A ONE-DAY extravaganza of painting, performance, live music and even tattooing will celebrate the unseen creativity of disabled youngsters.

East Oxford's Ark T centre is hosting the second annual Roar festival tomorrow, Friday, September 1.

From 11am to 5pm all arts fans of all ages and all abilities are invited to join dance classes and drama workshops, have a go at printmaking, get a massage and admire a huge range of artworks on the walls at the Crowell Road centre.

There will also be live music all day curated by Oxford's Young Women's Music Project and the Ark T's own Normal Music Project.

The festival was founded last year by Ark T centre director Emmy O'Shaughnessy.

She explained: "Roar is Oxford's only youth arts disability festival.

"We launched it last year in recognition of the lack of opportunities available for young people with disabilities to have their creativity celebrated by the wider community.

"We felt there was a big gap in term of exhibitions and projects that enables young people to showcase their creative achievements."

This year's Roar has been planned by Shawanda Corbett, Minty Hoyer-Miller and Lucy Parker.

It will be officially opened at 11am by Lord Mayor of Oxford Jean Fooks and Ruth Gould MBE, artistic director of Liverpool's disability arts festival Dada.

It has been made possible with funding from Oxfordshire Community Foundation through the #iwill campaign.

Find out more at ark-t.org/roar-festival-disability-youth-arts-festival/