What’s on in January

Garstang Arts Centre Open Art Competition/Exhibition

Entries for the competition will be received on the 8th January and judged the following day by local artist and art teacher Graham Lowe.
The exhibition will be open to the public on the 11th January and presentation of prizes by Graham will take place on the 15th January at 11-00 am in the Arts Centre.
All the entries are for sale – an opportunity to purchase an original piece of art.

We hope you will come and support this ever popular competition and exhibition.

Sheila Tearle Tel: 01995 603816

Garstang Ukulele Group

A Ukulele New Year
All week long I lie,
In my cushioned case,
Sometimes sweating by the radiator, 
My strings stretching.
He played me on Sunday,
The hall was cold with,
The draught of Covid security,
Blowing along my fretboard.
It’s been two weeks since he,
Left me for his seasonal festivities,
Not even inviting me,
To join their carol singing.
I am the neglected ukulele,
Used only once a week by,
An ageing and arthritic man who,
Forgets me by Monday.
Play me more often,
Let me sing with my soul,
Let me ring the air each day, and
Don’t neglect your ukulele.


Poetry Group

We hope you all had a good Christmas. Our first Poetry session of 2022 will be on Friday, January 28th at 2pm.   The topic is Poems by Poets whose names begin with X, Y or Z. That will give us all food for thought! We look forward to seeing you all and welcome any new comers to our friendly and entertaining meetings.
Best wishes for the New Year. Marie Whalley


Can you believe we are at the start of a new year. Songbirds will resume in 2022 on Monday 3rd January, 1.30 – 3.30 p.m. when subscriptions to the Art Centre will be due. We look forward to seeing you all enjoying our love of music and singing, let us hope we will be able to continue throughout the year. In the meantime every good wish for a Happy and most of all healthy New Year to all.
Avril Bevan (01995) 602904

Garstang Musical Productions

We thoroughly enjoyed performing again at the Arts Centre and would like to thank everyone who came to watch. We also held performances at Pilling and Scorton which were well received. So, looking to 2022, we hope to continue to rehearse for our exciting new project coming in March.
Rebecca Sudell 07985 372234

Book Club

Happy New Year Everybody. We are looking forward to sharing some good reads in 2022. At our December meeting we reviewed Mike Gayle’s book ‘All the Lonely People’ in addition to some mince pies and mulled wine! Our next meeting is on January 11th when the recommended book is ‘600 Hours of Edward’ by Craig Lancaster. Edward is a boy with autism and the book is about 600 hours of his life documented in his journal. We’ll also be looking for recommendations from the group of their best Christmas read!
Linda 07795064266 or Sandra 01995603436

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.


Do you like all things woolly?

Did you start knitting/crocheting/felting in Lockdown. We could be just the group for you to join.

We inspire and learn from each other, working on our own things and sometimes on local projects. We are very friendly and informal.

We meet on Tuesday 7-9pm and/or Friday 1.30-3.30pm.

Judy Osborne (01995) 600996