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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?


Tue 5
7pm - 9:30pm

kimchi fermentation sauerkraut kombucha


£30 • Friends £28

Learn the fundamentals of fermentation with Erin Baker from The Natural Cookery School. Fermentation is an ancient tradition of preserving food which has been practiced by cultures around the world for centuries and holds countless health benefits. Erin is here to take you through what foods to ferment and the preservation process. You will spend the first half of your evening exploring the process of making sauerkraut, kimchi, water keifer, kombucha, fermented vegetables and salsas before sitting down to enjoy your culinary creations.

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Wed 13
7pm - 9pm

creative writing kickstart practical writing activities

Fiction for the Fearful

£22 • Friends £20

A head full of ideas and a pen full of ink ... but where to start? Join creative practitioner Sarah Erskine for a fiction masterclass that is sure to get your literary juices flowing. With heaps of creative tasks and playful writing activities to get you thinking outside the box, Sarah will encourage you to plant the seeds of a story and provide you with the know-how on how to help them germinate.

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Tue 19
7pm - 9pm

machine embroidery applique beginners no experience needed

Embroidery for Beginners

£28 • Friends £26

Here’s the perfect introduction to creative, freehand embroidery. Textiles artist Jayne Emerson leads our Tuesday evening session which transforms the humble sewing electric machine into the most awesome drawing implement. Inspired by Jayne’s beautiful exhibition in Vestry Cafe, you’ll be exploring all manner of applique decoration with flowers, leaves and seed pods as your focus.

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Fri 22
7pm - 8pm

learn to dance two left feet rhythmically challenged fun informal

Dancing for Dummies

£12 • Friends £10

Two left feet? Well this evening’s taster session is a step in the right direction! Join wonderfully energetic and exuberant dancer Keziah Benbow as you learn how to feel the beat and move to the music. Perfect for the rhythmically-challenged or dedicated dad-dancer, this fun, light-hearted session is a great introduction to dance and the perfect lesson in how to let your hair down.

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