See the Estonia 100 news and media coverage.
See the Estonia 100 news and media coverage.
Jaan Tamm, archaeologist and long-time chairman of the Estonian Heritage Society, considers it inappropriate to erect a monument to Konstantin Päts as a symbol of the first Estonian Republic on the centennial of the Estonian Republic. There is a Byzantine plan to pay homage to an autocratic ruler, leaving aside the people who have been the actual vehicle of the Estonian nation throughout the century, before Päts as well as after him, he writes.
Tartu City Government has decided that a memorial to Lydia Koidula and Johann Voldemar Jannsen should be erected to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, and preparations are underway for a design competition for the monument.
The Estonian Film Institute announces the production applications round for full-length animation and feature films for the 'Estonian 100' programme open for the 9 film projects that have passed the development stage of the 'Estonia 100' feature films competition.
A total of 48 ideas were submitted for the competition launched by the Organising Committee of Estonia 100 to find events and features to showcase our country's great heritage and national assets in 2018.
On Monday, 30 November 2015 at 2 p.m., the Estonian Centre for Contemporary Arts will present a programme of arts events meant to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, and will simultaneously announce the competition “Comers, Goers and Stayers – The Histories of Estonian Communities”, which will run from 2017–2018. The deadline for entries will be 1 March 2016.
Today marks the start of a new stage in renewing the Estonian state brand. The coming months will be spent on gathering stories and photos from the general public that show and tell what makes Estonia special; anyone can take part in this “Logo of Estonia” design contest.
On 17 November at 14.00, Rahva Raamat, the largest book retailer in Estonia, will open a gate at the airport that will have sculptures of important Estonian writers, who represent different eras in the Estonian literary history and have been selected in cooperation with the Estonian Writer's Union.
On Saturday, 7 November, at 11 a.m., Tõrva Mayor Maido Ruusmann and Vice-President of the Union of Estonian Architects, Kalle Vellevoog, will open the Magic Container urban installation at Tõrva open market to present the Good Public Space mission project, which was launched under the Republic of Estonia 100 anniversary programme.
The pedestrian space between Tallinn city centre and the sea will be developed over the next five years. According to Raul Järg, Head of the Estonian Centre of Architecture, the aim is to create a modern city centre that is worthy of Tallinn. The project includes the construction of a high street for non-motorised road users and access paths from the city centre to the shore based on a single vision.
The Estonia 100 Feature Film Competition was announced in December 2012. In the first stage, which was held in June 2013, the 17 top film ideas out of 165 submissions were selected. By October 2014, the participants wrote screenplays based on the 17 concepts and from those, the nine most outstanding projects were chosen. The creative development of these nine films took a whole year, lasting up to early October 2015.
In order to honour the hundredth anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, the City of Narva makes a gift to itself and its visitors in the form of renovated town hall and town hall square, and the Square of Stockholm to be constructed behind the town hall. Senior Inspector of Heritage Board at City Government of Narva Madis Tuuder recalls that until 1999, the historic town hall accommodated a children’s creative house with its predecessor being the Palace of Pioneers named after V. Kingisepp.
At the beginning of November, a concert takes place in Orissaare Culture Centre with its proceeds going to Orissaare Music School in order to purchase a new double bass. Additionally, there will be a donation box on the spot and the amount collected in there will be also used to purchase the double bass.
AS Lääne Raudtee has an ambitious plan to restore the rail link Between Tallinn and Haapsalu by the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia. For the past 20 years, Läänemaa County has been cut off from rail services and business owners are determined to change the situation.
Today at 3pm, a call for proposals to find suitable events to introduce Estonia abroad in 2018 will be declared open. Proposals are invited for organising professional, high-level events that would be appropriate for the Presidency of the EU and the celebration of the 100th birthday of the Republic of Estonia.
A hundred years have passed since Estonia regained independence and these days Estonians are scattered across the globe more than ever before. Everyone is active in their close-knit communities in the homeland or elsewhere, but outside of these networks, the emergence of relations between Estonians and mutual support is rare.
The Estonian Theatre and Music Museum is calling on all music lovers to help them locate and collect a wide range of items that together form the material and spiritual cultural heritage of Estonian popular music – musical instruments, amplifiers, sheet music, records, photos, memoirs, videos, recordings, stage costumes and more.
During the Day of Villages in Pärnu County, Merle Jantson (programme manager for Kodukandi) led discussion on how to celebrate the 100th anniversary of our homeland. It was decided that heritage conservation would be the best present.
One of the most important Estonian reputation campaigns, the Estonia 100 will be launched in less than two years. One part of it will likely be an elite match of the European club football on the A. Le Coq Arena, which should reach tens of millions of spectators across the world.
Today marks the announcement of the Public Space Ideas Contest for the International Programme of the Estonia 100 and the EU Presidency. The purpose of the contest is to gather ideas for exhibitions and installations that will be organised abroad in 2018.
In March this year, the Union of the Estonian Architects announced a design competition as a part of the architecture program of the Estonia 100 “Great Public Space” in order to find the best preliminary design of urban installation, which would focus on the new architectural solutions that have been established for the centres of the small towns in Estonia.
The non-governmental organisation Café Orientale handed over a grant to the Rudolf Tobias Kärdla Music School, which can only be used on specific terms. Representative of the organisation Café Orientale organising one-day cafés, Tiit Harjak, handed 3015 euros collected as donations over to the music school at the opening assembly of 3 September.