AN arts and crafts organisation for the over 50s is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Members of the Years Ahead group are mounting an exhibition at The Brindley.

Tutor Claire Weetman 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.”

Classes cost £4 with a professional tutor and materials provided. The first taster session is free. New members are welcome.

Halton Cllr Phil Harris, board member for the arts, 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.”

Art sessions are held at Ditton Community Centre on Wednesdays until March 21 and Grangeway Community Centre on Thursdays until March 22. Both run from 10am to 12.30pm.

Crafts and creative writing classes are held at Grangeway Community Centre on Thursday at 10am.

There is a £4 per term admin charge and each term last for 10 weeks.