Finland.
On 3 September, the Estonian Theatre Festival Drama 2018 kicked off in Tartu. During this unique marathon of performances, all of the works of the Estonia 100 theatre series “A Century’s Story” will be performed, through which the story of the process of achieving independence is told.
On Saturday August 25, the final day of the Estonia 100 Grand Celebration Week has a schedule tighter than on any of the previous days. To help bring the festive week to a close, everyone is welcome to a 175 km-long “party table” on the coastline of Lake Peipus. In the evening, thousands of bonfires will be lit all across Estonia for the Night of Ancient Bonfires.
The final stages of the RMK Great Group Hikes in the Estonia 100 Grand Celebration Week programme take place today, August 24. The nation-wide joint hikes organised to commemorate Estonia’s centenary end August 25 with a post hike celebration in Aegviidu, the last stop for all the groups that embarked on hikes on August 6.
A monument to the victims of communism will be unveiled at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 23 as part of the Estonia 100 summer celebration programme. The memorial consists of two parts, one entitled “The Journey”, the other “Home Garden”.
On August 25, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and the other countries of the Baltic Sea Region are celebrating Ancient Bonfire Night to encourage citizens to care for the Baltic Sea and cleanliness of its coastal territories. On Ancient Bonfire Night, everyone living in the countries surrounding the Baltic Sea is invited to light bonfires along the seashore to symbolise our commitment and care for the Baltic Sea.
Wednesday August 22 sees the Estonia 100 celebrations reach Valga. The opening of Valga’s new central square at 6 p.m. is followed by the Police and Border Guard Orchestra concert “Along the Border” as well as the Tour d’ÖÖ public bike ride through the streets of Valga.
The debut of the open-air performance “Saja-aastane öö” (“A Hundred-Year-Old Night”) on August 20 brings local heritage-based new traditional music and dance interpretations to the stage through the talent of 700 performers. During the centenary, the restoration of Estonian independence is celebrated with the Estonia 100 Grand Celebration Week with a programme boasting over 200 events.
The Estonia 100 sing-along will take place on the evening of Sunday, August 19, at the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds and at more than 40 venues across Estonia. The Police and Border Guard Orchestra will also begin its concert tour “Mööda Piiri” (“Along the Border”) through Estonia’s border areas.
The open-air show “Hundred Years Night” with 700 performers takes place on August 20 at Pärnu’s Vallikäär moat. This first and only performance of the open-air piece during the Estonia 100 Grand Celebration Week is Pärnu County’s biggest gift to Estonia on its centenary.
The Estonia 100 sing-along “The Power of Song”, a global event that already has over 35 parishes and cities across Estonia registered will take place on August 19. Part of the Estonia 100 Grand Celebration Week, this united singing event at the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, at various locations in Estonia and abroad will create a global Estonian united choir for the first time ever.
As part of the Estonia 100 Grand Celebration Week, a united singing event will be held on August 19 where cherished Estonian songs will be sung simultaneously in Estonia and all over the world. In honour of Estonia’s centenary, all 26 songs on the set list have been given new arrangements by renowned composers.
The Estonia 100 Grand Celebration Week kicks off in Rakvere on 17 August with Estonia’s first ever poetry festival. Poems dating back to four different periods will be performed by 36 well-known poets, cultural figures and actors including Leelo Tungal, Doris Kareva and Indrek Hirv.
One of the biggest events of the Estonia 100 Grand Celebration Week is the global sing-along. On the eve of the anniversary of Estonian re-independence on August 19, well known and loved symbolic songs will be sung together at the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds and around the world.
On August 18 of the centenary year, Estonian Nature Day will be celebrated as a gift for Estonia’s 100th anniversary from institutions and associations affiliated with nature. A day packed with more than 50 events introducing Estonia’s nature and its diversity is part of the Estonia 100 Grand Celebration Week on 17-25 August.