Happenings

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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?

May

Wed 31
10:30am - 12pm

cafe session friendly crochet infotmal

Crochet in the Cafe for May

Free entry

Our wonderfully exuberant resident textiles artist Emma Leith kick-started café crochet earlier this year and has built a welcoming community of woolly-minded crafters through her cosy crochet sessions. Hot drinks, cakes and delicious savoury dishes will be available to purchase from the Vestry Café, so you can enjoy a tasty treat whilst talking all things crochet and brushing up on your skills.

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June

Thu 1
8pm - 10pm

knitting friendly social informal

Prema Knitting Group for June

Per person per session £2

The Prema Knitting Group meets up on the first Thursday of each month in our newly refurshed and toasty-warm 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. It's all very friendly and informal - you'll love it, totes!

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Pay On Door

Wed 7
10:30am - 11:30am

drawing friendly no pressure informal

Sketch Cafe for June

Free entry

Resident illustrator Eve Coy has plenty of tips and tricks up her sleeve that will have you sketching away in no time. Bring along your own sketchbook and pencils and enjoy an hour of doodling in the Vestry Café. If the sun is shining then the group may stray from the café to the beautiful surrounding countryside where sketching opportunities are second to none!

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Wed 28
10:30am - 12pm

crochet cafe session free informal

Crochet in the Cafe for June

Free entry

Our wonderfully exuberant resident textiles artist Emma Leith kick-started café crochet earlier this year and has built a welcoming community of woolly-minded crafters through her cosy crochet sessions. Emma will be 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 sessions are ideal for anyone with some previous crochet experience who has already mastered the chain and treble stitch.

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July

Sun 2
10am - 11:30am

restorative gentle no-tree-hugging mindfulness

Mindful Yoga - taster session

£10 • Friends £7

Say hello to restorative yoga teacher Catherine Forrester. Catherine combines gentle hatha yoga with simple mindfulness meditation to help you to slow down, bringing strength, ease and comfort without impossible poses or complicated philosophy. This one-off taster session is the perfect for those who want to find space, ease and peace as Catherine introduces gentle, flowing movement and short periods of mindful meditation to free the breath and connect us to sensation in the body.

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Tue 4
6:30pm - 9pm

plant creams cheesecake vegan posset

Art of Asparagasm - Summer Sweets & Desserts

£30 • Friends £28

In our second serving of Asparagasm goodness, head chef Lauren Lovatt returns with a medley of mouth-watering sweets, free from gluten, dairy and refined sugars. Lauren will showcase a number of desserts including raw pastries and biscuits, plant-based creams and summer cheesecake, before you move on to make your own lemon posset and nut-free mousse.

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ONLY A FEW LEFT

Wed 5
10:30am - 11:30am

sketching join in no pressure drawing

Sketch Cafe for July

Free entry

Run by resident illustrator and passionate sketcher Eve Coy, these monthly sessions are just the ticket for those wanting to explore and discover different methods of sketching. Whether you’re a seasoned sketcher looking to share your passion, or a drawing novice daunted by the blank page, Eve has plenty of tips and tricks up her sleeve that will have you sketching away in no time. Bring along your own sketchbook and pencils and enjoy an hour of doodling in the Vestry Café.

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Thu 6
8pm - 10pm

knitting social natter pot of tea

Prema Knitting Group for July

Per person per session £2

The Prema Knitting Group meets up on the first Thursday of each month in our newly refurshed and toasty-warm 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. It's all very friendly and informal - you'll love it, totes!

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Pay On Door

Sat 15
1pm - 4pm

button holes bouquets contemporary floristry gawjuss!

Bouquets & Button Holes

£42 • Friends £39

Join floral designer Camilla Williams on this summer’s afternoon for a master class in floral design. Use Camilla’s extensive knowledge of plants to create a number of small or one large bouquet and a set of striking buttonholes. A variety of pre-bought flowers and foraged cut offs will be available on the day but to make your bouquets truly bespoke feel free to bring along any interesting cuttings, dried flowers, berries and herbs from your garden to transform into a colourful creation.

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Wed 26
10:30am - 12pm

crochet friendly cafe session free event

Crochet in the Cafe for July

Free entry

The final session of the season during which Emma will be 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 sessions are ideal for anyone with some previous crochet experience who has already mastered the chain and treble stitch.

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