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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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October

Fri 26
7:30pm

ska dub folk Balkan big band big sound

Mr Tea & the Minions

£14/£11(c) • Friends £12/£8(c) • On the day £18

The first of two big-band-blast-offs for Prema this autumn! Bristol based, serial knee-jerkers Mr Tea and the Minions play their own unique take on full power Balkan flavoured Ska, Dub, Swing and Folk, inspiring uncontrollable silly dancing and wild bouts of jumping around wherever they go.

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Sat 27
1pm - 3:30pm

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Everybody Draw - Flights of Fancy

Free entry

Throughout the afternoon you’ll be making all things that fly- rockets, birds, dragons and all other weird, wonderful flying things. Create 3D drawings from wire, animate your drawings with a thaumatrope then draw and collage to transform Prema into a fantastical world of flights of fancy. Everybody welcome!

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Wed 31
10:30am - 12pm

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Crochet in the Cafe

Free entry

Our crochet café began two years ago and has already built up a fabulous, industrious and fun-loving community of wool-mad crafters. Come along for a relaxed and sociable morning with hot drinks, cakes and delicious savoury dishes are available to purchase from the Vestry Café, so you can enjoy a tasty treat whilst hooking away!

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November

Thu 1
8pm - 10pm

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Knitting Group

Free entry

The Prema Knitting Group meets up on the first Thursday of each month in our 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.

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Sat 3
10am - 4pm

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Beginners’ Embroidery Christmas Decorations

£38/£35(c) • Friends £36/£33(c)

Christmas comes early with our first festive workshop this season. Join embroidery extraordinaire Marion Bedford to create three decorations. Embroider a star, angel and heart, choose your own colours and spend a merry day learning the art of hand embroidery.

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6 Nov -
15 Dec

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Rupert Aker

Free entry

Rupert Aker strives to create an emotional response through his painting – whether it be a sense of peace and calm or drama and energy: evening light and shadows; cow parsley and hogweed on a wayside verge; water and reflections; mist, evaporation and sunshine after a rain storm; the gloaming; a church spire providing a focal point in the landscape … in short his work emulates all that is bountiful and beautiful about Gloucestershire!

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6 Nov -
15 Dec

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Anna Harley

Free entry

A very welcome return to Prema from printmaker Anna Harley with her sublime prints of landscapes, night skies and trees. Anna’s work is rooted within the landscape tradition; while the metallic inks she uses and muted colour palette are an echo of the Scandinavian landscapes of her childhood and the countryside around Bristol where she now lives.

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Wed 7
10:30am - 11:30am

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Sketch Cafe

Free entry

Prema resident artist and seasoned sketcher Eve Coy runs our monthly drawing sessions are just the thing for those keen to explore and discover different methods of sketching.

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Fri 9
7:30pm

visual theatre silly scary puppets crayzee age 12+

Green Ginger presents Intronauts

£10/£7(c) • Friends £8/£6(c) • Family £25/ • Friends £24 • On the day £15

In a not-too-distant future, people can buy personal cleaners - Intronauts; miniaturized human workers injected into their bodies in order to carry out essential maintenance. But what happens if your cleaner discovers your dirty laundry? And how much do you actually want to know about what goes on inside?

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Sat 10
10am - 3pm

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Mosaic Christmas Angels

£38/£35(c) • Friends £36/£33(c)

Spend a gloriously festive day with Emma to design and construct a pair of yuletide beauties to adorn your mantelpiece or seasonal display. In today’s workshop you’ll be learning how to cut and assemble china.Ding Dong verily the sky is riv’n with (mosaic) angels singing! GLOOOOOOOORIAAAAA

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Sat 10
7:30pm

Celtic Klezmer Gypsy Balkan Latin Ska Dub Reggae Indie Rock

3 Daft Monkeys

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

3 Daft Monkeys have gained themselves a large and loyal following. Their music is hard to pinpoint, mixing and crossing many musical genres from Celtic, Klezmer, Gypsy, Balkan, Latin, Ska, Dub Reggae, Indie, Rock and even a hint of Shostakovich.

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Sat 17
10am - 12pm

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Christmas Cards

£36 • Friends £34

Get ready for festively creative fun as our wonderfully imaginative resident illustrator Hannah Dyson guides you through the process of designing and printing your own set of Christmas cards.

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Sat 17
7:30pm

folk duo instuments voices

Luke Daniels & Nancy Kerr

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

Two of the British folk scene’s foremost performers have teamed up for a limited number of shows to perform their own and each other’s music. Tonight’s double-bubble show promises a stunning mix of contemporary folk music and inspired instrumental virtuosity. Don’t miss it!

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Tue 20
7pm - 9pm

Christmas bird robin crafting fun

Needle Felted Robins

£30 • Friends £28

Continuing on our ornithological theme for the autumn, work with renowned textile artist Jayne Emerson to create an exquisite needle felted bird. They are very simple to make, and once you have mastered the robin you can experiment with different coloured fleeces and feathers to make your own choice of exotic (or garden) bird!

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Sat 24
2pm

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Planet Prema 2pm show

£10/£7(c) • Friends £8/£6(c) • Family £30/ • Friends £26

As the evenings draw in and the days grow shorter why not join us for a cosmic experience amongst the stars and planets. Listen to the stories about space and constellations and step inside the portable planetarium for an interactive show brought to you by Explorer Dome. Then down to the workshop space to make your own star lantern to take a constellation home with you, catch a falling star and put it in your pocket. Everyone is most welcome to share the wonders and beauty of our solar system! Plan-et now and book while there’s still space!

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Sat 24
3pm

constellations stars planets the universe everything

Planet Prema 3pm show

£10/£7(c) • Friends £8/£6(c) • Family £30/ • Friends £26

As the evenings draw in and the days grow shorter why not join us for a cosmic experience amongst the stars and planets. Listen to the stories about space and constellations and step inside the portable planetarium for an interactive show brought to you by Explorer Dome. Then down to the workshop space to make your own star lantern to take a constellation home with you, catch a falling star and put it in your pocket. Everyone is most welcome to share the wonders and beauty of our solar system! Plan-et now and book while there’s still space!

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Sat 24
4pm

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Planet Prema 4pm show

£10/£7(c) • Friends £8/£6(c) • Family £30/ • Friends £26

As the evenings draw in and the days grow shorter why not join us for a cosmic experience amongst the stars and planets. Listen to the stories about space and constellations and step inside the portable planetarium for an interactive show brought to you by Explorer Dome. Then down to the workshop space to make your own star lantern to take a constellation home with you, catch a falling star and put it in your pocket. Everyone is most welcome to share the wonders and beauty of our solar system! Plan-et now and book while there’s still space!

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Wed 28
10:30am - 12pm

crochet group social textiles fun

Crochet in the Cafe

Free entry

Our crochet café began two years ago and has already built up a fabulous, industrious and fun-loving community of wool-mad crafters. Come along for a relaxed and sociable morning with hot drinks, cakes and delicious savoury dishes are available to purchase from the Vestry Café, so you can enjoy a tasty treat whilst hooking away!

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December

Sat 1
10am - 4pm

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Stained Glass Mosaic Robins

£42/£39(c) • Friends £40/£37(c)

In this workshop Yvette Green from Baobab Tree Mosaics will guide you through making a stained-glass mosaic robin on a stalk. These little garden bird mosaics are designed to interact with their environment, reflecting and refracting light so that they change throughout the day.

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Sat 1
7:30pm

true story dark chocolate poisoner puppet murder! age 10+

Barely Human presents The Sorrowful Tale of Sleeping Sidney

£10/£7(c) • Friends £8/£6(c) • Family £25/£24(c) • On the day £15

A puppet-sized bite of deliciously macabre, true history from artist and puppeteer Daisy Jordan. It’s 1871: Brighton. One woman spurned by unrequited love, inflamed with a barely quenched lust, undertook a murderous rampage about the town. Her weapon of choice? Confectionery! Sweets laced with poison… Suitable for age 10+

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Tue 4
7pm - 9pm

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Gifts from the Kitchen

£30 • Friends £28

Come and spend a festive evening with our fabulous foodie Becky Sage cooking up a real Christmas treat. Who doesn’t love a slab of delicious homemade Vanilla Fudge at Christmas? On this December evening you will make, decorate and take home a tray of wonderful fudge, as well as crafting some beautiful packaging to complete the perfect gift for friends, family or if it’s too delicious to give away - yourself!

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Wed 5
10:30am - 11:30am

sketch cafe draw social group

Sketch Cafe

Free entry

Prema resident artist and seasoned sketcher Eve Coy runs our monthly drawing sessions are just the thing for those keen to explore and discover different methods of sketching.

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Thu 6
7pm - 9pm

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Christmas Bath Bombs

£32 • Friends £30

In this workshop you will make natural and organic bath bomb wands and soapy baubles. Not only will it be fabulous festive fun, but they’ll make perfect gifts for bath lovers far and wide. Cosy winter baths just wouldn’t be complete without a soapy bauble or bath bomb wand.

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Thu 6
8pm - 10pm

knit group social skill textiles

Knitting Group

Free entry

The Prema Knitting Group meets up on the first Thursday of each month in our 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.

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Fri 7
7pm - 9pm

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Christmas Willow Decorations

£28 • Friends £26

Come and join wonderful willow weaver Helen Lomberg for a sparkling evening of sculpting willow into festive decorations for your home. Get hands on and weave Christmas trees, stars, garlands and reindeer to zhuzh-up the proceedings make your home look truly magical this winter.

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Sat 8
10am - 1:30pm

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Christmas Calligraphy

£36/£33(c) • Friends £34/£31(c)

Emma Sunderland from Emerald Paper Design is hosting a beginner’s guide to modern calligraphy, with a Christmas twist.You will then put these new skills to use producing your own festive decoration.

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