Liberty Festival Is Coming To Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park


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Liberty Festival Is Coming To Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

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On 15 July, Liberty Festival is popping up at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, celebrating deaf and disability arts and sport. It’s a free family day out, and promises to be a thoroughly inspiring affair.

Have a try at wheelchair basketball or give sitting volleyball a go, or even try your hand at new age kurling — an adaptation of curling. If you’re really into your sport, check out the World Para Athletics Championships running from 14-23 July at the nearby London Stadium (you’ll need tickets for this one though).

See the highlights from last year’s Liberty Festival:

This ultimate day of community fun celebrates the talent of some pretty amazing individuals. Deaf Man Dancing will present Corazón a Corazón, a group of male deaf dancers performing a fusion of different dance styles and sign-language.

Listen to Signmark, a Finnish deaf rapper, before watching in amazement as ILL-Abilities show their skills — they’re an international group of B-Boys (a style of breakdancing) who have overcome extraordinary challenges to become some of the best dancers in the world.

Don’t miss Liberty Parade, an exhibition by David Hevey featuring a series of photographic portraits of disabled people, and be sure to check out Planted Symphony by Drake Music and Arts Garden — a unique performance where characters bring the garden to life with music.

Forget Punch and Judy, the puppet that will steal the show at Liberty is a giant John Henry Pullen — he’s a historic figure who’s the focus of Vital Xposure’s project, and there will be workshops, performances and a spectacular parade based around him.

Bring a picnic, or tuck into some of the street food on offer; check out the full line-up here. The event is completely free, and starts at 1.30pm. Fun, friendly, and with an electric atmosphere, put Liberty Festival on your summer to do list.

Last Updated 05 July 2017



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