EESTI PÄEVAD 2018 SYDNEY:  27 – 31 DECEMBER

 

Opening Gala ⋅ Pub Night ⋅ Folk Fest ⋅ Theatre ⋅ Arts & crafts exhibition ⋅ Sports Challenges ⋅ Concerts by popular musicians from Estonia ⋅ Children’s Party ⋅ New Years Eve Ball

FEATURED PERFORMERS

TANEL PADAR & BAND

TANEL PADAR & BAND

Tanel Padar is one of the most popular and most sought after artists in Estonia in recent decades.

Tanel has won more than 20 music awards and has participated in almost every noteworthy Estonian music project over the past 15 years.

In 2001 he won the Eurovision Song Contest together with Dave Benton.

In 2016 he was awarded 2 Gold Records and decorated with the Order of the White Star by the Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves.

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NOËP

NOËP

Electronic-pop act from Tallinn aka singer-producer Andres Kõpper, has already created quite a buzz around both his home country and on an international scale. NOËP has caught the attention of music lovers and industry professionals alike with his tracks reaching millions of plays on Spotify.

His live shows are as attention grabbing and emotive as the recorded music, where Kõpper can be seen armed with a keyboard, laptop and launch pad; transforming himself into a one-man band.

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LA LA LADIES

LA LA LADIES

The Estonian female pop line-up La La Ladies has been active for 5 years. The members of the band are Kethi Uibomägi, Inga Tislar & Diana Varik.

The band’s repertoire consists of their own-written songs and electro-swing arrangements of famous hits.

La La Ladies have participated in the Estonian Eurovision Song competition, cooperated with the Estonian fashion label Bastion to create their own clothing line, and are performing in over 100 concerts per year, as well as many TV broadcasts and programs.

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FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Please note that all event dates and details are subject to change!

Church Service and Official Opening

Martin-Luther-Kirche – 90B Goulburn Street, Sydney

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Arts & Crafts Exhibition Opening

Sydney Estonian House

 

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Estonian House Archive & “Meie Kodu” Open Day

Sydney Estonian House

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Sports Challenges

Newington Armory – Sydney Olympic Park

10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Arts & Crafts Exhibition

Sydney Estonian House

10:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Children´s Party

Newington Armory – Sydney Olympic Park

10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Poetry Reading “Muusajüngrid”

Sydney Estonian House

03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

Estonian Film – Andres Maimik presenting “A Bad Scene” 2018

Sydney Estonian House

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05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Esto Bar Night featuring LA LA LADIES

Sydney Estonian House

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07:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Choir/Folk Dance Rehearsals (Performers only)

Sydney Boys High School, Moore Park

10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Arts & Crafts Exhibition

Sydney Estonian House

10:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Estonian Theatre – Family Play with Puppets “Kratimäng”

Sydney Estonian House

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04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Concert – TANEL PADAR & BAND

Sydney Estonian House

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07:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Arts & Crafts Exhibition

Sydney Estonian House

04:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Concert – NOËP

The Soda Factory – 16 Wentworth Ave, Surry Hills

Venue has an age restriction – 18 years of age or older

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06:00 PM - 11:00 PM

AESL Annual Meeting (members only)

Sydney Estonian House

09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Arts & Crafts Exhibition

Sydney Estonian House

10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Esto-Karts go karting

Spitfire Paintball & Go Karts – Concord West

11:00 AM

NEW YEAR’S EVE BALL

Ivy Ballroom – Level 1/320 George St, Sydney

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07:00 PM - 02:00 AM

CHURCH SERVICE AND OFFICIAL OPENING

The opening church service is held at the lovely historic Martin Luther Kirche on Goulburn Street, home of German and Swedish Lutherans and the place to get married for Estonians, since the days when it was still possible to park your ute right there on Goulburn Street.

Service will be traditional and take place in Estonian. On the organ: talented musician Russell Littlefair, (TH A, M Ed, DSCM.) At the altar: pastor Allan Taruste. Welcome!

ARTS & CRAFTS EXHIBITION “LÕNGAD, MIS MEID SEOVAD”

You are invited to the exhibition official opening reception on the 27th of December 2pm at the Sydney Estonian House! A complimentary drink and snacks provided.

“The Threads That Bind Us” is an Arts and Crafts Exhibition, named after lyrics from the beloved song by Paul Kadak. As is the tradition, Arts and Crafts Exhibition forms an integral part of every Eesti Päevad festival and brings to you the work of talented artists and artisans of Estonian heritage. Exhibition is at the Estonian House.

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ONE OF THE MOST MEMORABLE SOCIAL HIGHLIGHTS OF THE FESTIVAL 

Doltone House Darling Island is a spectacular waterfront venue with views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and city skyline.

Ticket price includes a delicious BBQ buffet dinner, as well as performances from our festival musical headliners Tanel Padar, Noëp and La la Ladies, to get a taste of the upcoming full concerts.

It´s a great opportunity to renew old friendships and make new acquaintances.

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GATHER A GROUP OF FRIENDS AND TAKE PART OF SPORTS CHALLENGES

This year we have competitions in volleyball, soccer and for the first time ever – Disc Golf. Disc Golf is a flying disc sport in which players throw a disc at a target. It is often played on a course of 9 or 18 holes. Disc Golf is suitable for everyone regardless of their physical ability or experience.

Sports day will be held at the Armoury – Sydney Olympic Park with BBQ and drinks available.

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CHILDREN’S PARTY

Come and join us for a fun Childrens Day at the kid-friendly Newington Armoury parklands!
Childrens´ games, drawing, face painting, balloon twisting, prizes, BBQ.

All children (and young at heart) all ages are welcome. Exact meeting point will be confirmed closer to the event. Depending on the weather we will be either in the big part, at the childrens´ playground or indoors.

NB! Parents and friends also invited to participate at the Sports Challenges at the same time and place.

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MUUSAJÜNGRID POETRY THEATRE

We are inviting you to participate in the poetry event „Greetings to Estonia“ at the Sydney Estonian House. The poetry reading is dedicated to Estonian Republic`s 100th Birthday and to Arved Viirlaid, on the 96th anniversary of his birth.

The poems will be recited both in Estonian and in English.

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ANDRES MAIMIK PRESENTS “A BAD SCENE” 2018

“A Bad Scene” is a film compilation that consists of 5 short movies. Movies speak about the darker currents hiding in human relationships, situations, which are practically inescapable, in five different ways. Harassment, mental violence, manipulation, cornering – these topics are current in both politics as well as private sphere.

The movie has English subtitles!

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WARM-HEARTED FAMILY PLAY WITH PUPPETS

Play “Kratimäng” is based on a story “Isand Teodori ettevõtmised” by Estonian writer Edgar Valter. It’s about a loner named Teodor, who finds a Kratt and decides to open a “lost and found” bureau. And so the adventure begins..

Directed by Margus Kasterpalu.  Performed by Karol Kuntsel and Katrin Pärn.

The play is in Estonian!

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THE ULTIMATE CELEBRATION OF ESTONIAN CULTURE

Experience a fun day of traditional song and dance, perfect for the whole family.

  • Program includes performances from Estonian folk-dance groups and choirs from all over Australia
  • Handicraft stalls
  • Food & beverages

PARKING: Anzac Parade or 556 Cleveland St

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GOLFING AT THE PICTURESQUE LITTLE BAY GOLF COURSE

$80 per person – includes a round of golf + motorised carts, gift pack, food, drinks, prizes and presentation back at the clubhouse after the round.

Spaces limited! RSVP by 20th December 2018
Contact Matt Porm: mjporm@gmail.com

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ESTO-KARTS ARE BACK

Esto-Karts are back and ready to get your adrenaline pumping in one of Sydney’s biggest go kart tracks situated next to Sydney Olympic Park.

Book your tickets HERE

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MAKE THIS YOUR MOST GLAMOROUS NEW YEAR’S EVE

Gala ball VIP style in the exclusive Ivy Ballroom to celebrate the final countdown to the festival and the year 2018.

Ticket price includes:

  • 3 COURSE DINNER
  • Full entertainment program including performances from TANEL PADAR & BAND, NOËP AND LA LA LADIES
  • Sparkling wine at midnight
  • Dazzling fireworks show displayed live on big screens
  • A breathtaking event space, located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD

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ESTONIAN HOUSE POP-UP CAFE

Sydney Estonian House is going to be open every day for the duration of the festival between events from the morning till late.

We will have a pop-up cafe set up, where you can grab a coffee, drink at the bar and enjoy a snack or a meal, prepared by our chef from Estonia.

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SUPPORT US

You can support us and contribute to the Eesti Päevad 2018

 

The Eesti Päevad festival is non-profit and all people and groups involved in organising it are volunteers, who generously give their time and expertise without getting paid.

Organising Sydney Eesti Päevad is very costly, especially considering that Sydney is one of the most expensive cities in the world and, unlike Melbourne and Adelaide, the Sydney Estonian House is unfortunately not big enough to hold some of the main events like the Opening Gala, Rahvapidu or NYE Ball.

The festival’s organising committee is traditionally given a loan from AESL (Council of Estonian Societies in Australia) to get the festival preparations underway and the necessary deposits for venue and equipment hire paid to be able to put together a program. However, this amount is not enough to cover the costs of the festival. Also ticket sales alone only cover around 60% of the festival.

We rely on patrons, sponsors, supporters and private donations from passionate members of the Estonian community, to sustain the festival.

 

  • Your support will allow us to continue to promote Estonian culture in Australia.
  • Bequests to the Eesti Päevad 2018, of any amount, can help expand our program and strengthen our financial position to ensure the festival runs as smoothly as possible.
  • Your name will be mentioned in the festival album.

SPONSORS

 

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SYDNEY ESTONIAN HOUSE

 

141 Campbell St,

Surry Hills NSW 2010

Australia

 

 

CONTACT

 

Enquiries:

info@ep2018sydney.com

 

 

 

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