Olympic Park to host celebration of National Paralympic Day (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)
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Olympic Park to host celebration of National Paralympic Day
The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is to host a "celebration of sport and culture" to mark National Paralympic Day on Saturday September 7.
The event will feature a variety of activities including the chance to try out some Paralympic sports and the opportunity to get autographs from some of the stars of the London 2012 Games.
Meanwhile the park's Copper Box arena will host a series of matches involving Paralympic athletes, including boccia, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball.
The games are free but those wanting to attend must register for tickets in advance.
The day is incorporating the Mayor of London's Liberty Festival, which will have a packed programme of deaf and disability arts including street theatre, dance, live music, film, installations and children’s activities.
Performers include 'The Limbless Knight’, which is an aerial and sway performance from theatre company Graeae, and an appearance from Andrea Begley, who recently triumphed on the BBC TV series ‘The Voice’.
The event runs from 12noon until 8pm at the Stratford site and is free.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: "This event will be a fitting finale to another outstanding summer of sport, culture and entertainment in this magnificent new park".
Dennis Hone, Chief Executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation, added: “This will help us maintain the amazing momentum of the Paralympic Games and bring people back to Queen Elizabeth Park to celebrate its anniversary...
"I hope thousands of people come down to National Paralympic Day to try out a sport, watch top athletes and enjoy some exciting free entertainment in the park.”
Visit queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk for more information.
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