Exhibition of Estonian Illustrators in Matera, Italy

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exhibition-of-estonian-illustrators-in-matera-italyThe exhibition of Estonian children’s books “Once Upon A Time…”, which has been moving around in Italy since May 2015 has reached the city of Matera, which is the European Capital of Culture 2019.

In Matera the exhibition will be shown in Casa Cava from the 6th until the 17th November. The exhibition is organised by the Estonian Children`s Literature Centre and by the Society of Estonians in Italy (Itaalia Eesti Selts) and financed by the Estonian Ministry of Culture and the Estonian Graphic Designers Association.

Additional information: Viive Noor, Estonian Children`s Literature Centre, (+372) 55 579 930
Ülle Toode, Society of Estonians in Italy, (+39) 33 512 685 74

The French Cultural Festival at the Estonian Children`s Literature Centre

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Isabelle BonameauOn the 5th November at 11am an Estonian-French book-hour is held in the Estonian Children`s Literature Centre as part of the French cultural Festival Accord.

During the book-hour, the Estonian writer Kairi Look reads stories while the French illustrator Isabelle Bonameu creates new illustrations. The French cultural festival Accord takes place from the 14th October to the 12th November. The festival is organised by the French Institute of Estonia.

More information: Emilie Toomela, Communications Manager, French Institute of Estonia
+ 372 58 145 058, emilie@ife.ee

Every Estonian New-born receives a Gift Book

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Pisike puuThe book Pisike puu, which means A Small Tree in Estonian, is meant as a present for babies born in Estonia 2015 and onwards.

The aim of the book is to support children`s interest in reading and to value Estonian children`s literature. The book has been compiled by the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre and was financed by the Estonian Ministry of Culture. The first books were handed over to the babies and their parents in Viljandi on the 26th October by the Minister of Culture Indrek Saar.

More information:
Kai-Ines Nelson, Adviser of the Communication Department, Ministry of Culture
+372 55 689 644, kai-ines.nelson@kul.ee

Estonian Books Chosen for The White Ravens Catalogue

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WR2015_logo_englThe books include Tiu and the Dove (Tuvi ei taha saia) by Kristi Kangilaski and Big Toell (Suur Tõll) by Andrus Kivirähk.

The White Ravens Catalogue is put together annually by the International Youth Library in Munich, Germany. It consists of newly published books that deserve worldwide attention due to their universal themes and/or their exceptional and often innovative artistic and literary style and design. The catalogue is presented every year at the Book Fair in Frankfurt and at the International Children’s Book Fair in Bologna the following year.

More information: Helena Nagelmaa, Foreign Relations, The Estonian Children`s Literature Centre, helena@elk.ee


International Exhibition “It’s Always Tea-time”

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Muzikante-GundegaThe exhibition is inspired by the book Alice in Wonderland and celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. Seventy-two artists from 19 countries participate, perhaps the most exotic among them being Iran and Israel.

Curator Viive Noor: ‘Most of these artists are among the world’s best illustrators and their works have not previously been displayed, not only in Estonia, but in the entire Baltic Sea region. It is likely that the works of many will not reach these parts soon again, so if you want to find out what is happening in the great world and what the artists of far away countries are working on, the exhibition is your chance to come and see for yourself. These are original illustrations that are always worth taking a look at. Besides that, all the works have been made especially for this exhibition, so you will never see these images in books.’

The exhibition will be open from the 2nd October until the 28th November in the illustration gallery of the Estonian Children`s Literature Centre. An exhibition about puppets is shown in the fairytale attic of the Centre. In December, the exhibition will start travelling around the world, first to the Latvian National Library and afterwards to Finland, Poland, Germany, Hungary, Russia and Italy.

Additional information: Viive Noor, Curator of the Exhibition, The Estonian Children`s Literature Centre, +372 55 579 930, viivenoor@gmail.com