Groups of up any size can take part and no drawing skills are required.
Sessions last from 30 mins to 3 hours depending on numbers and on how many skills you want to learn.
Participants require tables they can comfortably draw on.
Blank paper, preferably A3 size, and soft pencils will be needed.
Sessions can be arranged both for the general public and for specific groups.
To date, One Thousand Mindreaders plans to be in London, Liverpool, Huddersfield, Newcastle, Plymouth, Helsinki, Brighton, Padua, Bath, LA, Las Vegas, Edinburgh, Lima, and Manchester.
Currently, hosts include universities, theatres, dance companies, conferences, game designers, festivals, libraries, art venues, hackspaces, sports venues, and the W.I.
Some hosts are involved because One Thousand Mindreaders is relevant to their work in drawing, design, psychology, architecture, performance, interaction design, sport science, or biomedical science.
Other organisations are using One Thousand Mindreaders as a powerful and fun way for people to get to know each other. Two universities are planning large One Thousand Mindreaders sessions for groups of staff to meet each other for the first time.
“I love the fresh perspective and thought bomb Stuart explodes in our crew. The muscle reading workshop was incredibly interactive and I watched in awe as Stuart managed to have 40 students from 28 different cultures each have their own moment of OH! NO WAY! – including myself.” – Tash Wilcocks, Programme Leader Digital Design Management, Hyper Island.
“The workshop with Stuart Nolan changed my perception of magic and illusion forever. Not only could I see the depth of thinking and craft involved, it also transformed my attitude to my own design practice.” “A wonderful experience… a real stand out moment in my education.” – Students at The Architectural Association
“The directors of ZU-UK had the pleasure of participating in Stuart’s muscle reading workshop. It was an unforgettable experience that imparts the vital skills of listening, concentration, focus and collaboration. Stuart’s skills are invaluable for strengthening connection between partners increasing powers of empathy”. – ZU-UK
“Stuart’s workshop was the most popular event in our Sound:Vision:Place programme. The results were astounding and provided valuable insight into micro-muscle moments and how these could translate into empathy exercises for performers.” – Nik Taylor, Subject Leader for Drama, Theatre and Performance & Co-ordinator of the Magic Research Group, The University of Huddersfield.
“We asked Stuart Nolan to run a workshop for us to share some of his techniques and approaches. Stuart was really skilful at making the link between magic, mind-reading, and the world of health and social care in which we work.” – Professor Stuart Eglin, BA Hons, Cert MHS, PhD, FRSA. Chief Executive, NHS R&D North West