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PUBLISHED : Thursday, 24 February, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 24 February, 2005, 12:00am


The third annual Designers' Saturday will be held this Saturday from 11am to 6pm. More than 30 design studios and showrooms in Central, SoHo and Sheung Wan will open their doors to the general public.

The event provides an opportunity for designers and visitors to meet and exchange opinions.

Maps will be available from participating studios. Visitors will receive a chop for every studio visited; those who collect more than eight chops are eligible to enter a lucky draw at a party that will take place at the Fringe Gallery of the Fringe Club.

For more information, visit www.designerssaturday.com.hk


L'Oratorio d' Aurelia, a performance which explores the world of illusion and magic, will be staged tomorrow and Saturday at 8pm, and on Sunday at 3pm, in the Lyric Theatre of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

The performance is directed by Victoria Thierree Chaplin who is the daughter of the legendary Charlie Chaplin. Her daughter, Aurelia Thierree, will be the main performer.

The show blends puppetry, dance and acrobatics.

Tickets at $240, $180, $130 and $100 for adults, with half-price concessions for students, are available from HK Ticketing on 31 288 288.

Thursday, February 24

On this day

1955: French motor racing driver Alain Prost, four-time Formula 1 world champion, was born

1582: Pope Gregory XIII issued a Papal Bull introducing the Gregorian calendar, replacing the Julian versiion

1946: Juan Peron was elected president of Argentina

1989: Nine passengers died when the cargo door of a United Airlines jumbo jet blew out at 22,000ft on a flight from Los Angles to Sydney

2004: Five Britons and a Dane were freed from the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay after being held without trial for two years