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Disability Awareness Festival

Tuesday 16 May 2023

We are excited to announce the launch of this year’s annual disability awareness festival in Redbridge on Wednesday 9 August from 12pm to 7pm at Christchurch Green, Wanstead

This is the only fully accessible festival in the borough, which promotes the talents and abilities of people, challenging stigma and raising awareness of the support available to those with disabilities, to help them live full and independent lives.

The festival has grown over the years from a small event for people with learning disabilities to a high profile festival, in the heart of the community, attended by thousands of people and accessible to everyone, no matter what their ability is.

If you’ve never been to the festival before, you are missing out! We have workshops, market stalls, accessible sports, arts and crafts as well as a main stage filled with talented singers and dancers.

Take a look at our video from last year’s festival

Be part of this event 

We are inviting you to be part of this exciting event which will reach out to thousands of people across the borough and beyond.

Information pack on the Disability Awareness Festival (PDF 2.17MB)

Information providers/exhibitors

Are you a provider of services or goods for people with a disability? Do you have information to share which will help people live independently and stay active? Are you a charity providing support or care for people whatever their age or ability?

If so, why not have a stall in our information village?

Book your place

Workshop providers

Do you run drama, comedy, dancing, singing or other interactive workshops? Would you like to work directly with people attending the festival, give them a taster of what you do and help develop people’s skills?

If so, why not run a workshop at the festival for everyone to join in?

Email dafestival@redbridge.gov.uk for more information. 

Market stalls

Have you got a product that you would like to sell to festival go-ers? We know arts and crafts help promote people’s health and wellbeing and are really interested in local businesses who wish to sell their arts, crafts or other handmade goods to people attending the festival.

If this is you, why not have a stall in our arts and crafts market area?

Book your place

Food and drink providers

Are you a caterer who would like to provide food and drink at the festival? Be part of our international food and drinks village, providing wholesome and healthy street food to the thousands of people attending the festival.

Email dafestival@redbridge.gov.uk for more information. 

Sponsorship and advertising

We also have a range of advertising and sponsorship packages available where you can be at the heart of everything we do and play a key role in the success of the festival.

Book your package