23:00

Starman’s Night Cinema: “Ghost Mountaineer” (2015)

Dir: Urmas E Liiv
In Roles: Priit Pius, Veiko Porkanen, Rait Õunapuu, Reimo Sagor, Liisu Lass etc

Urmas Eero Liiv’s feature film Ghost Mountaineer is a youth adventure film with elements of horror which is based on real life events which took place during the Soviet era.It tells the story of an Soviet Estonian student hiking group which gets caught up in a series of scary events unfolding in wintry Siberia. The unpopular group leader Olle (Reimo Sagor), who becomes disappointed in his companions during the trip, disappears on the last day in the mountains. His rival, liberal-minded and adventurous Eero (Priit Pius) guides the descending hikers into a Buryate village on the mountain to seek help. ...

Duration 103 min

StarmanNight Cinema at Toome

10:00-17:00

Reading doggies

The Reading Doggies of Tartu is a small, fun, group helping children find their own way into the world of books. There is freedom and security to be oneself and to enjoy reading at one’s own level.
Come and enjoy the magical company of our doggies.

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, then, learn to play it.

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 stretch on the strings.

Those who do not want to experiment with a sound box can 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 that 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

Era Hobby School workshops

In the original Era Hobby School workshop, you can make two different board games (dominoes and fishing) according to your skills and wishes. Younger 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

Domestic 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, a 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

Youth with Good Ideas NGO

The NGO bus MoNo or Youth Centre of Wheels has travelled back to hanseatic times to attract the youth of today and to help them challenge themselves.They can try their hand at accurate ly throwing at targets, get lost in the making of lucky signs with runes, or drawing with ancient implements as well as coloured pencils. But there will also be a photo hunt with smart phones.
The MoNo bus provides opportunities for playing ancient, or modern, games.
Youth with Good Ideas NGO deals with developing youthful skills and projects, helping them to reach their goals and challenging them to try their best.
Find us in Tartu Hanseatic Days or in Tähe 3, Tartu and fulfil your dreams!

Children's Town

10:00-18:00

The Three Lives

Kolm Elu is a one man production of the writer and translator Anti Saare who makes pinball-type games of plywood. Some 100 games he has made so far have brought fun and pleasure to many Estonian children and adults. Everybody can try his skills of accuracy, reaction and luck in the tent of Kolm Elu Or, excercise your skill to calculate by heart – add up the points you have earnt.

Children's Town

10:00-18:00

The Song Nest

This is a snug and playful room for children who are learning from the very earliest age the joys of making music, This is a warm and secure nest for children to express themselves through music. .. We share with the children the joy of music – songs, dance, instruments, rythms and listerning- skills.
The youngsters of Laulupesa take part in various concerts and have also issued a CD with the songs by Airi Liiva.

Children's Town

10:00-18:00

The Estonian Agricultural Museum workshops

The Estonian Agricultural Museum is located in Tartu County, at the historical Ülenurme manor complex. Our main task is to perpetuate Estonian rural culture and agricultural heritage; promote agricultural education and research, and scientifically examine, exhibit and make these available to the public, using our collection. Different workshops will have explanation and hands-on practice of blacksmiths’ and carpenters’ skills; restoring vintage furniture; rye-bread baking. The Museum is also home to many farm animals , horse- and pony-rides are available and one can become aquainted with the different breeds which are developed on site.

Children's Town

10:00-18:00

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 schoolage 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 yourselves 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

11:00-18:00; 10:00-16:00

Area of oven-builders and chimneysweeps

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

12:00

The School of Gadgetville workshop: Diabolo

We are a group of wierd people. We love fun, freedom, beauty, joy and peace. We like to be what we are. We all like a circus. And it is logical that we have a Circus Shop from where you can obtain everything you need for tricks. Have you ever tried doing tricks ? That’s great fun! And who are we? We are pupils of Gadgetville School. What do we do? Enjoying life through school and studies. By the way – our school is located in Sänna village, Rõuge parish, in South – East of Estonia. We are creative, inventive children and we were discovered.
Life is a circus – just play!
Workshops by the children of Gagdetville School:
11am juggling
12 noon Diabolo
1 pm Flowerstick
2pm Wheeling plate
3pm Buoy

Children's Town

12:00

The School of Gadgetville workshop: Juggling

We are a group of wierd people. We love fun, freedom, beauty, joy and peace. We like to be what we are. We all like a circus. And it is logical that we have a Circus Shop from where you can obtain everything you need for tricks. Have you ever tried doing tricks ? That’s great fun! And who are we? We are pupils of Gadgetville School. What do we do? Enjoying life through school and studies. By the way – our school is located in Sänna village, Rõuge parish, in South – East of Estonia. We are creative, inventive children and we were discovered.
Life is a circus – just play!
Workshops by the children of Gagdetville School:
11am Juggling
12 noon Diabolo
1 pm Flowerstick
2pm Wheeling plate
3pm Buoy

Children's Town

12:00

Rüüt

Rüüt is a musical ensemble in which the different worlds of an actress, jazz-musician and two accordion players combine into a unit. The result provides listening joy to lovers of heritage melodies, of technical vituososty and to travellers along airy musical landscapes.
 
Rüüt’s encompasses the arrangement of typical, traditional tunes as well as reggae. The ensemble also arranges their own compositions.The search for musical perfection ends only when all members are happy To reach that point, all manner of unusual and exciting solutions are attempted..
Rüüt creates a unique, mystical atmosphere with complicated compositions of rhythm and melody. There is and exactitude and a mixing of each memeber’s strenghts . That is the essence of Rüüt.

Decto Town Hall Square Stage

13:00

Eeva and Villu Talsi

All proper and culture- friendly towns have concerts and so do we in Childrens' Town. Eva and Villu will perform rousing music, beautiful songs and exciting stories. All children are welcome!


Pet City Children's Stage

13:00

The School of Gadgetville workshop: Flowerstick

We are a group of wierd people. We love fun, freedom, beauty, joy and peace. We like to be what we are. We all like a circus. And it is logical that we have a Circus Shop from where you can obtain everything you need for tricks. Have you ever tried doing tricks ? That’s great fun! And who are we? We are pupils of Gadgetville School. What do we do? Enjoying life through school and studies. By the way – our school is located in Sänna village, Rõuge parish, in South – East of Estonia. We are creative, inventive children and we were discovered.
Life is a circus – just play!
Workshops by the children of Gagdetville School:
11am juggling
12 noon Diabolo
1 pm Flowerstick
2pm Wheeling plate
3pm Buoy

Children's Town

13:00-18:00

Knightly Tournament

An open tournament of full contact medieval combat will be organised by Estonian Historical Fencing Association. The tournament presents different categories of combat : duel with sword and shield and buhurt (group fight) and a professional combat by the Iron League. Full contact medieval combat is internationally recognized sports. Estonian combatant, Jaan Murumets, aka Barbar from Tartu, in a medieval duel with sword and shield, won the 2015 bronze medal in Malbork, Poland. He was competing against participants from 24 countries.
Additional information: sodalased@gmail.com, www.raudliiga.ee

Here and there

13:00; 14:00; 15:00;

The Wheel of Knowledge

The Science Bike tours around in Tartu during Hanseatic Days presenting AHAA's coolest and craziest experiments smack in the centre of the city.. You will find the Science Bike in the differen " towns" of Hanseatic Days: at noon in Science Town, at 1pm in Children's Town, at 2pm in Iron Town and in 3pm just in front of Decto Raelava.

The Science Bike tours in cooperation with science center AHAA and the Science Night Festival.

Here and there

14:00

The School of Gadgetville workshop: Wheeling plate

We are a group of wierd people. We love fun, freedom, beauty, joy and peace. We like to be what we are. We all like a circus. And it is logical that we have a Circus Shop from where you can obtain everything you need for tricks. Have you ever tried doing tricks ? That’s great fun! And who are we? We are pupils of Gadgetville School. What do we do? Enjoying life through school and studies. By the way – our school is located in Sänna village, Rõuge parish, in South – East of Estonia. We are creative, inventive children and we were discovered.
Life is a circus – just play!
Workshops by the children of Gagdetville School:
11am juggling
12 noon Diabolo
1 pm Flowerstick
2pm Wheeling plate
3pm Buoy

Children's Town

14:00

Fairy Tale Room in History Museum by Piret Päär and Triinu Taul

„Behind Seven Lands and Seas“..

... tha'ts how the tales start. Sometimes a hero lived there, sometimes the hero must travel there for love and happiness. The fate of the hero depends on the story- teller, but a lot depends on audience as well.

People with good will are welcome to join us during the days for songs and tales. For a child it is a good idea to bring a parent or a good friend who can support you when you and your legs are oveercome with tiredness. .

And from times long ago, fairy tales have emanated from the secret land of grown ups.
Story teller Piret Päär, music by Triinu Taul.
Children from the age of 5 are most welcome!

Here and there

14:00; 16:00

Song Nest (Laulupesa)

The children of Laulupesa music school have issued two CDs with the songs by Airi Liiva and those will be performed to the audience.

Pet City Children's Stage

14:50; 17:00

Dance Club Shate

The Dance club Shate is almost 20 years old and has more than 500 dancers in 25 groups. They are unified by their positivity and the variety of dance. Their dancing exhibits joy and energy and brings a smile to one's face.

Pet City Children's Stage

15:00

The School of Gadgetville workshop: Buoy

We are a group of wierd people. We love fun, freedom, beauty, joy and peace. We like to be what we are. We all like a circus. And it is logical that we have a Circus Shop from where you can obtain everything you need for tricks. Have you ever tried doing tricks ? That’s great fun! And who are we? We are pupils of Gadgetville School. What do we do? Enjoying life through school and studies. By the way – our school is located in Sänna village, Rõuge parish, in South – East of Estonia. We are creative, inventive children and we were discovered.
Life is a circus – just play!
Workshops by the children of Gagdetville School:
11am juggling
12 noon Diabolo
1 pm Flowerstick
2pm Wheeling plate
3pm Buoy

Children's Town

15:00

pUULUUp

Puuluup directs the vibrations of Talharpa’s horsehair strings through effect blocks and looper, uses alternative bowing and drumming techniques and sounds. The mellow sighs of Talharpa are paired with electronically amplified echoes, knocks, creaks and crackles, while still maintaining the instrument’s natural sound. A dialogue between the familiar natural sound and its electronic variations emerges.

Puuluup approaches Talharpa’s bowing technique and repertory playfully by borrowing and mixing motifs from different musical traditions. The music may have a dancing beat, or resemble a dark film soundtrack, spy around in the chambers of ancient Talharpa players on Vormsi island, or travel to far-away lands.
We draw inspiration from Vormsi nights, trams in November, junkies in love, criminals from Odessa and Antonio Vivaldi.

On the stage: Ramo Teder (Pastacas) – talharpa, electronics, Marko Veisson – talharpa, electronics

Decto Town Hall Square Stage

15:15

Smart Hand Ensemble

Ensemble Smart Hand (Kaval Käsi) works in Tartumaa Central Folklore Association. Eight children and youths in the age-group 8-18 perform here. Our youngest is 8 and the „oldest“ member is 16 years old. We have been active for seven years and performed in Regiöö festival, Hanseatic Days and Võru Folk Festival. We enjoy playing traditional folk music and great childrens' songs. Sometimes we create our own compositions, song and rhymes. Our songs ar usually woven in with stories. The story we will perform in Hanseatic Days tells about a younger brother who is a little naughty but happy.

Pet City Children's Stage

17:00

Silver Sepp

I live close enough to the Arctic Circle to create meditative musical landscapes. At the same time my roots are deep in a fishing village at the southern tip of Estonia, where the musical minority has been downtrodden for centuries.

My own built imaginative instruments create my melodies and songs. Basically, I have re-invented a bicycle and given other household detritus a new meaning and melody. During the concert the bicycle becomes a meaningful instrument for melody and rhythm. A percussion instrument (water-drum) that needs 20 litres of water originated from my home sauna.By now, as a member of ensemble RO:TORO, the water drums have given more than 50 concert in the UK. Another musical instrument created with nails resembles sea mine, but the sound is said to be better than that of a cello.

I’m a toubador with a guitar but in the same time a a poet sailing towards imaginary destinations of song and poetry.

Decto Town Hall Square Stage

20:00

Itinerant theatre Vaba Vanker presents: THE ANCIENT STORY OF ESTONIANS

Saturday, July 9, at 8:00 pm on Musumägi, on Toomemägi Hill.

Tickets 5€ available on spot.

Author: Mari Tammar
Producer: Rauno Kaibiainen
Costumes: Helen Lennuk
Music: Kristel Kutser
Assistance: Jürgen Volmer and Lennart Lennuk.

Ironic heritage comedy in one act or a story about how everything that seems to go well, actually does not
Actors: Kadri Kalda, Maili Metssalu or Kirsti Villard, Rauno Kaibiainen or Madis Mäeorg, Kristel Kutser

Here and there

21:00

Vaiko Eplik and Eliit

The name of Vaiko Eplik does not need any introduction to Estonians. During his musical career, which has lasted for about twenty years, he has been a part of many well-known Estonian bands (Claire’s Birthday, Ruffus, Koer, Mammut); he has released 15 albums ( eight of them during his solo-career from 2006 onwards); produced music for others (eg. for Lenna) and written about two thousand songs. The improvised concerts of Vaiko Eplik and Eliit, given together with Jarek Kasar, Jaan Pehk, Raul Saaremets and others are legendary. During Tartu Hanseatic Days you will hear the best selection of Eplik’s many songs being performed by his current super-group Sten Sheripov, Kostja Tsõbulevski and Kallervo Karu.

Decto Town Hall Square Stage

23:00

Starman’s Night Cinema: „The Days that Confused” (2016)

Rež: Triin Ruumet
Osades: Hendrik Toompere jr jr, Jaanika Arum, Klaudi Tiitsmaa, Rasmus Kaljujärv

The 27-year- old protagonist Allar moves from one provincial party to another, meeting colorful characters and finding himself in evermore confusing circumstances. The amounting tension and absurdity of surrounding events lead Allar to give serious thought to his life. What follows is a frantic journey through midsummer Estonia to finally discover meaning in oneself.

Duration 105 min

StarmanNight Cinema at Toome

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, then, learn to play it.

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 stretch on the strings.

Those who do not want to experiment with a sound box can 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 that 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

Era Hobby School workshops

In the original Era Hobby School workshop, you can make two different board games (dominoes and fishing) according to your skills and wishes. Younger 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

Domestic 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, a 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

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 schoolage 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 yourselves 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

10:00-18:00

Youth with Good Ideas NGO

The NGO bus MoNo or Youth Centre of Wheels has travelled back to hanseatic times to attract the youth of today and to help them challenge themselves.They can try their hand at accurate ly throwing at targets, get lost in the making of lucky signs with runes, or drawing with ancient implements as well as coloured pencils. But there will also be a photo hunt with smart phones.
The MoNo bus provides opportunities for playing ancient, or modern, games.
Youth with Good Ideas NGO deals with developing youthful skills and projects, helping them to reach their goals and challenging them to try their best.
Find us in Tartu Hanseatic Days or in Tähe 3, Tartu and fulfil your dreams!

Children's Town

10:00-18:00

The Three Lives

Kolm Elu is a one man production of the writer and translator Anti Saare who makes pinball-type games of plywood. Some 100 games he has made so far have brought fun and pleasure to many Estonian children and adults. Everybody can try his skills of accuracy, reaction and luck in the tent of Kolm Elu Or, excercise your skill to calculate by heart – add up the points you have earnt.

Children's Town

10:00-18:00

The Song Nest

This is a snug and playful room for children who are learning from the very earliest age the joys of making music, This is a warm and secure nest for children to express themselves through music. .. We share with the children the joy of music – songs, dance, instruments, rythms and listerning- skills.
The youngsters of Laulupesa take part in various concerts and have also issued a CD with the songs by Airi Liiva.

Children's Town

10:00-18:00

The Estonian Agricultural Museum workshops

The Estonian Agricultural Museum is located in Tartu County, at the historical Ülenurme manor complex. Our main task is to perpetuate Estonian rural culture and agricultural heritage; promote agricultural education and research, and scientifically examine, exhibit and make these available to the public, using our collection. Different workshops will have explanation and hands-on practice of blacksmiths’ and carpenters’ skills; restoring vintage furniture; rye-bread baking. The Museum is also home to many farm animals , horse- and pony-rides are available and one can become aquainted with the different breeds which are developed on site.

Children's Town

11:00-18:00; 10:00-16:00

Area of oven-builders and chimneysweeps

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

12:00

Music Club (Musaklubi)

Musaklubi celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. There have been numerous concerts with children and youth during this time. Also two CDs have been issued with the music composed by the teachers of Musaklubi.
Every member of Musaklubi can play at their own tempo, at their own pace to reach their goals.

Pet City Children's Stage

12:00

Taavi Peterson

Taavi Peterson admires John Lennon. The creations of the murdered “Beatle” have reached a position of universal acceptance, calling for tolerance, peace and unity . As a big fan of “Old Rock”, Taavi is an acknowledged musician focused on reviving both Estonian and foreign music. Just like John, he is a lone wolf wandering solo and creating songs about love and despair and a concern for the world’s condition . His concert is focused on Lennon’s creations, performing music from the time of the “ Beatles” as well as from his solo career – from the time when “Help!”, “All You Need Is Love”, “Strawberry Fields Forever”, “A Day in the Life”, „I Am the Walrus”, „Come Together”, „Imagine”, „Working Class Hero”, „Mother”, „Woman” and many others were born.

Decto Town Hall Square Stage

14:00

Eeva and Villu Talsi

All proper and culture- friendly towns have concerts and so do we in Childrens' Town. Eeva and Villu will perform rousing music, beautiful songs and exciting stories. All children are welcome!


Pet City Children's Stage

14:00

Lepaseree

Lepaseree is a collaboration between three Estonian musicians who, despite having different musical backgrounds, are all interested in finding harmony between old traditional songs from the mists of time, combining it with a modern musical idiom..
In the heart of Lepaseree you’ll find folk songs, accordion and guitars, but the musicians also use hiiu kannel, ocarina, sansula and lokupill. All these different instruments create music that has overtones of archaic, secret, melodies, painting one picture after another.
Minimalistic is the word that comes to mind when describing their arrangements. This gives the listerners a chance to peek through the mists into a world long forgotten. Lepaseree takes the band on a journey to rediscover Estonian heritage and reach for a new musical frontiers.

Decto Town Hall Square Stage

15:00

Smart Hand Ensemble

Ensemble Smart Hand (Kaval Käsi) works in Tartumaa Central Folklore Association. Eight children and youths in the age-group 8-18 perform here. Our youngest is 8 and the „oldest“ member is 16 years old. We have been active for seven years and performed in Regiöö festival, Hanseatic Days and Võru Folk Festival. We enjoy playing traditional folk music and great childrens' songs. Sometimes we create our own compositions, song and rhymes. Our songs ar usually woven in with stories. The story we will perform in Hanseatic Days tells about a younger brother who is a little naughty but happy.

Pet City Children's Stage

15:45

Kuson Saksapoiss (Richard Holzmann and Chris Farnaby)

Richard Holzmann is a guitar virtuoso from Dresden/ Germany where he has also studied this wonderful instrument and developed his skills on it. His outstanding arrangments of original compositions and soundtracks of his childhood performed with expertise are fascinating audiences everywhere.
Chris Farnaby is a german musician based in Dresden. His interest in different musical genres just as Bluegrass, Country, Jazz, World- and Folkmusic make him a versatile musician on many instruments, guitar, banjo and vocals being only his favourite ones.
They both will take you on a musical trip that will leave you wanting to travel the world!"

Pet City Children's Stage

16:00

Gretagrund

Gretagrund takes you on an adventure through lighter and darker sounds. The four instruments and vocals of the band complement each other, blend into one and then again run solo. As a whole it is unusual, but interesting. The leaders of the band, pianist Britta Virves and singer Maarja Aarma, express their thoughts through Gretagrund’s original music in Estonian. They juxtapose composition with improvisation thereby revealing their creative visage.. The pieces performed in Hanseatic Days come from their debut- album “Restless Soul” s well as their newest songs.
Cast : Maarja Aarma (vocal), Britta Virves (piano), Madis Meister (quitat), Mihkel Mälgand (bass), Jonas Bäckman ( percussion), Linda Kanter (back vocal), Mari-Liis Aljas (back vocal), Mirjam Dede (back vocal)

Decto Town Hall Square Stage

20:00

Svjata Vatra

Estonian-Ukrainian folkrock ensemble Svjata Vatra is well knows for its enthralling shows. The Nordic jew’s harp and bagpipe combine excitingly with the tempestuous Ukranian trombone. Svjata Vatra has performed in 15 European countries and also in Canada, always receiving a warm welcome despite the fact that the audience hears Ukranian and Estonian for the first time. Of importance is the intensity of the inner flame which is communicated - the name Svjata Vatra means Holy Fire in Ukranian.
Cast: Ruslan Trochynskyi (trombone, scythe, vocal), Juhan Suits (bagpipe, Jew’s harp, whistles, horn pipe), Martin Aulis (percussion), Paul Neitsov (g uitar)

Decto Town Hall Square Stage

23:00

Starman’s Night Cinema: “Polar boy” (2016)

Director: Anu Aun
In roles: Roland Laos, Jaanika Arum, Jörgen Liik, etc

Mattias has a dream to become a photography student of the Berlin Arts Academy. On the journey of following his calling, his dream is constantly put to a test after Mattias falls in love with a beautiful free spirit Hanna. Trying to win her heart, Mattias feels the need to prove Hanna, that he can be just as adventurous and unpredictable as she is. Breaking the law together with Hanna, Mattias risks everything dear to him, not knowing yet, that Hanna’s bold acts are only the symptoms of bipolar disorder. In the moment of jealousy, Mattias accidentally commits a crime ...
Director: Anu Aun

Duration: 96 min

StarmanNight Cinema at Toome

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