20th October 2017 to 17th February 2018 - `Land, Sea, Life - a British Art Collection' - Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal
See 70 works by over 40 leading artists including Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Graham Sutherland, Laura Knight, John Piper, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska and Terry Frost
Monday 5th February - Cumbria Wildlife Trust - `Red Squirrels in the North of England' - The Friends Meeting House, Kirkby Stephen
2.30 - 4.30pm
Simon O'Hare, of the Red Squirrels of the North of England project, on the current status of red squirrels across the north and why we fight to preserve them
The CWT Upper Eden Support Group runs a variety of activities to support the Trust's work. Everyone is welcome to join us for our talks, which take place at The Friends Meeting House, 48A High St, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4SH.
There is a recommended donation of £3 for Cumbria Wildlife Trust for each talk, to include refreshments. Children free. Local contact: Richard Arrowsmith 017683 71182. To find out more about the Trust and how to get involved visit www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk You can also find information about local events, together with a range of books and gifts, at our stand in the Upper Eden Visitors Centre in Kirkby Stephen.
Saturdays 10th and 24th February - Volunteering with the John Strutt Foundation - Section on the old Stainmore railway 10.00 am
Do you fancy volunteering with the John Strutt Foundation on a section of the old Stainmore railway?
- completing the removal of ash saplings from the track-bed
- strimming/raking the rockrose embankment to clear it of regenerating ash, bramble & hazel
- raking strimmed vegetation clear of the herb-rich grassland on rockrose embankment
- strimming raspberry, rosebay willowherb within Bighill Cutting
- transplanting more melancholy thistle - courtesy of Simon - from his garden
- raking nettle roots out of the track-bed
- burning ash saplings and nettle roots
Directions - If you would like to volunteer, please head for the village of Winton near Kirkby Stephen. The Bay Horse Inn (CA17 4HS) lies at the heart of the village. From there take the hill road: after a km (1/2 mile), take the R hand road to Rookby Scarth and climb for another km until you come to where the Kirkby Stephen - Stainmore railway once bridged the road at the entrance to Rookby Scarth farm. (OS Explorer map OL19, grid reference NY 798 101). Please do not obstruct the upper side of the entrance track: parking should be on the opposite downslope verge. From there, climb the stone-steps on the South side of the road onto the old railway track-bed and walk up to a km along the footpath until you encounter the volunteers working. Please make yourself known.
Wednesday 14th February 2018 - The Arts Society, Appleby in Westmorland - Appleby Market Hall
`Laura Knight and Evelyn Dunbar: which was the greater artist?'
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.taswestmorland.org.uk
Monday 19th February- Upper Eden History Society Winter Programme 2017 -2018 - Kirkby Stephen Grammar School
The History of Cross Keys and it's Quaker Connection - by Alan Clowes