Festival celebrates Paralympic Torch Relay

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The work by Rachel Gadsden Photo: Arts Council

A festival celebrating the 24-hour Paralympic Torch Relay brings the South East’s best artistic talent to the streets of Aylesbury as part of a four-day UK wide event. It gives local people the opportunity to experience the Paralympic Games. The free Aylesbury Paralympic Flame Celebration will take place on Tuesday August 28th.

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Another example of Rachel Gadsden's work Credit: Arts Council

The line-up for the event features:

· Award-winning disabled visual artist Rachel Gadsden

· Artistic Director Ryan Dawson Laight

· Non-disabled and disabled dance company Candoco Dance Company

· UK’s leading integrated dance company StopGAP Dance Company

· Creative pyrotechnics The World Famous, who specialise in large scale fireworks, flames and special effects.

· Acclaimed folk musician Eliza Carthy

· Internationally acclaimed early music British vocal ensemble

· Video artist company Shared Space & Light

· Milton Keynes-based carnival arts group Festive Road

· Stoke Mandeville Stadium exhibition and documentary at Stoke Mandeville

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Dramatic work by Rachel Gadsden Credit: Arts Council