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NOVEMBER - 2008

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NOW OPEN

FRIDAYS and SATURDAYS, 10am - 6pm

Our Retail store located at 1597 Dupont Street is now open another day besides Saturday with regular hours on Fridays, 10am - 6pm. Please note as well that whenever we are in the studio the door is either open or you may set up an appointment simply by calling (416) 531-1290.

Our new selection of vintage/gently used/collectible puppets make perfect gifts for children and adults alike.
Reasonably priced from $8-$80
OPEN DOOR DESIGNS AND PUPPETS WITHOUT BORDERS WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THOSE WHO ATTENDED "MONKEY DOO" ON OCTOBER 25TH. WE HAD TWO PACKED HOUSES AND RAISED $220 FOR FREE THE CHILDREN. DON'T FORGET. HUGH PHILLIPS WILL BE PERFORMING ON NOVEMBER 15TH FOR "THE STOP".
Kristen Den Hartog, a writer living in the neighbourhood has just launched her new book, THE OCCUPIED GARDEN a collaboration with her sister Tracy Kasaboski. A recommended read. For more information about this book and others by Kristen click on the links.
about the book
At once a memoir and a social history of a time, The Occupied Garden is the story of a market gardener and his fiercely devout wife, raising their young family in Holland during the Nazi occupation. Pieced together by the couple's granddaughters, who combed through historical research, family lore, and insights from a neighbour's wartime diary, the book chronicles Cor and Gerrit den Hartog's mounting challenges as heat, food, and light slowly disappeared, and their close-knit neighbourhood changed before their eyes.

other books by Kristen

HUGH PHILLIPS: FAIRYTALE PUPPET THEATRE: "Jack and the Beanstalk"
Saturday, November 15th, One Show Only: 11:00 a.m. ** Donations will be collected for The Stop, our local foodbank.** The show runs about 30 minutes and opens with Hugh Phillips singing some songs with the audience.

Hugh Phillips and Fairytale Theatre


Mr and Mrs Little of Beanstalk End

 

Visit our booth at the One of a Kind Show held every year at the Direct Energy Building at Exhibition Place in Toronto. To download a Discount Flyer, Click Here.

BOOTH V12

November 27-December 7, 2008
Weekdays 11am-10pm
Saturdays 10am-9pm
Sundays 10am-6pm


December 11 - 23
Monday - Friday: Noon - 9:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open Door Designs is once again hosting CADEAUX: Gifts for Giving. This show and sale features along with our own designs, work by local artists, including DORA D'ANGELO (painting on silk); GILBERT DUFOUR (Leather goods) and COLLEEN RYDER (jewellery). For more details click here.
 
Open Door Designs will also be hosting a number of WORKSHOPS in the New Year. Stay tuned to for more information in upcoming NEWSLETTERS.
THE BRICOTEERS ARE COMING!    

This storytelling workshop will allow participants to transform ordinary items such as newspaper, tape, and gift wrap into puppets in an exploration of the potential for imagination to transform and reshape the everyday world. James and Grey of the Bricoteer Puppetry Project will lead participants in a collaboration that will result in the performance of short sketches.

If you are interested in this workshop, please EMAIL to get on the list for further updates.
The Britcoteers, Jamie Ashby & Grey Muldoon outside Open Door Designs
   
Grey and puppet
Kelly Kirkham - Papier Mâché Puppet Workshop
 
Kelly & Friends

You have seen Kelly Kirkham's magical papier mâché puppets at Open Door Designs. Now, come and learn how to make one yourself! Stay tuned for Workshop Description, dates and times.

If you are interested in this workshop, please EMAIL to get on the list for further updates.