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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Sun 3
11am - 4pm

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Christmas Crackers (affordable artists' originals)

Free entry

It’s the season for chestnuts roasting on an open fire and Jack Frost nipping at your nose. And it’s also time for the very welcome return of Prema’s festive fair of affordable, original artwork from a host of makers. Our annual Christmas Crackers event offers an ideal solution for those looking for an unusual, artist-made thoughtful gift for a friend, family member or loved one. Today we have a broad range of textiles, ceramics, illustrations, scented goods, prints and plushies all at sensible, affordable prices. Browse at your leisure, pick up some bargains and imbibe in the festive atmosphere. There’s plenty of scrummy hot food and drink available from Vestry Café throughout the day with basrista coffees, hot chocs, opulent pulled-pork rolls with seasonal trimmings, nut roast for veggies and an abundance of cakey-goodness too. Mosey on down – we look forward to seeing you!

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Sat 18
10am - 2pm

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So You Want To Be In Television

£28 • Friends £26

Have you ever fancied working in telly but not sure where to start? You’ve watched the credits and can’t tell your runner from your dolly grip? Acclaimed producer Amy Joyce takes you on a whistle-stop tour of television production from set design to casting and directing to editing. Armed with the knowledge of how programming, commissioning and all the gubbins come together to make a programme we’ll be joined by development guru Liz Gaskell to discover precisely what happens before and after the camera starts rolling as you devise your own game show and put into practice some of the tools and elements you need to work in TV. Suitable for ages 12-15.

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Sat 18
10am - 12pm

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Christmas Cards

£36 • Friends £34

It’s time to commence the family festivities as our wonderfully imaginative resident illustrator Hannah Dyson guides you through the process of making your own set of Christmas cards. Using fun and easy printing techniques with a dollop of drawing and collage thrown in, these simple but effective cards are perfect for kids of all ages and can be as intricate or uncomplicated as you like. Easy to follow samples will be available to use or you can try your hand at designing your own with Hannah’s printing expertise to help you out along the way.

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Sat 18

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Rusty Shackle

£14/£11(c) • Friends £12/£9(c) • On the day £18

Welsh indie-roots band Rusty Shackle have been tearing-up stages around the world since 2010. Brandishing their distinct folk-roots sound and armed with an electrifying blend of rampant fiddle, scorching electric guitars, pounding drums, searing trumpet and banjo, the band have built up a devoted fanbase with their captivating live shows. Rusty Shackle’s sound has been compared to that of Mumford & Sons for its rootsy, driven sound with a refreshing clarity and infectious beat. Don’t miss this final item in our autumn line-up of BIG roots music.

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Sat 25
10am - 4pm

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Candles & Reed Diffusers

£75/£72(c) • Friends £73/£70(c)

Sophia Russell from Hestia’s Flame Natural Candles is back and is filling our workshop space with an abundance of exquisite therapeutic scents. You will be introduced to the basics of candle making and how to blend the perfect fusion of aromas. To add a seasonal spin to this session, you will also be trying your hand at making a long lasting festive reed-diffuser from one of Sophia’s bespoke blends.

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Sat 25

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PanGottic presents Long Shot

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

Long Shot is a stripped-back circus performance where the audience is in charge. Using handcrafted remote control contraptions, tight choreography and laugh-out-loud humour, PanGottic brings to life one man’s belief in the near impossible, the almost-unachievable and the highly-unlikely. Suitable for audiences over the age of seven.

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