• Date and time
    20 - 21 May 2017 -
  • Location
    • Kultuurikatel
    • Kultuurikatla aed / PADA
  • Organizer
    Kultuurikatel
  • Info

    The events of the Night of Museums are free of charge! The tickets for the official after-party of the Night of Museums at Pada are €5.

About

The Night of Museums at the Tallinn Creative Hub and official after-party at Pada

The nationwide Night of Museums “Games in the Night” will be held in Estonia on 20 May. To mark the occasion, the Tallinn Creative Hub will keep its doors open from 18:00 to 00:30 and gives its guests the opportunity to walk around in the different rooms of the Creative Hub, even the ones that are usually inaccessible.

The events include tours, exhibitions about history, and a music programme. Participants can play with fire, light, clouds, and electricity, learn about fun thinking games, try their hand at table tennis, create their own board games, and support the best Estonian model car racers. There will be pop-up cafés, the restaurant Korsten, Armastus & Hea Toit will be open, the popular vegan food truck Herbi will make an appearance, and Uulits will serve its street gourmet on the Night of Museums. The events of the Night of Museums are free of charge.

The official after-party of the Night of Museums at Pada (Kalasadama 6, Tallinn) invites everyone to dive into the music and dance to the sounds of Sander Mölder, Peeter Ehala, Kersten Kõrge and others. Pada’s beautiful green garden is an excellent place for sharing one’s impressions of the Night of Museums and making new friends. The party will kick off at 22:00 and end at around 04:00 on 21 May. Tickets €5.

PROGRAMME

 

18:00 The doors of the Tallinn Creative Hub open with a performance „Where there’s fun, there’s facts!” by the Kvark Science Theatre. The Cauldron Hall, Floor I.

Kvark plays with fire, light, sound, clouds, smoke, and electricity in a way that can’t and in fact shouldn’t be tried at home, except for this year’s Night of Museums, where the audiences can test and study different things.

The Kvark team consists of enthusiastic young science fans who are no strangers to theatre stages or TV screens. In its 40-year history, Kvark has been involved in the development of “Rakett69”, AHHAA, and the Science Bus.

Kvark Science Theatre: Arnold Rein Tatunts and Mats Mikkor or Raid Vellerind.

 

18:00–00:30 Exhibition “Light and Warmth”, which is dedicated to the history of the Tallinn Creative Hub that spans more than a century. The exhibition was prepared by Johanna Liblik. Floor 0 and Woodblock Hall of the Creative Hub.

The exhibition showcases the history of the building of the Tallinn Creative  Hub, which spans more than a century. It takes us back to the year 1913, when the first Tallinn Central Power Plant began operating near Põhja puiestee, and covers the destruction caused by war (1941-1944), and the reconstruction of the power station as a thermal power plant. The exhibition also includes Agne Nelk’s short films and Elmar Jõgisu’s overview of the former heads of the boilerhouse, which is complemented by video interviews with the former employees of the boilerhouse. The most interesting ideas submitted to the architecture competition held for the reconstruction of the power station are also exhibited and the picture gallery will provide a look at the construction works.

 

18.00–00.30 Table tennis workshop, thinking games and game design. Instruction is provided by Pinksiklubi, the Estonian Draughts Union, Ants Soosõrv and team (Kevin Kallikorm, Brenet Rahumägi, Erko Olumets) and Meelis Looveer. Black Box, Floor II.

The Pinksiklubi table tennis club offers everyone the chance to play table tennis. Pinksiklubi is an urban installation that focuses on table tennis and music, whose concept is to create social cohesion, sustainability, design, and art in the public urban space. Read more: facebook.com/pinksiklubi, instagram.com/pinksiklubi, vimeo.com/pinksiklubi.

Weather permitting, it will be possible to play table tennis in the courtyard of the Creative Hub.

The thinking games team wants to introduce the following great games: gomoku, kamisado, Othello, quoridori, rendju, go, mah-jong, and shogi. The rules of the first four can be easily learnt in a couple of minutes, but shogi (Japanese chess), mahjong, renju, and go require greater focus and preferably some advance knowledge. We will welcome all guests from the age of six to grandfathers and grandmothers. You can try the games with your team members or other interested players. We can also organise mini tournaments if we get the numbers together. We speak Estonian, Russian and English.

Ants Soosõrv (team captain): “I have been playing thinking games for almost 30 years, 27 of them as a teacher. Right now, I teach at Kullo Huvikeskus, JWG, GAG, Nõmme PK, Kivimäe PK, Laagri hobby school, and Saue Upper Secondary School. I am the General Secretary of the Renju International Federation (RIF), the President of the Estonian Renju Union, Grand Maser in renju (7th dan), and a master candidate in bridge. I also like playing chess, draughts, gomoku, penta, and many other thinking games.”

Kevin Kallikorm (team member): “I’ve been playing all kinds of games all my life and remembered the rules of many games in great detail. I’ve had a rating in shogi, go, and renju.”

Brenet Rahumägi (team member): “I study in the 12th grade at Tallinn Arte Upper Secondary School. I’ve played renju and gomoku for seven years, my ranking in renju is 4th dan (master candidate). I play renju and many other thinking games in my spare time.”

Erko Olumets (team member): “I study in the 10th grade at Tallinn Secondary School of Science. I have been playing renju and gomoku for 10 years. I spend most of my spare time playing renju and other thinking games.”

The Estonian Draughts Union invites everyone to play checkers! The Estonian Draughts Union consists of 16 checkers clubs. It was established in 1991 and is a member of the Estonian Olympic Committee. The task of the Draughts Union is to organise Estonian Championships in Russian and international draughts and to popularise draughts as a thinking game. Read more: www.facebook.com/Kabeliit, www.kabeliit.ee.

Estonian game designer Meelis Looveer invites everyone to participate in an exciting board game design workshop where he will teach you to make board games. It is also an excellent chance to play the new unpublished and old games created by Meelis. He has designed many popular games some of which are known outside Estonia as well: “Smart Man in the Pocketˮ, “Full Cheeseˮ, “Om nom nomˮ and many more. Read more: www.goldmerk.ee.

 

18:15–00:15 The Best of the Youth Band Competition. The best youth bands led by The Notes, the winner of the Youth Bank Competition 2016, will take to the stage. You can also enjoy the music of Ol’ Mill, EiK, To’Ko, Steps To Synapse, and The Boondocks. The Small Hall, Floor 0.

 

18:30–20:00 Playful Estonian Language Workshop. Instructor Mare Kitsnik (language training expert, active promoter of modern language learning methods, and teacher of the ‘Juhan’ course at Game Club Education); registration required. The Gallery Room at the Estonian Centre of Architecture, Floor I.

Registration for the workshop is now open! Due to the limited number of participants the workshop requires pre-registration. Pre-registration till 18 May (incl.) by email kristiina.viires@kultuurikatel.ee. Walk-in participants will be taken only if space is available.

Games are the most effective way of learning a language. Playing reduces tension and relaxes people, they open up and find new energy, which helps them learn a lot.

The workshop introduces the popular Estonian language course ‘Juhan’ (authors Mare Kitsnik and Aleksei Razin, Game Club Education) – every game has a certain learning goal.

Workshop participants are invited to a sample lesson. It starts with a warm-up game, where nobody has to speak. This is followed by the vocabulary game – you’ll find out that you know more words than you thought you did. Then you will see how grammar can be taught with a fun game that requires everyone to move themselves. The second half of the workshop is dedicated to longer communication games where surprises and laughter are guaranteed!

We invite everyone whose native language is not Estonian to attend the workshop. Your language proficiency level is not important – everyone can take part in the selected games!

Read more: www.thegameclub.eu/ru/igry/kurs-estonskogo-jazyka-jukhan-272.

 

18:30–19:00, 19.30–20:00 and 20:30–21:00 Tours (in Estonian) of the Cauldron Hall with guide Jaan Tiedemann (graduated from the Tallinn University of Technology (formerly the Tallinn Polytechnical Institute) in 1965 with a diploma in the specialty of thermal power equipment of power pants, now retired); registration required.

We are pleased to announce that the tours at 18:30 and 19:30 by Jaan Tiedemann are now fully booked!

Registration for the tours by is now open! Due to the limited number of participants the workshop requires pre-registration. Pre-registration till 18 May (incl.) by email kristiina.viires@kultuurikatel.ee. Walk-in participants will be taken only if space is available.

During the tour, Tiidemann will use the 6th and 7th cauldron in the Cauldron Hall as an example to explain how gases and water move in there, where the water turns to steam, and where it goes from there. Tiidemann will also speak about the technical specifications of the cauldrons, adding some spark to the information with personal stories about his work in repairing the cauldrons.

 

18:30–19:30 and 20:00–21:00 Tours of the Creative Hub (in Russian) with guide Eduard Kohlof (graduated from the St Petersburg Academy of Art as an art historian, worked as a restorer and heritage protection inspector of Narva City, operates as a German and Russian guide in his own tourist company); registration required. The tours take place in cooperation with the Estonian Centre of Architecture.

The tours at 18:30 and 20:00 by Eduard Kohlof are now fully booked!

Registration for the tours by is now open! Due to the limited number of participants the workshop requires pre-registration. Pre-registration till 18 May (incl.) by email kristiina.viires@kultuurikatel.eeWalk-in participants will be taken only if space is available.

Kohlof’s tour takes the visitors to the halls and smoke passages of the Creative Hub, and they can also take a look at the office premises. They will find out what the rooms of the old thermal power plant are used for today and what happen in the building and its territory in earlier days.

 

 

18:30–22:00 Model Car Racing, HOBIzone Sports Club. Corridor Club, Floor 0.

HOBIzone Sports Club organises its monthly race during the Museum Night where the best Estonian model car racers will be competing. At the same time, guests can get information about the model car clubs and self-made drone workshops at HOBIzone.

Rando Mere (the founder and head of HOBIzone) organises the race and Karola Koopuu (the managing director of HOBIzone) provides information about model clubs, workshops, and much more.

HOBIzone is a club-type organisation that aims to popularise model car and drone sports and develop these sports in Estonia.

 

19:00 to 22:00 Astangu Vocational Rehabilitation Centre presents the game Journey to Work. Black Box, Floor II.

The game „Journey to Work” allows people to try different ways of getting to work. The game was created by the Astangu Vocational Rehabilitation Centre in cooperation with the Tallinn & Harju County Department of the Unemployment Insurance Fund to introduce the situations people with special needs encounter on the labour market. The game is based on the principles of an ordinary circus game – by rolling the die and ending up on the ‘Go to career counsellor’ square, the player can move on faster in the game, but when they end up on the „Overslept” square, they can quickly drop back. The person him- or herself is the pawn on the board.
Astangu Vocational rehabilitation Centre is located in Õismäe, Tallinn, and has been providing various rehabilitation services to working-age people with special needs, developed the field of rehabilitation in Estonia, and shared its experience with other service providers for more than 20 years.

 

19:00–20:00 and 20:30–21:30 Tours of the Creative Hub (in Estonian) with guide Eimar Jõgisu (former employee of the power plant’s boilerhouse, founding member of the Estonian Association of Thermal Engineers, Estonian Engineer of the Year 2012); registration required.

We are pleased to announce that the tour at 19:00 by Eimar Jõgisu is now fully booked!

Registration for the tours by is now open! Due to the limited number of participants the workshop requires pre-registration. Pre-registration till 18 May (incl.) by email kristiina.viires@kultuurikatel.eeWalk-in participants will be taken only if space is available.

 

19:00–19:10, 20:00–20:10 and 21:00–21:10 Performance „Where there’s fun, there’s facts!” by the Kvark Science Theatre. The Cauldron Hall, Floor I.

Kvark plays with fire, light, sound, clouds, smoke, and electricity in a way that can’t and in fact shouldn’t be tried at home, except for this year’s Night of Museums, where the audiences can test and study different things.

The Kvark team consists of enthusiastic young science fans who are no strangers to theatre stages or TV screens. In its 40-year history, Kvark has been involved in the development of “Rakett69”, AHHAA, and the Science Bus.

Kvark Science Theatre: Arnold Rein Tatunts and Mats Mikkor or Raid Vellerind.

 

00:30 The doors of the Creative Hub will be closed.

 

18:00–00:30 One-day cafés: Carmen Cafe (Carmen Catering) near the Cauldron Hall (Floor I) and in the Atrium (Floor I). All visitors to the Night of Museums have a good opportunity to enjoy the flavours offered by the cooks of Carmen Catering, whose quality and cooking skills have been known since 1997. Restaurant Korsten, Armastus & Hea Toit, which also offers vegan food, will open its doors in the Atrium as well.

 

18:00–00:30 Brewery and brewing school Tark Bakter will be in the Atrium, selling beer and a kvass made specially for the Night of Museums according to a medieval recipe.

Tark Bakter is an experimental brewery and brewing school with good quality small production equipment, a comfortable and cosy atmosphere, and a brewery accessible for a moderate fee. Spending time together and making quality beer with good equipment, and giving advice about brewing is also important. Tark Bakter has been operating in the FoodLab of Creative Hub since later 2015. Read more: www.tarkbakter.ee, www.facebook.com/tarkbakter.

 

The popular vegan food truck Herbi will stop in front of the Creative Hub from 18:00–00:00 (or for as long as there are enough clients). Mikk, the chef of restaurant V, will be at the steering wheel and doing the cooking.

 

Uulits Street Gourmet will stop by the chimney from 18:00–00:00 (or for as long as there are enough clients) to offer addictive street food made on the spot from fresh local ingredients!

 

The official afterparty of the Night of Museums at Pada (Kalasadama 6, Tallinn) will start at 22:00! Pada invites everyone to dive in music and dance to the music of Sander Mölder, Peeter Ehala, Kersten Kõrge, and others. The green garden of Pada is an excellent place for sharing one’s impressions of the Night of Museums and making new friends. The party ends around 04:00 on 21 May. Tickets €5.

 

Tallinn Creative Hub reserves the right to make changes in the programme.

For further information, please contact:

The Night of Museums at the Tallinn Creative Hub: Dagmar Kase / dagmar.kase@kultuurikatel.ee / +372 58 874 921

Pada: Liisi Ree / kultuuriaedpada@gmail.com / +372 52 023 89