Prema arts centre, Uley
Summary:Based in the former Baptist Chapel in the village of Uley, Prema is a family-friendly arts centre promoting performance, live music and art exhibitions as well as a host of activities for children and adults.
Prema is a family-friendly arts centre promoting performance, live music and art exhibitions as well as workshops, classes and creative experiences for children and adults.
Prema, which is based in a former Baptist Chapel in Uley, was conceived by sculptor Andrew Wood and opened its doors for the first time in January 1981 after many years of fundraising and building work.
Nowadays, Prema welcomes more than 73,000 visitors each year. Children's activities range from dancing, making, sculpting, painting and acting, while the adults dance, sing, throw pots, explore drawing and learn to knit, among other things.
Prema has just 2.3 members of core staff, but the centre works with more than 70 local artists every year to provide a rich and diverse programme.