What’s on in September

September Art Exhibition

“We are delighted to welcome Julie Nash to the Arts Centre and her work will be exhibited from Tuesday 27th August through to the 19th September.

Julie is an accomplished, award-winning artist with a growing reputation. Regarded as a portrait and animal specialist, her work has been hung in many prestigious exhibitions.

Working mainly in acrylic and watercolour, her detailed work captures the essence and personality of her subjects.

Julie lives in Cleveleys and runs weekly art classes and weekend workshops.

Exhibition Organizer: Sheila Tearle. Tel: 01995 603816

Garstang Ukulele Group

For some reason, probably superstition, we British seem to like having festivals in the midwinter. It was so cold while playing carols in the street for the Victorian Evenings in 2017 that some of our tenor ukes shrunk to sopranos. Meanwhile in Hawaii, the home of ukulele, people are playing in warm sunshine all year long. Somehow we had it wrong, why should we go outside to play in the winter, why not in the summer?

That’s why we formed a second ukulele group called Traffic Jam. Made up of the finest ukulele players Garstang has to offer, Traffic Jam are dedicated to playing in warm weather. There will be no finger-less gloves, woolly hats and big coats for us, not even a music stand for shelter, just sandals and sunshine.

So if you fancy playing the ukulele as Mother Nature intended, in the warm glow of sunshine, visit our website and get in contact.

Bob Sapey


Garstang Floral Art Group

The September meeting of The Garstang Floral Art Group will be held in the Arts Centre on Tuesday, September 17that 2.00pm.

This will be a workshop led by Delia Hoyles.  Delia will show us how to create a naturalistic design with the lovely title of “September Dawn”.  Members taking part in the workshop will need a list of materials to bring but we always welcome members and visitors who may prefer to watch.

Refreshments will be served at the end of the workshop.

For the list of materials ring June on 01995 602505 or Mary on 01995 605210

Recorded Music Group

Our next meeting will be on Monday 2nd of September, when guest presenter Chris Rodwell will give a programme titled “Duos and Quartets.”  Chris teaches music, is chairman of Blackpool Recorded Music Society, and his programmes are always worth attending.

Why not join us for the evening?  We meet in Garstang Arts Centre, starting at 7:30pm and finishing about 9:30pm.  Visitors are always welcome.  We ask for £2 admission and offer complimentary refreshments at the interval.

For more information about the Group, 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 one evening!

Needlework Group

We meet in the Arts Centre on Wednesday mornings from 10am to 12noon.  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


A new Scrabble Group is starting on Tuesday 17th September in the Tea Room at the Arts Centre, 2pm till 3.30pm.  Come and join us!

Judy Osborne  (01995 600996)