April Events

Wednesday 3rd April – Black is The Color of My Voice – Kirkby Stephen Sports & Social Club

7.30 pm.  Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, Black is the Color of My Voice follows a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist seeking redemption after the untimely death of her father.  She reflects on the journey that took her from a young piano prodigy destined for a life in the service of the church, to a renowned jazz vocalist at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement. Black is the Color of My Voice has been a sell out in Shaghai, New York, London and Edinburgh festivals.

Cost: £10 Adults/£8 under 18s.  For more information ring 017683 71885 or visit http://www.kirkbystephencommunityarts.co.uk

Thursdays 4th & 18th April – Upper Eden Memory Club – Kirkby Stephen Methodist Church

10.30am to 12 noon.

We continue to meet alternate Thursdays at KIrkby Stephen Methodist Church (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.

We are always ready to accept newcomers and volunteer helpers.  For more information contact Tony Taylor on 017683 42702 or [email protected]

Wednesday 10th April – The Arts Society Appleby in Westmorland present ‘The Wind in the Willows revisited through it’s Illustrators’ – Appleby Market Hall

Starts 11.00am, coffee served from 10.15am.  £8 on the door (Members free).  Find out more about our organisation and view our 2019 Programme at http://taswestmorland.org.uk

Thursdays 11th & 25th April – Thursday People – Brough Methodist Church

10.30am to 12 noon.

Brough Memory Club has now relaunched as the Thursday People meeting at Brough Methodist Chuch again on alternate Thursdays.  This group is now for all who want to come together for a chat over tea/coffee with optional activities or crafts.

We are always ready to accept newcomers and volunteer helpers.  For more information contact Tony Taylor on 017683 42702 or [email protected]

Friday 12th April – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents `The Wife’ – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

Doors open 7.00pm for 7.30pm start.  Adults £5 – Children (U18) £3.  Tickets available on the door or call Kate on 017683 71885

Monday 15th April  – Upper Eden HIstory Society presents, after brief AGM `Dining in the Great Houses of Cumbria’ talk given by Ivan Day – Kirkby Stephen Grammar School

The Upper Eden History Society meets October to April 7.30pm, in the Coffee Bar, Kirkby Stephen Grammar School, for a series of monthly lectures, usually the third Monday in each month.  Visitors very welcome.  £3 per meeting.

Tuesday 16th April – Eden Hearing Services Drop In Session – Kirkby Stephen Local Links

Eden Hearing Services hold a drop in clinic from 10.00am to 12 noon 3rd Tuesday of every month.  Services include advice on hearing aids and specialist equipment, hearing aids cleaned and retubed, batteries supplied.

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st April – The 21st Cumbria Easter Rally – Kirkby Stephen and Brough

Over 250 vintage buses, lorries and commercial vehicles on show.  Free admission, free bus rides.  Family event.  Saturday evening road run through the fells, food and drink stalls and vintage funfair.

Held at some of the most picturesque locations in the Upper Eden Vally and in the Cumbrian North Pennines’ area of outstanding beauty and the recently extended Yorkshire Dales National Park (Westmorland Dales), the two-day event attracts thousands of people to South East Cumbria to view the impressive display of much loved vintage vehicles that, alongside a picturesque road run across the fells, frames a host of other activities and stalls for shopping and food and drink.

Entry forms are available from http://www.cumbriaeasterrally.com

Saturday 20th to Monday 22nd April – Art Exhibition – The Masonic Hall, Kirkby Stephen

By Brough and Stainmore Art Group.  Affordable Originals, Prints and Cards.  10am to 4pm Sat & Sun, 10am to 3pm Mon.

Tuesday 23rd April – `Microsoft Word for Intermediates’ – Appleby Heritage Centre

FREE Course over 3 weeks from 9.30 to 12.00.

Numbers are limited on free courses, book early to secure your place.  You are only eligible for a maximum of three free courses per person.  Contact [email protected] or ring 017683 53350.

Wednesday 24th April – Parkinson’s Cafe – The Eden Emporium, Kirkby Stephen

Parkinson’s UK – Change attitudes.  Find a Cure.  Join Us.  We continue to meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 10.30 to 12.00.  For more information call Andrew or Robina on 017683 41997.

Saturday 27th April – Coffee Morning – Winton Village Hall

10am to 12pm.  Entry – suggested donations adult £3 child £1.50.  Hot drink and sweet treats included.  Various stalls, children’s play area and activities.  All welcome.  All proceeds to Kirkby Stephen Primary School.  Table top stalls £5, for more information contact Emma Awde 07885489170.