National Paralympic Day featuring the Mayor of London’s Liberty Festival

7 September 2013
Produced by GDIF

National Paralympic Day featuring the Mayor of London’s Liberty Festival

Event information:

Time: 12noon - 8pm

Family friendly: Yes


GDIF is proud to have been appointed to produce National Paralympic Day featuring the Mayor of London’s Liberty Festival at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on 7 September 2013.

Celebrating the first anniversary of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, the event will showcase the creative talents of Deaf and disabled artists and Paralympic athletes and also offers a chance to take part in family-friendly community based “have a go” sports activities.

Amongst the highlights will be opportunities to watch ParalympicsGB stars take on the world in the Copper Box Arena as well as an exciting programme of Deaf and disability arts as part of the Mayor of London’s Liberty Festival.

If you missed it at GDIF in June, there will be another chance to see The Limbless Knight – A Tale of Rights Reignited, an inspiring aerial and sway pole performance from Graeae, whose Artistic Director Jenny Sealey also co-directed last year’s Paralympic Opening Ceremony with GDIF’s Artistic Director Bradley Hemmings. There’ll also be a special appearance from singer Andrea Begley, winner of BBC’s The Voice as well as street theatre, outdoor dance, mass choreography, visual arts, live music, film, food and the amazing Miracoco Luminarium, a monumental interactive light sculpture created by Alan Parkinson with an integrated sound design by Paul Hanson Gundry.

National Paralympic Day featuring the Liberty Festival is brought to you by the Mayor of London, British Paralympic Association and London Legacy Development Corporation and produced by GDIF. The Liberty Festival is supported by Arts Council England.

To find out more visit:

GDIF Artistic Director Bradley Hemmings:
"So one year on from that incredible night we’re preparing for a different kind of celebration, a stones-throw away from the Olympic Stadium in the new and quite extraordinary Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park...." Read more

Image: Miracoco Luminarium ©Alan Fletcher

Access infomation:

BSL BSL interpreters will be available to assist with front of house communication & facilitate access to the performances.
Audio descriptionFor a list of audio described events click here.
CaptioningCaptioning will be provided at the music stage.
Wheelchair accessible site & facilitiesThe site is wheelchair accessible and has appropriate facilities, including a changing unit at the Timber Lodge.
Assistance dogs facilitiesAssistance dogs are welcome.

More access information for the event.


Tickets/Booking: FREE (tickets only required for Copper Box)

Click here to register for free tickets for the Paralympic sports at the Copper Box Arena here.

(No tickets are required for the outdoor arts and sports programme.)

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Event Guide:

National Paralympic Day feat. Liberty Festival
View and download the event guide.

Listen to the audio version of the event guide.

Location & Map:

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London, E20 2ST