What’s on at Garstang Arts Centre in February 2013

What’s on at Garstang Arts Centre in February 2013

The Beginners’ Bridge Class is going from strength to strength, and will be meeting on February 5, 12, 19 and 26. Our venue is the Music Room every Tuesday afternoon from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm, except for the 3rd Tuesday of the month (in February, this will be 19th) when we meet from 10 am to 12 noon. We are a new group with very mixed abilities and experience and welcome anyone interested in learning Contract Bridge from our experienced tutor. New members are joining us every week, so don’t be nervous about coming along and giving bridge a go. For more details phone Pat Hansell on 01995 600397 or Mary Thornber on 01995 605210

Craft and Collectors Fair from 10.30am – 3.30pm on Saturday February 16 is our first Fair of the year and we have our usual collection of beautiful handcrafted jewellery, knitwear, toys, silk scarves, painted eggs, china and cards etc plus photographs, small antiques and collectables and great homemade cakes. We serve refreshments throughout the day including hot food at lunchtime. Come along, relax and browse. We have four Fairs a year between February and August. If you would like a have a stall please phone Marie Whalley on 01995 603605.

The Floral Art Group will meet at 2-00pm on Tuesday February 19th when Brenda Newhouse will lead members in a workshop where we will be making a buttonhole. After the workshop Brenda will demonstrate how to make a floral arrangement designed on the Hogarth Curve. This will be in preparation for the workshop to be held in April. The demonstration will be followed by tea and biscuits. Visitors are very welcome. You can, if you wish to, just come along and watch but if you want to make either a ladies or a gentleman’s buttonhole please ring Mary Thornber on 01995 605210 or June Gornall on 01995 602505 to find out what you need to bring.
The Poetry Appreciation group meets 2pm – 4pm on Friday February 22. This months meeting, led by Harry Batty, features the life and poetry of Ivor Gurney. Harry is well know for his well researched and entertaining sessions. Although the poet may be new to you, the afternoon is certain to be interesting and enjoyable. We are a very welcoming group, come along and listen and join in if you feel inclined. For more information please contact Marie Whalley on 01995 603605

Our first fundraiser of the year will be a concert by the Blackpool Ladies Choir on Saturday 23 February at 7.30pm. The Choir has been established in Blackpool for many years and is well-regarded along the Fylde Coast and further afield for the quality of its music making. Tickets are just £5 and include tea and cake at the interval. Call in at the Arts Centre or ring Mary Thornber on 01995 605210

Pat Hansell (01995 600397)