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Tickets are still available for both days, including concessions, for the Festival: click here

Day 1 – Festival Academic Symposium – Friday 9th October 2015

The first day of the International Festival of Dyslexic Culture, along with performances and exhibitions.

Confirmed presenters include:
Dr Stephen MacDonald – Beyond the Social Model of Disability: Conceptualising the Implications of the Social Model of Disability in the Study of Dyslexia
Dr Tilly Mortimore (‘Dyslexia and Learning Style: A Practitioner’s Handbook’)
Jo Todd (Key4Learning)
Tony Steffert with Dr Beverley Steffert (‘Dyslexics 3-D ability’)
Dr Ross Cooper (‘Neurodiversity and Dyslexia; challenging the social construction of specific learning difficulties’)
Anne Morris (Specialist Dyslexia / SpLD Tutoring & Assessment Courses Leader, London Metropolitan University)
Katherine Hewlett (AchieveAbility)
Cheri Shone (Once Diagnosed Twice Pathologised)
Neil Alexander-Passe (Dyslexia and Mental Health)
John Morrow (Beyond Reasonable Adjustments)
Ranjita Dhital (Dyslexia and studying for a PhD)

There will be a choice of workshops during the day that celebrate and explore neurodiversity and neurodivergence, exhibitions and performances.

Day 2 – Festival – Saturday 10th October 2015

A celebration of our creativity

There will be:

  • ongoing performances of music including Aquilina and the award winning harpist Anna Quiroga, comedy, poetry and opportunities for open mic performances too.
  • art exhibition and film screenings including the Big Picture and Abandoned Adopted Here
  • a range of stands

Throughout the day there will be opportunities for networking and a wide range of workshops including:

  • Asher Hoyles – Race and Dyslexia
  • Chen Gershuni – Celebrating the Neurodivergent Revolution – A workshop on community, culture and activism
  • Dr Rob Hillier – The Sylexiad Typeface. Design, distribution and opportunity
  • Charles Freeman – Career planning for dyslexics
  • Ruth-Ellen Henry-Ovid – Dyslexia and Public Speaking
  • Paul Ross – a journey through dyslexia and poetry
  • Tony Howells – neurodivergent senior policy advisor in Government (BIS)
  • Karen Tobias-Green – Stories from an art institution: the writing lives of students with dyslexia
  • Dr Nim Folb –  Dyslexia, creativity and learning identities
  • Tom Marvin – Dyslexia Adventures
  • Taking the Book by the Horns; a taster session on engaging with books
  • Dr Nicki Martin – Changes to the DSA in HE-a strategic response?