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Come along to an inspiring, fun and informative day out!

Following last year's huge success, Redbridge is hosting its second international disability awareness day festival in London on Wednesday 17 July at Christchurch Green, Woodbine Place, London, E11 2RH. 

Visitors to the festival can expect to find a range of exhibitors, plus a sports zone, art and craft markets, music and family entertainment. The festival opens at 12.00pm and finishes at 9.00pm, and entry is FREE.

The festival has three main aims:

  • To highlight what statutory, private or voluntary services are available to enable disabled people to stay independent.
  • To promote equipment and aids that could maintain or improve independence, not just what is offered by statutory service providers, we want everyone to see the best and/or latest designs
  • To provide an opportunity to showcase what people with a disability can do, in the field of sport, arts and entertainment

To find out what's going on at the festival, click on this programme or pick one up on the day.

Join in our flash mob of Celebration by Kool and the Gang at the festival. Watch this video for the making of The Big Sing!

What's on

Exhibitors and food

Exhibitors including local organisations from the voluntary, statutory and business sectors will be promoting their services.

If you find yourself hungry, then refreshments are available from the many food outlets selling a variety of cuisines or visitors can bring their own food and drink.

Sports, games and activities zone

Here you can check out the fun activities we have for you to try including drama and music drop in sessions, tai chi, football, cricket, a games bus, tennis, boccia, petting zoo and much more.  

Art and craft markets

There will be a range of crafts, candles, soap, jewellery, clothes, perfumes and much more on offer.

The main stage

There will be live music from local community groups playing throughout the day. Come along and support our local talent.

Get involved

Would you like to be involved with this unique festival?

Could you provide an act to be on stage or run an arts and crafts workshop?

Would you like to be part of our information tent and share what your service can offer people in Redbridge?

Would you like to have a stall in our market area, selling arts and crafts or other services?

Or would you like to sponsor the festival or take out an advert in our festival brochure?

If you would, then please see our information pack or email suzanne.wright@redbridge.gov.uk or chris@redbridgeforum.co.uk.

To make a booking, please complete one of the forms below.

To book a space in the information tent, please complete the exhibitor form.

To provide refreshments at the festival, please complete the food and drink form.

To have a stall in our market place, please complete the stall holders booking form.

To advertise in the festival brochure or sponsor the event, please complete the advertiser or sponsor form

Getting there

Parking restrictions do apply in the Wanstead area. Limited parking is available in the pay and display car park adjacent to Wanstead Library and at Grove Park Car Park. However, the area does have good transport links.

Map of how to get to Christchurch Green

Accessible facilities

There are two disabled toilets situated in the venue and an accessible toilet with a hoist at Cherry Tree Café.

Assistance & support

Volunteers will be on hand should you need assistance or support on the day. They will be wearing a distinctive ‘Disability Awareness Day’ T-shirt.

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