What’s on in April

Garstang Arts Centre

The Art Centre’s AGM is due to be held on Wednesday 6th April 2022 at 7.30pm in the Arts Centre. Why not come along and find out what goes on at the Arts Centre. 

The Charles Flatt Quiz will be held at the Arts Centre on Saturday 23rd April at 7.30pm. Teams are needed. Bring Your Own nibbles and drinks and enjoy a sociable and fun evening. The Spring draw for the Arts Centre’s 200 Club draw will also take place in the interval. Do you have a number yet? Have you paid your annual subs of £13 per number yet? Top prize is still £400. Don’t miss out.

Art Exhibition

It is always a pleasure to host an exhibition by Leyland Artists.  Their aim is to foster the artistic talents of local people and to encourage a general interest in art within a friendly club setting.

The exhibition runs from Tues 12th April to Thurs 5th May.

Sheila Tearle  Tel; 01995 603816

Garstang Ukulele Group

The WI season has begun and these are usually really good gigs. Not only do we get to play to appreciative audiences, we usually get fed as well. We played Calder Vale before Christmas and in March we played Barton and Wrea Green. So if you’ve missed us in the Hotpot, please ring me on 01995 604621.

Bookings are picking up and we will have our first care home gig in over 2 years on the 3rd June. It’s good to be getting back, but we are still being careful.

Have a look at our website at www.garstangukulelegroup.co.uk to see where we are playing. Several of our events are public and it would be lovely to see you all.

Bob Sapey

Poetry Group

Poetry meetings are at 2pm on the fourth Friday of the month with the exception of December when it is the third Friday of the month.
The Poems for April are about Celebration led by Hilary McGrath. 
The poetry group is very friendly and welcomes visitors.  You can just sit and listen or join in if you wish.

For more information contact Marie Whalley at 01995 603605 


A course of five lessons are being considered for complete beginners,  “An Introduction to Bridge”. The five lessons would be carried out at Garstang Arts Centre.

Should you be interested please contact Bob.      Email   robertburns12140@gmail.com

Garstang Bridge Club meet, at the Arts Centre, every Monday 7 p.m. to 9-30 p.m.

Arts Centre Bridge Group meet every Tuesday 1-30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Garstang Musical Productions

SAVE THE DATE. We are so pleased to announce GMP will be performing the award winning Calendar Girls – October 5th – 8th. Based on true events, this heart warming musical tells the story of a group of ordinary women who achieved something extraordinary. 

Rehearsals will start in April. 

Rebecca Sudell   07985 372234

Book Club

We were very fortunate at our March meeting as we had a visit from local author David Birtwistle. We had been circulating his book ‘Oonny Road Up’, short stories based in East Lancashire. David was as interesting to listen to as his book was to read! We all enjoyed the meeting. We also discussed ‘The Familiars’, a book about the Lancashire witches. This promoted views and discussion about witches at the time and why many were punished. A few people read or were reading Books by Mrs Gaskell and these were shared.

Our next meeting is on Tuesday 12th April when we will be discussing ‘Shuggie Bain’ by Douglas Stuart and ‘ The Four Winds’ by Kristin Hannah. 

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.

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Judy Osborne (01995) 600996