Cēsis to host partnership day of Estonian literary festival Prima Vista

International literary festival Prima Vista, held yearly in Tartu, presented its main programme „Small World“ of 2021 already in late September. However, COVID restrictions have postponed its partner city event which will now take place in Cēsis on 4 December. For the whole of this Saturday, poets, musicians and translators from Latvia and Estonia will come together for a series of performances. „Each year, Prima Vista has had a partner city from elsewhere in Estonia but while Tartu was running for European Capital of Culture, we started thinking of moving into neighbouring countries,“ the event’s Estonian promoter Berk Vaher explains. „With Didzis Staris, a cultural activist in Cēsis, we had plans for the partner event already in 2019 but the 2020 Prima Vista had to skip its partner city event due to COVID-19 and it has also been delayed several times this year. Now, at last, we’re ready to make it happen.“

Latvian authors performing will include Madara Gruntmane, Dana Zālīte, Oskars Orlovs (Raibīs), Jayde Will, Jānis Rokpelnis, Arturs Punte, Krišjānis Zeļģis and Ligija Purinaša as well as sound design by Maksims Šenteļevs and Rostislavs Rekuta. Estonian delegation will feature poets Øyvind Rangøy (also patron of Prima Vista 2021), Contra, Kristiina Ehin, Lauri Sommer, Carolina Pihelgas and Piret Põldver, with sound design by Kiwa, Paul Lepasson and John Grzinich and the evening show by poetry band Naelravi and DJ Ahto Külvet (Psühhoteek). The partnership day will take place in arts centres PLMC (2pm-19.30) and Mala (8-11pm) and also transmitted live through the Kirjandusfestival Prima Vista Youtube channel. Attendance on location only with COVID certificates.



14.00-14.10 Opening words

14.10-14.30 Øyvind Rangøy

14.30-14.50 Contra & Madara Gruntmane

14.50-15.10 Dana Zālīte

15.10-15.30 Break

15.30-15.50 John Grzinich & Oskars Orlovs (Raibīs)

15.50-16.10 Piret Põldver & Paul Lepasson

16.10-16.30 Jayde Will/Maksims Šenteļevs/ Rostislavs Rekuta/ Ligija Purinaša

16.30-16.50 Jānis Rokpelnis

16.50-18.00 Break

18.00-18.20 Carolina Pihelgas & Kiwa

18.20-18.40 Arturs Punte & Krišjānis Zeļģis

18.40-19.00 Lauri Sommer

19.00-19.30 Kristiina Ehin (+ Daila Ozola, Guntars Godinš, Lauri Sommer)

19.30-20.00 Break


20.00-20.40 Naelravi

20.40-21.00 Break

21.00-23.00 DJ Ahto Külvet (Psühhoteek)