Festival showcases opportunities for disabled people

PUBLISHED: 10:00 27 September 2018

The Dance Centre at WECIL Festival of Life.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The Dance Centre at WECIL Festival of Life. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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A variety of sports, accessible dance classes and music sessions were on offer at the Festival of Life and Living at the weekend.

WECIL Festival of Life.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONWECIL Festival of Life. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The event was organised by the West of England Centre for Inclusive Living (WECIL) to enable people with physical and learning disabilities to find out what opportunities are available for them in the area and how they can access more support.

More: New support group for disabled people.

Music at WECIL Festival of Life.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONMusic at WECIL Festival of Life. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Visitors were able to try out a number of different activities including seated yoga, tai chi and boccia.

People on Saturday were also able to make their own music and take the recording home with them.

Experts offered advice on equipment aimed at making practical tasks easier.

The fun event was held at Portishead Youth Centre, in Harbour Road.

Boccia players at WECIL Festival of Life.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONBoccia players at WECIL Festival of Life. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

WECIL is run by disabled people to help those with physical impairments, mental health problems, learning disabilities and long-term health conditions.

The Dance Centre at WECIL Festival of Life.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONThe Dance Centre at WECIL Festival of Life. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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