February Events

Sunday 5th February 2017 - Conservation Working Party at Smardale Gill Nature Reserve

10.30am - 3.30pm

We'll be coppicing and brash burning  along the disused railway line to maintain an open ride for butterflies.  This will encourage the diverse woodland ground flora to proliferate and keep the footpath open for public access.

Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and bring a packed lunch.

Booking is required.  Call 01539 816300 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve a place.

Monday 6th February 2017 - Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Upper Eden Support Group 

2.30p - 4.30pm, The Friends Meeting House, 48a High Street, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4SH.
10 Years of restoring peatlands in the North Pennines.

Wednesday 8th February 2017 - Westmorland Decorative and Fine Arts Society 2017 - Appleby Market Hall

Gillow Furniture: The Pride of Lancaster. Lecture given by Mr Stephen Sartin NDD (Fine Art & Graphic Design) A.T.D

Starts at 11am (coffee is served from 10.15am - 10.45am) There is a small cost of £8 to non-members. For more information about our society please visit our website www.wmdfas.org.uk

Thursday 9th February 2017 - Kirkby Stephen Community Arts - Shakespeare's Globe`s, Love's, Labour's Lost

7.30pm - Kirkby Stephen Masonic Hall

Dominic Dromgoole directs this hilarious production, filmed in 2009 and screened with the kind permission of Shakespeare's Globe as a fundraiser for KSCA.

Doors open 30mins before the advertised time. Light refreshments available.

Monday 13 February 2017 - Upper Eden History Society - Kirkby Stephen Grammar School Coffee Bar - Lectures start at 7.30pm


Speaker: Val Fermer
Topic: The Ravenstonedale 'Crash' of 1913

Admission free to members, £3 each for non-members. Visitors always welcome.
Enquiries to Chairman: Anne Taylor

Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th & Thursday 16th February 2017 - Tornado on the Settle and Carlisle Railway
Steam locomotive-hauled passenger services, calling at Appleby, Kirkby Stephen, Settle and Skipton. For more details including ticket prices and timetable go to; Tornado on the Settle & Carlisle Railway

15th - 18th February 2017 - Penrith Players presents "One Man, Two Guvnors", A comedy by Richard Bean.
At Playhouse Theatre, Auction Mart Lane, Penrith, CA11 7JG.
Tickets are available from www.penrithplayers.co.uk

Sunday 19th February 2017 - North Westmorland Arts - Nicholas Daniel and The Britten Oboe Quartet at Appleby Public Hall
7.30pm, £12 at the door, Students half price / accompanied children free
www.appleby-concerts.org.uk      Tel: 017684 83777

Wednesday 22nd February 2017 - Cumbrian Great North Air Ambulance - Brough Memorial Hall

The next 'drop-in' collection (to help with running costs)

GNAA have had to cease their kerbside collections in Cumbria, but still need the donations.  This is an opportunity to help this important service to survive!

Brough Memorial Hall will be open from 12 noon to 1pm and from 5pm to 7pm

For you to bring in bagged textiles, clothes, bedding, towels, curtains, handbags, belts and shoes (in pairs), etc.

Mobile phones (working or not) and empty printer cartridges also welcome (in a separate bag please)

Books in fair condition are acceptable (in box if more than 5). We can also take soft toys and small toys (in a separate bag).

If you can't manage the exact times, please phone for possible alternatives.

You might be the next one they save!

Any queries? contact 017683 42135

Thursday 23rd February - Table Tennis Club - Kirkby Stephen Grammar School Gym

Half-term holiday activity for Children.

10am to 1pm "Come and Try Table Tennis", or existing members "bring a friend" with supervision and Coaching.

1pm to 5pm - A Junior Tournament

7 tables, ball machine, bats, balls provided, just wear PE Kit with a pair of trainers

Juniors £4 per session, paid on the day.

For more information, please contact Mike Sunderland (Kirkby Stephen Table Tennis Club Secretary & Coach) - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (017683-71406)