What’s on in March

March Art Exhibition

Chorley Artists consist of a small group of amateur artists who meet every week to paint in a social atmosphere.  As individuals, they use different mediums and paint in their own unique style which always results in an interesting mix of exhibits.

We are pleased to welcome Chorley Artists to Garstang and their work, which is for sale, may be seen from the 12th March through to the 4th April.

Sheila Tearle.  Tel; 01995 603816


Garstang Ukulele Group

March is an important month in the ukulele calendar with Saints days for both David and Patrick. While Wales and Ireland have also adopted these saints, it is their ukulele playing that first brought them to prominence.

David is usually associated with his second instrument, the harp, but his first love was a soprano ukulele. Indeed it was David who introduced the high G whilst climbing Snowdon. His low G broke and he only had a spare A so it fitted that and detuned it 2 semitones.

Patrick preferred a tenor and sometimes even played the banjolele – he was George Formby’s favourite saint.

If you’ve got a pub that needs livening up on either the 1st or 17th March, why not book our ukulele group. We will play for ale.

Bob Sapey




The next meeting of The Floral Art Group is to be held in the Arts Centre on Tuesday 19th March at 2-00pm. Our guest speaker will be Phillipa Blundell from Fylde Flowers who will give a demonstration entitled, “Going with the Flow”  Phillipa always introduces us to new ideas with her arrangements and use of mechanics. All the floral arrangements will be raffled after the demonstration and light refreshments will be served as usual. Visitors are always welcome at this friendly group.

For more information contact June on 01995 602505 or Mary on 01995 605210.



 Friday March 22nd  2pm – 4pm. This month’s topic is led by Liz Hewisson and entitled Rich and Poor. Quite a subject ! There is a long history of poems about both because the poor and rich have been and always will be with us. It opens up a vast array of poems.  Seek and you shall find!  As usual it will be a very interesting session.  Visitors are always very welcome. Come and sit and listen or join in if you wish.

For more information please contact Marie Whalley 01995 603605


Garstang Folk Dance Group

We meet on Tuesday evenings 7.30 -9.30pm from September to May, in the Arts Centre.  We offer a varied programme of old and new English country dances.  Beginners welcome, no partner needed.

March dates are 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th.

Contact: Alan and Joan Anderson  (01524) 61483


Bridge Group

This month the Arts Centre Bridge Group will meet on Tuesdays 5th, 12th and 26th March at 1.30 pm.

Due to the series of lessons the regular Monday evening session will not recommence until Monday 25th March.

Bob   01995603524.


Recorded Music

Members and visitors at our February meeting greatly enjoyed David Ralphs’s programme of music by composers who lived in Vienna.  He ended with Auld Lang Syne performed by a Viennese orchestra and chorus — an imaginative finishing touch.

At our next meeting, on Monday 4 March at 7:30 pm, Paul Capell will present “Magic is in the Air.”  Paul is not telling what that means, so you will have to come along to find out!

Visitors are always welcome.  Admission is £1 for members, £2 for visitors, with complimentary refreshments at the interval.  For more information, find us on the Arts Society web site, or phone Gordon Semple on 01995 602337 or David Greenwood on 01995 602875 — or just come along!


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!



If you are interested in woolcrafts (knitting, crochet, maybe felting) or would like to know what we do, please come along to the Arts Centre in Garstang at 7.00pm on Tuesday evenings (except the first of the month) or Friday afternoons at 2.00pm, where we will make you very welcome.

We work on individual and group projects, often raising money for charities.

Everyone is welcome, experienced or beginner. We will support you! There will also be tea and biscuits!  Contact Kate Crook  07759 659004



Judy Osborne  (01995 600996)