What’s on in May

Garstang Arts Centre

Craft and Collectors Fair

Saturday 21st May: Open to the public from 10am until 3.00pm. There will be a wide selection of stalls displaying a variety of items to suit all pockets. Such as, hand made notebooks, wooden articles such as door wedges and small toys, to hand-made sewn craft items and jewellery. There will also be cards, collectables, small antiques and unique objects made from eggshells. Light refreshments are served all day. Entry is free!

Art Exhibition

Daniel Sharples is our next contributor at the Arts Centre and he has already caused considerable interest and admiration for his paintings of the Garstang area over the last few weeks. Daniel works primarily in oil and is inspired by the places and people around him.

Plein air painting is increasingly becoming his main passion and he has been seen at his easel out and about in Garstang, painting stunning pictures for his forthcoming exhibition.

Preview Sunday 8th May 2-4pm through to Saturday 4th June. This is an exhibition not to be missed.

Sheila Tearle Tel; 01995 603816

Garstang Ukulele Group

May not only signals the return of warmer weather, hopefully it will also see us performing outside at the Arts Centre on Saturday evenings. We also have two outdoor gigs coming up, Bleasedale Tower on the 21st and Churchtown Children’s Festival on the 28th.

Check out our website for more information – www.garstangukulelegroup.co.uk

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 theme for May’s poems is Happiness. The session will be led by Gary Walmsley.
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 


The Arts Centre has two Bridge groups. Monday evening at 7pm for the more experienced player and Tuesday afternoon at 1.30 pm for a more relaxed game. For further details contact Bob on 01995603524 or e mail at Robertburns12140@gmail.com. 

Garstang Musical Productions

SAVE THE DATE. We are so pleased to announce GMP will be performing the award winning Calendar Girls, 5th – 8th October, at Garstang Academy. Based on true events, this heart warming musical tells the story of a group of ordinary women who achieved something extraordinary. The cast has been chosen and now rehearsals can begin. We are having great fun practicing our Yorkshire accents and drinking plenty of Yorkshire tea. 

Rebecca Sudell 07985 372234

Book Club

We covered a lot of ground at our meeting in April The two recommended books had mixed reviews though considered by most as a good if not comfortable read. 
” The Four Winds” by Kristen Hannah was quite a horrifying story based on the Great Depression in America. It charts the story of a young mother and her two children and documents their lives in Texas, why they had to leave and what awaited them in the cotton fields. It depicts all sides of human nature.
“Shuggie Bain” by Douglas Stuart was also thought provoking, again there were many themes throughout the book – poverty, abuse, addiction and the relationship between a mother and son. 
The general feeling was for us to look for something a little more uplifting next time and there was certainly no shortage of suggested reading!

Having said that the first book we decided on for May is about a troubled family It is, however, ultimately a positive book and is a factual account of the author’s childhood. “Once in a house on fire” by Andrea Ashworth
The second recommended book for May is “A Year of Marvellous Ways” by Sarah Winman which promises to be more uplifting , a story of everyday life, the sea and unlikely friendships.

For more information contact Linda 07795064266 or Sandra 01995603436


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 2-4pm. Everyone welcome. There will also be tea and biscuits.
Contact: Sue Lowe (01995) 601831

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