The Liberty Festival
Had a great time at the Liberty Festival on Saturday. It was my second stint at stewarding within a week, only this time I was fitted out like a proper steward with a radio and earpiece so I looked like a member of the CIA (except I was rather conspicuous in a lovely bright yellow tee-shirt).
Liberty is the London Disability Rights festival which is put on by the Mayor of London. London used to enjoy this kind of free festival all the time when there was a GLC until Thatcher disbanded the council in what was a fantastic piece of democracy.
Still we had the last laugh and this kind of event is back.
Loads of disabled singers, dancers, ariel acrobats and comedians took part in the 6 hour festival in Trafalgar Square. The weather was fantastic all day and the crowds of disabled and non-disabled people had a great time.
This was the third Liberty Festival and we had assurances from Ken Livingstone that it would be continuing for the foreseeable future.
Hurrah for that.
I managed to meet up with Pete (aka mentalas) a poster on the Ouch messageboard. It was lovely to see him and sit and have a chat. Hopefully we'll catch up again in the future.