Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Mentalism & Storytelling Workshop

The Workshop fee is £70.



On Friday June 30th I will be running a brand new Workshop focusing on Mentalism & Storytelling. This is the Friday morning before the MINDS Convention that takes place on the Saturday and Sunday.

The Workshop will be from 10:30am to 1:30pm which means that if you are attending Ian Rowland's afternoon lecture (and you should!) you have plenty of time for lunch.

The venue is in central Newcastle, very close to the railway station, the MINDS venue and Ian's lecture venue.

"The greatest art in the world is the art of storytelling." - Cecil B. DeMille


This is a a brand-new masterclass exploring how to combine the two incredible art forms of Mentalism and Storytelling into a cohesive whole which is so much greater than the sum of its parts.

It will cover the fundamentals of storytelling, how to weave a story into and around mindreading and mentalism effects, and how to really affect people with your words and presentations, leaving your audiences with the memory of an experience they will never forget.

If you are interested in creating experiences rather than just performing material or tricks, this is the Workshop for you!

There is a specific mind-set you need to be in to deliver storytelling/mentalism pieces to their full potential and I will teach you the techniques that allow you to plug directly into that mind-set.

You will learn the necessary elements of all great storytelling and the specific principles needed to learn, create and deliver stories that can elevate your mentalism performances to another level entirely!

Finally, you will learn some incredible story/effects that you can add to your repertoire immediately. All of them have a powerful mentalism effect at their heart and allow you to practice your new storytelling skills straightaway. This means that you can start honing your delivery skills even before you have written any stories of your own.

“There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.”
 - J. K. Rowling


In this instance we are talking about stories that complement, enhance and amplify a mentalism effect. Stories that you don't just tell, but share. and Over the last two years I have released several effects and routines that exemplify this beautiful combination:

An Endless Journey 

Lost And Found 

Peculiar Tales 

The Mysteries 

Marco Polo & The Maps 

Of course, this kind of deeper, more immersive material is perfect for those occasions when you have both the time and opportunity to present them properly and fully engage your audience

However the majority of the story/effects I'll be teaching in the Workshop are short, sharp shocks! Snappy little stories that deliver a killer effect and don't require either a lengthy performance window, involved set-up or special props.

"People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it's the other way around." - Terry Pratchett


The Workshop is intended for mentalists, mindreaders, psychic entertainers, magicians and entertainers who want to add some depth, meaning and resonance to their performances.

Performers who enjoy delighting their audiences with something unique, interactive and memorable.

“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” - Phillip Pullman


You will also receive an exclusive booklet that has been specifically written for this Workshop. It will contain a primer on storytelling, details of the stories told and the 'performance' material that accompanies them. The booklet also contains a select Bibliography of some of the great storytelling mentalism material already in print.

You are also encouraged to take copious notes through out. In fact not just encouraged, it's mandatory! No audio or video recording will be allowed.


You will NOT be able to attend this event unless you have paid in advance. You CANNOT pay on the day or leave it until the last minute.

Places are strictly limited and are likely to sell out very quickly, so please click the Paypal button at the top to guarantee your place now.

Many thanks to Michael Murray (who runs the MINDS Convention) for his support of this Workshop. You can find out more about the Convention here: