Every year World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated on March 21st. Not only does the global community celebrate Down's syndrome, the day allows focus on a particular issue.
This year, the global theme is What I Bring To My Community - All people with Down syndrome must have opportunities to contribute to the community and live valued lives, included on a full and equal basis with others, in all aspects of society.
People with Down's syndrome from the UK and around the world will be gathering at the UN in New York and Geneva to share their stories, highlight how their communities can be more inclusive and discuss ways to empower people with Down syndrome to advocate for their own rights and opportunities.
We'll be highlighting some amazing stories from the UK and asking everybody to tell us why Inclusion Matters
We'll also be hosting a special Open House event at our National Offices at the Langdon Down Centre from 3pm to 5.30pm.
Join us from 6pm for a special DSA showcase and presentations.
For more information visit our website www.downs-syndrome.org.uk
INSTANT OPERA is back with its sensational production of Mozart's immortal masterpiece Don Giovanni.
Set in the Victorian Gothic splendour of Whitby: Don Giovanni is a world-weary libertine with a truly dark and horrific secret...
This revival features the original fabulous cast of singers, chorus, plus a new professional orchestra conducted by up and coming musical director Oliver Till, so strap yourself in and immerse yourself in a full-on operatic experience tailor-made for Normansfield Theatre!
Premiered last October, audience feedback was remarkable and tickets will again sell-out fast for this two show revival - book early to avoid disappointment!
Performed in Italian with English subtitles sponsored by La Cloche at the Lion, Teddington
INSTANT OPERA IS PROUD TO SUPPORT THE NORMANSFIELD THEATRE LIGHTING APPEAL
Plant a garden that wildlife will love!
Please join us at our first Plant Sale and bring wildlife into your gardens. We will be selling a wide range of plants which encourage and sustain local wildlife including annuals, biennials, perennial, herbs and MANY more. Delicious home made cakes available and a great chance to meet our local beekeepers with their buzzing friends. Entry £2 (kids go free) which includes refreshments, tour of Richmond's best kept secret 'Kilmorey Mausoleum' and wildlife garden.
Free packet of 'bee friendly wildflower seeds' for the first 50 visitors!
Villa Incanto, a visiting Italian Opera Company, performed La Boheme to a sold-out audience on 25th February at Normansfiedl Theatre. They are returning on 5th May 2018 to perform La Traviata.
La Traviata (the fallen woman) tells the moving story of how a beautiful but doomed courtesan, Violetta, in the Paris of 1850, finds true love but then has to sacrifice her real happiness for the sake of her lover's reputation. This intimate opera was considered very risqué at the time but, through its instantly recognizable arias and the tense emotionality of the music, has continued to be one of the most frequently performed operas through to today.
The wonderful St Margarets Summer Street Party returns on Sunday, June 24th!!
If you would like more information, or would like to enquire about a stall please drop us an email, to email@example.com