As part of an international celebration of people with a disability and mental ill-health, a Disability Awareness Day festival is taking place on Wednesday 18 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. Frank Lampard Senior will be opening this exciting event and there will be music performed by local community groups as well as tribute bands.


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 and play on the bouncy castles, games bus and other family activities. There are activities for people of all ages and abilities.

Admission is free and the event runs from 12-6pm – full details of the event can be found on the festival website:

The event is being organised by disabled people, voluntary sector organisations including: One Place East, Redbridge Forum and Uniting Friends as well as the London Borough of Redbridge and Vision.

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