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Dyslexia Creates 2019 in collaboration with the V&A

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Join us at Dyslexia Creates 2019 to celebrate the creative impact of dyslexics on Britain and redefine the way society sees dyslexia.

This FREE event will bring together creative, corporate and public sectors to showcase dyslexia’s creative contribution today and future potential.


Thursday 26th September 2019
12:00pm - 6:00pm


V&A South Kensington
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The free half-day event, which runs from 12-6pm on Thursday 26 September at V&A South Kensington, will showcase how and why dyslexics are consistently at the fore of creative sectors, and look at how, as our understanding of dyslexia grows, we can change the way society and organisations view dyslexia and embrace its potential.

Highlights will include…

  • New theory on why dyslexia evolved, completely reimagining the role of dyslexia in organisations by Dr Helen Taylor, Affiliated Scholar, University of Cambridge
  • The creative power of dyslexia and how do dyslexics think differently by actress Lauren McCrostie, and by filmmakers and choreographers Elizabeth Arifien and Charlotte Edmonds
  • Why organisations that are embracing dyslexic creative thinking are seeing a competitive advantage by Kainne Clements, Executive Chairman, Academy of Contemporary Music and Metropolis Studios and Aidan Ridyard, Partner, Burrell Foley Fischer Architects.

The event will open with a welcome from V&A Director Tristram Hunt, followed by presentations and panel discussions, and will finish with networking drinks.

Helen Boden, CEO, British Dyslexia Association, said: “It’s long been known anecdotally, and now research is confirming, that dyslexics have strong creative minds. They can easily assimilate complex and nuanced information, they are hardwired to challenge what is known and explore new ideas.

“Dyslexia Creates 2019 is the moment for us to celebrate the massive creative contribution dyslexics are making now and explore how organisations capitalise on this talent in the future. We’re excited to be teaming up with leading creative organisations V&A and Academy of Contemporary Music to make this event happen.”

By attending, you will not just have the chance to hear new and important ideas, but you will be part of advancing the role dyslexia plays in society. We hope you will join us.

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact

The British Dyslexia Association would like to thank the following organisations for their amazing work and contributions to make this event possible…

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