Barry Wearing will be exhibiting his paintings from 21st Nov. – 14th Dec. Barry, who was born & bred in Liverpool, is a self-taught artist, now living in Winmarleigh with wife Elaine. When Elaine was diagnosed with cancer in 2011, his interest in art was re-ignited and he regularly donates paintings for fund raising events.
As well as paintings of screen icons, Barry’s Liverpool roots are evident in his work and the recent arrival of a grandson has had a great influence.

Garstang & District Open Art Competition.

It is not too late to enter the 2018 Garstang & District Open Art Competition. Entry forms and further details may be found here or from Sheila Tearle. Tel 01995 603816.

Garstang Ukulele Group

Well it was interesting reading last month’s Focus, there were 3 different spellings of ukulele, but who’s counting?

December will be our busiest month, we’ve got 7 gigs plus our usual strumalong at the Tithe Barn. All the dates are on our website – www.garstangukulelegroup.co.uk. There will be lots of Xmas songs to sing along with and some of us will be lit up.

New Year’s Eve sees the return of the Garstang Ukenanny at the Tithe Barn where we will be accompanying the northwest’s top punk ukulele band, the brilliant Ukulele Jukebox.

Happy Xmas everyone.


Garstang Poetry Appreciation

Friday December 16th 2-4pm As Christmas is fast approaching our topic this time is It is the season to be jolly! Everyone can join in with their favourite seasonal poems or reading . It might be anything from the poem In the bleak mid-winter to a reading from a Christmas Carol . We will have lovely time eating cakes, exchanging Christmas cards and wishing everyone Happy Christmas. We look forward to seeing everyone . Visitors are welcome . For more information contact Marie Whalley on 01995 603605


Needlework Group

We meet in the Arts Centre on Wednesday mornings from 10am to 12 noon. If you enjoy knitting, crochet, embroidery, patchwork, applique or would like to learn, do come and join this friendly, helpful group.
Contact: Ann Kelsall on (01995) 606408 or just turn up!


We continue as a ladies group. On the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month there will be piano accompaniment, but on the 2nd and 4th Mondays we will sing along to CDs/computer. We will still close on bank holidays. Dates will be on The Arts Centre noticeboard.

Songbirds is a very friendly group – we do not give performances, just enjoy singing a wide repertoire and welcome those who have never sung in a group before, as well as those who sing well but do not want the commitment of a ‘proper’ choir!

For more information ring Avril on (01995) 602904 or Hilary on (01995) 606333


Victorian Evening at the Arts Centre

Judy Osborne (01995 600996)