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
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
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
Billy Saga, in association with Drake Music
Rockinpaddy, featuring John Kelly
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
Poetry and Spoken Word
Owen Lowery in collaboration with Gijs van Bon’s “Skryf” (Sand Writer)
Cian Binchy (Access All Areas), Madhouse
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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