Exceptional & Extraordinary: Unruly bodies and minds in the Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability

Logos of the Exceptional and Extraordinary and Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability

Since humans first appeared on Earth, no two have ever been the same. Yet somewhere along the way, certain bodies and minds came to be highly valued whilst others became viewed as problematic; as deviant and unruly, deficient and requiring adjustment towards a perceived idealised norm. Funded through a Large Arts Award by the Wellcome Trust and a Grants for the […]

Langdon Down Centre – December 2015

We have a number of exciting events happening at Normansfield Theatre and the Langdon Down Centre throughout December. Tickets are on-sale now for all events listed below. Opera Encores / Commedia Productions Saturday, 21 November, 7.30pm Tickets: £20 and £16 (concessions) Following the success of Opera in Cameo, Commedia return to present an entertaining guided tour […]

Langdon Down Centre – November & December 2015

Down's syndrome

   Talk: Dr John Langdon Down and Normansfield Saturday, 14 November 10-11am | £5 (includes a light refreshment) A talk about the life 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 talk will look at the development and […]

Normansfield – Protecting a Theatrical Past

Woodland scene backdrop We have been continuing with our ‘Normansfield – Protecting a Theatrical Past’ project and have now almost completed the external drainage work to both sides of our basement area where our scenery storage rack is based.   The drainage team opened and repaired the existing drainage channels and have now connected and installed […]

Normansfield – Protecting a Theatrical Past

      We recently received a Heritage Lottery Grant (HLF) for £85,100 for our project Normansfield – Protecting a Theatrical Past. The HLF’s grant means we can carry out vital building works to protect our Victorian Grade II* listed theatre and our remarkable collection of original, hand painted scenery. We will also be creating […]