See the Estonia 100 news and media coverage.
See the Estonia 100 news and media coverage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Estonian Information Technology Foundation for Education invites all learners to participate in the “Country of the World – Estonia” creative contest for students. The Republic of Estonia will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2018, and with the given contest, the Information Technology Foundation for Education encourages all young people to suggest ideas that characterise Estonia as a country of the world and help us to better stand out from other nations.
The kaleboats of lake Võrtsjärv gained the most votes at the public vote organised for finding the hundred treasures of Estonia that ended on Monday, second most popular was the Põltsamaa castle and the third was the Haapsalu railway station.
The developers of the new Estonian brand met for the first time on Monday. It has been discussed whether the current slogans “Welcome to Estonia” and “Positively surprising” could be replaced by something better. The new slogans, should these be created, must be ready by the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.
On 25-27 August, the renowned Danish screenwriting specialists Frans Baunsgaard and Steen Bille will hold training for the writers who won the TV series competition held to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia. The training session is being organised by the Estonian Film Institute.
It is possible to vote for the real treasures of Estonia, i.e. meaningful cultural and natural objects, at eesti100aaret.ee until 31 August. As a result of a public voting, a hundred treasures, which receive the most votes, will be announced and based on these, an interactive treasure hunting game will be completed by the 100th Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.
Builder Valtrik Pihl (54) is determined to gift the republic of Estonia with the world’s largest Estonian flag for the 100th birthday and does it like a native Estonian – by knitting.
When I step out of the Helsinki Katajanokka port I notice a man standing in the parking lot in a blue Estonian football fan shirt from afar. There is no doubt – this cheerful man is Valtrik Pihl. The shirt is even symbolic in some ways, because the largest flag so far belongs to the fan union of the Estonian national football team Jalgpallihaigla and its dimensions are 7x11 metres. Valtrik will properly trump this.
I invite everyone to think along and express their opinion in newspapers, social media as well as thematic discussions over how to shape the public space that is the heart of the city of Elva.
The current situation does probably not satisfy anyone. Undertakings complain about the lack of attractiveness of the city, the citizen about maintenance that is falling out of hand, mothers walking with prams about bumpy pavements that have slid out of place, the visitor notices unrepaired facades of houses and poor sign management. It must be admitted that they are all correct. But we will deal with problems as well as we can.
TALLINN, 2 August, BNS – 25 young foreign writers will visit Estonia in the coming week to get acquainted with the country’s culture and foreign policy in the framework of the “100 Friends” project, organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Estonia 100 team.
The City Council obviously made a correct decision in dissolving its strange jubilee committee. However, it does not seem entirely correct that a committee chaired by Pärnu County Governor has been put in charge of all the preparatory work of the Republic of Estonia 100 celebrations. It would only have been natural for the Republic’s city of birth to have its own jubilee committee, chaired by the Mayor.
Kiviõli is establishing a workgroup the main task of which will be to get rid of the empty "haunted houses" in the town and to tackle the issues of tidying up the town in general, and it will join in the work wherever needed and possible.
The local newspaper of Pöide rural municipality published an invitation last month for readers to express their ideas, either in written or spoken form, on the issue of openings in the Väinatamm causeway. Unfortunately, not a single opinion has reached the editors. As this call did not have a deadline for answering, I hope that people will have more time after the busy summer and some opinions and memories will reach us.
A joint competition project of Amhold AS and KARISMA arhitektid OÜ titled as “Pikk muuseum” (authors: Risto Parve and Kai Süda) was recognised as the best among the concept designs that had been submitted to the Rakvere Pikk Street and the surrounding cityscape architecture competition. The value of the first prize is 6,000 euros. It is the seventh competition organised under the Estonia 100 architecture programme “Good Public Space” that has announced its results.
From today, it is possible to vote for the real treasures of Estonia, namely meaningful cultural and natural objects at eesti100aaret.ee. As a result of a public voting, a hundred treasures, which receive the most votes, will be announced at the end of August and based on these, an interactive treasure hunting game will be completed by the 100th Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.