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July 2017

Normansfield Theatre Talk and Tour

July 8, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Normansfield Theatre, Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park
Teddington, Middlesex TW11 9PS United Kingdom
£10

  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, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park
Teddington, Middlesex TW11 9PS United Kingdom
Free -1 spots left

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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August 2017

Creating the Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability

August 26, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday, 26 August 11am to 12pm Cost:  Free No need to pre-book   This talk explains how we developed the museum.  In six years we have developed the archive, obtained artifacts, joined museum organisations, created new displays and successfully obtained grants.   We have completed three U3A research projects and will start a fourth this year.   The museum now receives about 40 group visits a year and promotes it's work through social media.  Our team of four dedicated volunteers work on…

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September 2017

Open House London

September 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park
Teddington, Middlesex TW11 9PS United Kingdom

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

The Landscape of Normansfield

October 21, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park
Teddington, Middlesex TW11 9PS United Kingdom
Free

The Landscape of Normansfield Saturday 21 October | 11am – 12.00pm A talk and walk around the grounds to see the landscape of Normansfield including the wide variety of trees, many planted when Dr John Langdon Down came first came here in 1868. He planted extensively to create a rich landscape at his new institution for those with learning disabilities. His view being that the outside environment of trees, shrubs, paths and seating was essential in offering residents the benefit…

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November 2017

Normansfield Theatre Talk and Tour

November 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Normansfield Theatre, Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park
Teddington, Middlesex TW11 9PS United Kingdom
£2 – £10

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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May 2018

Normansfield Theatre Tour

May 5, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Normansfield Theatre, Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park
Teddington, Middlesex TW11 9PS United Kingdom
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£10

Normansfield Theatre Tour Saturday, 5th May 2018  10.30 to 12midday A talk on the history of Normansfield’s Grade II* listed Victorian theatre that opened in 1879 and is a venue today for drama, concerts and opera. Your visit includes a walk around the theatre and back rooms. On view will be part of the scenery store of restored original Victorian side flats. Using our interactive touch screen catalogue you can view the 150 items of scenery stored in the building…

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July 2018

The Residents of Normansfield – 28/7 talk

July 28, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park
Teddington, Middlesex TW11 9PS United Kingdom
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A Local History Talk on the Life of John Charles Buckmaster by Ken Howe

July 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park
Teddington, Middlesex TW11 9PS United Kingdom
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February 2019

Normansfield Theatre Talk – A Behind the Scenes Visit to the Grade 11* Listed Theatre

February 9, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park
Teddington, Middlesex TW11 9PS United Kingdom
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Saturday, 9 February 2019 11am to 12pm Admission:  Free - no need to pre-book

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