What’s on in March

The Annual General meeting of the Garstang & District Arts Centre will take place on Wednesday 6th April at 7.30pm.

Art Exhibition

We look forward to welcoming new exhibitor to the Arts Centre, Brent Cousins with his exhibition “A Sketchbook of the Fylde & Wyre Past & Present”.

When he left school Brent studied at Blackpool College of Technology and Art and qualified as a Technical Illustrator.  A career in the Aerospace, Shipbuilding and Product Design industries followed.  

Now retired, Brent has rekindled his love of painting and drawing.  

The exhibition will open on Tuesday 15th March until Thursday 7th April.

Sheila Tearle 01995 603816

THE CRAFT FAIRS  start again this month the  first will be SATURDAY, 19TH MARCH. We are open for stall holders from 9.30am.

For more information contact Marie Whalley on 01995 603605

Garstang Ukulele Group

March will see us return to performing, with our first gig in 2022 being for the Ribby and Wrea WI. 

If you are interested in booking us, contact Bob Sapey on 07985 713951.

Poetry Group

The theme for Friday March 25th will be MOTHERS  led by Caroline Worthington.

We are a very friendly group and new members are welcome. The meetings start at 2pm . Just come and sit and listen, and join if you wish.

For more information contact Marie Whalley on 01995 603605


Do you fancy a new challenge for the New Year but dont fancy taking on a marathon. Bridge taxes the brain rather than the body. You may have played bridge many years ago or you would like to learn more about it. If so Garstang Arts Centre Bridge Group, which meets every Tuesday afternoon 1.30pm to 4.00pm, would be delighted to see you.

For more experienced bridge players the Garstang Bridge Club now meets, at the Arts Centre, every Monday evening 7.00 pm to 9.30 pm. The beauty of bridge is that whatever your standard of play you will always get pleasure from it.

If you would like more details please ring Bob on 01995 603524.

Garstang Musical Productions

Rehearsals are well underway for our spring song concert, a tribute to film and theatre to be performed right here at the arts centre Saturday 19th March @ 19:30 and Sunday 20th March @ 14:00.  

We will also be performing at Pilling village hall Saturday 23rd April @ 19:30. Tickets are on sale now at £7.50 each and already selling fast.

To get yours, call Myles 07795 946 159.  Alternatively, call into the arts centre on Thursdays between 19:30 – 21:30.

Rebecca Sudell 07985 372234

Book Club

The next Book Club is on Tuesday 8th of March at 10.30.

We enjoy discussing a range of books. At our February meeting we discussed ‘Miss Benson’s Beetle’ by Rachel Joyce . This was read and enjoyed by most of the group even though it was sometimes in the realms of fantasy, but then the feeling was that we all need a bit of fantasy now and again! All the characters were a little bit odd and one remark made was that we probably all know some odd people! We also discussed ‘Between the stops’ by Sandi Toksvig which received mixed reviews’ though some people love her she’s not everyone’s cup of tea!

The recommended books for March are ‘The Familiars’ by Stacy Hall – a tale of witchcraft and power set in Lancashire in the early 1600’s and any book written by Mrs Gaskell.

For more information contact 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.

Everyone welcome. There will also be tea and biscuits.

  • Meetings: Tuesdays 7.00 – 9.00pm and/or Friday 1.30 – 3.30pm
  • Venue: Garstang Arts Centre
  • Subscription Fees: On Application
  • Contact: Sue Lowe 01995 601831

Other Groups that meet at the Arts Centre are:

Creative Card Making, 4th Monday in the month 10am to 12noon
Songbirds, Meet every Monday 1.30 to 3.30pm
Folk Dancers, Tuesday evenings 7.30 to 9.30pm, September to May
Garstang Paintng Group, every Wednesday, 1.00pm
John Towers Big Band, every Friday, 7.45pm
Sounds Right, 1st & 3rd Monday in the month, mornings
Watercolour Workshop, Monday mornings
Paint & Chatter, Fridays, 10am to 12noon
Woolcraft, Tuesdays 7.00 to 9.00pm and Fridays, 1.30 to 3.30pm