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]

Friday 5th April – ‘Tales of a Vicar’ – Nateby & Wharton WI – Kirkby Stephen Sports & Social Club

Nateby & Wharton WI invite you to join them for their April Open Meeting. Their guest speaker is former Royal Air Force Chaplain, The Revd Canon Ian Greenhalgh on ‘Tales of a Vicar’.

Visitors welcome – enjoy a good, amusing speaker and a light supper with tea & coffee for £4pp.

To book please contact Sally Parsons on 017683 72583 or email [email protected]

Friday 5th April – `Las Vegas Night’ by The Rotary Club of Upper Eden – Upper Eden Rugby Club

7.30pm.  Cocktail on arrival, buffet, Roulette & Blackjack, Rotary Wheel of Fortune, Disco.  Tickets £15.  Great prizes.

Tickets available from Rosemary Varley (07940 995674) or Dave Prince (07887 683831) or any Upper Eden Rotarian.

Sunday 7th April – The Chavasse Piano Trio – North Westmorland Arts Concerts in Appleby-in-Westmorland

Including works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart and Shostakovich

7.30pm – Appleby Public Hall
£12 at the door, students half-price, accompanied children free.
www.appleby-concerts.org.uk, venue postcode CA16 6XB, Tel: 017684 83777

Supported by: Westmorland Arts Trust, The Hadfield Trust and The Bryan Lancaster Trust.

Monday 8th April – Cumbria Wildlife Trust presents `Cumbria’s wildlife, past, present and future’ –  The Friends Meeting House, Kirkby Stephen

A talk by David Harpley, CWT’s Conservation Manager.

14.30 to 16.30.  There is a recommended donation of £3 to 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 http://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 Visitor Centre in Kirkby Stephen.

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

Glenn Close plays a devoted wife questioning her life choices, in this poignant and funny celebration of womanhood.

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

Friday 12th April – Domino Drive – Warcop Parish Hall

7.30pm.  Adults £3, Primary aged children – free.  Includes refreshments, prizes and raffle.  Donations for prizes will be much appreciated.  These can be left at the cafe on Thursday mornings.  All proceeds to Warcop Parish Hall.

Friday 12th April to Sunday 5th May- The Exhibit `A’ Gallery – The Old Courthouse, Shap

Material worlds – exhibitions by Suzanne Stuart Davies, Jennie Ashmore, Sue Dunne, Rachel Phillimore

For more information visit http://www.theoldcourthouse.org or telephone 01931 717539, email: [email protected]

Saturday 13th April – Coffee Morning – Warcop Parish Hall

10.00 to 11.30am. Meet your Community Police Officer (to be confirmed).  Raise any issues you may have and hear about local police matters.

Tea, coffee and biscuits, plus some tasty extras – bacon rolls (vegetarian alternatives) & scones.  Browse our book collection in our community library. Everyone welcome. £1.50 each including free refill.  Visit us at http://www.warcop.org.uk

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.

Thursday 18th April – A Soup and Pudding Lent Lunch – Warcop Parish Hall

12noon to 1pm.  By Churches Together Warcop, Sandford and Musgrave.  Entry £6.  Proceeds in aid of Great North Air Ambulance.

Thursday 18th April – Warcop Remote Cinema presents – `Bohemian Rhapsody’ (12A) – Warcop Parish Hall

Starring Oscar winnter Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury.  Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury.  Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.

Doors open 7.00pm.  Screening 7.15pm.  Adults £4 if booked at least 24 hours in advance, £4.50 on the door, U16’s £2.50.  Refreshments available during the interval, including ice creams. To book your tickets in advance please email [email protected]

Saturday 20th April – Brough Famers’ Market – Memorial Hall, Brough

9.30am – 2pm.
We have returned to our later closing time and will be open till then, during the Commercial Vehicle Rally. Buy lamb, beef, pork, fish, poultry, eggs, bread, cheeses, cakes, photography, jewellery, textiles and much much more, from our regular stalls.

3rd Saturday, each month, NO admission charge!
Enquiries to David on 015396 26040

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.

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.

Sunday 28th April – Brough Remote Cinema presents `First Man’ – Brough Memorial Hall

The riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and his family during the years 1961-69.

Doors open 2.30pm, starts 3.00pm. Tickets on door £5 (in advance £4.50)  under 16’s £3. Phone 017683 41033.  Home baked refreshments on sale during the interval. For more information ring 01768 899444 or see http://www.edenarts.co.uk