When disabled people have featured on the big and small screen in recent years in popular programmes like ‘The Last Leg’ and ‘The Undateables’, and in films such as ‘The Theory of Everything’ and ‘Me before You’, is this representation fair?
Come and join in the discussion with an exciting panel of speakers including:
Adam Pearson, Actor and Television Production
Adam is an actor and starred alongside Scarlett Johansson in ‘Under the Skin’. Adam has Neurofibromatosis and has been involved in outreach programs to prevent bullying associated with deformities. He has also worked in television production for the BBC and Channel 4 including the shows ‘The Undateables’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’.
Ramy El-Bergamy, On-screen Diversity Executive at Channel 4.
Channel 4 has a world class reputation for innovation their ambition to be the most Creatively Diverse broadcaster in Europe.
Dr Kirsty Liddiard & Professor Dan Goodley, University of Sheffield
Kirsty researches disability, intimacy and austerity. Dan specialises in theorising and challenging the conditions of disablism.