Connected Communities Update:

Attitudes and Aspirations – Interpretations of Disability – Longfields Project Event

As part of the Connected Communities ‘Legacy of Longfields’ project, a fantastic event was held on Thursday, November 24th, entitled ‘Attitudes and Aspirations – Interpretations of Disability.’

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.

As part of the broader Legacy of Longfields project, the event celebrated the history and impact of the Longfields Centre, which supported local disabled people and 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. Ex-service users from the now-closed Longfields centre and Pen Y Bryn school showcased artistic interpretations, attitudes and aspirations in relation to disability, producing short digital films and collages (which will shortly be added to the Longfeilds Project digital archive).

View a sample of the digital collages from the day on the Connected Communities Legacy of Longfeild’s project page.

Follow the Legacy of Longfeilds blog with more information, digital archive and pictures here.

Thank you to our project partners at the National Waterfront Museum and Swansea City Council for your support and assistance with this fantastic event.

Best wishes,



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