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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 5
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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Thu 6
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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Wed 26
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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October

Wed 3
10:30am - 11:30am

sketch cafe group draw social

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 4
8pm - 10pm

knit group social textile skill

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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Tue 9
7pm - 9pm

water keifer kombucha yum!

Introduction to Fermentation

£30 • Friends £28

Fermenting foods is an ancient tradition practised by cultures around the world to preserve food. Fermentation has recently come into the limelight for the numerous health benefits derived from eating cultured food as well as the delicious depth of flavour that is achieved. In this evening workshop, Erin Baker from the Natural Cookery School will equip you with the knowledge of how to start your fermentation journey using basic ingredients and simple equipment in the comfort of your own home.

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Wed 10
7pm - 9pm

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Poetry for the Petrified

£18 • Friends £16

Calling all lovers of lyrical prose! In this evening workshop you’ll be using simple word-play exercises guaranteed to kick-start new writing and ditch that fear of the blank page. If you’ve ever enjoyed a song lyric or a poem, if you can write a postcard or a shopping list, then this relaxed and invigorating evening is for you!

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Mon 15
7pm - 9pm

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Embroidered Monogram for Beginners

£26 • Friends £24

Textile artist Marion Bedford seems to have been stitching her entire life and today we welcome her to Prema to lead the first of our two embroidery workshops. Join Marion on her quest to save the art of the stitch and make the world a prettier place with your own beautifully embroidered monogram. Pick up heaps of stitchy skills to carry on at home and embroider monograms onto your handkerchiefs, pocket squares and petticoats!

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Wed 31
10:30am - 12pm

crochet group social textiles fun skill

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

knit group social textiles skill

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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Wed 7
10:30am - 11:30am

sketch cafe group social draw

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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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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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

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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Soapy Baubles

£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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