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UK's ground-breaking showcase of inclusive sports and disability arts returns to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, four days ahead of Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Taking place four days ahead of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, National Paralympic day and Liberty festival offers a huge range of come and try inclusive sports for all, alongside the country's foremost outdoor showcase for deaf and disability arts.

Festival-goers will have the opportunity to get into the Paralympic spirit by trying out different disability and inclusive sports for free. These will include wheelchair basketball, cycling, tennis and boccia, presented by the British Paralympic Association’s ParalympicsGB Carnival, and local community sports project, Motivate East. There will also be an exclusive fanzone, giving people the chance to find out more about the Paralympic Games and meet ParalympicsGB medalists.

Liberty Festival features an exciting programme of music, dance, theatre, poetry, art and film. Highlights include premieres of two new outdoor shows; Nodus Tollens, from Deaf and Hearing Ensemble, set around a large smoking volcano where underground dwellers emerge into the world and interact with the audience. Also unveiled at the festival is Bingo Lingo, a big new collaboration from Nicola Miles Wildin and Daryl Beeton, centred around a giant outdoor participatory bingo game. Both shows have been commissioned especially for the Liberty festival thanks to support from Arts Council England.

National Paralympic Day and Liberty Festival, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 2ST, Saturday 3 September 2016, 1pm-6pm.

Entry is free.

www.QueenElizabethOlympicPark.co.uk

 

 


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