What do a giant art mural, gardening, storytelling and film-making have in common?...

How are your art skills? Do you like gardening and having fun? Would you like to tell us what’s important to you about taking part in your community through story or film?! If so, you must make it to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this weekend – on Sunday 4th September.

Livability are running a Community and Enterprise Zone at Parallel London – the world’s first all-inclusive run/push event and free family festival. Whether you’re taking part in one of the sporting events, cheering participants on in a frenzied ball of excitement or generally there to have fun – the Community and Enterprise Zone will be a “don’t-miss-out” destination on the day.

Throughout the course of the day Livability will be bringing a giant art mural to life and need a team of budding enthusiasts to help us colour it in. Our film crew want to ask you all about what “taking part” in community means to you – and what are the barriers you have faced and how have you overcome them?

Our gardening team will run a wide range of fun horticultural activities all focused on boosting your wellbeing

Our gardening team want to involve you in a wide range of fun horticultural activities all focused on boosting your wellbeing. Our storytelling activities will enable everyone to share their experiences and aspirations. And our Enterprise team can tell you how they support people overcome barriers to employment and set up their own businesses.

Corin Pilling, Assistant Director of Community Engagement said:

“At Livability – we believe that everyone taking part is so important. Through our disability services and community projects, we help people tackle barriers and work for inclusion for all. Through our Community and Enterprise Zone, visitors will get the chance to get involved in some community-focused activities, find out more about our services and meet our friendly team. We’re looking forward to meeting sporting participants after their run/push, as well as friends, families and visitors to the festival on the day.”

Adam Bonner, Executive Director for Public Engagement said:

“Livability is backing Parallel because the event is all about bulldozing barriers to inclusion. We love that it’s all-inclusive and accessibility focused. This is an event that’s pulled out all the stops so that everyone can take part. That’s massively in line with what Livability is about as a charity and we’re proud to be one of the event’s Platinum Charity Partners. We look forward to people visiting us in the Community and Enterprise Zone – where people can experience Livability’s values in action.”

Join Team Livability at Parallel London

There’s still time to book in for Parallel and compete in one of the sporting events.

Visit www.livability.org.uk/parallel for full information on how to get one of our free charity places.