Festive fun at the arts centre

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Christmas is coming to Garstang Arts Centre with a host of events planned for December.

An art exhibition featuring the work of watercolour artist Judith Farnworth is running until Saturday, December 14.

Judith is primarily a watercolour artist and has been painting for nearly 15 years. She retired about 18 months ago to devote more time to her art and has since started to run workshops in the north west and further afield.

Festive themed Victorian evenings are planned for Monday and Tuesday, December 9-10, when the arts centre will be open from 6pm for refreshments, including corned beef hash, mince pies plus tea and coffee.

Garstang Musical Productions will lead the carol singing on both nights, with the arts centre’s Songbirds singing. Admission is free, but all donations will be welcome.

A Christmas table arrangement will be the theme when Garstang Floral Art Group meets on Tuesday, December 17, between 2pm and 4pm.

The workshop will be followed by Christmas nibbles and social time. All are welcome to go along. To find out more information, call June Gornall on 01995 602505 or Mary Thornber on 01995 605210. Christmas themed verses will be read out at the meeting of the Poetry Appreciation Group on Friday, December 13, from 2pm to 4pm.

The year will be rounded off with a Jacob’s join and the first meeting of the new year takes place on Friday, January 24.

For more information, contact Marie Whalley on 01995 603605.

The beginners’ bridge class will continue meeting in the music room from 1.30pm to 4.30pm on Tuesday, December 3 and 10, and from 10am to noon on Tuesday, December 17. The first meeting for the 2014 will be held on Tuesday, January 7.

If you would like more details call Pat Hansell on 01995 600397 or Mary Thornber on 01995 605210.

The arts centre will be closed over the Christmas and New Year period from noon on Thursday, December 19, until 10am on Monday January 6.

Thanks to a generous donation, the floors of this historic building are to thoroughly cleaned and resealed.

No-one will be able to walk on the floors, so there can be no admission for any purpose during this period.