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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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Here's a mix of everything in the programme for kids only. We've weekly classes for those wanting a regular dose of creative inspiration and some one-off workshops not to be missed. There's a mix for children aged 6 to 16. If you're over 16 you can come on any of our workshops for adults.

September

Thu
28 Sep -
23 Nov
3:45pm - 4:30pm

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Creative Ballet

£58 • Friends £56

Learn the core foundations and traditions of ballet without the pressures and confinements of grades. Creative Ballet offers a chance to channel energy into creativity whilst learning the basics of ballet, improving coordination, flexibility and musicality. Dance artist Keziah Benbow guides you through a number of ballet exercises before putting your skills into practice as you choreograph a routine with your fellow dancers to improve your confidence and improvisational skills.

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Thu
28 Sep -
23 Nov
4:45pm - 5:30pm

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Kids Contemporary Dance

£58 • Friends £56

After the launch of our hugely successful Creative Ballet class, amazing dance teacher Keziah Benbow returns to teach a brand new contemporary dance class that is sure to get those feet moving! This class provides the perfect platform for young people to learn the basic techniques of contemporary dance in a fun and friendly way. Kez’s upbeat approach positively encourages inventiveness and helps to build confidence as your dancing vocabulary begins to grow. The perfect starting block for any young dancer and a great way to embrace expressive ideas through dance.

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October

Tue
3 Oct -
21 Nov
4:30pm - 6pm

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Creative Factory

£54 • Friends £52

We offer the very best foundation in drawing over the six sessions led by inventive illustrator Imogen Harvey-Lewis. This class takes creative-minded youngsters and helps them to channel artistic passions into new practices and skills. Each session presents a variety of drawing, designing and making experiments that will stretch imaginations to the max and inspire hobbies that will last a lifetime.

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Wed 25
10am - 1pm

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It's The Bomb!

£30 • Friends £28

We warmly welcome natural skincare expert Kelly Allan to Prema for this explosive one-day workshop. You’ll be whipping up magical concoctions using organic ingredients and testing out different scents with herbs and essential oils. Using a variety of shapes and moulds you’ll be creating a number of fizzy bath bombs, bath melts and soap balls to make your bath experience frothier and foamier than ever! Suitable for age 7+

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November

Sat 18
10am - 2pm

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So You Want To Be In Television

£28 • Friends £26

Have you ever fancied working in telly but not sure where to start? You’ve watched the credits and can’t tell your runner from your dolly grip? Acclaimed producer Amy Joyce takes you on a whistle-stop tour of television production from set design to casting and directing to editing. Armed with the knowledge of how programming, commissioning and all the gubbins come together to make a programme we’ll be joined by development guru Liz Gaskell to discover precisely what happens before and after the camera starts rolling as you devise your own game show and put into practice some of the tools and elements you need to work in TV. Suitable for ages 12-15.

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December

Sat 9
10am - 4pm

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Creating Characters & Creatures

£30 • Friends £28

Explore the magic of drawing with children’s book illustrator Katz Cowley, You will invent your own wonderful and wacky characters and creatures, with lots of top tips and illustration secrets from behind the scenes of Katz's books along the way to discover how her characters are born and come to life. We will be exploring fun ways to express yourself through the magic of mark-making using a number of illustrative techniques designed to stretch your imagination to its fullest. Suitable for ages 8-12.

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