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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?

January

23 Jan -
27 Feb
7pm - 9pm

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Woolly Wednesdays

£32 • Friends £30

On these dark winter days come and get cosy learning to knit. Katy Bevan will support and guide you through how to cast on, master both the knit and purl stitches, basic increase and decreases, and what to do when you drop a stitch (don’t panic!). The first session will cover the basics, working at your speed to set you off on your knitting journey then catch up a month later to learn the next steps, ask questions and move your knitting on to the next level! All materials included and suitable for complete beginners. A brilliant skill with incredible benefits for wellbeing too.

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February

Tue 12
7pm - 9pm

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Modern Calligraphy

£36 • Friends £34

Emma Barnes from Emerald Paper Design is hosting our beginners’ guide to modern calligraphy. All the basics will be covered- using essential tools, mark making, and alphabet practices you will then move on to whole words. Emma will be giving demonstrations each step of the way, as well as being on hand for individual guidance. The price includes a starter kit full of the goodies you’ll need to start your modern calligraphy journey

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March

Tue 5
7pm - 9pm

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Sushi Making

£32 • Friends £30

Calling all sushi lovers! Join Erin Baker from the Natural Cookery School for an evening of vegetarian sushi. We will use a variety of fillings to create an array of delicious sushi. As well as the well known maki, we will also make uramaki, temak, nigiri and Erin will demonstrate a show stopping dragon roll. The evening will begin with a demonstration on how to prepare the rice for sushi, then we will move on to tips and shortcuts, hands on sushi making. You can eat or take away everything we make.

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Tue 26
7pm - 8:30pm

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An Introduction to Qigong

£14 • Friends £12

Qigong is moving meditation and as such improves both mental and physical health. The exercise is suitable for all ages, fitness levels and abilities, as the exercises can be adapted for most situations. This introduction led by Sally Blackman will guide you to focus on the breath, allowing it to help the body to soften, the mind to rest, whilst gently moving. Today’s session will leave you feeling relaxed, energised, calm and fitter.

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