Sending Christmas parcels to Estonia?
Collection points and times:
Bradford Estonian Club (8 Clifton Villas, Bradford, BD8 7BY) Friday 29th November from 10:00 am.
Leicester Estonian House (366 Fosse Road North, Leics, LE3 5RS) Saturday 30th November from 10:00 am.
London Estonian House (18 Chepstow Villas, W11 2RB) Sunday, 1st December from 11:00 am to 1:00pm.
London Estonian Society Christmas event - 7th December from 5.00 pm onwards at the Sapphire Wickham Hall, 69-89 Mile End Road, E1 4UJ
Music provided by the famous Estonian band "Justament". Estonian food and Father Christmas will be arriving for the children (and adults!)
Information, ticket sales and registration: tel 07501 084 699 or www.londonieestiselts.co.uk.
Nottingham Estonians Christmas party - 8th December at 12 noon at the Ukranian Federation House, Claremont Road, Nottingham. NG5 1BH. Some entertainment, snacks and an appearance by Father Christmas. Everyone welcome.
Leicester Estonian House Christmas event - Saturday 14th December at 4.00 pm.
Estonian fare. Father Christmas arrives for the children - Oh he is busy - up and down the country!!
Please register by 1st December. Tel: 0116 251 6727. 366 Fosse Road North, Leics. LE3 5RS. Tel: 0116 251 6727. Adults - £10; Children up to 15 years old - free.
On sale in the bar: Viru Valge, Vana Tallinn and other Estonian drinks.
NOTE - There will not be a service at the Leicester Estonian House on Saturday 14th December
Sunday 15th December - The Estonian Relief Committee Christmas Sunday Lunch at the London Estonian House.
Estonian Relief Committee Sunday Lunch at the London Estonian House, 18 Chepstow Villas, London W11 2RB. Everyone welcome.
Adults: £8; Children 11 to 16 £3.50; up to 10 years old - free. Please register by Wednesday 11th December with either tel: Ida Lemsalu tel: 020 8893 3816 or email: email@example.com
Christmas event at the Bradford Estonian Club on Saturday 21st December commencing at 4.00 p.m.
8 Clifton Villas, Bradford BD8 7BY. Tel: 01274 544221
Children from the North of England Estonian School will be performing; Christmas carols; Snacks and of course an Estonian Father Christmas will be bringing presents for the children.
The Estonian Club is open: Mon: 20:00-24:00; Wed: 11:45-14:15 & 18:00-24:00; Fri: 18:00-24:00; Sat: 12:00-14:00 & 17:00-24:00; Sun: 13:00-23:00. On sale in the bar: Saku õlud, Kiss, Viru Valge and many more Estonian drinks
Christmas service in London
Swedish Lutheran Church - Sunday 22nd December at 2.00 pm. Service conducted by pastor Lagle Heinla ; Choir: London Estonian Society mixed choir.
Swedish Lutheran Church 6-11 Harcourt Street, Marylebone, W1H 4AG. (Underground: Edgware Road)
The November edition of Eesti Hääl is now available. The main article is about the gathering of nearly all Estonian organisations in the UK at the Embassy in mid-October. The subject of the interview this month is Marrit Kanna, a teacher at the newly reopened North of England Estonian School - which holds classes in both Bradford and Manchester.
There are also memories of Gert Helbemäe, the found father of the Eesti Hääl and its first editor till his death in 1974. He was a well known author, both in his early years in Estonia before the Second World War and in England in exile.
Articles for the December Christmas edition will be very welcome. The deadline date is Friday 6th December and the paper will be dispatched on 18th December.