What’s on in October 2017


A “Grand Garstang Gathering” is to be held on Saturday 7th October at 7.30pm. There will be entertainment, cheese and wine plus the 200 Club Draw. Tickets are £5 and include refreshments.

October Art Exhibition

“A welcome return to the Arts Centre by Chorley Artists in Sept/Oct.  As well as meeting to paint, draw and sketch they also enjoy good social evenings in a very relaxed atmosphere and invite new members to join them. All the paintings are for sale and you may see their work from Tuesday 26th Sept – Thursday 19th October.  Sheila Tearle 01995 603816”

Garstang Ukulele Group

In October we’ll be playing in aid of St John’s Hospice at the Tithe Barn on Thursday 12th October. The evening starts at 7.30pm and will include a hotpot supper. Tickets will only be available in advance and cost just £9. They can be bought from the Hospice Shop, High Street Garstang or from Gillian Benn on 01995602246.

Come along and join in the singing.

Bob Sapey   01995 604621


The Arts Centre Bridge Group will be meeting at 7pm each Monday evening throughout October and on Tuesday afternoons at 1-30pm on 3rd 10th 24th and 31st October. 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 next meeting of Garstang Floral Art Group will be in the Arts Centre on Tuesday 17th October at 2-00pm. Our speaker will be Jacqueline Iddon from Bretherton, who will be giving an illustrated talk with the title “Shades of Autumn” Jacqueline always gives us valuable tips on how to get the best from plants and also brings some plants along to sell. Light refreshments will be served after the talk and visitors are very welcome. For more information please contact June on 01995 602505 or Mary on 01995 605210

The Arts Centre Christmas Craft Fair will open at 10am Saturday 4th November and will close at 4pm Thursday 30th November2017.

We are always interested in receiving items from new exhibitors, as well as regular exhibitors.

This is a golden opportunity to display and sell your crafts – the Arts Centre takes 20% commission with the rest going to the person making the items. Goods for display should be taken to the Arts Centre during normal opening hours on Tuesday 31st October 2017 or Thursday 22nd November2017.

Anyone interested in entering items for sale at the Craft Fair please contact the Curator or Pat Manley at the Arts Centre. 01995 606648   or e-mail patmanley@blueyonder.co.uk

The Arts Centre is open to the public on Tuesdays 10am – 12.30pm and 2pm to 4pm and on Thursdays 10am – 4pm and Saturdays 10am to 12.30pm.

There will be a multitude of hand made items for sale, from knitwear (all ages) to pottery, jewellery to wood turning, cards for all occasions to paintings and a host of other unique items, all hand made by our talented exhibitors. This is an excellent opportunity to find that unique SPECIAL GIFT.   So, visit the Arts Centre on a Tuesday , Thursday or Saturday to see what we have for sale.

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

Poetry Appreciation

Friday October 27th meeting from 2pm – 4pm. This session is led by Bill Barnes and features poems about Industry. We in the north of England know a great deal about the subject. From cotton to farming and   from engineering to cheese making!   There’s a vast array of subjects from times past to the present and great poems written about them. Come and be entertained and enlightened. New members are very welcome. Come and try a couple of taster sessions. For further information contact Marie Whalley 01995 603605

Arts Centre Fundraising Stall

Our stall outside the market hall this weekend raised, at last count, £223

Thanks to everyone who helped on the stall, all those who donated items for sale and of course everyone who brought items. The money all goes to the Arts Centre to keep us going. Thank you again!

Judy Osborne (01995 600996)