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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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Happenings are a bit like a taster session. They're absolutely perfect for creative individuals with not much spare time to themselves. Our monthly groups, NeedleFelt Narratives and Taste of Creativity ranges all offer a super-affordable night out to learn a new skill, experiment with a new discipline or jump-start a whole new creative passion for you. There's loads to choose from - why not treat yourself and a friend?

September

Wed 27
10:30am - 12pm

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Crochet in the Cafe - September

Free entry

Dazzlingly exuberant resident textiles artist Emma Leith began café crochet earlier this year and has already helped to build an industrious and fun-loving community of wool-mad crafters through her fabulous crochet sessions. Hot drinks, cakes and delicious savoury dishes are available to purchase from the Vestry Café, so you can enjoy a tasty treat whilst talking all things crochet and hooking away! Emma’s on hand if you get your threads in a twist or if you’re lacking inspiration and need a new project to get stuck in to. These monthly sessions are perfect for anyone who has already mastered the chain and treble stitch.

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October

Tue 3
6:30pm - 9pm

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Macrame Plant Hangers

£36 • Friends £34

These stylish, innovative plant hangers make beautiful interior accessories and are perfect for those who are short of shelf space! Knitting and crochet expert Katy Bevan teaches you this versatile knotting technique that can be used for all manner of home décor projects. Using traditional jute or nylon cord you’ll make a hanging support for your favourite indoor plant and a variety of beads and embellishments will be available so you can personalise your design! All materials provided.

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Wed 4
10:30am - 11:30am

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Sketch Cafe - October

Free entry

Run by Prema resident artist and seasoned sketcher Eve Coy, our monthly sessions are just the thing for those keen to explore and discover different methods of sketching. Whether you’re an experienced sketcher looking to share your passion or a drawing novice daunted by the blank page, Eve has heaps of tips and tricks up her sleeve which are sure to have you sketching in no time. Bring along your own sketchbook and pencils and enjoy an hour of doodling in the Vestry Café.

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Tue 17
6:30pm - 8:30pm

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Absolute Beginners' Crochet

£28 • Friends £26

This brilliant, playful introductory session is devised for the absolute beginner and will introduce you to the basic crochet stitches using a nice, chunky hook to get you going. Starting from scratch, Emma Leith provides you with the right materials and the knowledge to get you crocheting in no time and this evening’s project will get you well on the way to completing a gorgeous scarf for you to finish at home.

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Wed 25
10:30am - 12pm

crochet craft textiles wool cafe community

Crochet in the Cafe - October

Free entry

Dazzlingly exuberant resident textiles artist Emma Leith began café crochet earlier this year and has already helped to build an industrious and fun-loving community of wool-mad crafters through her fabulous crochet sessions. Hot drinks, cakes and delicious savoury dishes are available to purchase from the Vestry Café, so you can enjoy a tasty treat whilst talking all things crochet and hooking away! Emma’s on hand if you get your threads in a twist or if you’re lacking inspiration and need a new project to get stuck in to. These monthly sessions are perfect for anyone who has already mastered the chain and treble stitch.

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November

Wed 1
10:30am - 11:30am

draw sketch illustration observation doodle

Sketch Cafe - November

Free entry

Run by Prema resident artist and seasoned sketcher Eve Coy, our monthly sessions are just the thing for those keen to explore and discover different methods of sketching. Whether you’re an experienced sketcher looking to share your passion or a drawing novice daunted by the blank page, Eve has heaps of tips and tricks up her sleeve which are sure to have you sketching in no time. Bring along your own sketchbook and pencils and enjoy an hour of doodling in the Vestry Café.

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Tue 14
7pm - 9pm

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Macaroons

£30 • Friends £32

Learn how to master the macaroon with the Vestry Café’s miracle baker Rachel Opher. These scrumptious, show-stopping confectionary favourites always go down a treat and the flavour combinations are seemingly limitless! Once you’ve finished making and baking your macaroon shells, Rachel will share her top tips on how to create a mouth-watering, opulent ganache filling all in the space of two hours! Let’s see if any actually make it home …!

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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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Wed 29
10:30am - 12pm

crochet craft textiles wool cafe community

Crochet in the Cafe - November

Free entry

Dazzlingly exuberant resident textiles artist Emma Leith began café crochet earlier this year and has already helped to build an industrious and fun-loving community of wool-mad crafters through her fabulous crochet sessions. Hot drinks, cakes and delicious savoury dishes are available to purchase from the Vestry Café, so you can enjoy a tasty treat whilst talking all things crochet and hooking away! Emma’s on hand if you get your threads in a twist or if you’re lacking inspiration and need a new project to get stuck in to. These monthly sessions are perfect for anyone who has already mastered the chain and treble stitch.

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December

Wed 6
10:30am - 11:30am

draw sketch illustration observation doodle

Sketch Cafe - December

Free entry

Run by Prema resident artist and seasoned sketcher Eve Coy, our monthly sessions are just the thing for those keen to explore and discover different methods of sketching. Whether you’re an experienced sketcher looking to share your passion or a drawing novice daunted by the blank page, Eve has heaps of tips and tricks up her sleeve which are sure to have you sketching in no time. Bring along your own sketchbook and pencils and enjoy an hour of doodling in the Vestry Café.

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