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Tom Stone does magic with red balls

Art of Magic – London

April 8, 2019 @ 09:00 - April 10, 2019 @ 16:00 5800kr

Workshops with the same content is also held in Stockholm, Gothenburg & Oslo.
Required prerequisite knowledge: General knowledge about conjuring.
Instructor: Tom Stone.


Monday, April 8

  • 09:00 – 12:00 – Workshop: The Effect!
  • 12:00 – 13:00 – Lunch.
  • 13:00 – 16:00 – Workshop: Misdirection.

Tuesday, April 9

  • 09:00 – 12:00 – Workshop: Deceptive Structure
  • 12:00 – 13:00 – Lunch.
  • 13:00 – 14:00 – Workshop: Motion Vectors
  • 14:00 – 16:00 – Workshop: Status

Wednesday, April 10

  • 09:00 – 12:00 – Workshop: Applications
  • 12:00 – 13:00 – Lunch.
  • 13:00 – 14:00 – Performance.
  • 14:00 – 15:00 – Evaluation.


In general:
Make sure you have pen and notepad. You will get hundreds of ideas, and any idea not written down will be instantly forgotten.
You will probably want to document some of the work you do, so make sure you have plenty of free memory in your devices so you can film and photograph your ideas.
A good idea is that all participants collaborate with the notes and create a mutual document afterwards.

Exercises in misdirection:
Bring a few coins in a size that is comfortable to you to palm.
Also, bring a few identical small objects that are comfortable to finger palm (maybe small rubber balls, balls from Cups & Balls, small toys, marbles, pebbles from the ground… anything).
And one object that can act as a magic wand (a wand, a drumstick, a large pencil, a stirring stick for drinks… something).

Exercises in structure and routine construction:
You need to bring 2-3 simple and short tricks that you can perform. It does not need to be good or advanced tricks, it can even be something from a magic set for kids. But they should be different, not too similar. The purpose is to learn how to build the structure of a routine or an act, so the nature and quality of the actual tricks are not important. The simpler the better.

Creativity exercises:
Bring a small kit of your favorite solutions.
If you like to use magnets and strings to solve magic problems, bring magnets and strings.
If you often solve magic problems by gluing stuff together; bring glue.
If you tend to use black art; bring black material.
And if you don’t have any favorite solutions to magic problems, don’t worry; just bring yourself.

On the last day you will apply all the new knowledge on your own material, so bring a trick or routine you want to work on. Preferably, choose either a very old routine that you’ve become awfully tired of and want to breath new life into, or a rather new piece that you still are in the process of figuring out.

For some of the exercises you will likely want to add music, so load up your devices with a good assortment of music in various moods; upbeat, sad, happy, spooky, dramatic, soft, rhythmic…

The Venue

The workshop is held at Lumen Rooms (community space 2) in the Kings Cross area in London.

Limited seats

The workshop is limited to 12 attendees, and the seats tend to go very fast.


You will need to arrange lodging on your own. Search for “hotels near Kings Cross” on Google, or enter the area into AirBNB, or check via our Facebook page whether there are any local participants that might have a guest room to rent out.

Cancelation policy

If you cancel before March 29, you will get the full amount reimbursed.
A cancelation March 30 or later, but before the April 6, you will get 50% returned.
Cancelation on April 6 or later, no reimbursment.

5800 SEK. (About 488 GBP)


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Workshop admission London185.800,00 kr

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April 8, 2019 @ 09:00
April 10, 2019 @ 16:00
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Lumen Rooms
88 Tavistock Place
London, WC1H 9RS United Kingdom
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