An arts and crafts organisation for the over-50s is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018 and is appealing for more members, as an exhibition of members’ work has gone on show at The Brindley.

You can see some of the art produced by the people who attend the Years Ahead Group each week, at The Brindley in their ground-floor display cabinet.

The group, under tuition from Claire Weetman takes place both sides of the river and you can pop along to Ditton Community Centre, Dundalk Road, Widnes or Grangeway Community Centre, Runcorn and have a go.

Claire said: “Years Ahead’s painting and  drawing class is a chance to develop your artistic skills, stretch your ideas around what you can paint and join other people in a  friendly, sociable atmosphere.”

The sessions are £4 each with a professional tutor and materials provided. There will also be a £4 per term admin charge and each term lasts for 10 weeks. The first session is completely free for you to try the session.

Halton Borough Council’s Executive Board Member For The Arts, Cllr Phil Harris, said: “The aims of the group are to provide opportunities for this age group in Halton to take part in a range of arts activities, improving individuals quality of life, enhancing their skills and limiting social isolation”

The group is always open to new members and if anybody is interested in joining they should go along to a session at Ditton or Grangeway Community Centres. First session is free and each of them are tutored by a professional artist.

The sessions are very welcoming and all levels of ability are welcome. and take place at Ditton Community Centre, Wednesdays 17 January – 21 March 2018, 10am-12.30 to 12.30pm and  Grangeway Community Centre, Thursdays 18 January – 22 March 2018, 10am-12.30pm.

If painting and drawing isn’t your thing, then come and try crafts or creative writing, Thursdays, 10am at Grangeway Community