TALK | Disability & Inclusion in the Creative Industries

Saturday 27 Mar 2021 - 4:00pm

Join award-winning disability advocate and TV presenter Sophie Morgan and Keely Cat-Wells, founder of the world’s first ever fully accessible film studio, as they discuss the need for greater accessibility and inclusion in the creative industries.

Keely and Sophie will explore why disabled people are so vastly under-represented in our creative industries and what we can do to change this. They will spotlight the exciting work being done by disability activists and advocates both on and off-screen, giving a platform to those who dare to be different. 

Sophie and Keely will be in conversation with Kit Rees. Kit is a transgender, plus-size illustrator and workshop host with a passion for equality and inclusion.

This event will be live captioned and BSL translation will be provided along with an introductory visual description of the panelists.  

This FREE event is part of Nerve Centre's #SpringIntotheCreativeIndustries month supported by the Department for Communities and Northern Ireland Screen. For further information or to make us aware of any access needs, contact Paula: p.larkin@nervecentre.org

Attendees will receive a link to join via email the day before the event. Please keep an eye out & check your spam folder.


About the Panellists

Sophie Morgan is an award-winning disability advocate & social entrepreneur who can be found presenting most Live Para Sport events on Channel 4 as well as hard-hitting current affairs programs such as Dispatches and Unreported World. She established Sophie Morgan Creative Ltd and is leading the charge to better representation for disabled people in retail, travel and design through consulting for large retailers such as Target Corporation, John Lewis and Waitrose. Sophie is also a Global Ambassador for Toyota GB, CanAm, and Leonard Cheshire, and is on the Special Advisory Committee for Human Rights Watch. Sophie has been voted one the Top 10 most influential people with a disability in the UK. 

Keely Cat-Wells is an Entrepreneur and Disability Activist dedicated to making social, systematic, and economic change. Keely founded her first company at a young age during her time in hospital which developed into C Talent. C Talent represents high profile d/Deaf and Disabled artists and athletes globally. Keely also founded Zetta Studios which is set to be the world's first ever fully accessible film studio. Additionally Keely is an Aerie Change-Maker and sits on the d/Deaf & Disabled committee at Equity UK.