Inclusive outdoor festival returns to Wharton Park
Families are invited to come along to Wharton Park as IncludFEST Durham, an accessible and inclusive arts festival, returns to the city.
IncludFEST Durham is a free event organised by TIN Arts, a Durham-based inclusive dance and arts organisation, and supported by the council.
Producer Martin Wilson said: "This event is a fully inclusive festival for families with children with disabilities and without disabilities, where everyone is welcome. We have really worked hard to make sure this year's programme is as exciting as it can be with some real ambition and engaging performances and workshops on offer.
"The day is jam-packed with live dance performances, 'have a go' sessions, themed craft activities and even a large-scale hoedown to finish each day with a Yeehaw!
"We are really grateful to our key supporters Durham County Council who have provided valuable funding to make this event possible alongside our regular funder Arts Council England."
Cllr Ossie Johnson, our Cabinet member for tourism, culture, leisure and rural issues, said: "Creative arts should be accessible for all and IncludFEST really does have something for all the family to enjoy.
"The festival gives everyone the chance to get involved in a range of activities from arts and crafts to dancing and we would encourage people to head down to Wharton Park and find out more about what's on offer."