The Spare Tyre Band are an animated and inspiring group of adults with learning disabilities who have made their instruments from recycled junk. They will get your toes tapping to their driving rhythms and impulsive beats which are inspired by the values of the Paralympics: courage, determination, inspiration and equality.

The Spare Tyre Band appeared at a number of exciting events throughout the Summer 2012. Further details can be found below...

Friday 22nd June Learning Disability Week Festival
at: Wanstead Rugby Club, Ilford, Essex, IG8 8JY

Friday 23rd June Celebrate The City – Cheapside Fayre
at: Poultry, City of London, EC2V
The Spare Tyre Band were followed by Cynthia Bowling and Housni Hassan from Spare Tyre’s Company of Artists, who performed their own dance pieces.

Sunday 22nd July: Olympic Torch Relay Celebrations, Ilford
outside: Town Hall, High Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 1DD

Wednesday 29th August Paralympic Opening celebrations in Ilford
Ilford Town Centre near Ilford Town Hall, High Road, Ilford, IG1 1DD

Sunday 9th September Band Stand Marathon celebrating the closing of the Paralympics in Ilford
Valentines Park Band Stand, Valentines Park, Cranbrook Road Entrance, Ilford

Sunday 16th September Lambeth Country Show
The Band were followed by a workshop where the public could learn how to make an instrument out of recycled materials and join in a jam with the band.
Brockwell Park, Entrance on corner of Railton Road and Norwood Road.

Click here to see the band in action.