Events & What's On

Garstang Children's Festival

Garstang offers a variety of events to suit all interests throughout the year. As well as our traditional festivals there are often amateur performances from community groups. Be sure to visit search: "What's On" to keep up to date.

March Art Exhibitions

Exhibitions To celebrate the Leonard Cheshire Centenary Project, artists from Oaklands, The Moorings & Shared Approach have been busy creating pieces of art to honour Leonard Cheshire who was born on the 7th September 1917. The exhibition, for one week only, will open on Tuesday the 7th March. There will be a preview on Sunday 5th March between 2-00pm and 4-00pm and the exhibition will close on Thursday 9th March.

Garstang Arts Festival

We are delighted to welcome Bob Henfrey to the Arts Centre and his work may be seen from Tuesday the 14th March until Thursday 6th April. Bob has been an active painter in oils and watercolours for 45 years; the last 26 years teaching in adult education. His work has been in print, greetings cards, book illustrations, magazine illustration, guides and posters and he has regularly contributed to the Lake Artists’ annual exhibition in Grasmere. Bob is currently working on a new book with his friend and painting colleague Pete Slater. Sheila Tearle – Exhibition Co-ordinator.

The Bridge Group

The Bridge Group will meet in the Arts Centre from7pm to 9pm each Monday evening throughout March and also on Tuesday 7th 14th and 28th from 1-30 to 4-00pm. New members will be made very welcome at both sessions. This is an ideal group if you are new to the game of Bridge why not give it a try? For more information ring Bob on 01995 603524 or Mary on 01995 605210.

The Garstang Ukulele Group

The Garstang Ukulele Group continues to thrive and we now fill the Arts Centre on Sunday afternoons. If you are thinking of joining us you may need to build an extension to the centre first! February gave us the opportunity to play some romantic music at the Tithe Barn in Garstang, where we once again accompanied Ukulele Jukebox ( in entertaining couples celebrating Valentine's Day. We also returned to Preston for the Parkinson's Disease Society. In March we have gigs at Cabus Village Hall and the URC in Garstang - full details all our gigs are listed on the home page of our website at We will also be raising money for Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital at our monthly strumalong at the Tithe Barn. These strumalongs are on the 2nd Thursday of each month and anyone can join in. We have a songbook and we take it in turns to choose songs to play. It makes for a nice relaxed evening, so please do come along. Contact Bob Sapey 01995 604621

Garstang Victorian Christmas Festival

Fashion Show by Garstang's Bombshell Betty

2.30pm on 18th March. Enjoy the new Spring fashions at another of our fabulous Fashion Shows, tickets cost £5 and include cake and tea/coffee. Tickets are strictly limited because of the size of the room, and our previous Fashion Shows have been sell-outs, so get your tickets now from the Arts Centre or Hilary on (01995) 603524.

Garstang Floral Art Group

The Garstang Show

The March meeting of the Floral Art Group will take place in the Arts Centre on Tuesday March 21st at 2-00pm, when Elaine Taylor will give a talk and slide presentation on Lost Gardens of Lancashire. Light refreshments will be served and names will be taken for the May garden visit. Visitors are always welcome. For more information ring June Gornall on 01995 602505 or Mary Thornber on 01995 605210.

Poetry Appreciation

Friday 24th March from 2pm – 4pm. Visitors are very welcome, come and sit and listen and join in if you wish. For more information contact Marie Whalley 01995 603 605

200 Club Draw and Quiz

Takes place at 7.30pm on Saturday 8th April at the Arts Centre. This is the Spring draw for the 200 Club so to have a chance of winning the £400 top prize your number(s) need to be paid for before this date. Please hand cheques or cash (still only £13) to Hilary or Vanessa or simply post through the Arts Centre door. If you don't yet have a number we still have a few not spoken for. The draw will be accompanied by the Charles Flatt Quiz. The list for teams is on the Arts Centre notice board. Nibbles will be provided on the night but please bring your own drinks. Looking forward to seeing you all at what is always an excellent event and good luck.

To get information on other events in the town please contact the Tourist Information Centre on 01995 602125 or use the following contacts:

  • Garstang Arts Centre - Painting Exhibitions, Craft Fairs, Local Groups: 01995 606648
  • Fairtrade Steering Group - Fairtrade Fortnight, Fairtrade Events: 01995 602637
  • Garstang Tourist Information Centre - Events, Walks, Festivals: 01995 602125
  • Chamber of Trade - Local Events, Membership, Christmas Festival: 01995 608787
  • Garstang in Bloom - Competition Information, Events: 07850 699492
  • Millennium Green Group- Meetings, Fundraising Events: 01995 600778
  • Sports and Social Club - Sports Days, Local Teams and Fixtures: 01995 600159
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