As part of an international celebration of people with a disability and mental ill-health, this year’s Disability Awareness Day Festival is taking place on Wednesday 17 July in the leafy surrounds of Christchurch Green, Wanstead, East London.

The festival aims to celebrate what people with a disability or mental ill health can do in an inclusive and accessible way, with an exhibition of art created by people with a disability or mental ill-health, live acts, inclusive and accessible sports, information, arts and crafts, family activities and much more.

Redbridge’s very own Young Citizen of the Year, Isaac Harvey, award-winning vlogger and filmmaker, will be opening this exciting event and there will be music performed by local community groups as well as tribute bands, workshops and other activities.

The festival will give everyone an opportunity to hear the very best music from local community groups as well as professional artists, try out a range of inclusive sports, games and family activities and find out what support there is within the community for people with a disability or mental ill-health. There are activities for people of all ages and abilities.

This is a free event from 12-9pm – full details of the event can be found on the festival website:

There are also opportunities for businesses to become involved through sponsorship, advertising in the festival brochure and to exhibit at the event. Further details are on the event website.

The event is being organised by people with a disability, voluntary sector organisations One Place East, Redbridge Forum and Uniting Friends as well as the London Borough of Redbridge and Vision. We are grateful to Stow Brothers Estate Agents, Redbridge CCG and NELFT for their support for and sponsorship of the event.

To find out more about the event, check the festival website or email