December 7 2013 Latest news:
Kay Atwal, Chief Reporter
Monday, September 9, 2013
Thousands relived the Olympic spirit as Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park hosted an event that celebrated the best of disability sports and arts.
The venue hosted National Paralympic Day and the Mayor of London’s Liberty Festival. Visitors were joined by Paralympics GB stars and performers from last year’s Paralympic Opening Ceremony.
The free event was aimed at Londoners and visitors, disabled and non-disabled, and showcased the very best of disability sports and arts.
The festival was staged at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the first time and gave visitors the chance to enjoy performances by some of the UK’s best disabled artists and performers and stroll round the recently opened and accessible parklands.
The London Legacy Development Corporation, the body responsible for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and the British Paralympic Association is hoping to make this an annual event.
The Park will fully open in spring next year and Legacy Corporation and BPA will explore how some of the other iconic venues might be able to play a role in this annual celebration and help showcase more sports to a wider audience.