Holy Cow fertilises Estonia’s entry into the euro zone


Happenings on Tallinn’s freedom Square on 28.12.2010 and 4.01.2011
Tallinn University of Technology’s Centre of Biorobotics in cooperation with the Estonian Media Artists Union will install a robotic Holy Euro Cow that will offer Estonian citizens the possibility to exchange 1 Kroon into 1 Euro.

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European Film Awards in Tallinn


The weekend welcomed some brightest stars of the European Cinema in Tallinn as the European Film Awards ceremony was held here as the first event in the official programme of the European Capital of Culture.

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European Capital of Culture will arrive with a night concert and fireworks


The opening ceremony of the European Capital of Culture will present music by Kukerpillid, Tanel Padar & The Sun and IIRIS on stage on the Theatre Square. The year 2011 will arrive with fireworks over land and sea.

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Tallinn 2011 – serving up the stars of European cinema!


Tallinn 2011 – European Capital of Culture is inviting everyone in Tallinn to don their aprons and do their bit as part of the 'What's Cooking?' initiative, in which hospitable locals will welcome guests of the European Film Academy awards – the cream of the continent's cinema industry – into their homes and into their kitchens.

This unique event, a first in European cinema, will serve as something of an entrée to the film gala being held at the Nokia Concert Hall in Tallinn on 4 December, and will also usher in the city's year as European Capital of Culture.

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„Postimees“ is the official media partner of the European Capital of Culture Tallinn 2011


Foundation Tallinn 2011 and Postimees AS signed a cooperation agreement that gives the leading Estonian print and online media company the role as the official media partner of the European Capital of Culture.

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"How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare" at NO99 with English translation


The play "How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare" of Theatre NO99 will be performed with a simultaneous translation into the English language. This one time event will take place on November 3rd. The play has received several awards in Estonia (the best play of the season by Estonian theatre critics) and abroad.

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Tallinn Cuprocking 52 surprizes and ideas


As part of Tallinn 2011, 52 weeks, from Tuesday 19th Oct till Friday Oct 22nd we will be making cup art with local artists and anyone else who wants to join in outside EKKM, near Linna Hall from 5pm each evening until the fence is stitched at Põhja pst 35. Local artists include Okeiko, Marika, Multistability Crew, Team Tallinn 2011 and others. 

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Photographic Art Fair at Rotermanni Centre


Foundation Tallinn 2011 and Tallinn Month of Photography 2011 present: Photographic Art Fair on 22.-23.10.2010 at the Rotermann Centre
Rotermanni 10 / Roseni 5 will be open Friday – Saturday 12-20
The aim of the fair is to introduce the Estonian Photography Artists union members and their works to a broader audience and possible collectors. The event is organized by Union of Estonian Photography Artists (www.foku.ee).

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European Capital of Culture Tallinn 2011 has been awarded the 1.5 million Euro Melina Mercouri prize


European Commission  Directorate-General for Education and Culture has assured that Tallinn 2011 will receive the 1.5 million euro Melina Mercouri prize in a letter sent to the foundation Tallinn 2011, the Ministry of Culture of Estonia and the city of Tallinn.

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European Capital of Culture opens an information centre and presents postmark


Culture Capital’s information centre opened its doors on September 11 in the posh and up- coming Rotermann Quarter. It is located at Rotermanni 10/Roseni 5. 

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Tallinn 2011 – European Capital of Culture presents: NEXT TO NOTHING in CAME


Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia CAME will open the exhibition Next to Nothing on Friday the 23th of July presenting works by fifteen artists (videos, installations, photos, paintings, objects), that test the mental and physical standing power of CAME against attacks from the „white-cube art“ and vice versa. There will be works from three artists from outside Estonia, among them most notably Martin Creed from the UK.

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Estonian choirs have had a great success at the World Choir Games in China


Estonian choirs won prizes at the World Choir Games in Shaoxing, China – Estonian National Television’s Girls Choir won the main prize amongst children’s choirs; European Capital of Culture Mixed Choir won two gold diplomas in the open competitions of mixed choirs and modern music; Turba girls choir won a silver diploma in folklore category.

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Tallinn Maritime Days start today


Tallinn Maritime Days 2010, the largest free family event in Estonia welcoming all Tallinn residents and visitors, will kick off today,16th July. The highlights of the festival will be the regatta of Olympic sailboats and the tugboat dance show. This year’s programme will span three ports – come (or sail in) and see!

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Tallinn 2011 presents: Iiris Vesik in concerts in Istanbul


As part of a joint programme of the European Capitals of Culture Istanbul 2010 and Tallinn 2011 Estonian pop star Iiris Vesik performs at concerts in Istanbul this week.

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European Capital of Culture Mixed Choir at World Choir Games and EXPO


World Choir Games will be held from 15th to 26th of July in Shaoxing in China. The World Choir Games are an international choir festival taking place biannually on different continents.

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Tallinn 2011presents: first open air cinema on the roof of Viru Keskus


„Katusekino“ or Rooftop Cinema opened its doors for the first time in Tallinn as part of European Capital of Culture 2011 programme on the roof terrace of Viru Keskus. The first season will present a rich selection of art and independent movies from internationally well known directors in 70 full length shows.

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Tallinn Maritime Days 16-18 of July 2010


With just a few weeks remaining until Tallinn Maritime Days 2010, the event is to have a third home port.

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Tallinn 2011 presented its programme to thousands of people in Helsinki


Tallinn, the European Capital of Culture in 2011, presented itself to the world in Helsinki on Sunday, June 13. The hosts of the day, Evelin Pang and Mikko Fritze presented parts of the programme to Helsinki citizens as well as visitors, who filled the Senate Square.

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European Capital of Culture takes flight with Estonian Air


The Tallinn 2011 Foundation and Estonian Air entered into a partnership agreement which will see the two working closely together to promote Tallinn’s year as the European Capital of Culture all over Europe.

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Tallinn’s Maritime Days set to continue opening the city up to the sea


Between 16 and 18 July, Tallinn’s Maritime Days – the biggest free family event in Tallinn this summer – will be bringing a sailing regatta, a swimming competition and an amazing boat dance show with a police and Border Guard flying squad to Tallinn Bay.

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Tallinn 2011 foundation sends young designers to Eurobest advertising festival


The competition organised by the Tallinn 2011 foundation for advertising students and young advertisement designers has been won by Ingmar Niklus and Ilmar Kurvits for their work titled ‘Cultural therapies’. The winners will represent Estonia at the end of the month at the Eurobest advertising festival in Amsterdam.

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Former seaplane hangars to become new home for Lembit submarine


The seaplane hangars at the Lennusadama port in Tallinn owned by the Estonian Maritime Museum are themselves to become a museum whose central exhibit will be the submarine Lembit. Having stood empty for years, the hangars will be fully renovated by 2011. The Maritime Museum will be revealing its plans to the public on 22 September.

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European Film Academy to meet with organisers of 2010 European film gala in Tallinn


Tomorrow, Wednesday 26 August 2009, a delegation from the European Film Academy (EFA) will be arriving in Estonia on a three-day working visit to approve the preparations for the film gala to be held in Tallinn in December 2010.

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Tallinn Maritime Days. July 17- 19


Tallinn Maritime Days is the most important event in the coastal area of our capital. Tallinn Maritime Days 2009 will take place in the Admirality Basin and Seaplane Harbour which is connected by the future sea promenade (or the so called „Culture Kilometre“) and boat trips between the two harbours. Maritime Days will involve substantial maritime and harbour related programmes, concerts, boat trips, water related attractions and performances.

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Head of European Capital of Culture selection committee visits Tallinn


On a visit to Tallinn until Tuesday 17 February is Sir Robert Scott, the current chairman of the selection committee for the European Capital of Culture, who is here to check on the preparations for Tallinn’s year as the cultural capital in 2011.

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The Creative Council of Tallinn 2011 referred 11 projects for further development


Cultural capital puts city districts of Tallinn into focus

The Creative Council of the Foundation Tallinn 2011 that is preparing the cultural capital program gathered already for the third time on 1 December, in order to assess the proposals received for the ongoing idea competition.

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The Creative Council of the Capital of Culture approved 13 projects


The Creative Council of the Foundation Tallinn 2011 that is making preparations for the European Capital of Culture convened for the second time on September 29 with the purpose of assessing the project ideas received for the current competition for ideas.

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Ahoy, Tallinn Maritime Days!


In June, Tallinn organises Maritime Days directed to all citizens and visitors of Tallinn, hoping that this will become an annual tradition. The purpose of the Tallinn Maritime Days, held from 17th to 19th of June, is to unite the events related to the maritime and harbour area of Tallinn into a cooperative enterprise.

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