The Usedom Music Festival will be next year fully in the sign of the musical variety of Estonia. Works of Arvo Pärt, one of the most famous Estonians, have been announced by festival intendant Thomas Hummel during the final concert of the 19th Usedom Music Festival in the church of St. Petri in Wolgast, last sunday evening. The Estonian composers Eduard Tubin, whose compositions touch the sound visions of Finnland’s Jean Sibelius, and Cyrillus Kreek are also in the programme of the 20th music festival on the Baltic sea island Usedom, Germany. During the «Singing Revolution» 1988 more than 300.000 Estonians by singing materialized their independence.
Since 1994 the Usedom Music Festival is dedicated to the Baltic Sea region and each year is placing the musical richness of one of the Baltic states into the centre. This year it had been the music of Russia.
Local traffic free of charge – this sounds like a dream to many people. But in Tallinn this dream now becomes real: the city council decided that the entire public traffic will be free for all citizens of Tallinn. The Estonian capital is seeing itself now as a pioneer.
Stefan Günthner, enjoying holidays on the island Ruegen, sent a photo postcard (“Camping on Rügen”) for 45 cents to his father in Euskirchen, Germany. This was in the beginning of August. But the card took a little detour!
Stefan lives in Freiburg, Germany. His cards to his neighbours arrived in the normal way, but the postcard to his father needed 3 weeks. The 75 year old man was amazed and wanted to know what had happened.
A clear indication was a second post stamp set at the lower part of the card. Obviously it was from Tallinn – from the „Eesti Post“. How did the card come to Estonia? Name and address were given correctly. But son Stefan had done a little joke and wrote below the address the word “Festland” – which in German means “continent” or “mainland”. Stefan was in holiday mood – himself enjoying the island. And the postman obviously read “Estland” – German for Estonia.
Fashion designer Lilli Jahilo presented on 19 September 2012 her new autumn and winter women’s wear collection “Miss Maple” – a collection of elegant coat and dresses that are tailor-made from high quality fabrics.
‘Miss Maple’ Collection started from the idea of Albert Camus’ testimony, like that autumn is a second spring when every leaf is like a flower.