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National Paralympic Day and Liberty Festival 2016 at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – 3rd September 2016


Be Active Festival at Olympic Park, Stratford on September 12, 2015

To celebrate start of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, National Paralympic Day and Liberty Festival 2016 offers a fantastic free summer festival where you can try Paralympic Sports and enjoy an incredible line-up of deaf and disability arts. Everyone is welcome at National Paralympic Day and Liberty Festival 2016, which has some of the most accessible and inclusive facilities in the UK.

Times: The event starts at 1pm and finishes at 6pm.

Location: South Park Lawn.

Here is the full programme of activities taking place for National Paralympic Day:

Paralympics GB Carnival





Para Triathlon


Table tennis

Sitting volleyball

Wheelchair basketball

Wheelchair tennis


Paralympics GB fan zone where you can meet athletes, take photos with the Rio 2016 Paralympic Torch and more

Try inclusive sports  


Mini golf sessions


Activity Area (2-3 x static rowing machines; Speed bounces; Mini-hurdles; Bean-bag throws; Balance board)


Dance taster sessions

Hula hoop Fitness

Skip fit

Tennis – (mini) taster activity / wheelchair tennis

New age kurling

All ability bike try-out  – up to 15 bikes for adults and children


The programme for the Liberty Festival:


UP! The Orchestra of Unlimited Potential / UP! A Orquestra de Potencial Ilimitado

Mind the Gap band, featuring Jez Colborne

Kris Halpin

Billy Saga, in association with Drake Music


Rockinpaddy, featuring John Kelly

Monica Vasoncelos

Victoria Oruwari

Lizzie Emeh Big Band


Short films curated by Together! 2012


“Embrace”, Deaf Men Dancing

Marc Brew Company’s ‘Uchronia’, presented by Sadler’s Wells

The Big Dance Bus featuring Candoco, Corali and WDSA

“Grotteschi”, Touch Compass

Installations and Visual Arts

Colourscape, “Symphony of the Senses” featuring Laura Dajao

Jason Wilsher Mills

James Lake

Poetry and Spoken Word

Owen Lowery in collaboration with Gijs van Bon’s “Skryf” (Sand Writer)

Jack Dean

Cian Binchy (Access All Areas), Madhouse

Rowan James

Together! 2012 tent (music, poetry, comedy, dance)

Street Theatre and Aerial performance

“Nodus Tollens”, Deaf and Hearing Ensemble

“Bingo Lingo”, Daryl Beeton and Nicola Miles Wildin

“Sailing Through The Dark”, Amelia Cavallo

“Natural Diversions”, (Together! 2012)

If you would like more information, visit the Festival website here

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