April Events

Saturday 6th April – Brough Dog Show – Brough Church Hall

12 pm.  In aid of Brough Church Hall restoration.  Classes include puppy, pastoral, gun dog, terrier, toy and lots of fun classes.  All dogs welcome.  Contact Rachel Milburn on 07890 756760 or email

Saturday 6th April – Heart Disco – Reggie’s Fundraiser – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

1.00 pm.  Raising awareness and bringing hope to children and their parents waiting for an organ donor.

Sunday 7th April – Car Boot Sale – Kirkby Stephen Market Square

10 am to 2 pm.  Pitch £5.  To book a place call Sandy on 07974754026 or email [email protected]

Sunday 7th April – Weave a Bookmark workshop – The Old Forge

11 am to 3 pm.  Learn to weave and create a beautiful bookmark.  £45 which includes elevenses, soup and bread for lunch.  Please pay at the bar when booking.

Tuesday 9th April – Soup and Sweet – Church Hall, Brough

12 to 1.30 pm Second Tuesday of each month.  Choice of soup and sweets, tea or coffee.  Cost – donations.  Come and join us for a tasty meal.

Wednesday 10th April – The Arts Society Appleby presents `Christopher Wren and the Baroque’ by Barbara Peacock – Appleby Market Hall

Starts 11 am.  Price £9.00 (pay at the door). Or become a member and enjoy a full year of enlightenment with access to nine captivating lectures, art trips, social events, and more!  To view the programme and see the price visit http://tawestmorland.org.uk


Thursday 11th April – Kirkby Stephen Memory Club – Methodist Hall, Kirkby Stephen

10.30 am to 12 pm.  Everyone welcome, particularly those experiencing memory problems.  Help and support for carers.  Music, crafts, games and entertainment. Tea, coffee, biscuits and a chat with friends.  For further information contact Tony Taylor on 017683 42702 or email [email protected]

Friday 12th April – Kirkby Stephen Hearing Services (by Upper Eden Rotary Club) – Kirkby Stephen Local Links

10 am to 12 noon. Kirkby Stephen Hearing Services run their clinics for anyone needing repairs or servicing to their hearing aids, here at the Local Links on the 2nd Friday of each month.  This service is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY – please ring 07724132277.

Hearing aid batteries can be provided here at Local Links, free of charge, if you are registered at a doctors in Eden.  Our opening hours are Mondays and Wednesdays, 10am to 12 noon, and 1 pm to 3 pm. Please bring details of the battery size you require.

Saturday 13th April – Coffee Morning – Warcop Parish Hall

10 – 11.30 am.  Tea, coffee and biscuits, plus bacon or sausage rolls (vegetarian alternatives) and scones for purchase.  Please come along for some convivial chat! Everyone welcome!

Wednesday 17th April – Kirkby Stephen Local Links Local Member Appleby Horse Fair Drop In – Kirkby Stephen Local Links

2 – 4 pm.  Come and speak to your locally elected Westmorland and Furness Council Members for Kirkby Stephen and Tebay, Cllr John Murray and Cllr Phil Dew will be available to talk to members of the community to discuss matters relating to Appleby Horse Fair.  This is a drop in session for one to one discussions, no pre-booking is required.

If you can’t make the drop in session but have a matter relating to Appleby Horse Fair you would like to discuss please contact Kellie Bradburn-Sims Community Development Officer for Westmorland and Furness Council [email protected]

Thursday 18th April – Warcop Parish Hall Remote Cinema presents `The Lost King’ (12A) – Warcop Parish Hall

Starring Steve Coogan and Sally Hawkins.  Based on a true story.  Guided by instinct and spectral visions an ambitious writer and amateur historian defies the academic establishment to unearth Richard III’s long-missing remains in a Leicester Car park.  Comedy-drama.

Doors open 7.15 pm.  Screening 7.30 pm.  Tickets £4.50 if booked at least 24 hours in advance, £5 on the door.  To book tickets in advance, please email [email protected]

Friday 19th April – Oppenheimer (15) – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer is appointed to work on the top secret Manhattan Project.  Oppenheimer and a team of scientists spend years developing and designing the atomic bomb.  Their work comes to fruition in July 1945, as they witness the world’s first nuclear explosion, changing the course of history.

7.30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier.  Adults £5, Children U18 £3.

Saturday 20th April – Brough Farmers’ and Artisan Market – Brough Memorial Hall

9 am to 12 pm.  As always we have a fantastic array of quality stalls ready to showcase the very best from local farmers’ and talented artisans’, there’s something special for everyone.

Saturday 20th April – Coffee Morning – Brough Methodist Church

10 – 11.30 am in the Chapel Schoolroom.  Come and meet friends old and new and enjoy a coffee/tea and biscuits.

Saturday 20th April – The Rotary Club of Upper Eden are Hosting a `Wine, Cheese and Quiz Night’ – Masonic Hall, Kirkby Stephen

From 7.00 to 11.30 pm.  With compere Richard Want. Wine, cheese and snacks plus music and dancing. Quiz teams no more than 8 people. All proceeds to be split between the British Heart Foundation and Rotary International Charities.  Tickets £20, No alcohol tickets £10.  For tickets call Dave  on 017683 720191 or Brad on 017683 32124.

Sunday 21st April – Settle to Carlisle Memorial – St.  Andrew’s Church, Crosby Garrett

4 pm.  A procession to the viaduct will follow the short service to dedicate the memorial to the 30 people who died during the construction of the railway and are interested in the churchyard and unmarked graves.  Refreshments will be served in the United Chapel

Thursday 25th April – Kirkby Stephen Memory Club – Methodist Hall, Kirkby Stephen

10.30 am to 12 pm.  Everyone welcome, particularly those experiencing memory problems.  Help and support for carers.  Music, crafts, games and entertainment. Tea, coffee, biscuits and a chat with friends.  For further information contact Tony Taylor on 017683 42702 or email [email protected]

Wednesday 24th April – Boo Hewerdine presented by Acoustic Tearoom – Kirkby Stephen Social Club

7 pm. Tickets a mere £15 to have an evening with the most accomplished, talented, entertaining accoustic musician that you can meet! A real audience pleaser! Contact Penny on 017683 72123 for more information.

Thursday 25th April – Highlights Rural Touring Scheme present `Patrick Monahan’s Exclusively’ – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

7.30 pm.  Tickets £12, Under 18’s/unwaged £8. To book phone 07770 533107 or visit http://www.highlightsnorth.co.uk

Sunday 28th April – Brough Remote Cinema presents `The Happiest Days of our Lives’ (U) – Brough Memorial Hall

When a girls’ school is mistakenly evacuated to a boys’ school during the blitz what could possibly go wrong?  As requested by our audience, we return to the classic days of British Cinema for this outrageously funny romp starring screen legends Alistair Sim, Margaret Rutherford and Joyce Grenfell.