written by Daniel Ellis (Year 12)
On Friday the 27th of November, I performed a stand up routine for the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) annual awards dinner. This was held at Grays Inn in London.
My act was about my experiences of living with dyslexia and I talked about the funny side of being dyslexic as well as the challenges. Also about how dyslexia is more of a good thing than a bad thing for me.
It was a big and imposing venue with about 300 guests including celebrities who have dyslexia themselves. This was my first public performance of this act and although I was nervous I really enjoyed it. The audience laughed at every joke and enjoyed my observations.
After the event, the organiser emailed me to say that he had received amazing feedback and some enquirers to, so I might get more bookings!
The evening raised over £36k for the BDA so they can continue to provide specialist support for people with dyslexia.