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May 2017
Free

James Henry Pullen: The Genius of Earlswood Asylum

May 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park
Teddington, Middlesex TW11 9PS United Kingdom
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James Henry Pullen The Genius of Earlswood Asylum Saturday 13 May 2017 | 11.00am - 12.00pm Admission: Free A talk about the life of James Henry Pullen, (1835-1916), a resident of the Royal Earlswood Asylum near Redhill. In his lifetime he was said to have the condition of savant syndrome though today he may have been diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Condition. Pullen created model ships including Brunel’s Great Eastern and the warship, Princess Alexandra. On display are his pictorial autobiography, imaginary…

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Normansfield – Protecting a Theatrical Past Joint Normansfield and V&A Conference

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Normansfield Theatre, Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park
Teddington, Middlesex TW11 9PS United Kingdom
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            Normansfield – Protecting a Theatrical Past is an HLF project which we received funding for in July 2015 to improve our building’s drainage for the scenery storage area, thus ensuring that our vast collection of Victorian scenery is protected from adverse weather conditions, and then secondly to produce a photographic catalogue of all our pieces of scenery so that they could be displayed on a touch screen for all visitors to the theatre.  Part…

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June 2017
Free

Dr John Langdon Down and Normansfield

June 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park
Teddington, Middlesex TW11 9PS United Kingdom
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Saturday 10 June 2017  11am - 12.00pm The life and work of Dr John Langdon Down and Normansfield which brought a revolutionary and enlightened approach to the care of those with all forms of learning disability. The development and management of Normansfield from 1868 until its closure in 1997 and the changes that have occurred in the care of people with disabilities.

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July 2017
£10

Normansfield Theatre Talk and Tour

July 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Normansfield Theatre, Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park
Teddington, Middlesex TW11 9PS United Kingdom
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  Saturday 8 July 2017 11am - 12.30pm  A talk and tour of Normansfield’s Grade II* listed Victorian theatre. The fixtures and fittings at Normansfield and the process of conservation. There will be a guided walk around the theatre, stage and back rooms. Also on show will be a selection of restored Victorian flats depicting a variety of scenery. All 150 pieces of original scenery including backcloths, side flats, top borders and props were photographed in 2015. These images can…

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Great Names in the Social History of Learning Disability

July 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park
Teddington, Middlesex TW11 9PS United Kingdom
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Saturday 29 July 11am - 12pm A short history of learning disability and those who decided to change conditions for the better. The talk will cover early 19th Century projects to set up communities on the continent and in England. The changes in the Victorian period that began to offer education, training and better care which are a lasting legacy for many organisations. Throughout this history many extraordinary people worked to create a vision of belonging in the communities set…

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September 2017

Open House London

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park
Teddington, Middlesex TW11 9PS United Kingdom
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Sunday 17 September 2017 Open: 12 - 4pm Tours: 12.30, 1.30 and 2.30pm This annual event opens the doors to hundreds of buildings around London. We are open with three guided tours of the building. A free trail leaflet is available for children to discover the many fascinating objects around the building.  A coffee shop and book shop will be open from 12 -4pm and visitors will be able to view our new theatre scenery photographic catalogue.   Cost: Free.…

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October 2017
Free

Normansfield’s Buildings and Trees

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park
Teddington, Middlesex TW11 9PS United Kingdom
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Saturday 14 October 2017 11am - 12.30pm A talk and walk around the grounds to see the wide variety of trees. Following a new project in 2016 to research the trees on the original 42 acre Normansfield site we can now share some of our findings. Using plans and expert knowledge, we are discovering anew the rich variety of trees, many planted in the time of Dr John Langdon Down when he came here in 1868 and still thriving today.…

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November 2017
£10

Normansfield Theatre Talk and Tour

November 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Normansfield Theatre, Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park
Teddington, Middlesex TW11 9PS United Kingdom
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Saturday 18 November 2017 11am - 12.30pm Tickets: £10 A talk and tour of Normansfield’s Grade II* listed Victorian theatre. The fixtures and fittings at Normansfield and the process of conservation. There will be a guided walk around the theatre, stage and back rooms. Also on show will be a selection of restored Victorian flats depicting a variety of scenery. All 150 pieces of original scenery including backcloths, side flats, top borders and props were photographed in 2015. These images can…

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