June 4, Where a path ends, it also begins …

Town Hall Square

09.00 Pentecost Morning Prayer. All churches in the Old Town participate.
We live in a world with increasing splits, contrasts, and struggles. Many are tired of this. Pentecost prophecy speaks of a world in which people can understand each other. This year on the First Pentecost Morning we gather different churches and languages at the Town Hall Square, for prayer, in which we ask for unity and love. Together with common faith and love, we can change this heart-shaped district more cordial.
12.00 Tallinn University Symphony Orchestra, soloist Kaire Vilgats, conductors Martin Sildos and Jüri-Ruut Kangur
13.00 Tallinn Music School Symphony Orchestra, conductor Ott Kask
13.30 Kuusalu School of Arts Symphony Orchestra, Viimsi Music School Orchestra, Tallinn Music School Symphony Orchestra, conductor Ott Kask
15.00-16.00 Estonian Jazz Union presents: ‘Thank you, Valter Ojakäär!’ Ivi Raus, Helin-Mari Arder, Liina Saar and a band formed by Aleksandra Kremenetski, Jaan Jaanson, Danel Aljo, Ara Yaralyan. Valter Ojakäär was and is a maestro of Estonian jazz. Thanks to him we know what took place in this world of music, both here and elsewhere. Thanks to him we can sing the songs, so many of which belong to the repertoires of different generations. These stories are timeless and evergreen. They relate to our soul and make our eyes shine. They help to understand life and its mysteries. They help us to live.
17.00-18.15 The Swinging Sisters & The Band ‘Swing and Sing’. Ensemble formed by Maris Aljaste (vocals), Vivi Maar (vocals), Viveli Maar (vocals), Siim Aimla (saxophone)), Allan Järve (trumpet), Kusti Lemba (guitar), Janno Trump (contrabass), Joosep Voolmaa (drums) primarily plays songs from the repertoire of the US female trio the Andrews Sisters, who were active in the 1930s–1950s.
19.00-20.00 A large open-air circus final performance of the Tallinn Old Town Days ‘180 degrees to the right’. Buoyancy, the summer and love give a boost to the young, to whom the future belongs. Should we to turn to the right or to the left? It is important to move forward, listening to our heart. Sometimes we feel like circus artists, in the vortex of life, trying to keep our balance and our heads clear when rushing. Some high falls have a soft landing, and some sudden turns give a new perspective to the life. Controlled turns on the Town Hall Square are performed by circus artists Tiit Kikas, Maris Liloson and the circus studio Folie, director Terje Bernadt.

 

Youth Area

Kanuti Garden, 12:00–16:45

12.00-16.30 Competition of rhythm games, North Tallinn Youth Centre
13.00 Free Flow Studio
13.30 International Union of Ethno-Cultural Societies Lüüra
14.00 Dance club Koit
14.15 JJ-Street
14.45 Dance club Mustad Kassid
15.15 Ballroom dance and gymnastic groups, Sports Club Nord

Children’s Area

Toompark, 15:00–19:00

11.00-19.00 You can get your face painted, ride a pony and have fun at the Skyjump area during the day.
12.00 Dance club Koit with retro dances
12.30 Song studio Minimuusikal
13.00 Tallinn Hobby Centre Kullo’s children’ choir Ellerhein
13.30 Sports games
15.00 Energy Discovery Centre’s Science Theatre
17.00 Dance club Mustad Kassid
18.00 Stass dance studio, 3–8 year old dance studio students

Workshops:

11.00-13.00 Workshop for jump rope club Trikit
12.00 Workshop ‘Balloons, Bubbles, and Juggling’
13.00 Workshop ‘Measurements’, organised by the Estonian Health Museum
14.00 Workshop ‘Toothpaste making and teeth brushing’, organised by the Estonian Health Museum
16.00 Workshop ‘Lamp crafting’, organised by the Energy Discovery Centre
17.00 Workshop ‘Summer First Aid’, organised by the Estonian Health Museum
18.00 Children’s yoga

Folk Culture Area

Towers’ Square, 11:00–19:00

11.00 Brass Band Vivo Brass ad Libitum from Norway
11.30 Noon swing in the Old Town
13.30 Dance Society As-Sa (Harku Harakad, Tammed ja Toomed)
14.00 Female folk dance group Tammiku
14.30 Türi Cultural Centre’s mixed folk dance group Kaktus
15.00 Kunda’s mixed folk dance group Laanetagused
15.30-19.00 Estonian Folklore Council members’ concert:
15.30 Leesikad
16.00 Hanila Song and Play Group
16.30 Bõliina
17.00 Zurba
17.30 Folk Culture Society Mesilane
17.50 Folklore group Kaera-Jaan
18.10 Folk dance group Känd ja Käbid
18.30 Lüü-Türr

The rhythms of Toompea

12.00 Terrace stories. Dance group Alhambra. Danish King’s Garden Terrace (Lühike jalg 9a)
13.00 Sounds of the Maiden Tower. Mixed choir August 07 (Rapla), conductor Urve Uusberg and Bygdelagskoret Blåne (Oslo, Norway), conductor Anne-Line Sandegren Amphitheatre in the Danish King’s Garden (Lühike jalg 9a)
14.00 Courtyard life or a zither half-hour. Ann Kase and Laura Linnaks. Cafe-studio Bogapott (Pikk jalg 9)
15.00 Courtyard music or Maarja Aarma’s solo concert. (Courtyard at Rutu 3)

16.00

The Fourth Way. The ILVES Sisters. Beloved and brilliant band formed by sisters; the ILVES Sisters presents legendary ABBA hits, by making the songs unique and spicing them with virtuosity. Concert duration 1 hour. Tickets 8/10 euros from Piletilevi or on site prior to the show. Free entrance to the Luscher & Matiesen Museum of the Estonian Drink Culture two hours before the concert. (Toom-Rüütli 10 courtyard)

16.00 Rhythms of the Maiden Tower. Gypsy dance troupe Shatritsa. Amphitheatre in the Danish King’s Garden (Lühike jalg 9a)
17.00 Knightly Wind Instruments on the Stairs. Tallinn Firefighting Society Brass Band. The square in front of the Knighthood House (Kiriku plats 1)
18.00 The music of the people of the Castle Park. Kannelseelikud. Seitsme Linnuse park

Workshops

12.00-13.00 Masterclass for crafting wooden horses. Making of traditional Ukrainian wooden horses and toys under the guidance of a woodwork craftsman. There is also an exhibition of wooden horses in the Grusbeke Tower, where you can become acquainted with wooden horses from different cultures and eras. Carpentry Chamber in the Ukrainian Cultural Centre (Laboratooriumi 22)
12.00-14.00 Adamson-Eric Museum’s Cave Painting workshop. Estonian Museum of Natural History (Lai 29a)
12.00-18.00 Estonian Academy of Arts’s pottery workshop of Raku firing. Participants can make an item by/for themselves using the ancient Raku pottery firing technique. Towers’ Square near the Loewenschede Tower (Kooli 7)
15.00-17.00 ‘The Great Painting Work at Medieval Exhibition’. Graphic designer Kristian Kirsfelt instructs the workshop, during which the exhibition’s black and white illustrations will become colourised. Pre-registration is required by e-mail aime.tahvonen@ajaloomuuseum.ee or by phone at 696 8693. Tickets 3/6 euros. Estonian History Museum, Great Guild Hall (Pikk 17)

Introductory tours

12.00 Tour ‘A Journey from an Apprentice to Master and Journeyman’, (in Russian) Jüri Kuuskemaa. Pre-registration is required by e-mail: info@vanalinnapaevad.ee. Places are full! Registration is closed!
12.00 ; 14.00 Nostalgia Tour in Fat Margaret. Group size is 20 people, in queue. Tickets 3/6 euros. Estonian Maritime Museum (Pikk 70)
12.00 ; 14.00 A tour ‘Ancient Sea’ (in Russian). Tickets 3/5 euros. Estonian Museum of Natural History (Lai 29a)
13.00-14.00 Introductory excursion in the Ukrainian Cultural Centre. (Laboratooriumi 22)
13.00 Excursion in the Luscher & Matiesen Museum of the Estonian Drink Culture including degustation of two wines. Tickets 10 euros. (Toom-Rüütli 10)
13.00 ; 15.00 Nostalgia Excursion in Fat Margaret (in Russian). Group size is 20 people, in queue. Tickets 3/6 euros. Estonian Maritime Museum (Pikk 70)
13.00 ; 15.00 Excursion ‘Ancient Sea’. Tickets 3/5 euros. Estonian Museum of Natural History (Lai 29a)
13.00 Tour at the exhibition ‘Medieval Joys’ coordinated by the curator Krista Sarve (for adults). Tickets 3/6 euros. Estonian History Museum, Great Guild Hall (Pikk 17)
14.00 ‘Let’s Walk above the Skone Bastion’ with archaeologist Ragnar Nurk. Meeting in front of the Maritime Museum’s door (Pikk 70). Organised by Hometown House.
16.00 Tour ‘A Journey from an Apprentice to Master and Journeyman’, Jüri Kuuskemaa. Pre-registration is required by e-mail: info@vanalinnapaevad.ee.
16.00 A tour introducing the permanent exhibition of the Estonian Health Care Museum (in Estonian and Russian). Tickets 5/8 euros. Estonian Health Care Museum (Lai 30)
18.00 ‘Let’s Walk along the Kanuti Garden’ with architect Tiina Linna. We meet in Kanuti Garden in front of the F. Dostojevski memorial. Organised by Hometown House.

Here and there

07.00 National Flag raising ceremony at Tall Hermann tower. Governor’s Garden
11.00-15.00 Estonian flag day in the Parliament of Estonia, Tall Hermann Tower is open to visitors (Lossi plats 1)
12.00 ; 13.00 Segakoor Sõprus, dirigent Marelle Siitas. Kuberneri aed
12.00-18.00 Disc Market. During the Soviet era (1980–1990s) disc markets were held in front of the bandstand in Harjumägi, where it was possible to purchase, exchange, and re-record the music from the wider world. After a long period of time, the disc market will now be held again at Harjumägi. Approximately 40 vinyl disc sellers participate, both old Harjumägi wolves and young music lovers are expected. Many local small businesses bring their discs to the disc market (Plaaditurg) prior to distributing them through retail shops. Harjumägi
12.00 Performance ‘Pobiseja’ (Mumbler) for preschool children. Tickets 10 euros, 5 euros for the accompanist. Piip and Tuut Theatre and Playhouse (Toom-Kooli Street 13)
12.00 Performance ‘Affairs on the Subject of Saint George’, Jaan Kross’s ‘Four Monologues on the Subject of Saint George’. Performed by Maret Oomer’s Theatre Studio, director Maret Oomer, choreography Helen Reitsnik. Tickets 2 euros. St. Catherine’s Church (Vene 14a)
12.00-16.00 Nature-themed yard games and cafe. Estonian Museum of Natural History (Lai 29a)
13.00 ; 16.00 Greentrials Bike Tour. Latvia’s extreme sports showtroupe Greentrial’s stunt bike show. Professional stunt riders from Riga: Jānis Lācis, Dāvis Dudelis, Dāvis Līcītis and Jānis Bukšs bring the best of their lifestyle and skills in the skate park through BMX freestyle, BMX flatland and bike trials stunts. Vabaduse väljak
13.00 Science Theatre ‘Frankenstein’ tries to revive the story of the creation of the infamous Creature, during which we will explore the nature, location and purpose of organs inside a human body. We will also look at the original Frankenstein story and excerpts from the first Frankenstein movie, completed in 1910. Tickets 3 euros (museum ticket not included). Estonian Health Care Museum (Lai 30)
13.30-14.00 Demonstration of rocks. Courtyard of Estonian Museum of Natural History (Lai 29a)
14.00 Performance ‘Life is the Best Entertainment (there is plenty of time for sulking after death)’, author and director Andrus Vaarik.
A story created and performed by Andrus Vaarik takes a closer look at the values ​​of human life. ‘I do not really have anything to fear, these topics are very dear to me, and why not talk about this frankly and without false shame’. We are in this world for the first time, after all. We are here only for a moment, and we do not know ourselves what and how to do this. I’m an Estonian, for the first time, I am a father, for the first time. I have not had time to practice. I write my life without a script for an accurate depiction. But this does not mean that life cannot be fun. Life is the best entertainment! There is plenty of time for sulking after death.’ This is not a show with a completed text but it is born again each night. The audience is able to speak to and ask questions of the actor, which brings unexpected turns, and the end result is always different. Tickets 10/12 euros from Piletilevi or on site prior to the show Hopner House’s dieles (entrance Vanaturu kael 3)
14.00-15.45 Big Charity Zumba Party with Estonia’s best Zumba trainers, Tallinn Women’s Crisis Home is assisted by voluntary contributions through the event. Vabaduse väljak
14.00 Family concert ‘This is Joy’. Preparatory choir, children’s choir and the girls’ choir of the Children’s Singing Studio of Estonian Radio, conducted by Kadri Hunt and Kaie Tanner, dance settings Märt Agu, voice setting Anu Aimla. Estonian Academy of Sciences Hall (Kohtu 6)
14.00 Concert ‘From Youth to the Youth’, Old Town Educational College’s string orchestra. 5th–12th grade students perform Estonian music, including two pieces especially arranged for this concert. Soloists Linda-Anette Suss (violin), Peeter Margus (violin) and Johan-Erik Kõlar (piano), conductor Rasmus Puur. Old Town Music House (Uus 16c)
14.00 Ensemble Heinavanker, musical director Margo Kõlar. St. Michael’s Swedish Church (Rüütli 7/9)
14.00-15.00 We are playing medieval board games! Museum pedagogue Kristi invites both children and grownups to play. Tickets 3/6 euros. Estonian History Museum, Great Guild Hall (Pikk 17)
14.30-15.00 Demonstration of rocks (in Russian). Courtyard of Estonian Museum of Natural History (Lai 29a)

15.00

Dance and circus performance ‘MOISTE’. What has been once moved out, cannot be undone! Director Kädi Metsoja, sound design Lars Schmidt, dramatist Kaja Kann, producer Experimental Movement Centre. Tickets 8/10 euros from Piletilevi or on site prior to the show Kanuti Guild Hall (Pikk 20)

15.00 ‘Loom of Time’ in Siuru Raamaturuum. The main topic of the poetry event is different generations. With Peep Ilmet, Kristjan Haljak, Ann Viisileht, ‘EiK’ Erik Sikk, Eeva Park, Maarja Pärtna jt. More information on the website. In cooperation with the Estonian Writers’ Union (Pikk 43)

16.00

‘Tribute to Celine Dion’, Nele-Liis Vaiksoo and Olav Ehala.
Céline Dion is a powerful singer, whose music has touched the whole world. Of equal importance is theHowever, the fact that the performers of this her creations on our stage are definitely Estonian top-class musicians Nele-Liis Vaiksoo and Olav Ehala. Tickets 10/12 euros from Piletilevi or on site prior to the show Tallinn City Theatre, Small Hall (Lai 23)

16.00 Vox Humana Choir from Denmark. House of the Blackheads, White Hall (Pikk 26)
17.00 Wind orchestra of the North-Estonian Association of the Blind. Musumägi
17.00 Old Town Educational College Theatre School’s (19th year) final performance ‘Very Sick’, staging and musical design by Kristjan Üksküla, acting by Old Town Educational College Theatre School’s graduates. Tickets 9/16 euros. Hopner House (Raekoja plats 18)
18.00 Joint concert by Norwegian and Estonian choirs. St Catherine’s Church (Vene 14a) 
22.00 Concert ‘Indigo Children are Here Again!’ Tower hall. Tickets respectively 5/7/10/12 euros. Hometown House (Gümnaasiumi 3)

Old Town churches

10.00 The service of the Old Town Days. St. Olaf’s Church (Lai 50)
11.00 Pentecostal Mass. Given by Dome Congregation’s teacher Arho Tuhkru and choir Laudate Dominum directed by Veljo Reier. St. Mary’s Cathedral (Toom-Kooli 6)
12.00 12:00               Lecture and tour introducing the church. The courtyard of the Ukrainian masters is open. The Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church (Laboratooriumi 22)
12.00 Church service and children’s programme ‘Sing the Victory Song’ on the Pentecost and the Estonian flag day in the churchyard. St. Olaf’s Church (Lai 50)
13.00 Festive Bell. Saint Nicholas Church (Vene 24)
13.30 A tour and a lecture introducing traditions in the church (in Estonian and Russian), Saint Nicholas Church (Vene 24)
14.00 Introduction to organs and lecture about the church. St. John’s Church (Vabaduse väljak 1)
14.00 Lecture and tour introducing the church (in Estonian), Alexander Nevsky Cathedral (Lossi plats 10)
14.00-15.00 Introduction of the Church. St. Mary’s Cathedral (Toom-Kooli 6)
15.00 Historical introduction and a tour to the church and iconostasis. Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord (Suur-Kloostri 14)
15.00 Lecture and tour introducing the church. St. Olaf’s Church (Lai 50)
15.30 Lecture and tour introducing the church (in Russian), Alexander Nevsky Cathedral (Lossi plats 10)
16.00 Lecture and tour introducing the church. St. Michael’s Swedish Church (Rüütli 7/9)
16.00 Lecture and tour introducing the church (in Estonian and English). St. Peter and St. Paul’s Cathedral (Vene 16)
18.00 Barbecue party. Meal and music. Estonian Christian Pentecostal Church (Toompea 3)

 

 

NB! The Organizer reserves the right to make changes to the programme.