What’s on in February

February Art Exhibition

Members of Leyland Artists are showcasing their work from the 13th February to the 8th March.  They are a group of some 30 local artists aiming to foster artistic talents and encourage people with an interest in art. Weekly classes provide a friendly forum for members to gather and share their interest and experience.  Follow them on www.leylandartists.co.uk. Sheila Tearle.  01995 603816.

Garstang Ukulele Group

 Our second Ukenanny was fabulous. Three and a half hours of great music and dancing, what more could you want on New Year’s Eve?

But there’s no need to stop partying in January, just book yourself a ukulele band and have a party.

Contact Bob Sapey, 01995 604621

Poetry Appreciation

 Friday February 23rd 2pm – 4pm This sessions topic is Food For thought led by Eddie Potter. There are numerous poems about food, glorious food. Growing or catching it, preparing it, eating it. Having too much or too little. Food for the intellect, food for the soul, fodder for the masses! There’s plenty to think about. We invite you all to come along and enjoy the meeting. As always, visitors are welcome. For more information contact Marie Whalley on 01995 603605

Craft and Collectors Fair

Saturday February 17th 10.30am – 3.30pm. February marks the first of this year’s Fairs with our exciting display of stalls featuring crafts which include handmade wooden pens, key fobs and small toys, beautifully made cushions, aprons and soft toys, handcrafted jewellery to suit all tastes and pockets. We have ornaments and cards uniquely made from eggs, beautiful handmade notebooks, boxes, and cards, small antiques and collectables, unusual bric-a-brac, books and delicious cakes. Light refreshments are served all day.             Everyone is welcome. Admission is FREE

To enquire about a stall contact Marie Whalley 01995 603605

Bridge Group

During February the Arts Centre Bridge Group will meet each Monday evening at 7.00pm and also on Tuesday afternoons at 1.30pm on 6th,13th and 27th February. New members are always welcome at this friendly group. Don’t worry if you are a complete beginner as there is always help and advice from more experienced players. For more information contact Bob Burns on 01995 603524



The Garstang Floral Art Group will meet in the Arts Centre on Tuesday 20th February at 2-00pm when we welcome a return visit of Jenet Bretherton from Whitechapel. Jenet will give a demonstration on the theme “Garden Inspirations” and the beautiful arrangements will be raffled at the end of the meeting. Light refreshments will be served after the presentation and new members will be made very welcome. For more information, contact June on 01995 602505 or Mary on 01995 605210.


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!


Garstang Folk Dance Group

We meet on Tuesday evenings 7:30pm – 9:30pm from September to May. We offer a varied programme of old and new English country dances.

Dates for February are 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th. Beginners welcome. Contact Alan & Joan Anderson (01524 61483)



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


The Arts Centre Executive Meeting

The next Executive Meeting of the Arts Centre is on Monday 26th February.  Annual subscription fees are now due and have increased to £25 for all groups.


Judy Osborne (01995 600996)