May Events

Wednesday 3rd May 2017 - Repair Café - Kirkby Stephen Local Links

Kirkby Stephen starts Cumbria’s first Repair Café

What do you do with a broken toaster? Or with a bike when the wheel runs out of true? Or with a sweater full of moth holes? Bin it? No way! Kirkby Stephen Community Arts and Kirkby Stephen and Upper Eden Good Neighbours Scheme are organising Cumbria’s first Repair Café in Kirkby Stephen Local Links on Wednesday 3 May at 2pm.  

At Kirkby Stephen Local Links, on Wednesday 3 May everything is about making repairs. Starting from 2pm and ending at 4pm various volunteer repair experts will be available to help make all possible repairs free of charge. Tools and materials will also be on hand. People visiting the Repair Café will bring along their broken items from home. Toasters, lamps, hair dryers, clothes, toys, crockery... anything that is broken is welcome.

Kirkby Stephen Repair Café are looking for volunteers so if you have time, tools or skills or just want to help make teas and coffees then please get in touch with Kate Lynch on 017683 71885 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. or Wendy Hamilton on 017683 71775 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Repair café dates: Wed 3 May 2-4pm Wed 7 June 2-4pm Wed 5 July 2-4pm 


Saturday 6th May 2017 - Kirkby Stephen Silver Band Spring Concert - Kirkby Stephen Parish Church

Starts at 7.30 p.m., tickets cost £7.00, under 16's are free.


Wednesday 10th May 2017 - Westmorland Decorative and Fine Arts Society 2017 - Appleby Market Hall

Thomas Moran 1837-1926 - The Turner of the American West. Lecture given by Mr Roger Mitchell MA (Oxon).

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

Friday 19th May 2017 - Kirkby Stephen Community Arts - A United Kingdom (12A)

7.30pm - Kirkby Stephen Masonic Hall

A rousing romance telling the true story of the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana) and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1947 in the face of fierce opposition.

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