What’s on in September

Help required!

Our faithful retainer who kept the courtyard in good order for many years has finally had to hang up his gloves.  We are very grateful for his dedication.

We would really like a volunteer to join our happy band at the Arts Centre to take on this role.  There is a watering system for the planters, it just needs someone to tend to them and keep the courtyard clear of debris.

If you have an hour or so to spare each week, we would love to hear from you.  Please contact Hilary, curator of the Arts Centre.  Tel: (01995) 603524

Art Exhibition

The exhibition by Graham Lowe continues to the 16th Sept.   Graham has created new work based on his numerous allotment sketches and photographs.  All the paintings are in oil paint on canvas and document the changing seasons.   He has also painted some of the interesting sheds and greenhouses in their various states of dilapidation.

From the 21st Sept. photographer, Brenda Hempton’s latest body of work may be seen at the Arts Centre.  Her subjects are quite eclectic but she is particularly interested in textures and uses fine art textured paper to give a painterly feel to some of the images.  Brenda’s exhibition runs until the 14th October.

All the exhibits are for sale – an opportunity to own a piece of original art.

Sheila Tearle   (01995) 603816


Well Hello ladies again I hope this finds you all well and keeping safe. As you will no doubt have seen the Art Centre is now open and after speaking with Trish we have decided to begin our meetings on Monday 27th September the usual time 1.30-3.30. Obviously it is with caution presuming you have all had the two vaccinations. We will continue with the wearing of masks to enter and try to social distance as much as possible and hand sanitize. I am sure like me you are very excited about getting back to having a good sing (wonder what we will sound like)but most important being together again and catching up with a brew. Hope this is good news for you all and look forward to seeing each other providing the government don’t change their mind. If they do maybe we could stand outside Downing Street and give them a song that should sort it out !!!!  Only kidding the main thing is we are all safe. Get in touch if you need any further information.

Avril Bevan  (01995) 602904

Scrabble Group

The Scrabble Group will restart on Tuesday 7th September.  Looking forward to meeting again with everyone.  We welcome new members too!

Jean Mavin   07501704385

Garstang Floral Art Group

Tuesday 21st September 2021 at 2-00pm in Garstang Arts Centre.  This will be an important meeting to discuss the future of the Group.  ALL Members and Friends are asked to attend. The meeting will be held in the Music Room at the Arts Centre and our speaker will be Julie Smith-Moorhouse from Catterall.  Julie will be telling us how she preserves flowers, not just your flowers from the garden, but arrangements such as wedding bouquets. This will be followed by tea and cakes and the discussion about the future of the group. There will be no charge for this meeting.

Mary 01995 605210  or  June.01995 602505

Garstang Musical Productions

We are so pleased to be back in the Arts Centre rehearsing for our first production since 2019. We have created rehearsal bubbles and it’s starting to feel like the good old days. We are pleased to announce our upcoming show, “all together now”. Dates are:

Friday 12th November, Pilling Village Hall 7.30pm

Saturday 13th November, Scorton Village Hall  7.30pm

Sunday 14th November, Garstang Arts Centre 2pm.

Look out for more on all our social media.

Rebecca Sudell

Book Club

Our first after lockdown meeting is all set for Tuesday 14th September at 10.30. The theme will be – ‘A Good Lockdown Read’. If you could select a book to talk a little about that would be great. The difficulty here for me will be which one to choose – I think I’ve read or listened to a good few books over the past couple of years!

We’re also hoping to spend some time at this meeting deciding how we want the future of our book club to look. New ideas are very welcome.

We look forward to seeing members old and new.

For more information contact Linda 07795064266 or Sandra (01995) 603436.

Judy Osborne  (01995) 600996