What’s on in March

March Art Exhibition

‘GRAHAM LOWE lives and works in Lancaster and as well as being a practising artist he is also an art tutor and runs classes and workshops in Lancaster and throughout the North West. After working as an illustrator he gained a Fine Art degree and has exhibited in galleries both commercial and public. His latest body of work is a series of paintings of British birds.  The exhibition runs from the 13th March to the 5th April.  Sheila Tearle 01995 603816


Garstang Ukulele Group

February saw our Vintage Songbook printed. This is our 4th book and contains another 60 songs for the group to learn and perform.

Each Sunday our leader Mike teaches us to play one or two new songs, then we practice the new ones from the previous week. This is followed by the players choice and some open mic slots.

Most weeks we have the use of two rooms and Kizzy offers tuition to smaller groups, especially new players.

If you’d like to join us contact Bob on 01995 604621.

Check out our website at www.garstangukulelegroup.co.uk.



During March 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 March. 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 Floral Art Group will meet in the Arts Centre on Tuesday 20th March when Marguerite Hughes will give a talk entitled “Location, Location- right plant, right site.” After the presentation Sue Gillon from Meadow View Plants at Tarleton will have plants for sale. Marguerite and Sue have an extensive knowledge of garden plants and always give helpful and practical advice. The meeting commences at 2-00pm and light refreshments will be served after the presentation. New members and visitors will be made very welcome. For more information contact June on 01995 602505 or Mary on 01995 605210.


Poetry Appreciation Group

Friday March 23rd  2pm – 4pm. David Greenwood will give a presentation on the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.

Omar Khayyam was a brilliant 10th Century Persian scholar, astronomer and mathematician, who in later life wrote poetry. Although it remained unpublished during his lifetime in 1859 Edward Fitzgerald translated some of his work into English. Thus bringing to the attention of the Western world Omar Khayyam’s remarkable work. This session promises to be fascinating, enjoyable and not to be missed. As always, visitors are very welcome. Come and sit and listen or join in if you wish.

For more information please contact Marie Whalley 01995 603605



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


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



Songbirds is a very friendly ladies 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!

We meet every Monday (except Bank Holidays) at 1.30pm. On the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month there will be piano accompaniment, but on the 2nd and 4th (& 5th) Mondays we will sing along to CDs/computer. Dates will be on The Arts Centre noticeboard.

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


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!


Judy Osborne  (01995 600996)