Estonian centre in Turku has been busy during the whole autumn with all kinds of events, but now is the time to take a few deep breaths and give short overview what has been done.
Our popular informational evenings started in September covering topics like why belong to a trade union, who is the Finnish educational system built and why to educate oneself as an adult and how Estonians are living and coping in Finland.
In September Vanemuise theatre from Tartu, Estonia gave a guest performance playing a popular children’s musical “Sööbik ja Pisik” by Urmas Sisask based on Thorbjørn Egneri’s book “Karius and Bactus”. It was a great success, attracting over 400 kids during two performances, who took a lot of pictures with actors and got another chance to be connected with culture in Estonia. For adults a dinner-meeting was organized together with the actors.
In November a familiar friend from Estonia, Miks-theatre paid a visit to Turku performing a play called “How does he do it?” about being an actor. Performance was the highlight of a long and eventful family day completed with a lecture for adults.
The undisputed highlight of the autumn was an acoustic concert by Getter Jaani, probably the most famous young female singer in Estonia.
We also promoted project REGI at an event called “Mahdollisuuksien tori” (A Marketplace of Opportunities), at the Turku international book fair and to a delegation from Tartu lead by mayor Urmas Klaas.
Photos (by Kirsi Äyräs):
A change to meet a real Pop Star! Getter Jaani and the kids before the concert at Turku.
How to be an actor? Miks-theater gave some hands on tips!
Vanemuise´s musical gathered over 400 visitors.
Vanemuise´s artists Rasmus Kull and Simo Breede at the stage as Sööbik and Pisik.
The children´s musical by Urmas Sisask is based on Thorbjørn Egneri’s book “Karius and Bactus”
Regi info evening: social worker Anneli Tamme talking about her survey on Estonians in Finland.