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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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Story in a Suitcase

Sat 2 March 10am - 4pm

£44/£41(c) • Friends £42/£39(c)
Story in a Suitcase

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Does the idea of creating an amazing story and filling it with fabulous characters tickle your fancy? Then you totally need to join creative genius/author/illustrator/musician and general all-round inventive guru, Tom Percival as he reads through one of his books and gives some invaluable insights into creative characterisation and storytelling. Starting off with games and storytelling exercises you will explore the concept that ultimately fiction is a lie, however good fiction can communicate a truth. De-constructing character, location, plot and structure to explore how the imagination responds to a compelling story and discover how your imagination allows you to read a story totally differently from anyone else. By the end of the day you will have all the ideas and events of your inventive story ready to write down, to read and share time and time again. Ideal for anyone who’s ever wanted to find ways to generate ideas or got stuck halfway through making a story or for those scratching for inspiration. Come along and see what you can do. Set your imagination free and create magical worlds of fiction with the brilliant Mr Percival and his story in a suitcase - feel the air crackle with anticipation as he weaves his beguiling story out of thin air. Oh my stars, don’t miss this magical marvel at work!



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