What’s on in October

Art Exhibition

The exhibition by local photographer Brenda Hempton continues until the 14th October.  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. 

From the 19th October, there will be an exhibition of wall-hung ceramics by members of the Northern Potters Association.   The aim of the association is to encourage & support artists in the production of sculptural, functional, fine art & decorative studio pottery in all it’s forms.

Sheila Tearle   (01995) 603816

Garstang Ukulele Group

We have been meeting outside for a few months now and will continue to do so if the weather permits. We have also planned for meeting indoors again with limited singing as that seems to remain a high risk activity.

We have been taking bookings and will be playing our first gig in October.

Bob Sapey


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 

The good news is that our first meeting after lockdown will have taken place, though too late for details here. We’ll report in the next issue, but in the meantime if you missed the September meeting and would like to come, the next meeting is on Tuesday 12th October at 10.30am.

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


Well ladies as you know we resumed our meetings on the 27th September and as this article had to be in before the 27th there isn’t anything to report except it will be so uplifting to back together enjoying time singing . Hopefully things won’t change and we will continue our afternoons in song for the foreseeable future. Keep well and stay safe.

Avril Bevan  (01995) 602904

Poetry Group

It is wonderful to have the Poetry Group back in action again . Our topic for Friday

October 23 rd  is Women Poets of the World led by Margaret Gaade. This gives us all plenty of scope . Enjoy !

Marie Whalley  (01995) 603605

Garstang Arts Centre – 200 Club

This is a great fundraiser for the Arts Centre and there will be a big double draw later in the year. If you haven’t paid your subs this year, please pop into the Arts Centre and see Hilary. Many subscribers pay by standing order which is great but it is going to become increasingly difficult to pay in cash and cheques when Barclays closes. If there is a volunteer willing to take over the running of the 200 Club next year, please let myself or Hilary know. Thank you.

Anne Marie Whitehead 01995 603311

Scrabble Group

The Scrabble Group meet on Tuesday afternoons at the Arts Centre 2.00pm to 3.30pm.  Everyone welcome.

Jean Mavin   07501704385

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.

Christmas Craft Fair 2021

Each year the Art Centre hosts a Festive Craft Fair selling unique hand made gifts produced by talented local crafters, which runs for six weeks. A fantastic opportunity to purchase some beautiful, unique Christmas Gifts.

Opens 10am, Saturday 30th October – 2.30 Thursday 2nd December, 2021

Please see the poster below for further details

If you are a Crafter and would like to sell your items at the Craft Fair please contact the Arts Centre.