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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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September

Mon
11 Sep -
11 Dec
10am - 11am

dance movement expression martial arts fitness

Nia Dance

The Nia technique offers a hugely enjoyable way to gain total body fitness through expressive dance fused with the power of martial arts. Nia’s stimulating choreography is adaptable to all – men, women, all ages, abilities and fitness levels.

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11 Sep -
21 Oct
10:30am - 4pm

painting acrylic landscape texture

NC Andrew Adams

Free entry

Nigel Adams' paintings might be described as 'landscapes of the mind'. The artist does not seek to represent a particular location but instead tries to convey the feelings and impressions that nature and different natural habitats invoke. Using brush and palette knife with acrylic paint, Adams explores ways of suggesting different surfaces, textures and atmospheres.

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11 Sep -
21 Oct
10:30am - 4pm

print botanics tone texture lino mono

Kerry Day

Free entry

Kerry’s current body of work is about the plants with which she shares her home and studio. Their architectural shapes and contours seem to translate beautifully to printmaking. The wide range of leaf colour and pattern in these cacti, succulents and leafy plants seems to positively invite layers of texture and tone within the forms. The prints are accomplished using a mixture of reduction lino print and mono print (using the rollers like paint brushes) to produce variable edition prints.

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11 Sep -
21 Oct
10:30am - 4pm

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Martha Lightfoot

Free entry

Stroud-based maker Martha Lightfoot is an artist, writer and creator of “things”. She illustrates children's books, teaches art workshops and clubs and can often be located in her studio making paper-cut dioramas. Martha draws things that make her smile, often chronicling a moment she might forget lest she gets it down on paper. Martha has a joyful yet mindful approach to drawing and her output is prolific – she draws every day, often helping to remind herself to locate the positive in every situation and find the good things which are present throughout each day.

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Tue
12 Sep -
12 Dec
10am - 11am

dance movement expression martial arts fitness

Nia Dance

The Nia technique offers a hugely enjoyable way to gain total body fitness through expressive dance fused with the power of martial arts. Nia’s stimulating choreography is adaptable to all – men, women, all ages, abilities and fitness levels.

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Mon
18 Sep -
27 Nov
6:30pm - 7:45pm

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Yogasara Deep Slow Flow

£70/£67(c) • Friends £68/£65(c)

Deep Slow Flow is a fun, easy-going class, ideal for beginners and those who want to learn the basic principles of yoga whilst restoring some peace and balance through mindful breath and movement.

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Tue
19 Sep -
28 Nov
7pm - 8pm

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Adult Ballet

£70/£67(c) • Friends £68/£65(c)

Our ever-popular adult ballet course is devised and choreographed by acclaimed and inspiring dancer Marie-Louise Flexen. These weekly sessions are just the ticket for those wanting to improve their agility and core strength in a fun and creative way. This playful, friendly class is ideal for returners and intermediates.

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Thu
21 Sep -
30 Nov
10:30am - 11:30am

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Classical Pilates

£70/£67(c) • Friends £68/£65(c)

With a particular emphasis on posture, balance, strength and flexibility, our daytime Pilates course promises to fortify the body in an even and safe way.Here’s the ideal course for anyone looking to improve general fitness and wellbeing.

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Wed 27
10:30am - 12pm

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Crochet in the Cafe - September

Free entry

Dazzlingly exuberant resident textiles artist Emma Leith began café crochet earlier this year and has already helped to build an industrious and fun-loving community of wool-mad crafters through her fabulous crochet sessions. Hot drinks, cakes and delicious savoury dishes are available to purchase from the Vestry Café, so you can enjoy a tasty treat whilst talking all things crochet and hooking away! Emma’s 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 monthly sessions are perfect for anyone who has already mastered the chain and treble stitch.

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Wed
27 Sep -
22 Nov
7pm - 9pm

human form figure drawing sketching foundations

Life Drawing

£95/£92(c) • Friends £93/£90(c)

In this weekly class, artist Paul Fowler introduces heaps of drawing exercises utilising a broad range of materials and drawing styles.As you progress through the course, you will develop a keener understanding of proportion and scale and are sure to increase your confidence in drawing the human form.

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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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Thu
28 Sep -
23 Nov
6:30pm - 7:30pm

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Beginners' Adult Ballet

£56/£53(c) • Friends £54/£51(c)

Throughout the eight weeks work with Kez to develop your strength, agility and understanding/application of ballet. The emphasis here is on routines, dance practice, exercise and heaps of fun.

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Thu
28 Sep -
23 Nov
7pm - 9pm

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The Potting Shed

£89/£86(c) • Friends £87/£84(c)

Explore the foundations of pottery in our weekly class devised by ceramicist Geg Fayle. Learn to hand-build and throw on the potter’s wheel, before moving on to try-out various surface textures, slips and glazes for decoration. This relaxed, flexible class offers you the chance to work at your own pace on a unique ceramics project.

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Fri 29
7:30pm

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Habadekuk

£14/£11(c) • Friends £12/£9(c) • On the day £18

Habadekuk is Denmark’s most exciting and innovative folk band. They have gobsmacked audiences across Europe in venues and at festivals with their powerful, commanding sound and delicious, infectious energy. Habadekuk is often hailed as the Danish answer to Bellowhead. The sound comprises powerful horns, toe-tapping fiddle and contagious rhythms and is guaranteed to get you on the dance floor. With a vibrant mix of folk, rock, salsa and big band jazz, the lively eight-man band catapults old folk melodies into the 21st century.

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October

Mon
2 Oct -
13 Nov
6:30pm - 9pm

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Leather Bags

£142/£139(c) • Friends £140/£137(c)

Make your own stunning leather bag – the perfect heirloom to pass onto future generations! Throughout this relaxed six week course, leather experts Jeremy and Carla Bonner work alongside you, demonstrating each process to make your own A4 size day bag using traditional hand tools and hand-stitching techniques.

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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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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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Tue 3
6:30pm - 9pm

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Macrame Plant Hangers

£36 • Friends £34

These stylish, innovative plant hangers make beautiful interior accessories and are perfect for those who are short of shelf space! Knitting and crochet expert Katy Bevan teaches you this versatile knotting technique that can be used for all manner of home décor projects. Using traditional jute or nylon cord you’ll make a hanging support for your favourite indoor plant and a variety of beads and embellishments will be available so you can personalise your design! All materials provided.

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Tue
3 Oct -
28 Nov
7pm - 9pm

ceramics clay mould decoration craft

The Tuesday Potting Shed

£89/£86(c) • Friends £87/£84(c)

Explore the foundations of pottery in our weekly class devised by ceramicist Geg Fayle. Learn to hand-build and throw on the potter’s wheel, before moving on to try-out various surface textures, slips and glazes for decoration. This relaxed, flexible class offers you the chance to work at your own pace on a unique ceramics project. For those needing a bit more inspiration Geg has many projects to get you started. Our Potting Shed course takes place in Geg’s garden studio near Slimbridge. Full details of location provided upon booking. Ideal for complete beginners and improvers alike.

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Wed 4
10:30am - 11:30am

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Sketch Cafe - October

Free entry

Run by Prema resident artist and seasoned sketcher Eve Coy, our monthly sessions are just the thing for those keen to explore and discover different methods of sketching. Whether you’re an experienced sketcher looking to share your passion or a drawing novice daunted by the blank page, Eve has heaps of tips and tricks up her sleeve which are sure to have you sketching in no time. Bring along your own sketchbook and pencils and enjoy an hour of doodling in the Vestry Café.

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Fri 6
7:30pm

politically-driven roots reggae folk-hop

Undercover Hippy

£14/£11(c) • Friends £12/£9(c) • On the day £18

Billy Salisbury aka The Undercover Hippy has been performing at festivals since 2008, working his way up from being a solo singer-songwriter playing in small marquee stages, to now having a full band of incredible musicians and playing main-stages at some of the UK's most prestigious independent festivals. The music is best described as politically-driven acoustic-roots reggae folk-hop, with feel good vibes and a sly sense of humour. Their live shows are packed with energy, highly interactive and are sure to leave you begging for more. Don’t miss this fantastic sound fusion this Friday autumn evening. Don’t delay – book now!

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Sat 7
10am - 4pm

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Hand Embroidery

£63/£60(c) • Friends £61/£58(c)

Today’s workshop, suitable for beginners, will teach you how to create small-scale artworks using just a few simple stitches and eco-dyed fabrics. Find out how to translate simple drawings into fabulous embroidered works. Inspiring textiles artist Jemima Lumley shows you how to blend colours and threads using basic drawing techniques to help you to make a unique small-embroidered picture, framed and ready to put on the wall.

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Sat 7
7pm

mask family emotion fun

Vamos Theatre in Finding Joy

£10/£7(c) • Friends £8/£6(c) • Family £25/£23(c) • On the day £15

Joy is 83 today: she's feisty, loves to dance, and is losing her memory. Her grandson Danny is rebellious, bright and always getting into trouble. When Danny decides to look after Joy, they discover a shared playfulness and growing love. But is that enough to face the challenges ahead? Suitable for brave and imaginative people over the age of ten.

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Sun 8
10am - 5pm

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Sketchbook Series: Pattern

£54/£51(c) • Friends £52/£49(c)

This one-day workshop with long-standing Prema friend and inspiring artist Maxine Relton introduces a wide range of black and white painting and drawing materials to lend maximum dramatic impact to your work. Come and explore pattern and drawing from representational to abstract. This one-day course is suitable for all abilities, including complete beginners.

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Sat 14
10am - 4pm

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Traditional Upholstery

£81/£78(c) • Friends £79/£76(c)

Join upholsterer Katerina Gibb to learn how to restore and rework your old furniture. This one-day workshop presents an ideal opportunity to try your hand at upholstery and learn the basic skills required to begin your project. Bring along a small piece of furniture such as a dining chair with a drop seat, piano stool or footstool, along with your chosen fabric for final covering and work with Katerina to discover traditional upholstery techniques such as webbing, stuffing and fabric application.

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Sat 14
10am - 2pm

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Shadow Box Dioramas

£28 • Friends £26

Create miniature imaginary worlds for your own characters with our resident illustrator Hannah Dyson. Use a mixture of different media including paper cutting, collage, pen and inks to create charming creatures and construct enchanting jewel like environments. Make your stories come to life with these tiny three-dimensional scenes – perfect for imaginative youngsters aged 6-10.

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Tue 17
6:30pm - 8:30pm

total newbie crochet scarf fun basic stitches

Absolute Beginners' Crochet

£28 • Friends £26

This brilliant, playful introductory session is devised for the absolute beginner and will introduce you to the basic crochet stitches using a nice, chunky hook to get you going. Starting from scratch, Emma Leith provides you with the right materials and the knowledge to get you crocheting in no time and this evening’s project will get you well on the way to completing a gorgeous scarf for you to finish at home.

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Fri 20
7pm

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Ding Foundation in Wild Life

£10/£7(c) • Friends £8/£6(c) • Family £25/£23(c) • On the day £15

Wild Life presents the story of an ordinary woman's journey to an extraordinary dimension. From behind the walls of her flat, something is emerging. A feeling. A sound. Definitely, something’s there – maybe a plant or a creature? Compelled to investigate, she is drawn into a surreal world of transformations to discover what or who lies beneath. Contains dark imagery and so only suitable for hardy youngsters over the age of nine.

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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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Wed 25
10:30am - 12pm

crochet craft textiles wool cafe community

Crochet in the Cafe - October

Free entry

Dazzlingly exuberant resident textiles artist Emma Leith began café crochet earlier this year and has already helped to build an industrious and fun-loving community of wool-mad crafters through her fabulous crochet sessions. Hot drinks, cakes and delicious savoury dishes are available to purchase from the Vestry Café, so you can enjoy a tasty treat whilst talking all things crochet and hooking away! Emma’s 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 monthly sessions are perfect for anyone who has already mastered the chain and treble stitch.

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Sat 28
10am - 1pm

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Mosaic Robins

£38/£35(c) • Friends £36/£33(c)

Have you noticed Emma Leith’s beautiful mosaic birds hanging around Prema in recent months? Well now it's time to create your own! Spend the day with Emma to create an exquisite mosaic piece inspired by the nation’s favourite red-breasted garden cheeky-chappy. Today’s workshop is perfect for complete beginners or returners - you’ll be guided through the mosaic process all the way from cutting to grouting with plenty of top tips from Emma. Please bring along one piece of old china such as an old saucer or cup to incorporate into your design, all other materials will be provided.

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November

Wed 1
10:30am - 11:30am

draw sketch illustration observation doodle

Sketch Cafe - November

Free entry

Run by Prema resident artist and seasoned sketcher Eve Coy, our monthly sessions are just the thing for those keen to explore and discover different methods of sketching. Whether you’re an experienced sketcher looking to share your passion or a drawing novice daunted by the blank page, Eve has heaps of tips and tricks up her sleeve which are sure to have you sketching in no time. Bring along your own sketchbook and pencils and enjoy an hour of doodling in the Vestry Café.

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Wed
1 Nov -
30 Nov
7pm - 9pm

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Drawing For The Terrified

£66/£63(c) • Friends £64/£61(c)

Does the idea of drawing fill you with a sense of dread? Drawing for the Terrified returns with a plethora of fab drawing projects to take the terror out of making your mark. Led by illustrator Imogen Harvey-Lewis, this lively class will help to boost your confidence in drawing as you develop your own distinctive style.

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Fri 3
7:30pm

rootsy Euro-folk dance big band immense

Blowzabella

£14/£11(c) • Friends £12/£9(c) • On the day £18

Blowzabella is a genuinely unique band with a driving, drone-based sound played with a fabulous sense of melody, rhythmic expertise and sheer feeling. They compose their own music that is influenced and flavoured by English and European traditional dance music. Much loved and respected, there is no one else quite like them. The tickets are going to sell super-quick. Don’t dawdle – book ‘em now!

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Sat 4
10am - 4pm

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Watercolour Painting for the Positively Petrified

£56/£53(c) • Friends £54/£51(c)

Join watercolour expert Susanna Bailey for a step-by-step guide on how to start your watercolour painting! We know starting a new hobby can be daunting, but fear not; today’s workshop is just the thing for the absolute beginner and promises to invoke that much needed confidence in painting. Susanna takes you through a number of basic watercolour techniques, equipping you with the knowledge you need to carry on painting at home. All materials will be provided; paints and palettes will be available to buy.

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6 Nov -
16 Dec
10:30am - 4pm

painting bold lines contemporary perspective

Joao Trindade

Free entry

Portuguese artist Joao Trindade's work examines the "secret structures'' embedded in nature and architecture, with trademark sweeping, bold lines that vanish into multiple perspectives. Recalling the futurists and vorticists who celebrated modernity almost a century ago, he produces both abstract and more figurative works using paint and mixed media.

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6 Nov -
16 Dec
10:30am - 4pm

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Tom Frost

Free entry

Print maker and illustrator Tom Frost divides his time between print making, restoring his crumbling Georgian house in rural Wales and raising a young family. His work highlights a fascination for old matchboxes, stamps, folk art, tin toys, children's books and the natural world. Tom is also one half of Frost & Kin with his partner Teresa Murfin that focuses on producing affordable prints, cushions, toys and models for the young and young at heart.

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6 Nov -
16 Dec
10:30am - 4pm

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Katie Victoria

Free entry

Katie Victoria works from her studio in Swansea where she creates her collections of exquisite knitted goods. Working on a hand powered domestic knitting machine she creates a variety of fabrics and products from cushions and bags to sumptuous knitwear and upholstered furniture, combining high quality merino lambswool, bamboo and cotton yarns. Taking inspiration from cultural architecture, Moroccan tile ceramics and Scandinavian textiles, she designs and creates individual fabrics for fashion and interiors. Katie’s products have a unique visual and luxury finish, with geometric patterns and individual colour combinations to give a contemporary look to her collections.

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Sat 11
10am - 4pm

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From Bump to Birth

£48/£45(c) • Friends £46/£43(c)

Kelly Allan, the vision and talent behind happy holisitcs is here to teach you how to make natural, non-toxic, organic products that are safe to use for bump and baby! You will come away with stretch mark oil/body butter, massage bar for labour, baby massage oil and nappy balm. Baby-tastic!

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Sat 11
10am - 2pm

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Rag Wreath

£39/£36(c) • Friends £37/£34(c)

Looking for something a little different to adorn your front door or fireplace this winter? Our infectiously joyful resident artist Emma Leith has the answer! Add a personal touch to your Christmas decs by spending the day crafting a beautiful wreath from a variety of recycled fabrics and textiles as you learn how to transform your old rags into a striking piece of art. This festive decoration can be re-used for years to come, and can be as exuberant, decadent or understated as you desire.

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Sun
12 Nov -
26 Nov
10am - 11:30am

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Sunday Sanctuary

£30/£27(c) • Friends £28/£25(c)

Join Catherine Forrester for a three-week Mindful Yoga taster course. We will use gentle movement and deep relaxation to learn new ways to manage stress, find more ease in the body, and rest deeply as we make our way into winter. These Sunday morning sessions are super down-to-earth and completely accessible.

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Tue 14
7pm - 9pm

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Macaroons

£30 • Friends £32

Learn how to master the macaroon with the Vestry Café’s miracle baker Rachel Opher. These scrumptious, show-stopping confectionary favourites always go down a treat and the flavour combinations are seemingly limitless! Once you’ve finished making and baking your macaroon shells, Rachel will share her top tips on how to create a mouth-watering, opulent ganache filling all in the space of two hours! Let’s see if any actually make it home …!

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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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Sat 18
10am - 12pm

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Christmas Cards

£36 • Friends £34

It’s time to commence the family festivities as our wonderfully imaginative resident illustrator Hannah Dyson guides you through the process of making your own set of Christmas cards. Using fun and easy printing techniques with a dollop of drawing and collage thrown in, these simple but effective cards are perfect for kids of all ages and can be as intricate or uncomplicated as you like. Easy to follow samples will be available to use or you can try your hand at designing your own with Hannah’s printing expertise to help you out along the way.

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Sat 18
10am - 12pm

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Christmas Cards

£36 • Friends £34

It’s time to commence the family festivities as our wonderfully imaginative resident illustrator Hannah Dyson guides you through the process of making your own set of Christmas cards. Using fun and easy printing techniques with a dollop of drawing and collage thrown in, these simple but effective cards are perfect for kids of all ages and can be as intricate or uncomplicated as you like. Easy to follow samples will be available to use or you can try your hand at designing your own with Hannah’s printing expertise to help you out along the way.

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Sat 18
7:30pm

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Rusty Shackle

£14/£11(c) • Friends £12/£9(c) • On the day £18

Welsh indie-roots band Rusty Shackle have been tearing-up stages around the world since 2010. Brandishing their distinct folk-roots sound and armed with an electrifying blend of rampant fiddle, scorching electric guitars, pounding drums, searing trumpet and banjo, the band have built up a devoted fanbase with their captivating live shows. Rusty Shackle’s sound has been compared to that of Mumford & Sons for its rootsy, driven sound with a refreshing clarity and infectious beat. Don’t miss this final item in our autumn line-up of BIG roots music.

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Sat 25
10am - 4pm

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Candles & Reed Diffusers

£75/£72(c) • Friends £73/£70(c)

Sophia Russell from Hestia’s Flame Natural Candles is back and is filling our workshop space with an abundance of exquisite therapeutic scents. You will be introduced to the basics of candle making and how to blend the perfect fusion of aromas. To add a seasonal spin to this session, you will also be trying your hand at making a long lasting festive reed-diffuser from one of Sophia’s bespoke blends.

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Sat 25
7pm

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PanGottic presents Long Shot

£10/£7(c) • Friends £8/£6(c) • Family £25/£23(c) • On the day £15

Long Shot is a stripped-back circus performance where the audience is in charge. Using handcrafted remote control contraptions, tight choreography and laugh-out-loud humour, PanGottic brings to life one man’s belief in the near impossible, the almost-unachievable and the highly-unlikely. Suitable for audiences over the age of seven.

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Wed 29
10:30am - 12pm

crochet craft textiles wool cafe community

Crochet in the Cafe - November

Free entry

Dazzlingly exuberant resident textiles artist Emma Leith began café crochet earlier this year and has already helped to build an industrious and fun-loving community of wool-mad crafters through her fabulous crochet sessions. Hot drinks, cakes and delicious savoury dishes are available to purchase from the Vestry Café, so you can enjoy a tasty treat whilst talking all things crochet and hooking away! Emma’s 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 monthly sessions are perfect for anyone who has already mastered the chain and treble stitch.

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December

Sat 2
10am - 3pm

mascarpone halloumi cheese platter yum

Cheese Making

£58/£55(c) • Friends £56/£53(c)

Spend a day with the queen of cheese Louise Talbot in our fact-filled workshop which introduces you to the process of turning milk into cheese using basic kitchen equipment and easily sourced, local ingredients. Louise will demonstrate how to make mascarpone and butter before you go on to make your own halloumi and mozzarella, with plenty of additional recipes for you to try out at home.

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Wed 6
10:30am - 11:30am

draw sketch illustration observation doodle

Sketch Cafe - December

Free entry

Run by Prema resident artist and seasoned sketcher Eve Coy, our monthly sessions are just the thing for those keen to explore and discover different methods of sketching. Whether you’re an experienced sketcher looking to share your passion or a drawing novice daunted by the blank page, Eve has heaps of tips and tricks up her sleeve which are sure to have you sketching in no time. Bring along your own sketchbook and pencils and enjoy an hour of doodling in the Vestry Café.

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Sat 9
10am - 4pm

drawing sketching character building illustration

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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Sun 10
11am

climate change family show igloo winter Christmas

The Bone Ensemble in Where's My Igloo Gone?

£10/£7(c) • Friends £8/£6(c) • Family £25/£23(c) • On the day £15

Sitting in her igloo, a drop of water falls on Oolik’s head. And then another! Is her home melting? Venture into a dazzling, Arctic world of soaring snow geese, pet husky dogs and starry, starry nights. And the kind of cold that makes your skin tingle! Travelling through snowstorms, across oceans and into our hearts, Oolik is not the kind of girl to give up on her quest for help. This morning’s show is performed in “Iglooish” and is suitable for anyone over the age of five and is accessible to Deaf, hearing and non-English speaking audiences.

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