The Dinky Doors bring a little bit of delight to everyone in Cambridge, and can be surprisingly tricky to find!
As mentioned in a previous blog, they are dotted all over Cambridge, and some can be found centrally, and some are more spread out.
A quick recap on Dinky Doors and their aims…
Dinky Doors aim is to ‘save the world’ one smile at a time. They aim to bring joy to everyone in the community by causing them to smile when discovering these little pieces of art. The Dinky Doors really do live up to their namesake, they really are tiny! I have walked past them a million times and never noticed that they were there.
So when people do spot these small pieces of wonder I believe that Dinky Doors are fulfilling their mission, one smile at a time. After all who expects to be wandering around Cambridge and spotting something a tiny piece of artwork.
Dink Doors are beautifully bizarre!
This update is to welcome the latest addition to the Dinky Door collection, Rocket Rocket. This latest Dinky Door is advertised as “The greenest way to head off into space to find the Supreme Leader”. In other Dinky Door news, they also caused quite a spectacle at a local charity event, linked with Cows About Cambridge.
Dinky Doors had their own cow, MooMoo-A-Tron III, with Cows about Cambridge. MooMoo is a steampunk cow that is accessorised with an elevator, aliens and light up eyes that shine in the dark. This summer the Cows About Cambridge were a 10 week artistic anomaly that visited Cambridge and in September they were auctioned off to raise money for a charity named Break.
Break is a charity that supports vulnerable children and young people to get a head start in life. They specifically support children in foster care, giving them support in their home lives and education; helping them enter adulthood with strong foundations.
The Cows About Cambridge were sold this September to help raise money for Break, and they ended up raising a HUGE £257,100.
This money will make a huge difference to so many young people in England.
This links to Dinky Doors as MooMoo was the most popular cow! Out of 41 life size cows, 2 mini moo’s and 2 blank cows MooMoo was the most sought after cow, selling for a whopping £16,00. This just goes to show that the anonymous artists of Dinky Doors have an exceptionally unique creative style that is highly coveted.
With members of Dinky Doors turning up to the auction, dressed in red balaclavas to ensure their anonymity!
We can all agree that Dinky Doors have been an exceptional part of our Cambridge community so you should head on over to their website and support them.
You can access a free map that shows you the approximate location of all the doors and some facts about them, or you can purchase a guided tour that gives you a more detailed history of the doors. Either way, you are helping support a local Cambridge business and helping our community thrive!