January Art Exhibition

Entries for the popular Open Competition may be seen in the Arts Centre from Tues. 8th January.  Judging by professional artist, Les Darlow, who will give a short critique and present the prizes to the winners on Sat. 20th January at 11-00 am – all welcome.

The Exhibition will close on Thursday 8th Feb. 2018.  Sheila Tearle Tel. 01995 603816


Garstang Ukulele Group

Ukulele group members were performing somewhere every month, last year and we performed over 50 times in total. In January we’ll be in Forton and Chipping and we are looking forward to some new bookings.

We usually perform for about an hour with a set of familiar songs, a bit of country, folk, easy listening and sometimes rock n roll. There are usually between 12-18 of us at a gig, unless it’s on a Sunday afternoon (our normal practice time) when it might be 30-40.

We charge between £20-50 depending on whether we’re playing for a community or commercial organisation, but we also play free for community fundraising events.

We also enjoy playing in pubs when other musicians can join us in choosing songs from our 2 songbooks. All we need is an invitation.

If you’re a community group, nursing home, pub or charity and you’d like to book the best ukulele group in Garstang, contact Bob Sapey – 01995 604621 bobsapey@gmail.com.

Happy New Year.




Poetry Appreciation Group

Friday January 26th  2018  2pm – 4pm  

This is the first poetry meeting of the New Year.  We begin with a nice relaxed session we can all be involved with. The title is Poems by poets who begin with L, M or O. There’s plenty of scope so let your imagination run free!  We look forward to seeing you in January.

For more information please contact Marie Whalley 01995 603605



The Arts Centre Bridge Group will recommence on Monday 8th January 2018 at7-00pm and continue to meet each Monday throughout January, also onTuesday afternoons at 1-30pm on 9th 23rd and 30th January. 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 first meeting of the New Year will take place in the Arts Centre at Garstang on Tuesday 16th January at 2-00pm. The speaker will be Matthew Smith from Brighter Blooms. Matthew will talk to us about planting and care of Zantedeschias and other Summer flowering bulbs. There will be an opportunity to purchase bulbs at the meeting. Light refreshments will be served after the presentation. The programme for 2018 will be available and both old 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!



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


Judy Osborne  (01995 600996)