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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.

Welcome to our exciting new news page!

We will be posting interviews, highlights, blog entries and much more to keep you in the loop with all the wonderful goings-on at Prema! Also keep up to date with us on Facebook and Twitter.

30 September 2016 - Welcome to Prema Arts Centre

Over the summer we've been making a short video about what we do at Prema. Hope you enjoy it!

24 September 2016 - People's String Foundation & Care4Calais

Tonight we welcomed the amazing People's String Foundation for a special, stripped-back performance as part of their Care4Calais fundraising tour. Effortlessly transforming their multi-membered festival line up into an intimate duet, Ben and Zaid blended classical, musical theatre and middle eastern influences to create a compelling sound perfect for our unique venue. Their passionate, often virtuosic playing set the stage for a rousing encore.

All ticket sales generated from Prema and the band were donated towards Care4Calais.

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7 September 2016 - Tour of Britain

Today the cafe quickly emptied and the building went eerily quiet, but thankfully the reason was nothing too sinister. Everyone was headed to the main road to watch the Tour of Britain pass through our normally peaceful village! After countless motorbikes and support vehicles the leading pack raced through, followed a few minutes later by the peloton, both travelling at hair-raising speeds. They went through so quick we didn't manage to get a good photo , but thankfully our neighbour Fritz did, so thanks to him for this one!

1 September 2016 - Exhibitions, Sarah Dennis

Our new exhibitions are going up very soon. We have Lea Phillips, Anna Bean and Sarah Dennis. Here's a teaser for Sarah Dennis' beautifully intricate paper cuttings - we have this piece on display so do come and see it in person.

21 July 2016 - Stephen Mottram

Puppeteer extraordinaire Stephen Mottram was so great we just had to get him back - this time with his new show The Parachute. A mesmerising story of youth, love and old-age ensues, stealthily revealing phantom characters that don't exist but our brains create! Get what I mean? See here!

8 July 2016 - Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra - Future Workshops

Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra brought the house down last Friday with their brilliant blend of western swing, country blues and ragtime hokum. Thanks to those who took to the floor to dance along - it made the evening even livelier! In case you missed out there's a short clip below.

In other news we have most of next season's programme sorted - keep your eyes out for an exciting series of food workshops as well as some Christmassy treats!

20 June 2016 - Gloriator and Club of No Regrets

Here are some pictures of our last two live events taken by friend and neighbour Fritz Curzon.

21 May 2016 - Flabbergast Theatre in Tatterdemalion

In case you missed it (a second time!), here are some highlights of Tatterdemalion. Once again we had a full house and it was a great evening of fun and frivolity, enjoyed by kids and grown-ups alike!

20 May 2016 - Vestry Cafe Review

Read a review of our wonderful cafe in Gloucester Citizen right here.