LEXICON - sight, sound and meaning

LEXICON is an immersive audiovisual work based on a poem written by a 12-year old boy, Tom, in which he tries to articulate his personal experience of dyslexia. By presenting an imaginary sonic and visual journey through the text of the poem, LEXICON explores not only the challenges, but also the life-affirming creative potential that dyslexia, and a fuller understanding of it, can bring. The composer has worked with a team of dyslexia experts from the Miles Dyslexia Centre at Bangor University, enabling the composition to draw on recent research in the field.

Watch and listen

LEXICON uses HD video and 8-channel surround sound to create an immersive experience for a theatre or cinema setting, but you can watch a lower-definition version with stereo sound here...

Andrew Lewis - LEXICON (complete) from Andrew Lewis on Vimeo.


LEXICON on 'All In The Mind'

The LEXICON project was featured on the BBC Radio 4 programme 'All In The Mind'. Composer Andrew Lewis, dyslexia researcher Markéta Caravolas and poet Tom Barbor-Might discuss the project with Claudia Hammond. Listen here...

Experience LEXICON live

LEXICON continues to be performed across the UK and internationally. Get the fully immersive experience live in a venue near you...


MANCHESTER – 28 Ocober, 6:00pm – Cosmo Rodewald Hall, Manchester University

BIRMINGHAM – 1 Dec, 9:00pm – Elgar Concert Hall, Birmingham University


LEICESTER – 16 Jan, 7:00pm – PACE Studio 1, De Montfort University

SHEFFIELD – 1 Feb, 7:00pm – Drama Studio, Sheffield University

BRISTOL – 1 May, 1:15pm – Victoria Rooms, Bristol University

HUDDERSFIELD – 16 Mar, 5:00pm – Phipps Hall, Huddersfield University

BANGOR – 13 Apr, 2:45pm – Dyslexia & Creativity Conference, Bangor Univesity

HATFIELD – 8 May, 1:00pm – John Lill Centre, Hertfordshire University

CARDIFF – 11 May, 12.15pm – Urdd Hall, Wales Millennium Centre

SCARBOROUGH – 29 May, 7:30pm – PS2, University of Hull, Scarborough

OXFORD – 23 Jun – St. John's College

LONDON – 1 Jul, 7:00pm – Royal Academy of Music

GLASGOW – 25 Sep, 7:30pm – The Recital Room, City Halls

ABERDEEN – 3 Nov – The Lemon Tree


LONDON – 12 Jan – King's Place

GUILDFORD – 27 Mar – G-Live

LINZ – 28 Apr – Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität



PORTUGAL – 15 Feb – Casa Municipal das Artes, Seia, Portugal

CALIFORNIA 28 Feb & 1 Mar - Recital Hall, CSUF, Fullerton

LIVERPOOL – 25 Aug – Illusions Parade, Camp and Furnace