Fun time at arts festival

Garstang Arts Festival.'Magician The Amazing Mr Titus entertaining Alex Walmsley, Seb, Claudia and Sophie Fowler on the strret in Garstang.
Garstang Arts Festival.'Magician The Amazing Mr Titus entertaining Alex Walmsley, Seb, Claudia and Sophie Fowler on the strret in Garstang.
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MUSIC, fun, arty activities and laughter have been at the heart of Garstang over the past 10 days as the town’s music and arts festival was held.

The town centre has been awash with colour for the latest festival, which has now become a regular date in Garstang’s summer calendar.

Among the events over the past few days of the festival was a Teddy bears’ picnic at Garstang Library, a poetry workshop at the arts centre, a concert with the John Towers Big Band at Claughton Village Hall.

Street entertainer The Amazing Mr Titus captivated children in the High Street, there were soprano saxaphone sessions with John Gilmore at Cherstanc Square, a book fair at the United Reformed Church and Parisian-style alfresco painting involving local artists and musicians in Thomas’s Weind, as well as a performance by the Trovatori Singers at the United Reformed Church.

Sunday saw a united Songs of Praise, involving local churches.

One of the organisers, Mrs Mary Thornber said: “It has been a fantastic past few days.

“Everyone has put a lot of hard work into the organisation and people – both locals and visitors alike – have hugely enjoyed it.”

The festival came to a loud end on Monday with a town crier competition organised by Garstang town crier Hilary McGrath.