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Midsummer's Eve Party

Saturday, 09.06.2018

London Estonians will celebrate Midsummer’s Day on 9th June 2018. 

The Midsummer’s Eve party is meant for the entire London Estonian family and is happening in Essex at the ground of the Half Way House Pub with a spacious green garden, large lawn and a grand party tent. A bonfire will be lit in the middle of the yard and dance music will last until almost midnight.


Midsummer’s Eve Party Plan:

We present the famous Estonian Singer MARJU LÄNIK

The day program will be carried out in two languages: Estonian and English

Play Estonian SPORT GAMES! Competitions - boot throwing, rope pull, wife carrying.

London Estonian Society Traditional Folk Dance Group performance and workshop. Estonian singers, conducted by Reet Kromel.

Bonfire lightning with bang and sparkle!

Estonian Shop by ESTOLINK is open!

Lottery! With a pile of exciting prizes straight from Estonia!

DJ will play pleasant Estonian music



Theatre group SEASAARE from Estonia

Relay run and throwing games

Face painting

Lots of fun



ESTONIAN BBQ! Catering is NOT inlcuded. It is reasonably priced food from Estonia.

All food offered at the party will be Estonian in character: grilled sausage straight from Estonia, genuine potato salad, rye bread, barley porridge with smoked bacon and fried onions straight from the pan. Freshly made cruncy salted gherkins. And, as usual, you can sip pleasant estonian kama drink.


Alcohol can be bought from the pub bar. Estonian BEER! Certainly bring change!


Consumption of your own drinks and food is forbidden, as per the venue’s regulations.



PRESALES: Adults £5.00 / children 13-17yrs £5.00 / under 12yrs FREE till 09.05.18

From 10th May till 08th June: Adults £10.00 / children 13-17yrs £5.00 / under 12yrs FREE

ON SITE: Adults,£15.00/ children 13-17yrs £5.00 / under 12yrs FREE

Buy tickets in advance by card through the Eventbrite payment system! (adds service charge)

Or make a transfer to the London Estonian Society account with the reference: JAAN2018 (last opportunity to pay 04.06.17 strickly)


To who: Estonian Society

Natwest account nr 68652704

code 60-15-33

Additional Info:




By car

Postcode is CM13 3LL. There are plenty of parking spaces (+50) and parking is free.

By public transport from London:

NB! NO ACCESS TO EVENT PLACE BY FOOT! Please book taxi from Upminster station to CM13 3LL, the Halfway House. NOTE! We suggest to order taxi in the evening back to trainstation in advance. The last train back to town from UPMINSTER is about midngiht.

The closest station to the event is UPMINSTER (zone 6, Oystercard)

Trains: District Line and C2C train (quicker).

Train: District Line to UPMINSTER.

C2C Rail:

Fenchurch Street – Limehouse – West Ham (jubilee – change to railway platform 7) – Barking – Upminster

Or Liverpool Street – Stratford – Barking – Upminster

The local taxi numbers are here: Station Cars tel: 01708 229400 , Upminster Taxi Rank tel: 01708 225832 , Men in Black Cars tel: 01708 501069


Midsummer’s Festival Info:

LES web page:


HALFWAY HOUSE (venue homepage):

See you at the Midsummer’s Festival!

The party is brought to you by London Estonian Society