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February

Fri 21
10am - 3pm

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Half Term Make-a-thon (Friday)

Half Term Make-a-thon (Friday)

£30 • Friends £28

This half term prepare for a creative feast at Prema. We're doing things a bit differently and offering four whole days of creativity that connect different practices with a theme that weaves through the whole week. The mornings will be charged up by the amazing Kez Benbow who will bring everyone's energy levels up with movement and drama, then the rest of each day will be a mix of making including illustration, sculpture and more. Ages 6-10. Bookings close on Tuesday 11th February at 4pm.

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Sat 22
10am - 1pm

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Winter Self-Care Mini Retreat

Winter Self-Care Mini Retreat

£32/£29(c) • Friends £30/£27(c)

Join aromatherapist, bodyworker and teacher Fen Gerry to welcome a new year and a chance to take some time for yourself. Today's mini-retreat will explore the element of 'water' and essential oils to restore and fortify, giving strength, courage and motivation for the rest of the winter season.

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Sat 22
7:30pm

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Josie Duncan

Josie Duncan

£12/£9(c) • Friends £10/£8(c) • On the day £16

Josie Duncan is a folk singer and songwriter from the Outer Hebrides. Steeped in Gaelic tradition from a young age and now deeply immersed in the vibrant Glasgow music scene, Josie's singing is phosphorescent, effortlessly bridging the gap between Scotland's traditional music and the adventurous tastes of its young inhabitants.

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Mon
24 Feb -
16 Mar
7pm - 7pm

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Bookbinding for Beginners

Bookbinding for Beginners

£56/£53(c) • Friends £54/£51(c)

Delve into the art of bookbinding on this all-new introductory four-week course. Learn how to bind pamphlets, notebooks and explore different covers and bindings. Emily Northen will guide you through every step in this creative class jam-packed full of paper skills.

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Tue 25
7pm - 9pm

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Introduction to Scriptwriting

Introduction to Scriptwriting

£18/£17(c) • Friends £16/£15(c)

Lights, camera, action! In this evening's workshop Sarah Erskine introduces you to the foundations of writing for performance. Focusing on radio and theatre scriptwriting Sarah will show you where to begin with structure, plot and other theatrical considerations

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Sat 29
10am - 4pm

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Natural Skincare

Natural Skincare

£52/£49(c) • Friends £50/£47(c)

Kelly Allan of Happy Holistics will show you how to make your own skincare products with organic, natural ingredients and zero waste. Using essential oil blends you will make face creams, lip balms and body oils and much more

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Sat 29
10:30am - 12:30pm

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Tunnel Book Tales - Myths and legends

Tunnel Book Tales - Myths and legends

£18 • Friends 1 Adult 1 Child £16

Work together to create an enchanting world in a folded paper kingdom. Create characters and devise a story, maybe it's of a mythical land of giants or the world of dinosaurs, perhaps it could be of your favourite holiday, the secret life of your garden ... Prema's wonderful Hannah Dyson will show you how to construct the set, design a story board and build your characters and backdrop, all brought to life in a concertina form.

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March

3 Mar -
11 Apr

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Tracey Elphick

Tracey Elphick

Free entry

Artist Tracey Elphick can be found most days creating a prolific and diverse output of painting from her beautiful studio at New Brewery Arts in Cirencester. Her work is varied; portraying distinctive street scenes from Gloucestershire towns, seascapes and harbour views (brimming with memories from her years living in Cornwall) and still life both in acrylics and oils.

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3 Mar -
11 Apr

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Molly Lemon

Molly Lemon

Free entry

Molly Lemon is a printmaker who works from her home studio in Wotton under Edge. In 2015 she graduated from Winchester School of Art with a degree in fine art. Specialising in the traditional printmaking technique of wood engraving, her work is driven by a fascination with British wildlife and natural forms in the landscape.

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3 Mar -
11 Apr

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Anton Christian

Anton Christian

Free entry

The journey of an artist is not always a case of a straight line from A to B! Artist Anton Christian studied both fine art and graphic design back in the mid to late 1970s. He now creates highly detailed facades constructed from the humblest of materials, often found or recycled odds and ends but the resultant work is astonishing in its detail, delightful in its intricacy and testament to the precision and eye for details from a maker who still taps into his initial training!

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Tue
3 Mar -
17 Mar
7pm - 9pm

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Introduction to Copperplate Calligraphy

Introduction to Copperplate Calligraphy

£45/£42(c) • Friends £43/£40(c)

Join Miranda Songer on this new three-week course introducing you to Copperplate Calligraphy. This traditional technique was developed in the 18th century as a way of writing that was incredibly difficult to forge. This results in beautiful, elegant lines which dance across the page. You will work with both ink and gouache and using a straight nib and swan-neck pen.

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Wed 4
10am - 11:30am

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Draw Wild (March)

Draw Wild (March)

Free entry

This drawing group if the perfect place to take some time to get outside and draw the world around you. Explore new techniques and ideas and join a supportive group of sketchers. Drawing is a wonderful way to explore your surroundings. We will be drawing outside in the garden of Owlpen Manor Estate.

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Thu 5
8pm - 10pm

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Knitting Group

Knitting Group

Free entry

The Prema Knitting Group meets up on the first Thursday of each month and offers 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 so do come along!

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Fri 6
7:30pm

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Songwriters' Circle with Greg Hancock, Alex Seel & Madeleine Harwood

Songwriters' Circle with Greg Hancock, Alex Seel & Madeleine Harwood

£12/£9(c) • Friends £10/£8(c) • On the day £16

Welcome to the diverse sound of three prominent UK singer-songwriters as they take to the stage to share their compositions. Greg Hancock has a solid reputation as one of the UK's most original songwriters and skilful guitarists. Alex Seel's songs go right to the heart of the matter. Whether he's exploring themes of love, life or modern society, he weaves his deceptively gentle lyrics around subtle and sophisticated melodies and song structures. Madeleine Harwood impresses audiences with her beautiful and expressive voice and emotive songwriting...

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Sat 7
10am - 4pm

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Crochet Project

Crochet Project

£40/£37(c) • Friends £38/£35(c)

Get hooked on crochet this season with artist Emma Leith. Spend the morning learning or refreshing crochet skills and then in the afternoon Emma will set you off on a bespoke project to continue at home. This full-day crochet bonanza urges you to explore beyond the basics to really find your crochet groove.

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Sat 7
12:30pm - 4:30pm

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Silhouette Paper Cutting

Silhouette Paper Cutting

£34/£31(c) • Friends £32/£29(c)

Join paper artist, illustrator and author Sarah Dennis to create your own spring inspired paper art. In this class Sarah will teach you the core techniques of paper cutting and how to work with a craft knife to cut an intricate design. You will use templates to make your own beautiful stylish paper design that can be displayed in your home.

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Sat 14
10am - 4pm

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Silver Pendant Forming

Silver Pendant Forming

£56/£53(c) • Friends £54/£51(c)

Design and create your own pendant using reticulation and texturing techniques with silversmith Charlotte Duckworth. Create shapes by using a piercing saw to cut out your design with the option to apply texture using hammers and stamps, you will also utilise techniques such as doming and forming to make 3D forms.

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Sat 14
1pm - 4pm

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Zine Making (mini magazines)

Zine Making (mini magazines)

£26/£23(c) • Friends £24/£21(c)

Zinester Sophie Sherwood will share with you the art of creating this classic, lo-fi, DIY form of publication. Zines can be about anything and everything and have been used for political activism to recording the everyday or as a means to making mirth! In this short masterclass you'll make your own zine in an afternoon using words, image and collage. All materials and equipment will be provided on the day, but please bring anything from your own archive you'd particularly like to include (photocopied if it's precious) for some old-skool cutting and pasting. No experience needed, and this workshop is open to ages 13+.

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Wed 18
7pm - 9pm

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Experimental Life Drawing

Experimental Life Drawing

£15/£14(c) • Friends £13/£12(c)

Come and experience a different taste of life drawing in this experimental workshop that will incorporate performance and movement from the model. This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who wants to try something new with drawing from life and who might be interested in blurring the lines between disciplines as drawing meets performance. This workshop isn't about accurately drawing the model but instead reflecting the movement, light and your perspective from changing angles.

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Fri 20
7:30pm

Outside the Club

Outside the Club

£10/£7(c) • Friends £8/£6(c) • Family £23/£20(c) • On the day £15

Outside the Club is a collaboration between two circus schools; Circomedia and NNCA and three remarkable jugglers - Ben Nicholson, Charles Brockbank and Robin Dale. Many of you will remember Robin from his show What Does Stuff Do from our summer programme in 2019. His performance style is accessible, playful, funny and massively engaging with huge appeal to audiences of all ages; therefore a great night out for the whole family! Suitable for those over the age of 8.

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Sat 21
10am - 4pm

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Oil Paint like Van Gogh

Oil Paint like Van Gogh

£53/£50(c) • Friends £51/£48(c)

Here we have a very exciting opportunity to learn to paint in the style of Vincent Van Gogh with artist Sarah Wimperis. Sarah's knowledge of Van Gogh's brushwork is extensive, she was the only UK artist to contribute to the amazing animated film 'Loving Vincent'; contributing an astonishing 788 paintings! In this illuminating session you'll learn the skills of how to apply the paint, use colour and texture, using water mixable oil paint.

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Sat 21
10am - 4pm

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Spring Embroidery

Spring Embroidery

£40/£37(c) • Friends £38/£35(c)

Come and join the sensational Marion Bedford for a day of spring stitching. Learn to embroider a delicate wreath of spring flowers and greens. You can also add an optional monogram in the centre to make for the perfect, personalised gift.

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Tue 24
7pm - 9pm

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No Rhyme No Reason

No Rhyme No Reason

£18/£17(c) • Friends £16/£15(c)

Join words together in jaunty ways, find humour in the most surprising of syntactical locations in this wonderful energetic wordy workshop of poetry like never before! Sarah Erskine will show you how to loosen up, silence the inner critic and create playful poetry.

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Sat 28
10am - 4pm

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Lino Print in Silhouette

Lino Print in Silhouette

£38/£35(c) • Friends £36/£33(c)

Design, cut and print your own designs in silhouette with printmaker Beth Jenkins. You'll be learning all about lino printing; a technique that allows you to create striking and highly original prints. Using coloured papers and inks, you will experiment with different ways of inking your prints so that each one is unique, as well exploring how to produce a small edition.

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28 Mar -
29 Mar
10am - 4pm

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Introduction to Woodcarving

Introduction to Woodcarving

£120/£116(c) • Friends £118/£114(c)

On this two-day workshop with sculptor Natasha Houseago you will design and carve your own sculpture out of wood. Start by choosing your own piece of locally fallen hardwood and then strip the bark, taking time to look at the natural shapes within the wood. Then experiment with your idea, map out your design onto the wood and start blocking out by using a bowsaw, chisel and mallet.

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Sun 29
11am

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Touched Theatre in Little Monster

Touched Theatre in Little Monster

£8/£6(c) • Friends £7/£5(c) • Family £20/£18(c) • On the day £12

You're warmly invited to join us on an exciting puppetry adventure to find the mysterious monster that's made everyone else run away! Helped by two hapless storytellers, their big boxes of stories and their terrible rhymes, we'll venture into the forest, peep into deep, dark caves, build walls and then knock them down again. Little Monster explores difference, fear and friendship, using the magic of shadows, live songs and the unique, loveable puppets for which the amazing Touched Theatre are so renowned. Face your fears and find your friends. Ideal for young theatre goers over the age of three!

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April

Wed 1
10am - 11:30am

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Draw Wild (April)

Draw Wild (April)

Free entry

This drawing group if the perfect place to take some time to get outside and draw the world around you. Explore new techniques and ideas and join a supportive group of sketchers. Drawing is a wonderful way to explore your surroundings.

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Thu 2
8pm - 10pm

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Knitting Group

Knitting Group

Free entry

The Prema Knitting Group meets up on the first Thursday of each month and offers 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 so do come along!

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Sat 4
10am - 1pm

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Spring Self Care Mini Retreat

Spring Self Care Mini Retreat

£32/£29(c) • Friends £30/£27(c)

Rebalance your body and mind with self-care techniques on this mini retreat with aromatherapist, bodyworker and teacher Fen Gerry. Create your own aromatherapy blends to take home, learn and experience nourishing self-massage, acupressure, yoga and meditation by focusing on the specific energising spring meridians (energy pathways).

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Sat 4
1pm - 4pm

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Chemigram Print - Painting with Chemistry

Chemigram Print - Painting with Chemistry

£28/£25(c) • Friends £26/£23(c)

Sophie Sherwood specialises in photography without a camera and printmaking. Chemigram printmaking is a simple painterly process which can be applied inside and outside of the darkroom using darkroom chemicals and resistant materials. They can often seem like images from another world, that have a somewhat psychedelic feel.

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Tue 7
12pm - 4pm

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Spring Foraging

Spring Foraging

£35/£32(c) • Friends £33/£30(c)

Here we have a wonderful opportunity to learn all about foraging wild food with Wild Food UK. The course starts with a short introduction on what to look for and a brief of the general countryside codes, where they relate to foragers. Then we'll set off on a roughly a 2.5 hour walk, identifying the various different edible and poisonous spring shoots, plants, flowers and maybe even fungi that we find.

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May

Sat 16
7:30pm

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Harcourt Players with Buster Keaton & Charlie Chaplin

Harcourt Players with Buster Keaton & Charlie Chaplin

£12/£9(c) • Friends £10/£8(c) • On the day £16

The Harcourt Players are Simon Othen and Luke Wurmli. They write and perform their own, contemporary score for classic silent movies from the early 1900s. With you, the audience focusing on a brilliant and captivating portfolio of films from Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin our musicians are weaving a wonder of sounds, incorporating a variety of musical styles and influences. A nostalgic yet contemporary night out and very suitable for audiences of all ages. Go on, it'll be a right treat for the start of half-term!

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