21:00

Glasperlenspiel: Avarus Ensemble

The creative ensemble Avarus consists of musicians whose artistic activities are characterised by a wandering spirit and an open worldview. These people are always looking for new opportunities and challenges, experimenting with new forms, combining improvisation with composition and mixing elements from different musical cultures to create novel soundscapes. The group consists of Mingo Rajandi, Kadri Voorand, Kirke Karja, Meelis Vind and Virgo Sillamaa.
Ticket 12 EUR

Starman's Toome Stage

21:30

Music trip on the Hanseatic barge

Music trip on the Hanseatic barge

Here and there

22:00

Elmar’s dance night

Priit Rand from radio Elmar plays jovial Estonian dance music which makes your toes tap and skirts twirl! There will definitely be disco and rock but also salsa and rumba! A delightful dance night awaits at the river Emajõgi – come and bring you friends along!

A.Le Coq River Stage

23:59

Starman’s Night Cinema: I Won’t Came Back

Director: Ilmar Raag
Cast: Polina Puškaruk, Viktoria Lobatševa
Subtitles: estonian and english

A young woman who grew up in orphanage is longing to be loved, but does not have it in her to love others. Her teenage looks help her while falsely accused of committing a crime to hide in a orphanage without arousing any suspicion. There, she meets a 13 years old homeless person like herself, Kristina, and together they set out on a long journey to a small town in Kazakhstan, where Kristina's grandmother lives...

Starman's Toome Stage

10:00

Seto Line boat trip to Piirissaare

M/1 Alfa 10 boat trip Tartu-Piirissaare-Tartu (30 EUR per person)
We depart from Tartu in the morning and head towards Piirissaare. Piirissaare is the only inhabited island in Lake Peipus. The inhabitants of the island have lived there and tried to preserve their lifestyle which consists of fishing and onion farming. Examples of the architectural style which is characteristic to the Old Believers can still be seen at Piirissaare. The boat has a café and you can buy smoked fish from the island.

The boat trip to Piirissaare lasts for 4 hours and we give people approximately 2 hours to look around the island. We will get back to Tartu around 21 o’clock. The boat departs when there are at least 20 passengers.

All trips depart from the Atlantis quay
Places have to be booked in advance at www.setoline.ee
Contact: helen@setoline.ee, 5247153

Here and there

10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00

HANSEATIC FAIR

SAT July 11 at 10.00-20.00

Hundreds of tradesmen who sell unique handicraft items made of different materials gather in Tartu, cook flavoursome dishes and introduce their handicraft skills.

All visitors will find something useful, interesting or simply funny from the variety of items on sale.

The Hanseatic Fair combines all eras into one great party of epochs, towns and cultures and makes Tartu Hanseatic Days burst with fun and joy.

HANSEATIC FOODS
You can enjoy different cuisines at the numerous catering facilities on Poe Street, Town Hall Square and Küüni Street. You can choose between Estonian peasant and contemporary cuisine and Setu dishes. You can try lentil and pea soup, herb-marinated lamb skewers which are prepared on coal, roasted pike perch and different wok dishes. For those with a sweet tooth, we offer eco cotton candy, roasted almonds and pastries straight from the oven. If you want to bring the food home with you, we offer you a wide variety of smoked and dry-cured fish, game sausages, goat cheese, handicraft breads, traditional Estonian barley bread and homemade beer.

Peasants’ market
The Peasants’ market (in the end of Küüni street on the side of Uue-Turu Street) offers fresh soured pickle, home-grown strawberries, tomatoes and peas, honey and honey products, herbal and berry teas, herbs, organic products, sea buckthorn products, farm produce and organic cosmetics.

The children’s area of the Hanseatic Fair is located in the park on Küüni Street and all children are invited to come and play, jump around and enjoy themselves.

Hansamarket

10:00-17:00

Soothsayers’ tent

The soothsayers’ tent is an esoteric and entertaining folk medicine tent which is hard to miss. Miracles happen in this tent and even the most complex health problems like flatulence and the blues are cured. Marju Kõivupuu gives two lectures on medieval folk medicine.

River Town

10:00-17:00

Sauna

“Let’s heat up the sauna!” is a sentence which most Estonians are probably very happy to hear. This year, the Sauna has been placed in the city centre so that every poor soul who yearns for some heat gets to visit the sauna! There will be talks on sauna folklore and ancient games. You can try out different handicraft instruments, peel the bark of a log, hew with the axe and try out the two-handed saw. Bring your towel and let’s go to the sauna!

River Town

10:00-17:00

Judo games

Greetings to all children out there who enjoy sports and games! You are welcome to join us to play judo games in the Children’s Town. You can develop different skills, learn new interesting tricks and play fascinating games together with other children. The tutor Jaan Angerjärv is a triple Estonian champion in judo who currently works as a coach. Come and join us because even Lotte enjoyed judo!

Children's Town

10:00-17:00

Reading dogs

Tartu reading dogs are a nice little group who helps children find their way into the world of books. Our dogs encourage and liberate, everyone can be who they are and read according to their skills. Come and enjoy the magical company of dogs!

Children's Town

10:00-17:00

Playing and making the zither

At the summery Hanseatic Days, we challenge both adults and youngsters to find half an hour to see if you can make one of the most logical and simplest musical instruments and learn to play it later on.

Making the instrument is easy because a simple body (sound box) has been prepared beforehand. All you need to do is to screw in some pins and put on the strings.

Those who do not want to experiment with the sound box can also try it with a zither-shaped wooden board. All materials are provided by the organisers, all you need to bring is your skilful hands and enthusiasm!

Those who are not into crafts can look at the instruments the others have built, tune and play them, ask questions and learn from others. We have instruments with both 6 and 7 strings, all in D-major. If the number of participants is small, then the workshop can last up to half an hour. If there are many people interested in taking part, then it can be done in 15 minutes. The tutor is Toivo Tähemaa who is a freelance instrument maker from Tallinn.

Children's Town

10:00-17:00

Anne Youth Centre

At the Anne Youth Centre workshop, youngsters from a youth camp show how to make leather armbands with your initials and test your dexterity and wit with different games.

Children's Town

10:00-17:00

Era Hobby School

In the original Era Hobby School workshop, you can make two different board games (dominoes and fishing) according to your skills and wishes. Smaller craft lovers can sew their own finger and glove puppets which can be used in their own theatre performances. The aim of the workshop is to be original and stand out from the crowd – everyone does things in their own way and this is what makes us unique and special. Let us make the world a more colourful and exciting place by doing things together!

Participation fee is 1 EUR, registration opens before the event on site!

Children's Town

10:00-17:00

Animal area

What does sheep wool look like? How does a chicken lay an egg? How does the doe feed her babies? How does the buck scratch his back? You will find answers to all these questions about animals and many others when you visit the domestic animal zoo at the Ranna Ranch.

The Ranna Ranch’s zoo brings domestic animals to the centre of the Hanseatic Days so that children can get to know, pat and handle them. Several people have been amazed at how friendly different animals can be to each other when they share a pen. Furthermore, people are similarly amazed at how friendly they are towards all children and people who pat them and look deeply into their eyes.

The Ranna Ranch’s zoo includes domestic goats, pygmy goats, lambs, Kihnu lambs, Scottish calf, ponies, rabbits, miniature pigs, wild boar crosses, wool pigs, geese, ducks, chicken, turkey and some other surprise animals.

We let the children into the pen so that they can get to know, pat, feed and handle the animals for 1 EUR. You can also look at the animals from the other side of the pen for free. We will also bring along some horses and ponies.

Here and there

10:00-18:00

Area of oven-builders, chimneysweeps and rescuers

Taxi park near the Kaarsild (Arched Bridge)

The workshops are open SAT 11 July at 10-18 and SUN 12 July at 10-16

The exhibition by oven-builders, chimneysweeps and rescuers concentrates on the following themes – where to find a competent oven-builder? What should you know when hiring an oven-builder? How often should you call a chimneysweep? Where can you learn these professions? What does a good oven look like? Why is wood heating such a burning topic? When should you call 112? What do volunteer rescuers do in the community?

We make lucky buttons together with the chimneysweeps, try out pottery with the oven-builders and ask the rescuers how fires were distinguished in the olden days. Historical exhibits are brought along.

Chimneysweeps have been working in Tartu for 325 years and heating equipment and chimneys have been around in the town for even longer. Both in the past and present, many fires start from heating equipment which have not been tended to or are used inappropriately. Thus, oven-builders and chimneysweeps are of great help to the rescuers in preventing fires. Competent craftsmen are proficient in both restoring and renovating old heating equipment and installing contemporary pellet stoves, cleaning different types of chimneys and metal modules, evaluating the efficiency and fire safety of a heating system. And of course they help the client find a suitable solution because there are several options available for installing heating. The furnace has to adhere to contemporary requirements even if it is hidden under an old shell.

NPO Estonian Oven-builders invites everyone to come along and find out what they do.
www.pottsepad.ee

Here and there

10:00-18:00

Mini traffic campus

The Estonian Road Museum invites children to make their own machines. Come and try your hand at designing a car, fold yourself a real grader or the post office building. Sharpen your mind by solving different thinking exercises. In addition to handicraft, the guests can also try out balance bikes and the Y-bike.

Children's Town

10:00-18:00

World street

The World Street brings more than 16 different countries to Lossi Street as part of the Hanseatic Days. Come and get to know exotic and interesting cultures!

Here and there

10:00-18:00

MoNo bus – youth centre on wheels

NPO Noored Toredate Mõtetega MoNo bus travels back in time to a Hanseatic town to make the lives of youngsters more exciting by offering different educational activities. Catch your „pig in a poke“ in precision throw, travel into the interesting world of runes and make your own lucky sign or draw like they did in the olden times using coloured pencils. If all this is not enough, you can also test yours skills in a Hanseatic smart phone photo hunt and throw a ball into a moving basket which is not as easy as it might seem.

NPO Noored Toredate Mõtetega is a youth work organisation. We launch youth initiatives, write and implement different youth projects and organise hobby activities. Come join us and make your dreams come true!

Children's Town

11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00

Hour-long trips on the river Emajõgi on the Hanseatic barge

Hour-long trips on the river Emajõgi on the Hanseatic barge, departure from the Embassy of the Inland Waterways, ticket 5/3 EUR

Here and there

11:00, 15:00, 19:00

Itinerant theatre Vaba Vanker presents: THE ANCIENT STORY OF ESTONIANS

The performance takes place on the barge, departure from the River Café

Ancient and ironic folk comedy in one act aka the story of how something always has to happen exactly when everything seems to be going well.
Author Mari Tammar / Director Rauno Kaibiainen / Costumes Helen Lennuk / Music Kristel Kutser
Cast: Kadri Kalda / Maili Metssalu or Kirsti Villard / Rauno Kaibiainen or Madis Mäeorg / Kristel Kutser
The performance lasts for 40 minutes
Ticket 10 EUR (available in cash on site)
The number of spaces is limited.

Here and there

11:30

Opening Ceremony

The festival starts with a procession through all the towns of the Hanseatic Days which all townsmen and festival guests are invited to take part in. The procession starts at 11.30 from the Iron Town, moves down to the River Town on the banks of the river Emajõgi, to the Children’s Town, Toome Hill and the Taste Sensation Town culminating with the opening ceremony in Town Hall Square.

Children's Town

12:00

Children’s Morning

During the weekend mornings you can take part in children's mornings with pancakes and interesting activities for both, young and old visitors.

Uus Õu

12:00

Strongman competition

A strongman competition is held in the Iron Town which is organised by the Estonian Professional Strongman Association as part of an amateur strongman cup. The winner will automatically become a professional strongman. Amateurs are people who do not compete with professional strongmen but want to test their strength and dexterity. The ten best sportsmen from the qualifying round go through to the finals. The competition starts at 12.00.

Iron Town

12:00

Children’s morning

All the tiny friends of the Õu should set their course towards Uus Õu because that’s the place where Kudrun Vungi helps children make carousels! The weather man promises to treat us with a sunny day and the sandpits have more sand in them than ever before. We eat pancakes with jam, play in the play house and draw on an endless canvas on which you can paint as large and as much as you wish!

Here and there

13:00

Mini-strongman competition

The strongmen of the future aged 5-11 can take part of the mini-strongman competition at 13.00. Registration for the children’s competition opens on site before the event.

Iron Town

13:00

Piret Päär’s Fairy Tale Chamber

And three apples fell from the sky.,..
Piret has told stories and organised related activities for more than twenty years. She is the manager of the Storytelling School of the Estonian Folk Culture Centre. At the moment, she is establishing a unique storytelling house in Viljandi County.

Piret knows that people’s souls live in their stories. The more stories live in the person’s soul, the richer is the underlying story – the life story of the person.

Piret collects stories like bees collect nectar and they stick to her like pollen. She both collects and pollinates words. In a secret place inside her, the honey of stories is made which she lives off, breathes in and shares with her audiences.

Ticket 2 EUR

Additional information:
www.rahvakultuur.ee/jutukool
FB Jutukool
http://piretpaar.com
FB Jutumaja

Here and there

13:00

Jana Kütt Quintet

Jana Kütt Quintet is a jazz collective from Tartu which consists of five youngsters whose repertoire consists of well-known jazz standards throughout the ages. They play these songs with incredible youthful energy and oomph which quenches everyone’s thirst for music. The air is filled with joy and improvisational solos.

Members: Jana Kütt (vocals), Tobias Tammearu (saxophone), Tõnis Koppel (contrabass), Karl Madis Pennar (guitar), Kaarel Adamson (drums)

Starman's Toome Stage

13:00

Hanna-Liina Võsa Trio

Release concert for the new children’s music album “Miki merehädas”
The idea for the programme “Miki merehädas” (“Shipwrecked Mickey”) was born during the concert series “Minu Lapsepõlve Laulud” (“The Songs of My Childhood”) which was held at the Piip and Tuut Playhouse. The programme offers the joy of recognition to the parents and the joy of singing along for the children. The songs are from the ETV children’s shows and the singer’s own childhood.

Members: Hanna-Liisa Võsa (vocals, storytelling), Marek Talts (guitars), Marti Tärn (acoustic bass, percussion instruments)

Balbiino Children's Stage

13:00, 14:00

Piret Päär’s Fairy Tale Chamber

And three apples fell from the sky.,..
Piret has told stories and organised related activities for more than twenty years. She is the manager of the Storytelling School of the Estonian Folk Culture Centre. At the moment, she is establishing a unique storytelling house in Viljandi County.

Piret knows that people’s souls live in their stories. The more stories live in the person’s soul, the richer is the underlying story – the life story of the person.

Piret collects stories like bees collect nectar and they stick to her like pollen. She both collects and pollinates words. In a secret place inside her, the honey of stories is made which she lives off, breathes in and shares with her audiences.

Ticket 2 EUR

Additional information:
www.rahvakultuur.ee/jutukool
FB Jutukool
http://piretpaar.com
FB Jutumaja

Here and there

13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00

Amateurs on the Park Stage

What fun and joy! This year, the amateurs are performing on two separate stages. The Town Hall Square Stage is taken over by predominantly musical performances but there is room to dance and sing on the Park Stage for both the audience and the performers. This year’s amateurs include members of different generations with their age ranging from 10 to 70 but they are all enchanted by music, energised by dancing and their laughter is infectious!

SAT July 11 on the Park Stage
13.00 Dance groups RNstuudio and SUURELINE
14.00 Character dance ensemble Salome
15.00 Dance group Flamante
16.00 Dance groups Tantsurõõm and Reilender
17.00 Folklore club Maatasa
18.00 Gypsy dance and singing group Maljarka

Hansamarket

13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00

Amateurs on the Town Hall Square

What fun and joy! This year, the amateurs are performing on two separate stages. The Town Hall Square Stage is taken over by predominantly musical performances but there is room to dance and sing on the Park Stage for both the audience and the performers. This year’s amateurs include members of different generations with their age ranging from 10 to 70 but they are all enchanted by music, energised by dancing and their laughter is infectious!

SAT July 11 on the Town Hall Square Stage
13.00 Siim Kartau and Sulo Kiivit, Taavi Toom in the garmon
14.00 Folklore club Maatasa
15.00 Siim Kartau on the guitar
16.00 Swinging Wild Trio
17.00 Mart Kirotar on the accordion
18.00 Street musician Bennu Ani

Hansamarket

14:00

Accordion Heroes

The band Lõõtsavägilased (“Accordion Heroes”) was formed in December 2013 and it consists of three young musicians – Andres Eelmaa, Rasmus Kadaja and Tobias Tae - and their tutor Margus Põldsepp. All the boys are developing their musical skills at Karksi-Nuia Music School. Lõõtsavägilased play mainly folk and traditional music but they do not shy away from other styles either. During the last year, the group has given over 40 concerts and performed at several important and large events. For example, they performed on the Green Stage at Viljandi Folk Music Festival in August 2014, in Latvia in September and in Finland in November. One of the band members, Rasmus, has won the first prize at the Nation-Wide Competition for Musical Instrument Players at Viljandi in the accordion category. This year, Lõõtsavägilased have secured an invitation to several large folk festivals.

Members: Andres Eelmaa, Rasmus Kadaja, Tobias Tae and their tutor is Margus Põldsepp.

A.Le Coq River Stage

14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00

Hansa Burger Master

Quality burger making competition

Everyone is welcome to register for the competitions, professional skills are not necessary.
Relevant workshops are held before the competitions.
Register your teams and ask for additional information at maitseelamuse.koda@gmail.com

Taste Sensation Town

14:00, 16:00

Medieval Folk Medicine workshop

Marju Kõivupuu’s lectures in the Soothsayers’ tent.

River Town

14:30, 17:00

Fa-Diees

The Tartu Singing Studio Fa-Diees (“Fa Sharp”) grew out of the music group at Tartu Can Factory which was launched in 1984. Since 1992, the group has been acting as a singing studio, which has been developing children’s solo singing in Tartu and organising competitions. Fa-diees consistently records, publishes and presents new children’s songs. Furthermore, they have also published notes for singing games and new children’s songs. The studio has 130 members of ages 3-19. Throughout the years, the singers from Fa-Diees have been successful at different national competitions.

Children's Town

14:30, 17:00

Fa-Diees

The Tartu Singing Studio Fa-Diees (“Fa Sharp”) grew out of the music group at Tartu Can Factory which was launched in 1984. Since 1992, the group has been acting as a singing studio, which has been developing children’s solo singing in Tartu and organising competitions. Fa-diees consistently records, publishes and presents new children’s songs. Furthermore, they have also published notes for singing games and new children’s songs. The studio has 130 members of ages 3-19. Throughout the years, the singers from Fa-Diees have been successful at different national competitions.

Balbiino Children's Stage

15:30

Duo Malva & Kirsipu

The accordion, vocals and the rhythm of the body instrument together already sound like a band but if you add a thrillingly groovy rhythm engine, it becomes a full orchestra!

These two men from Viljandi like wreak havoc with musical instruments but they do not shy away from more serene Nordic soundscapes either. Runo-songs, bagpipe tunes and newer folk music – they are constantly searching for uniqueness, simplicity, minimalism and power in their music. Rhythmic but contemplative, original but nevertheless traditional!

Members:
Kulno Malva (accordion, vocals, bagpipe, the body instrument) and Tõnis Kirsipu (percussion instruments, the body instrument)

Starman's Toome Stage

16:00, 18:00

Accordion boys from Mooste

Two accordion students from Mooste Community Music School – 7-year-old Uku Zolgo and 14-year-old Juhan-Villem Kaivo – started their studies 2.5 years ago. Performing at the Hanseatic days is the first major performance for the young accordion boys whose tutor is Toomas Ojasaar.

Members: Uku Zolgo, Juhan-Villem Kaivo

Balbiino Children's Stage

17:00

Innersound

Their musical mix of dream pop, soul and psychedelic jazz creates a unique world around the audience which is immediately enchanting and ripe with energy. The band started from the unpublished ideas by the vocalist Elina Hokkanen which were ticking inside her, waiting to be heard. Their powerful lyrics in combination with tasteful harmony was given the name Innersound.

Members: Elina Hokkanen (vocals), Johannes Laas (guitar), Karl Tammaru (bass), Jan Kulbin (drums)

A.Le Coq River Stage

18:00

Weekend Guitar Trio and the actors from the Estonian Drama Theatre

Weekend Guitar Trio which has been active for over 20 years does not need a long introduction. The band which has been playing together since 1993 has a unique style – it is familiar and original at the same time. Their music is a combination of composed songs and freely improvised melodies, which combine jazz, ethno, rock and the minimalism of contemporary music. Robert Jürjendal, Tõnis Leemets and Mart Soo create a soundscape with guitars and electronics which is filled with surprises. All three musicians have graduated from Tallinn Georg Ots Music High School and they have been involved in different creative endeavours. The Trio is the place where the musicians meet, where their creative ideas intertwine and rise to a new level, finding an outlet in the form of concerts and studio recordings. Weekend Guitar Trio has released seven records, performed at several concerts and festivals in Estonia and abroad. The Trio has collaborated with the Gregorian chant group Vox Clamantis, which led to the release of their joint album “Stella Matutina”, and created electro-acoustic sound patterns with renowned free improvisers and ethno musicians. A few years ago, Guido Kangur who is the actor and organiser of Sõru Jazz got the idea to introduce Weekend Guitar Trio to the actors from Estonian Drama Theatre who enjoy playing the guitar and who were immediately drawn to the idea.

Mait Malmsten, Märt Avandi, Raimo Pass and Indrek Kruusimaa started improving their guitar skills under the guidance of professionals and soon after, they started performing as a group. They have given around ten atmospheric concerts which are filled with excitement and energy and which have always been received well by the audiences. The pleasant combination of musicians and apprentices could not have resulted in anything else but a surprising and fresh experience.

That’s all due to the fact that these actors are amazing and they can handle anything. Improvisation which is very important in jazz is a familiar concept to the actors and it offers them enormous pleasure. Whatever happens on the stage, everything feels like it was meant to be.

The guitarists from the Drama Theatre are Mait Malmsten, Märt Avandi, Raimo Pass and Indrek Kruusimaa

Starman's Toome Stage

20:00

Lenna Unplugged

Lenna Unplugged is a chamberlike set-up which plays music in a more restrained manner. Instead of the rough electric guitar, the strings of acoustic guitar are patted and the fireworks of the synthesisers are replaced by a mellow electric organ to accompany Lenna’s and Maarja’s voices. It is a wonderful way to enjoy a summer night with a sweet and simple soundtrack.

Members: Lenna Kuurmaa (vocals), Maarja Aarma (backup vocals), Madis Muul (keyboard instruments), Pent Järve (guitar)

A.Le Coq River Stage

21:00

Caladan

The cosmic duo from the planet Caladan takes you on a pleasurable journey on the tracks of chillout, lounge and house music. No one will remain untouched in this star system. Mellow keyboard solos and sweet vocals fill the air. Caldan is a mixture of all the star dust in the whole universe from which planets are made of and it casts light on unknown places with its soft melodies.

Members: Tuudur Tamme (keyboard instruments), Laura Paju (vocals)
https://soundcloud.com/caladan-band

Here and there

21:00

Glasperlenspiel: SYMPHO-RAVE WITH “KAERA-JAAN” DJ Nrike

Sympho-Rave with “Kaera-Jaan” (in Estonian ‘Oats-John’) is probably not a standard repertoire for the Glasperlenspiel, but fits perfectly into the joint entertainment program with the Tartu Hanseatic Days. The Cuban DJ Nrike is internationally best known for his Latino music events, but this time at the Glasperlenspiel he will be challenging classics-symphonics, among whom one might encounter Beethoven and Ravel, and maybe even find a common language with Eduard Tubin and Arvo Pärt. Come and listen and enjoy the music or take a step further and dance Kaera-Jaan, and not only that...

Starman's Toome Stage

22:00

Dance night: Kristjan Priks and Toomas Valk

In 2007, Toomas and Kristjan united their musical ideas under the name of Klapp in Setomaa. Their repertoire includes instrumental traditional dance music from Setomaa and elsewhere within Estonia. The garmon, tambourine and guitar guarantee a night filled with dance rhythms!

Toomas Valk has played in the bands Vägilased, VIIS and Krää. He has received the Setomaa best accordion player award five times. Kristjan Priks has created several bands, for example, Vägilased and Zetod. He has also played in the groups Wirbel, Virre, Vinland and Dagö.

A.Le Coq River Stage

23:59

Starman’s Night Cinema: The Fencer

Director: Klaus Härö
Cast: Märt Avandi, Ursula Ratasepp, Hendrik Toompere, Jaak Prints, Kirill Käro, Lembit Ulfsak, etc.
Subtitles: russian

Fleeing from the Russian secret police, a young Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he becomes a physical teacher at a local school. The past however catches up and puts him in front of a difficult choice.

Starman's Toome Stage

10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00

HANSEATIC FAIR

SUN July 12 at 10.00-18.00

Hundreds of tradesmen who sell unique handicraft items made of different materials gather in Tartu, cook flavoursome dishes and introduce their handicraft skills.

All visitors will find something useful, interesting or simply funny from the variety of items on sale.

The Hanseatic Fair combines all eras into one great party of epochs, towns and cultures and makes Tartu Hanseatic Days burst with fun and joy.

HANSEATIC FOODS
You can enjoy different cuisines at the numerous catering facilities on Poe Street, Town Hall Square and Küüni Street. You can choose between Estonian peasant and contemporary cuisine and Setu dishes. You can try lentil and pea soup, herb-marinated lamb skewers which are prepared on coal, roasted pike perch and different wok dishes. For those with a sweet tooth, we offer eco cotton candy, roasted almonds and pastries straight from the oven. If you want to bring the food home with you, we offer you a wide variety of smoked and dry-cured fish, game sausages, goat cheese, handicraft breads, traditional Estonian barley bread and homemade beer.

Peasants’ market
The Peasants’ market (in the end of Küüni street on the side of Uue-Turu Street) offers fresh soured pickle, home-grown strawberries, tomatoes and peas, honey and honey products, herbal and berry teas, herbs, organic products, sea buckthorn products, farm produce and organic cosmetics.

The children’s area of the Hanseatic Fair is located in the park on Küüni Street and all children are invited to come and play, jump around and enjoy themselves.

Hansamarket

10:00-17:00

Soothsayers’ tent

The soothsayers’ tent is an esoteric and entertaining folk medicine tent which is hard to miss. Miracles happen in this tent and even the most complex health problems like flatulence and the blues are cured. Marju Kõivupuu gives two lectures on medieval folk medicine.

River Town

10:00-17:00

Sauna

“Let’s heat up the sauna!” is a sentence which most Estonians are probably very happy to hear. This year, the Sauna has been placed in the city centre so that every poor soul who yearns for some heat gets to visit the sauna! There will be talks on sauna folklore and ancient games. You can try out different handicraft instruments, peel the bark of a log, hew with the axe and try out the two-handed saw. Bring your towel and let’s go to the sauna!

River Town

10:00-17:00

Judo games

Greetings to all children out there who enjoy sports and games! You are welcome to join us to play judo games in the Children’s Town. You can develop different skills, learn new interesting tricks and play fascinating games together with other children. The tutor Jaan Angerjärv is a triple Estonian champion in judo who currently works as a coach. Come and join us because even Lotte enjoyed judo!

Children's Town

10:00-17:00

Reading dogs

Tartu reading dogs are a nice little group who helps children find their way into the world of books. Our dogs encourage and liberate, everyone can be who they are and read according to their skills. Come and enjoy the magical company of dogs!

Children's Town

10:00-17:00

Playing and making the zither

At the summery Hanseatic Days, we challenge both adults and youngsters to find half an hour to see if you can make one of the most logical and simplest musical instruments and learn to play it later on.

Making the instrument is easy because a simple body (sound box) has been prepared beforehand. All you need to do is to screw in some pins and put on the strings.

Those who do not want to experiment with the sound box can also try it with a zither-shaped wooden board. All materials are provided by the organisers, all you need to bring is your skilful hands and enthusiasm!

Those who are not into crafts can look at the instruments the others have built, tune and play them, ask questions and learn from others. We have instruments with both 6 and 7 strings, all in D-major. If the number of participants is small, then the workshop can last up to half an hour. If there are many people interested in taking part, then it can be done in 15 minutes. The tutor is Toivo Tähemaa who is a freelance instrument maker from Tallinn.

Children's Town

10:00-17:00

Anne Youth Centre

At the Anne Youth Centre workshop, youngsters from a youth camp show how to make leather armbands with your initials and test your dexterity and wit with different games.

Children's Town

10:00-17:00

Era Hobby School

In the original Era Hobby School workshop, you can make two different board games (dominoes and fishing) according to your skills and wishes. Smaller craft lovers can sew their own finger and glove puppets which can be used in their own theatre performances. The aim of the workshop is to be original and stand out from the crowd – everyone does things in their own way and this is what makes us unique and special. Let us make the world a more colourful and exciting place by doing things together!

Participation fee is 1 EUR, registration opens before the event on site!

Children's Town

10:00-17:00

World street

The World Street brings more than 16 different countries to Lossi Street as part of the Hanseatic Days. Come and get to know exotic and interesting cultures!

Here and there

10:00-17:00

Archery

The Tartu Archery Club invites you and your family, friends or colleagues to come and shoot arrows at Tartu Hanseatic Days! Archery is an interesting hobby which is suitable for almost everyone regardless of age, sex or physical abilities. You can take up archery before school or even in your golden years. It does not matter whether you are a man or a woman, very sporty or have not been to the gym in ages. Archery is addictive and creates excitement.

You can try shooting a traditional bow aka long bow at the Hanseatic Days. Those of you who are holding the bow for the first time can also try out target practice which means that you shoot 2 x 5 arrows from a certain distance. Those of you who are braver and want to experience the excitement of a competition can test themselves at a timed target practice where you can shoot different targets. The one who is the most accurate and finishes the track the quickest is the winner. There are awards for the best archers!

Come and test yourself and shoot a bow at Tartu Hanseatic Days!

Here and there

10:00-17:00

Animal area

What does sheep wool look like? How does a chicken lay an egg? How does the doe feed her babies? How does the buck scratch his back? You will find answers to all these questions about animals and many others when you visit the domestic animal zoo at the Ranna Ranch.

The Ranna Ranch’s zoo brings domestic animals to the centre of the Hanseatic Days so that children can get to know, pat and handle them. Several people have been amazed at how friendly different animals can be to each other when they share a pen. Furthermore, people are similarly amazed at how friendly they are towards all children and people who pat them and look deeply into their eyes.

The Ranna Ranch’s zoo includes domestic goats, pygmy goats, lambs, Kihnu lambs, Scottish calf, ponies, rabbits, miniature pigs, wild boar crosses, wool pigs, geese, ducks, chicken, turkey and some other surprise animals.

We let the children into the pen so that they can get to know, pat, feed and handle the animals for 1 EUR. You can also look at the animals from the other side of the pen for free. We will also bring along some horses and ponies.

Here and there

10:00-17:00

MoNo bus – youth centre on wheels

NPO Noored Toredate Mõtetega MoNo bus travels back in time to a Hanseatic town to make the lives of youngsters more exciting by offering different educational activities. Catch your „pig in a poke“ in precision throw, travel into the interesting world of runes and make your own lucky sign or draw like they did in the olden times using coloured pencils. If all this is not enough, you can also test yours skills in a Hanseatic smart phone photo hunt and throw a ball into a moving basket which is not as easy as it might seem.

NPO Noored Toredate Mõtetega is a youth work organisation. We launch youth initiatives, write and implement different youth projects and organise hobby activities. Come join us and make your dreams come true!

Children's Town

10:00-18:00

Area of oven-builders, chimneysweeps and rescuers

Taxi park near the Kaarsild (Arched Bridge)

The workshops are open SAT 11 July at 10-18 and SUN 12 July at 10-16

The exhibition by oven-builders, chimneysweeps and rescuers concentrates on the following themes – where to find a competent oven-builder? What should you know when hiring an oven-builder? How often should you call a chimneysweep? Where can you learn these professions? What does a good oven look like? Why is wood heating such a burning topic? When should you call 112? What do volunteer rescuers do in the community?

We make lucky buttons together with the chimneysweeps, try out pottery with the oven-builders and ask the rescuers how fires were distinguished in the olden days. Historical exhibits are brought along.

Chimneysweeps have been working in Tartu for 325 years and heating equipment and chimneys have been around in the town for even longer. Both in the past and present, many fires start from heating equipment which have not been tended to or are used inappropriately. Thus, oven-builders and chimneysweeps are of great help to the rescuers in preventing fires. Competent craftsmen are proficient in both restoring and renovating old heating equipment and installing contemporary pellet stoves, cleaning different types of chimneys and metal modules, evaluating the efficiency and fire safety of a heating system. And of course they help the client find a suitable solution because there are several options available for installing heating. The furnace has to adhere to contemporary requirements even if it is hidden under an old shell.

NPO Estonian Oven-builders invites everyone to come along and find out what they do.
www.pottsepad.ee

Here and there

10:00-18:00

Mini traffic campus

The Estonian Road Museum invites children to make their own machines. Come and try your hand at designing a car, fold yourself a real grader or the post office building. Sharpen your mind by solving different thinking exercises. In addition to handicraft, the guests can also try out balance bikes and the Y-bike.

Children's Town

11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00

Amateurs on the Town Hall Square

Amateurs on the Town Hall Square
What fun and joy! This year, the amateurs are performing on two separate stages. The Town Hall Square Stage is taken over by predominantly musical performances but there is room to dance and sing on the Park Stage for both the audience and the performers. This year’s amateurs include members of different generations with their age ranging from 10 to 70 but they are all enchanted by music, energised by dancing and their laughter is infectious!

SUN July 12 on the Town Hall Square Stage
11.00 Folklore group Singelus
12.00 Singing group Mis Sest
13.00 Youth group Aroonia
14.00 Kanneldajad (Zither players)

11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00

Amateurs on the Park Stage

What fun and joy! This year, the amateurs are performing on two separate stages. The Town Hall Square Stage is taken over by predominantly musical performances but there is room to dance and sing on the Park Stage for both the audience and the performers. This year’s amateurs include members of different generations with their age ranging from 10 to 70 but they are all enchanted by music, energised by dancing and their laughter is infectious!

SUN July 12 on the Park Stage
11.00 Dance group Fakesnake
12.00 Gypsy dance and singing group Maljarka
13.00 CATENA and the student group EL GRILLO
14.00 Runo song group Sinimaniseele
15.00 Dance group Fakesnake
16.00 CATENA and the student group EL GRILLO
17.00 fire theatre Zerkala

Hansamarket

11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00

Hour-long trips on the river Emajõgi on the Hanseatic barge

Hour-long trips on the river Emajõgi on the Hanseatic barge, departure from the Embassy of the Inland Waterways, ticket 5/3 EUR

Here and there

12:00

Children’s Morning

During the weekend mornings you can take part in children's mornings with pancakes and interesting activities for both, young and old visitors.

Uus Õu

12:00

Workshop for parents of small children

In this workshop, Piret offers advice on what kind of stories to read, tell and play out to small children.

Ticket 2 EUR

Additional information:
www.rahvakultuur.ee/jutukool
FB Jutukool
http://piretpaar.com
FB Jutumaja

Here and there

12:00

Märten Männiste and his family band

The Männiste Family Band was formed in 2007 and it has been successfully performing at events and venues all around Estonia ever since. The youngest soloist of the band is the 13-year-old Märten, who studies classical guitar at Tallinn Music High School. Märten is the older group and Grand Prix winner of the ETV singing competition Laulukarussell 2015. Märten’s sister Merit, who graduated from Tallinn Music High School this spring, specialising in classic singing and choir conducting, and who is continuing her studies at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, also sings and plays the violin in the family band. She is also playing the protagonist in the musical “Pipi Pikksukk” (“Pippi Longstockings”) at the Estonian National Opera. The young musicians are accompanied on guitar by their father Kaupo who occasionally also sings along. The band has taken part in several TV shows, for example, “Laulupealinn” (“Singing Capital”) and “Perepidu” (“Family Party”). Männiste Family Band’s performances are suitable for all ages.

Members: Märten Männiste, Merit Männiste, Kaupo Männiste

Balbiino Children's Stage

12:00

Torulüroeepika

These three bagpipe tamers play music by the virtuosos of previous generations and the songs they have written themselves. In the past, people used to dance to only one bagpipe at the pub or at weddings, but now there are three of them which guarantees a three-dimensional experience of the Estonian bagpipe. Torulüroeepika has been playing and tuning their instruments together since 2013.

Members: Karolin Übner, Hanna Valk, Kaisa Kuslapuu

A.Le Coq River Stage

12:00, 13:00

Hansa Worst Master

Handicraft BBQ sausages making competition

Everyone is welcome to register for the competitions, professional skills are not necessary.
Relevant workshops are held before the competitions.
Register your teams and ask for additional information at maitseelamuse.koda@gmail.com

Taste Sensation Town

13:00

Piret Päär’s Fairy Tale Chamber

And three apples fell from the sky.,..
Piret has told stories and organised related activities for more than twenty years. She is the manager of the Storytelling School of the Estonian Folk Culture Centre. At the moment, she is establishing a unique storytelling house in Viljandi County.

Piret knows that people’s souls live in their stories. The more stories live in the person’s soul, the richer is the underlying story – the life story of the person.

Piret collects stories like bees collect nectar and they stick to her like pollen. She both collects and pollinates words. In a secret place inside her, the honey of stories is made which she lives off, breathes in and shares with her audiences.

Ticket 2 EUR

Additional information:
www.rahvakultuur.ee/jutukool
FB Jutukool
http://piretpaar.com
FB Jutumaja

Here and there

13:00, 15:00, 17:00

Seto Line boat trip

For this 1.5-hour outing, we head downstream. We go past several harbours in Tartu – Soola Street harbour, boat harbour, Jõe boat harbour, Karlova harbour, Rebase boat harbour, the former Tartu harbour in Ropka where a few boats are still kept. After that, you can see the Tartu Prison from the river. We pass the new bridge and head for the Kabina quarry. We nip into the clear-watered Kabina quarry, turn around and head back towards Tartu. The journey starts and ends on the Atlantis quay.

Here and there

13:30

Laura Junson & The Jeth

Laura Junson & The Jeth is a group which has been playing together for some time now and which joined under one name in the end of the summer of 2014 when they started recording their first album. The music which LJ & The Jeth plays is written by Laura Junson and Erko Niit but the other band members also make creative contributions to their sound. They have songs in both in Estonian and English which combine different styles, varying from indie pop to country, jazz and rock.

Members: Laura Junson (vocals, guitar), Erko Niit (guitars, vocals), Heikko-Joseph Remmel (contrabass, vocals), Joel-Rasmus Remmel (keyboard instruments, vocals), Hans Kurvits (percussion instruments)

Starman's Toome Stage

13:30, 16:30

Children’s band Taevastiib

The children’s band from Tartu plays simple arrangements of traditional melodies from Estonia and elsewhere. Even though the band has been named after a light blue butterfly who brings luck (“Taevastiib” is the name for the common blue in Estonian), the members themselves are everything but gentle fluttery winged creatures. On the contrary – something always happens when Taevastiib is present. There’s no other way when you have 14 jolly members and the average age is 11-13 years!

Members: Marko Roosiväli (guitar), Viktoria Vesso (recorder), Anzelika Jermolaeva (recorder), Tuule Pihlap (garmon), Oskar Piik (violin), Signe Ahas (violin), Ants Ilmar Simm (guitar), Trevor Õun (drum), Kermo Kivioja (drum), Pille Randlane (chime), Maria Grinjuk (small kannel), Kadri Pikkur (small kannel), Virginia Vesso (small kannel), Robert Petrov (guitar)

Children's Town

15:00

Nele-Liis Vaiksoo & Olav Ehala

Nele-Liis Vaiksso started singing in the ETV singing studio under Aarne Saluveer when she was 6. In addition to that, she has studied the piano at Tallinn Music School. Nele-Liis started her music career at 16 with a leading role in the musical “Dance of the Vampires”. She played the same role hundreds of times in Germany in Roman Polanski’s “Tanz der Vampire”. She has taken part in more than twenty musicals, including “Mary Poppins”; “Shrek”, “West Side Story”, “Les Misérables”, etc. and given concerts both in Estonia and abroad. Furthermore, Nele-Liis contributed towards the Estonian dubbing of the Disney animations “Rapunzel” (protagonist) and “Lion King” (Nala). In December 2013, she released her first solo album “Mina” (“Me”) which celebrates her 15th year on the musical stage.

Olav Ehala and Nele-Liis Vaiksoo’s cooperation started three years ago and they have given more than a hundred concerts in Estonia and elsewhere. At the concert, they play Olav Ehala’s beloved songs which are widely known from several films and theatre performances.

Balbiino Children's Stage

15:00

Triinu Taul, Anu Taul and Tarmo Noormaa

Anu and Triinu Taul are sisters from Mulgimaa who write their own music and sing folk songs. The tradition of playing musical instruments and singing goes back several generations in their family. Thanks to the childhood spent in the countryside, the sisters have a strong connection to nature, their roots and the music of their ancestors.

The trio met at UT Viljandi Culture Academy while studying traditional music. They play music both together and independently as part of different projects.

Their sound exudes the mystic meditativeness of ancient songs, the rough beauty of Nordic nature but also the rhythm and joy of dance. At the concert, the sisters play their original songs in Mulgi and in the written language. Tarmo Noormaa accompanies them on the two-row diatonic accordion and traditional Estonian diatonic accordion.

A.Le Coq River Stage

16:00

Charity Ball Race

A charity ball race is organised on the Kaarsild (Arched Bridge) as part of Tartu Hanseatic Days. Thousands of colourful plastic balls are thrown into the river Emajõgi. The balls float down the river for about a hundred meters towards the finish. The owners of the balls who arrive at the finish first receive awards.

The idea behind the ball race originates from the increasingly popular Duck Race. This year, the ball race is celebrating its 5th birthday and the money is given to the Tartu Youth Home on Era Street.

The balls for the ball race are sold at the Tasku information desk and a ball costs 2 EUR. The ball race is organised by Lions Club Tartu Tamme in cooperation with Tartu Hanseatic Days and the Tartu City Government.

Here and there

16:30

Jarek Kasar

Jarek Kasar/Chalice sings his own songs.

Starman's Toome Stage

16:30

Children’s band “Taevastiib”

The children’s band from Tartu plays simple arrangements of traditional melodies from Estonia and elsewhere. Even though the band has been named after a light blue butterfly who brings luck (“Taevastiib” is the name for the common blue in Estonian), the members themselves are everything but gentle fluttery winged creatures. On the contrary – something always happens when Taevastiib is present. There’s no other way when you have 14 jolly members and the average age is 11-13 years!

Members: Marko Roosiväli (guitar), Viktoria Vesso (recorder), Anzelika Jermolaeva (recorder), Tuule Pihlap (garmon), Oskar Piik (violin), Signe Ahas (violin), Ants Ilmar Simm (guitar), Trevor Õun (drum), Kermo Kivioja (drum), Pille Randlane (chime), Maria Grinjuk (small kannel), Kadri Pikkur (small kannel), Virginia Vesso (small kannel), Robert Petrov (guitar)

Balbiino Children's Stage

17:30

Mari Kalkun

Mari Kalkun is a singer from Võrumaa, whose sensitive melodies and three-dimensional soundscapes loaded with meditative repetitions are inspired by Estonian poetry and nature, runo-songs and world music. She plays several instruments – zithers, accordion, guitar and piano – but she is mainly recognised by her powerful voice. Mari has written most of her songs in Võro language because, as she puts it, “I have found closeness to nature and mystery in the poetry of Võro poets which feels unique in the contemporary world.”

Mari’s two solo albums “Vihmakõnõ” (2010) and “Üü tulõk” (2007) have also been released in Japan under the record company Nature Bliss. Her newest album which was recorded with the band Mari Kalkun & Runorun and called “Tii ilo” was released in the spring of 2014 under the well-known Finnish record company Rockadillo Records.

A.Le Coq River Stage

19:00

Liisi Koikson and Vaikne Esmaspäev

Liisi Koikson and Vaikne Esmaspäev (“Silent Monday”) is a group which was born in 2011. The driving force was Ardo Ran Varres, who writes all the music, and his wish to create a programme of Estonian songs. It all kicked off when he started collaborating with Liisi Koikson. Together they found Anzori Barkalaja who writes their lyrics. They created an albumful of music which was arranged for an acoustic line-up.

Liisi Koikson and Vaikne Esmaspäev - lyrics by Anzori Barkalaja, music by Ardo Ran Varres. Their music combines elements of pop, jazz and classical music into a coherent whole. A concert which can be characterised by the theme of the Year of Music in Estonia, “Sounds good!”

Members: Liisi Koikson (soloist), Liina Saar (vocals), Maarja Aarma (vocals), Ahto Abner (percussion instruments), Joel-Rasmus Remmel (piano), Ardo Ran Varres (electric piano), Mihkel Mälgand (contrabass) and a string quartet conducted by Ida Teppo.

Ticket 5€

Starman's Toome Stage

21:00

Tartu Hanseatic Days XX birthday gala concert “Evening in Tartu”

Several beloved musicians whose roots lay in Tartu take the stage at this exclusive concert. The performers are accompanied by a large youngsters’ orchestra “Reaalmažoor” (”Real Major”) (conductors Rasmus Puur and Edmar Tuul). Hannaliisa Uusma, Jarek Kasar, Laura Remmel, Arno Tamm and Mari Kalkun perform at the concert. All musicians sing songs from their own repertoires but special arrangements of their songs are made for the gala concert. In addition to that, the artists talk about their connection to the city of Tartu or the surrounding county and tell stories of what has happened to them in their home town.

The concert programme will only be performed at the Jubilatory Hanseatic Days and the gala will be held in a new concert venue amidst the mellow waves of the river Emajõgi.

A.Le Coq River Stage

23:59

Starman’s Night Cinema: 1944

Director: Elmo Nüganen
Cast: Kristjan Üksküla, Kaspar Velberg, Maiken Schmidt, Hendrik Kalmet, Karl-Andreas Kalmet, Priit Pius, Märt Pius, Hendrik Toompere Jr, Gert Raudsep, Mait Malmsten, etc.
Subtitles: english

Starman's Toome Stage

The organizers reserve the right to amend the programme of Tartu Hanseatic Days. For the latest information please visit the website.