Variations on Normal

With Dominic Wilcox

Thursday 7 October 2021

In-person time: 6.15–8.30pm (BST)*

In-person tickets: £8, £10, £12

Online time: 7:00-8:30pm (BST)

Online tickets: £3, £5

Book Online HERE

*For in-person tickets please ensure you arrive promptly as you will need to be seated before 6:50pm to ensure the live streaming of the online event is not disrupted.

Welcome to the world of Dominic Wilcox’s ingenious imagination where stained glass cars, GPS shoes and an art exhibition for dogs are perfectly normal. This is a talk to help inspire your creative thinking and to break through creative blocks. Dominic will take us on a whirlwind creative journey showing his playful and thought provoking objects and drawings.

He’ll also speak about his organisation Little Inventors that challenges children to think up and draw their invention ideas, then asks expert makers to bring to life the most interesting or brilliantly bonkers ideas for inspiring exhibitions.

Sunderland born Dominic Wilcox works across the worlds of art, design, craft and technology to create innovative, thought-provoking objects and ideas that inspire, surprise and delight. His diverse work includes miniature sculptures on watches, golden skimming stones and a stained glass car of the future recently shown at London’s Science Museum. He is also on a mission to inspire children to become the creative thinkers and inventors of the future with his Little Inventors organisation that turns children’s ideas into reality. Designer Thomas Heatherwick described Dominic's work as ‘serious challenges to the real world to keep looking at itself with innocent eyes, wondering what else is possible’.



Part of our ‘Celebrating 125 Years of St Bride Library’, this lecture series has kindly been sponsored by:


Commercial Type

Eye Magazine

Eric de Bellaigue

Jerry Wright

Just Another Foundry

Klim Type Foundry

Lexon GB, Creative & Innovative Print

Mayor of London

Medioto - Graphics & Animation

Peter Longland


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Usborne Publishing

and The Wynkyn de Worde Charitable Trust who have sponsored students and recent graduates across the UK to attend this lecture.

Ticket is non-refundable, however you are welcome to offer your ticket to another person or reschedule the date of your visit. Please contact [email protected] to change the date/event of your booking at least 7 days prior to the event date.