Finland: St Martin's Day Fair in Helsinki

Cable Factory
Tallberginkatu 1 C 15 Helsinki Finland
20.11.2010 10:00 - 21.11.2010 18:00

St Martin's Day Fair (Martin markkinat) is the biggest event concerning Estonia in Finland. This year's logo is "Culture Invites!" ("Kulttuuri kutsuu!") and the main topic is Tallinn - European capital of culture 2011. Various side programmes offer concerts and seminars elsewhere in Helsinki.

At this year's St Martin's Day Fair the Estonian Institute branch in Finland celebrates its 15th anniversary. A book titled "The Time of Miracles" ("Ihmeiden aika") is coming out to mark the occasions. It is launched on Saturday, 20 November at 2.30 p.m. in the culture cafe Koidula.

The Estonian Institute also opens its culture kitchen, situated on the second floor of the Cable Factory between Music & Design Café and Taideparvi.

The Fair presents part of Peeter Langovits's exhibition "Countdown of Days". The photographic display shows events that took place in 2010 within the competition "52 Surprises and Ideas", organised by the Foundation Tallinn 2011, which counted the days until the beginning of 2011 when Tallinn, together with Turku, becomes European capital of culture. The exhibition was initiated by the Estonian Institute and can be fully enjoyed in February 2011 in the gallery of the Estonian House.

St Martin's Day Fair is organised by the Tuglas Society in cooperation with Enterprise Estonia, the city of Tallinn, Foundation Tallinn 2011, Estonian Institute, Estonian embassy and many others.

Contacts

Estonian Institute in Finland
helsinki@estinst.ee
Suvilahti, Sörnäisten rantatie 22, 00540 Helsinki, Soome
(+358) 966 9805, (+358) 50 438 5331, (+358) 45 131 6992
http://www.viro-instituutti.fi/

Estonian Institute wishes to thank our partners and organisers::

EAS / Enterprise Estonia, Tuglas Society, Estonian Embassy in Helsinki

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