This weekend, everyone interested is invited to attend the anniversary celebrations of friendship between Tartu and Tampere
Tartu City Government Press Release
7 September / This year, Tartu and Tampere are celebrating the 30th anniversary of cooperation between the two cities with a climate conference, an evening of poetry, the opening of a mural, and several other events.
The anniversary programme intended for residents of Tartu is largely being organised by the Tampere House, which has been operating in Tartu for 25 years.
According to Tartu Mayor Urmas Klaas, Tartu and Tampere have a lot in common, both historically and in terms of the future. ‘In addition to being academic university cities, both cities have been selected as one of Europe’s 100 climate-neutral cities. For 30 years, cooperation between Tartu and Tampere has been fruitful in several areas, in particular the creative industry, culture, public services and the topic of smart cities,’ the mayor added.
The round anniversary of friendship between Tartu and Tampere is being celebrated on Friday and Saturday with various events.
On Friday, 9 September, Tartu and Tampere are inviting interested parties to attend the climate-neutral cities’ conference. The conference will focus on mobility, biodiversity and community, looking at the similarities and differences between different cities. The conference will also mark the anniversary of cooperation between the twin cities and their accession to the EU Mission: 100 Climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030.
On 9 September, the Finnish Embassy will visit Annelinn Upper Secondary School, where it will present the circular economy exhibition ‘Greener Choices’. The exhibition will showcase sustainable innovations and products by Finnish companies, which can be used to save the environment and make more reasonable choices on a daily basis.
On Friday evening at 18.00, an international poetry evening will be held at the culture club Salong (Vanemuise 19).
On Saturday morning at 11.00, the street artwork created in cooperation between Estonian and Finnish youth will be opened on the load-bearing structures of the Sõpruse Bridge. This is an interactive painting, where, in addition to the visible part, you can also view the material introducing the idea, information about the creators and other information on your mobile phone. A social media campaign introducing the work is planned, and in the future there will be an opportunity to add QR codes, through which you can view the content (music, poems, pictures) created by young people themselves.
On Saturday, a Finnish-themed guided tour will be held in the city centre of Tartu, and at 15.00, all dance enthusiasts are welcome to attend a Finnish-style dance party in Poe Street Park, where Finnish dance teachers will also be present.
The jubilee programme also includes Finnish films that can be viewed for free at the Elektriteater. On Saturday at 17.00, North of Eden (Edenistä pohjoiseen 2014) and at 19.00 The Blind Man Who Didn’t Want to See the Titanic (Sokea mies joka ei halunnut nähdä Titanicia, 2021) will be screened. The films are in Finnish, with Estonian subtitles.
Saturday evening will be concluded with a Finnish disco at the Tartu Kirjanduse Maja, where Tartu City Writer Laureate Paavo Matsin will also perform, whose latest work Lenin’s Waltz will be presented in Tampere and Tartu.
A special programme will sound from the Tartu carillon on 10 September at 12.30, with the carillon playing Letkis jenkka (Anon. Finland).
More information about the events https://tamperemaja.eu/
Anniversary events are organised and supported by the City of Tartu, Tampere House, the Finnish Institute in Estonia, the Finnish Embassy, the City of Tampere, etc.
Last changed 07.09.2022