Today sees the first National Paralympics Day – with a free event held at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, combing sporting events with a showcase of disability art.
Visitors can enjoy a day of Paralympic sport at the newly re-opened Copperbox venue (which hosted Goalball during the Games) including boccia, wheelchair basketball and seated volleyball.
Liberty, the annual London disability art festival will take place alongside the sporting events. It began as a stand-alone festival in Trafalgar Square 10 years ago and in the last few years has been physically linked with the celebrations around the Paralympic games. This year it’s in the Olympic Park itself.