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Prema is a family friendly Arts Centre, promoting performance, live music and art exhibitions as well as accessible workshops, classes and creative experiences for kids and adults.

Prema, near Dursley in the Stroud valleys, offers an affordable day out for all folk in the South West.

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March

Sat 25
8pm

folk collaboration trio

Maddy Prior with Giles & Hannah

£16/£13(c) • Friends £14/£11(c) • On the day £20

A true legend of British music, Maddy Prior has built her career on exploring various musical avenues and a much-charted history of collaborations with unusual and unexpected musicians. For tonight’s show at Prema Maddy teams up with Giles Lewin and Hannah James.

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Wed 29
10:30am - 12pm

crochet yarn crafting friendly coffee

Crochet in the Cafe - March

Free entry

Resident textiles artist and prolific yarn bomber Emma Leith sets up camp in the Vestry Café for a cosy crochet session in her monthly get-togethers - perfect for those looking for a welcoming place to talk all things crochet with a bunch of friendly, woolly-minded crafters.

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April

Sat 1
10am - 2pm

wool pompom felting hanging bright colour

PomPom Garlands

£20 • Friends £18

Make an assortment of brightly colourful pompoms together with a handful of wet felted baubles and heaps of beaded decorations before threading them all together to make a fantastic handmade garland. For ages 8-12.

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Sat 1
1pm - 4pm

animation film fun family

Family Lego Movie

£32 • Friends £30

You’re never too old to play with Lego! Aardman animator Andy Symanowski is returning to Prema with copious tips and tricks to guide you through the process of stop-motion animation. Each family will create their own short film and with plenty of direction and expertise you’ll have your own personal toy story to enjoy watching together. This brilliant and intensive workshop will provide you with an abundance of easily transferable animation skills that allow the whole family to continue making movies at home. Price is for a family of four.

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Sat 1
8pm

alt-folk up-tempo folky foot-stompin'

Noble Jacks

£12/£9(c) • Friends £10/£8(c) • On the day £15

Noble Jacks are a rip-roaring alt-folk band brimming with a roof-raising energy and whose warm electro-acoustic interactions fuse together to form a delicious blend of upbeat folky foot-stompin' rhythms and engaging lyricism. The band encompasses heartfelt, up-tempo songs showcasing fiddle, blues harmonica and big anthem toplines. Don’t miss them tonight for a spring evening of fine, energetic music – sure to get you the mood for the summer and festival season ahead.

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Sun 2
10am - 4pm

unusual figurative drawing your pace your material choice

Drawing with Lay Figures

£42/£39(c) • Friends £40/£37(c)

Following his inspiring exhibition, artist Paul Fowler returns with his life sized lay figures for a drawing session with a twist. This one-day workshop presents a rare opportunity to draw a unique subject matter used by artists such as Degas, Gainsborough and Courbet. These beautiful yet unsettling vintage French mannequins are an important element in art history and today, provide a wonderfully unusual topic from which to draw. Paul challenges your observational skills and will encourage creative experimentation to produce truly fascinating results.

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Mon 3
7pm - 9pm

needle felting blue tit chirpy crafting

NeedleFelted Blue Tit

£20 • Friends £18

With its beautifully vibrant blue and yellow plumage, this chirpy garden visitor is one of Sophie’s finest designs and is sure to satisfy your crafting cravings.

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Tue 4
7pm - 9pm

decoration Easter goodness tasty sweet-tooth

Cupcake Decoration - Easter Edition

£30 • Friends £28

Indulge yourself in an evening of scrumptiousness and make a delicious treat that is sure to steal the show this Easter! Cupcakes will be ready made for you to garnish and take home. Cakes can be made gluten free on request.

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Thu 6
8pm - 10pm

friendly ideas tips knitting problem-solving

Prema Knitting Group - April

On door £2

The Prema Knitting Group meets up on the first Thursday of each month in our newly refurshed and toasty-warm Old Schoolroom. Here's the perfect opportunity to meet up with other knitters and crafters to exchange ideas, yarn-stashes and pick up a whole range of tips to boost your portfolio of knitting skills. It's all very friendly and informal - you'll love it, totes!

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Sat 8
7:30pm

mask retro tender funny silent age 9+

Vamos Theatre in The Best Thing

£10/£7(c) • Friends £8/£6(c) • Family £25/ • Friends £23 • On the day £15

It’s 1966. The record player’s on, her hair’s bobbed and eye-lashes curled: for seventeen year old Susan, life is an adventure waiting to begin.

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