International disability awareness festival comes to Wanstead

PUBLISHED: 15:00 12 July 2018

Musicians perform at a previous festival on Christchurch Green. Photo: Ken Mears

Musicians perform at a previous festival on Christchurch Green. Photo: Ken Mears


An international disability awareness festival is set to be held in Wanstead next week.

From drumming and dancing to arts and crafts stalls, Festival in the Park comes to Christchurch Green, Woodbine Place, on Wednesday, July 18.

The festival aims to highlight the services available to enable disabled people to be independent.

It will also showcase the latest tech and equipment available to enhance the independence of people with disabilities and demonstrate what they can do in the fields of sport, arts and entertainment.

The main stage will feature performances from tribute act Take This, modelled on boy band Take That, and will be opened by Frank Lampard Snr, former West Ham player and father of the former England player. The activities zone will include everything from a petting zoo, to tai chi, cricket and football. The festival runs from noon to 6pm and is free to attend.

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