Summer performance of The Gold Miner of Leevaku


The Gold Miner of Leevaku community performance enthrals in its extravagance

Where can you find the tallest sauna chimney in Europe, towering at 50 metres? You’ll find out by coming to see the summer performance of The Gold Miner of Leevaku. This is the story of outrageous ideas, intergenerational relationships, successes and failures that were experienced exactly a century ago here, in Leevaku.

The story revolves around local visionary Artur Reinomägi and his decision to build a colossal brick factory in Leevaku – the event that marks its 100th anniversary this year. In the community performance, directed by Marko Mäesaar, professional actors Viire Valdma, Tiina Mälberg and Ken Rüütel are joined by local amateurs.

A total of 8 summer performances are delivered throughout July and August, providing an interesting peek into local history, culture, language and environment. Stunning nature and local food, the Räpina Youth Wind Orchestra and the many singers and musicians add to the experience. The community performance is organised by NGO Leevakk.

Date: 27 July – 6 August 2023 and 30 July – 4 August

Location: Leevaku village, Põlva county

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Contact: Kairi Kasearu,, +372 5666 4952

Kerli Auväärt and Kairi Kasearu. Photo: Terje Atonen

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