In November 2016, as part of the Connected Communities 'Legacy of Longfields' project, we celebrated the history and impact of the now-closed Longfields Centre. The Centre embraced new attitudes toward treating those with physical and learning disabilities and set trends in approaches to treatments in centres elsewhere.
The event took place at the National Waterfront Museum and was led by researchers at Swansea University and Disability Arts Cymru, and supported by Swansea City Council. Ex-service users from the Longfields centre and Pen Y Bryn school showcased artistic interpretations, attitudes and aspirations in relation to disability, producing short digital films and collages, a sample of which can be viewed here.
The event formed part of the Being Human Festival, the UK's only festival of the humanities. Now in its third year, the festival this year at Swansea University included events around the theme of 'Hopes and Fears' during the festival week, 17 – 25 November 2016.
For further information, digital archives and pictures, please follow the Legacy of Longfields blog or contact Kate Spiller at REIS (firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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