Beyond the music at Tallinn Music Week

Source: Sarina Wennerqvist

Beyond the music at Tallinn Music Week

Tallinn Music Week is much more than a music festival. Cuisine, art, design, film, lectures - it's a citywide celebration of talent and creativity, named one of Europe's best festivals of the season.

Tallinn Music Week (TMW) has been happening each spring since 2009. This year over 200 local and international musical artists will perform on stages across the city, but there is much more to experience throughout the week than just music. The amount of sub-programmes and events can feel delightfully overwhelming, so here's a guide to help you get the most out of Tallinn Music Week!

Pop-up cuisine 

Andrus Talvari brings the best of Baltic island flavours to TMW's own pop-up restaurant. 

Photo by: Renee Altrov

For foodies: TMW Tastes and Trash Cooking Dinner

In addition to TMW's own pop-up restaurant, hungry festival goers can savour special menus and discounts at 32 local restaurants. If you're craving something out of the ordinary, attend a "Trash Cooking Dinner" for a gourmet meal made of ingredients that would normally be discarded by supermarkets.

For documentary buffs: TMW Films

Diverse and expressive films are screened at the regal Sõprus Cinema in central Tallinn. Hear lectures from the filmmakers and get a chance to ask your burning questions.

Gallery hopping 

Six days of special exhibitions, performances, studio tours and more await you in the TMW Arts Programme

Photo by: Aron Urb

For contemporary art admirers: TMW Arts

A carefully curated sub-programme with studio tours, gallery evenings, exhibitions and performances. Exhibitions by Estonian and international artists explore national identity, social spaces and more.

For the social thinkers: TMW Talks

Free discussions and interviews on though-provoking topics like challenges in media, sustainability and the future of mankind.  

Design Market 

The two day Design Market in Kultuurikatel is the place to find a unique souvenir or gift. 

Photo by: Mart Sepp 

For Nordic design devotees: TMW Design Market

A two day bonanza of clothing, accessories, homewares and more from nearly 100 Nordic and Baltic design brands. Enjoy music, a cup of coffee or street food while shopping in the trendy Kultuurikatel centre.

Last updated : 28.03.2018

In category: Food & Drink & Nightlife