What do Billy Bob Thornton and the Great Scottish Tapestry have in common?

Here’s the trailer for Dislecksia The Movie, with Billy Bob Thornton and Joe Pantoliano:

There’s going to be a special one-off screening of the movie at The Filmhouse early next month as part of Dyslexia Awareness Week in association with Dyslexia Scotland. Book your tickets now.

We’re very excited about this year’s Dyslexia Awareness Week programme in association with Dyslexia Scotland. Read on to find out what else we’ve lined up:

Andrew Crummy: creator of The Great Tapestry of Scotland, The Prestonpans Tapestry and The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry. 
See how these visual stories evolved, and how Andrew has made sense of dyslexia.
Monday 2nd November, 6.30 – 8.00pm, Edinburgh Central Library

Lexxic Meet Up – ‘What is Dyslexia?’
An informal opportunity for anyone who is interested to come along and learn more about what dyslexia is and how it affects people. Vicki Carss, Business Psychologist at Lexxic, will help to debunk the myths of dyslexia and help you make more sense of what it actually is.
Tuesday 3rd November, 6.30 – 8.00pm, Morningside Library

Can music play a part in making sense of dyslexia?
Dr Katie Overy from the University of Edinburgh, has a long standing interest in the role of music in human learning, especially with dyslexic children. Join her and others in a fascinating discussion.
Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal are a Scottish duo who will be performing   at the start of the evening. They combine many of their own tunes and songs along with old traditional music on fiddle, guitar and vocals. Eilidh happens to have dyslexia and dyscalculia.
Wednesday 4th November, 6.30 – 8.00pm, Stockbridge Library

Vivian French: much loved author and professional story teller
Vivian is the writer of fabulous books such as The Tales from the Five Kingdoms, Sam J. Butterbiggins, The Tiara Club, and Ellie and the Sea Monster.
Viv will be creating a brand new story with the help of the children…no pens or pencils needed. Just bring wild, wacky and wonderful ideas!
Aimed at children who may find reading a bit of a challenge.
Saturday 7th November, 11 am – 12 noon. Drumbrae Library Hub.

To book tickets for the above events go to our listings.


One thought on “What do Billy Bob Thornton and the Great Scottish Tapestry have in common?

  1. Hi,

    Would it be possible to include the word ‘dyslexia’ or the phrase ‘Dyslexia Awareness Week’ in the title of this blog post? I almost didn’t read it because I didn’t realise it was about dyslexia (I’ve never heard of Billy Bob Thornton and I didn’t make the connection between the Great Scottish Tapestry and dyslexia, even though I know that Andrew Crummy is dyslexic).




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