Digital No Limits Series Launches in Mid Wales
Paralympic gold medallist, business owner and winner of the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award 2020, Mark Williams, will speak on the first session.
A digital speaker series with the aim of promoting accessibility and inclusion through the arts and creative industries has launched in Powys.
Focus Newtown Enterprise Hub has teamed up with Celf-Able, a diverse group of artists in Powys, to launch this new series of online workshops. Celf-Able provides opportunities for people to get together, reduce isolation and celebrate disability culture. The group is open to all.
The first session, on Friday 18thDecember, will focus on the arts and employment, specifically looking at overcoming barriers, in life and in business, to embark on a journey of entrepreneurship. It will also focus on how creative skills can be utilised as a potential career path. The Hub will be welcoming Paralympic swimmer, gold medallist and award-winning entrepreneur, Mark Williams, to share his story.
Mark is a Big Ideas WalesRole Model and founder of LIMB-art, the manufacturing company producing cool prosthetic leg covers. He will discuss his inspirational journey from amputee to successful business owner.
Mark commented: “In today’s world of ever changing rules, regulations and new challenges we have to face, it’s so easy for people not to find their path forwards and just give up. I hope by sharing the lessons I’ve learned in life and challenges I’ve overcome, it will help people find their way and live out their dream.”
Celf-Able, a group of disabled and non-disabled artists, will also be joining the session. Director and Chair, Sue Patch, will discuss the important work they do to combat loneliness and how the power of art has helped many disabled people in Powys develop new skills and feel part of something.
“Events like these are so important for Mid Wales and everyone is welcome to join us. The purpose of this event is to promote inclusivity, diversity and to empower those who are not sure of what career path they want to take. We will be looking to continue the series in early 2021 and we are hoping to host an art exhibition at the end of it.” said Holly Jones, Hub Manager for Focus Newtown Enterprise Hub.
The Focus Enterprise Hub Newtown is an innovative space to incubate and accelerate new, and growing businesses based at Royal Welsh Warehouse, Newtown, Powys. Focus Newtown Enterprise Hub is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.
Spaces on this session are fully funded and you can register online by searching ‘Focus Newtown Enterprise Hub’ on Business Wales Event Finder.