Introducing Stroud’s Liberty Festival

Posted on 17. Sep, 2012 by in Community, Featured, News, Politics & Campaigns

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On Saturday 15th September, Stroud and District Access Group held the first Liberty Festival in Gloucestershire – to celebrate the abilities of people with disabilities, showcasing what we can do, rather than what we cannot do.

The day started at 10am on the forecourt of the Subscription Rooms with a launch by Rob Rees, Cotswold Chef and CEO of Wiggly Worm, supporting the National Star College’s Star Bistro. In this film by Philip Booth (with BSL) we see Chair of Stroud District Access Group, Reg Cobb, who organised the event, launch the day with Rob. See Stroud District Access Group on Facebook at:

Overview of the whole day with bits from the participants, organisers, Olympian Peter Reed, GDance, Storytelling, ‘Deaf Diva’ Caroline Parker and more:

Other films from the day:

Peter Reed’s homecoming:

Storytelling workshop (with BSL)  with links to three stories:

Disability Hate Crime film that was launched during the afternoon in BSL. That film can be seen at:

Discussion re hate crime:



About Philip

Director and Co-Founder of Stroud Community TV

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