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
26th January - 10 May 2018 - Katie Spragg - Ceramics - Blackwell , The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness on Windermere
Free parking, open daily, kids go free, 5 mins by car from Bowness-on-Windermere. Visit www.blackwell.org.uk
1 January - Nine standards new years day fell run
8miles, 1800 ft of climb.
Race begins and ends in Market Square, Kirkby Stephen. Registration from 10.30am, race starts at 12pm
Entry fee £6, All entrants must be over 18
For more information, contact Paul Brittleton 07854140572.
Wednesday 10th January 2018 - The Arts Society, Appleby in Westmorland - Appleby Market Hall
`Venice, The Queen of the Adriatic'
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
12th January - 28th April 2018 - `Monet' - A World Masterpiece in Kendal - Abbot Hall Art Gallery
For more information visit www.abbothall.org.uk
Saturdays 13th and 27th January - 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.
Saturday 13th January 2018 - Applique from a Photograph - Appleby Heritage Centre
1/2 day workshop 9.30am - 12.30pm Tutor - Aston Gilbert Cost - £20.00 (+ £5 for materials)
Learn how to create applique textiles from photographs by hand stitching, embellishing and layering a variety of fabrics. Call 017683 53350 for more information
Saturday 13th January 2018 - Thread Bowl Making - Appleby Heritage Centre
1/2 day workshop 1.00pm - 4.00pm Tutor - Aston Gilbert Cost - £20.00 (+ £4 for materials)
Explore the art of Thread Bowl Making in this crafty Saturday workshop, run by textile designer Aston Gilbert. Call 017683 53350 for more information
Monday 15th January - Upper Eden History Society Winter Programme 2017 -2018 - Kirkby Stephen Grammar School
Society's 30th Anniversary musical evening for Candlemass (bring your favourite Christmas Tree decoration) also with Westmorland snacks
Monday 15th January - Soup & Puddings - The Masonic Hall, Kirkby Stephen
12.00 pm to 1.30pm. Cost - £6.00 in aid of Kirkby Stephen Parish Church
`Another welcome to this most sociable of occasions'
Thursday 18th January - Upper Eden Memory Club - The Friends Meeting House, High Street, Kirkby Stephen
10.30am to 12 noon.
We continue to meet alternate Thursdays at the Friends Meeting House (opposite the Spar Shop), where we enjoy fellowship over tea and coffee followed by guided activities and usually end with singing some favourite songs of old.
Friday 19th January - Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents `Whisky Galore (PG)' - Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club
Islanders off the coast of Scotland compete with a stuffy English commander to recover 50,000 cases of whisky from a wrecked cargo vessel. Free whisky tasting.
Doors open 7.00pm for 7.30pm start. Adults £5 - Children (U18) £3. Tickets available on the door or call Kate on 017683 71885
Saturday 20th January - Brough Farmers' Market - Memorial Hall, Brough
9.30am to 12 noon (Winter closing time). 3rd Saturday, each month. No admission charge.
Re-stock your freezer and larder after the festive season. Buy lamb, beef, pork, fish, poultry, eggs, bread, cheeses, cakes, vegetables, photography, jewellery, textiles and much much more, from our regular stalls.
Enquiries - David 015396 26040
Wednesday 24th January - `Thinking about adopting? You could be their someone' - The George Hotel, Penrith
Meet our supportive team and family finders in Penrith from 6 o'clock.
For more information visit www.cumbria.gov.uk/adoption
Wednesday 24th January to Wednesday 15th February - Four Week Series of Meditation Classes - Friends Meeting House, 48A High Street, Kirkby Stephen
Thursday 25th January - Upper Eden Memory Club - Longway, New Road, Brough
10.30am to 12 noon
Following the success of the Upper Eden Memory Club at Kirkby Stephen we have decided to start a second group in Brough to enable us to continue to accept Clients and Carers into our Kirkby Stephen family. We enjoy fellowship over tea and coffee followed by guided activities and usually end with singing some favourite songs of old.
We are always ready to accept newcomers and volunteer helpers. For more information contact Heather Simpkins on 017683 42476.
Sunday 28th January - Remote Cinema presents `Victoria & Abdul' - Brough Memorial Hall
Dame Judi Dench is again marvellous as Queen Victoria.
Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul who arrives from India for her golden jubilee. Watch as the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and family strongly disapprove of.
Doors open 2.30pm. Film starts 3.00pm. Advance tickets £4.50, tickets on the door - Adults £5.00 Under 16's £3.00. Phone 017683 41033. Home baked refreshments on sale during the interval.
Sunday 28th January - The Delta Piano Trio - Appleby Public Hall
Prize winning trio from The Netherlands. Music from Shostakovich, Lera Auerbach and Schubert.
£12 at the door, students half price/accompanied children free. Venue postcode CA16 6XB. Visit www.appleby-concerts.org.uk or ring 017684 83777
Tuesday 30th January - Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents `Open Mic Night' - Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club
Join local musician Paul Harrison (Room Full of Mirrors, The Thieving Magpies) for a FREE and friendly open mic night. Turn up, plug in and play.
Time - 7-9pm. Cost - pay what you feel. Tickets available on the door or call Kate on 017683 71885