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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February

Sat 24
10am - 4pm

Enamelling Jewellery Making Framed Artwork
Exploring Enamelling

Exploring Enamelling

£85/£82(c) • Friends £83/£80(c)

In today’s workshop join creative Kath Williams to discover the magical alchemy of enamelling (the process of fusing finely powdered glass onto metal through a firing process within a kiln). During this introductory workshop you will spend the morning learning and experimenting with a range of enamelling techniques. Following a break for lunch, you will spend the afternoon designing and creating your own framed enamel artwork or jewellery to take home.  All materials are provided so just join in, have fun, and create something to remember the day.

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Sat 24
10am - 1pm

Traditional Folk Art Signwriting Signpainting
Folk Art Decorations

Folk Art Decorations

£45/£42(c) • Friends £43/£40(c)

Join our fabulous resident artist and brilliantly talented signwriter Eleanor Harper in her morning workshop, learning how to hand-paint your own Folk Art decoration. We’ll be using traditional Scandi-inspired folk art as a focus for our painting and decorations, using signwriters enamels and a fine brush (beware, those enamel paints can be pretty whiffy so if you’re prone to breathing problems or have a particularly sensitive snout, think on!). A rare and awesome introduction to sign writing without the pressure of mastering scripts. Ideal for all levels of painting but we’d suggest that you’ll probably need a fairly steady hand. All materials provided – you’ll be leaving the session with a beautiful bespoke folk-art decoration, designed and painted by you!

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Sat 24
7:30pm

folk fusion contemporary twist alt folk interesting sounds
Fishclaw

Fishclaw

£14/£11(c) • Friends £12/£9(c)

Fishclaw is a band of highly skilled musicians who have assembled from South Suffolk and North Essex, calling Colchester their home town. Each having previously worked in different genres from folk, rock, hip hop, jazz to blues and electronic music the combination of each member bringing their own approach and perspective to the mix to create a strikingly original sound.

From dark soundscapes to seriously hi-tempo tunes, Fishclaw creates music that, whilst folk at its core, isn't afraid to move into whatever realm the band chooses at any given moment.

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Thu
29 Feb -
21 Mar
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Painting with Bold Colour Painting for Beginners Confidence Builder
Absolute Beginners' Painting

Absolute Beginners' Painting

£75/£72(c) • Friends £73/£70(c)

Our four-week painting course with inspiring artist Caroline Cattermull is ideal for total beginners, for those of you who have always wanted to explore painting or who haven’t done any since school. Alternatively, if you have previous experience but would like to refresh your painting skills, go back to basics and try out acrylics, this course is perfect.

Over the four weeks, we’ll be covering: paint mixing & colour; how to mix a myriad of colours using just the three primary colours; including some colour theory. We’ll explore composition – where to place your subject on the page or canvas and how to get started. We’ll be looking in detail at how to apply paint to the surface, mark-making techniques using a brush, palette knife etc.

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March

Fri 1
7:30pm

acoustic roots reggae politically-driven singer-songwriter
The Undercover Hippy with support from Tallulah Rendall

The Undercover Hippy with support from Tallulah Rendall

£16.5/£13.5(c) • Friends £14.5/£11.5(c)

Best known for his high energy full band shows, it is something of a rare treat to catch Billy Rowan, aka The Undercover Hippy, giving an intimate solo performance.

Covering topics from fake news, internet privacy and the U.S. election, to nappy wearing barristers and best friends trying to snog your mum, his performance takes you on a rollercoaster of storytelling and thought provoking protest pieces!

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