Mik Scarlet, journalist, broadcaster, actor, musician, not to mention expert on access and inclusion for disabled people, is talking at our AGM about Disability and Society at our AGM on September 8th.
On his website Mik talks about his life and career in the music business and 90’s clubbing scene http://mikscarlet.com/:
“I began my career as a musician, playing in bands and writingmusic for TV and film. I was a singer/songwriter with the bands Freak UK, Eroticis and the modestly named Scarlet Messiah. I also spent much of the 90’s working as club DJ, raising the roof at Bagley’s, Club UK and the Electric Ballroom to name a few. (Not that I can remember all of them… it was the 90’s).
After being spotted during a gig in my home town of Luton, I broke into the world of TV presenting which led to a successful career in the media. I am best known for presenting the Emmy award winning and BATFA nominated Channel 4 kids TV show Beat That, and my work as a lead reporter for the BBC2 disability magazine show From The Edge. I have presented documentaries for Channel 4 and BBC2 and presented items for Holiday, BBC News 24, BBC LDN News and Inside Out to name a few. In 2012 I performed in the Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony, and presented the in-game coverage of the wheelchair rugby. As well as TV I work in radio, including a three year run as a presenter/producer with my own music show for Total Rock Radio. Most recently I presented the Breakfast Show and an 80’s music show for BBC 3 Counties Radio and appeared on ITV’s This Morning as a news reviewer . I also work as a writer and journalist, with articles published in The Independent, Best For Music, Skin Two, Pure and The News of the World. I am now the fashion and lifestyle columnist for Disability Now Onlineand have a regular column in PosAbility Magazine and for theHuffington Post. I also review the arts both for the Huffington and Disability Arts Online.
Alongside my media career I have built a successful Equality Consultancy, advising businesses on best practice regarding accessible procedure within their business structures and accessible design of their premises. I also provide high quality Equality and Inclusive Service Training, and am currently working with Network Rail and Leonard Cheshire Disability as part of their training team.”
We are very excited about welcoming Mik to CiLK and intrigued to hear what he has to say about life with a Disability in 2016!
We would be very pleased to welcome anyone who wishes to join us for the day. If you would like to book a place please contact us on 01233 633187 or email [email protected] The AGM is being held at Lenham Community Centre, near Maidstone, 11-3pm.