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Disabililty Rocks Festival.

After the success of the Disability rocks weekend last year we will once again be running another one in association with Zinc Arts

The festival is an inclusive, accessible Music festival for children/adults with additional needs. There will be lots going on and with its unique blend of adventure, farm and environmental activities the aim is to inspire people to make a positive contribution to their lives and their communities.

Disability Rocks’ is a festival for disabled people, showcasing disabled artists. This year it is on Saturday June 20th at Lambourne Hall in Essex. Extra 21 members over the age of 18 will travel to Lambourne End on Saturday morning from the Zinc Arts premises in Ongar and stay at the venue for the day. On their return they will have dinner at Zinc and stay the night in the Hawthorne Suite there. The residential will give them the opportunity to be together as a group experiencing the festival and share highlights and experiences post –festival.

The cost of the weekend is £80 per person, which includes accommodation, all meals, transport, tickets and staff. Again, this is highly subsidised by Extra 21.

 If your daughter/son is interested in this event, please let us know by return of email or ring 01277-363316. Confirmation of a place and further details will be sent out closer to the time.


For more details of the festival click here

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