We know Estonia
28.5.2024 | Culture

Literature lovers descend on Tallinn for the”HeadRead” festival

Text Mark Taylor
Photo HeadRead festival

Literature lovers descend on Tallinn for the”HeadRead” festival

 

The 7-day long Estonian Literature Festival “HeadRead”, which translates into English as “GoodRead”, will take place in various venues across Tallinn during the next week (May 29-June 2). The festival offers literature enthusiasts a varied programme including meetings, conversations, music, theatre and literary walks from more than 30 international and local authors.

The festival will kick off with a poetic bang tomorrow evening (May 29), with the Sõprus Cinema in Tallinn’s old town playing host to the premiere of Vladimir Loginov’s experimental film on the poetry of Sveta Grigorjeva. The opening day’s events, however, will have a focus on the young, with performances from the graduating class of the Theatre School of the Vanalinna Hariduskolleegium (VHK),  as well as conversations at the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre, including with internationally respected Estonian author Leelo Tungal.

Foreign guests to the week-long festival include British historian, author and TV presenter Lucy Worsley, Sami author Tina Marnesk, and French contemporary youth theatre author Nathalie Papin.

You can find out more about the festival and its full programme on the official “HeadRead” website here

 

To learn more about this and similar topics
HeadRead Leelo Tungal Literature Literature Festival Lucy Worsley

15.6.2024 | Culture

Matteo Bocelli to perform in Estonia for the first time

Matteo Bocelli to perform in Estonia for the first time

Matteo Bocelli, son of the renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli, is set to perform in Estonia for the very first … Read more

14.6.2024 | Culture

Tartu to host its first-ever combined Song and Dance Festival

Tartu to host its first-ever combined Song and Dance Festival

The week-long event from June 16 to June 22, will see nearly 2,300 dancers and almost 10,000 singers and … Read more

14.6.2024 | Culture

A celebration of Finno-Ugric culture in Tartu

A celebration of Finno-Ugric culture in Tartu

Finno-Ugric Days, a two-day celebration of the creativity and heritage of Finno-Ugric peoples, will begin at Estonian National Museum … Read more

12.6.2024 | Culture

The island of Hiiumaa will have a jazz feel this week

The island of Hiiumaa will have a jazz feel this week

The popular and beloved music festival Sõru Jazz will take place from June 13 to 16 on the idyllic … Read more

11.6.2024 | Culture

New solo exhibition by Aala Gitt to open in Sillamäe

New solo exhibition by Aala Gitt to open in Sillamäe

This Friday, June 14, a new solo exhibition will open at the SillArt Gallery in Sillamäe. The exhibition by … Read more

11.6.2024 | Culture

camera icon5
Musical film “Orphea in Love“ premieres today in Tallinn

Musical film “Orphea in Love“ premieres today in Tallinn

The Estonian National Opera is showing the premiere of German director Axel Ranisch’s film “Orphea in Love” today. The … Read more

10.6.2024 | Culture

A new exhibition opens at the Museum of New Art in Pärnu

A new exhibition opens at the Museum of New Art in Pärnu

The group exhibition “MAN AND WOMAN: SOS – Save Our Souls” has opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art … Read more

8.6.2024 | Culture

Do you want to be a Guinness World Record holder

Do you want to be a Guinness World Record holder

Estonia will celebrate International Sauna Day on Saturday, June 8. To mark the occasion, a Guinness World Record event … Read more