Prema is the envy of many a metropolitan venue

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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Sat 10
11am - 3pm

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Summertime Woolly Mammoth

Free entry

To celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day, Prema warmly invites you to join effervescent resident artist Emma Leith and a merry throng of knitters, felters and crocheters to pick up your hook or needles and set-to, creating pompoms and a range of crafted flowers and foliage whilst sitting in Prema’s garden – our south-facing suntrap.

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Wed 31
10:30am - 12pm

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Crochet in the Cafe for May

Free entry

Our wonderfully exuberant resident textiles artist Emma Leith kick-started café crochet earlier this year and has built a welcoming community of woolly-minded crafters through her cosy crochet sessions. Hot drinks, cakes and delicious savoury dishes will be available to purchase from the Vestry Café, so you can enjoy a tasty treat whilst talking all things crochet and brushing up on your skills.

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Thu 1
8pm - 10pm

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Prema Knitting Group for June

Per person per session £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 3
1pm - 4pm

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Family Lego Movie

£32 • Friends £30

Aardman animator Andy Symanowski returns for another stop-motion master class. With plenty of tips and tricks up his sleeve, Andy guides you through the process of stop-motion animation, allowing you to bring your favourite Lego characters to life. This fun family workshop is for a family of up to four people - ideally 2 adults and 2 kids.

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5 Jun -
3 Jul
7pm - 9:30pm

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Loom Weaving

£84/£81(c) • Friends £82/£79(c)

Work at your own pace in this weekly class led by textiles designer and hand-weaver Rebecca Connolly. Suitable for beginners and returners, this class will take you through how to thread and set up your loom, make and wind a warp, join and change the weft yarn and finish your weave. You will experiment with colour, yarns, patterns and weave techniques to produce a diverse range of samples using a simple back strap and 4” rigid heddle loom.

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