December Events

Sunday 1st December – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents `It Happened One Night’ (U) – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

Made in 1934, It Happened One Night is one of the greatest romantic comedies in film history.

Doors open 2.30pm for 3.00pm start.  Adults £5 – Children (U18) £3.  For more information or tickets please visit or phone Kate Lynch 017683 71885

Monday 2nd December – `An exploration of Yellowstone Park’ – by Cumbria Wildlife Trust

14.30 to 16.30.  Explore the history, ecology and geology of Yellowstone Park with Richard Arrowsmith, who visited the Park in 2018

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

Wednesday 4th December – Festive Music – Kirkby Stephen Parish Church

7.30pm.  With the Upper Eden Community Choir and guests.  Tickets – £6 available on the door.  Tickets include festive treats.  Proceeds in aid of Kirkby Stephen Community Arts.

Thursday 5th December – Soup and Pudding – Warcop Parish Hall

Final coffee morning of the year

Friday 6th December – Kirkby Stephen Grammar School PTFA Christmas Raffle Draw – The Pennine Bistro

7.30pm.  You can purchase tickets from Elaine on 07855 460123, or find us in the Co Op on Friday 22nd November and Saturday 23rd November.   Loads of amazing prizes up for grabs.  Please support your local school.

Friday 6th December – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents `Sorry We Missed You’ (15) – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

A hard-up delivery driver and his wife struggle to get by in modern-day England in Ken Loach’s brilliant new film.

Doors open 7.00pm for 7.30pm start.  Adults £5 – Children (U18) £3.  For more information or tickets please visit or phone Kate Lynch 017683 71885

Friday 6th December – Christmas Dominoes – Brough Memorial Hall

7.30pm.  By Brough Agricultural Society. Great Prizes.  Excellent Raffle.

Friday 6th December – Chofhs Prize Bingo – The Inn at Brough 

7.00pm.  In aid of Chofhs Youth Group.  Raffle and Kids Game.  Everyone welcome.  Contact Rachel for info 07890 756760

Wednesday 11th December – The Arts Society Appleby in Westmorland present `The Christmas Tree: From Forest Fir to Festive Feature’ – 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 

Thursday 12th December – Alison Neil presents `Mrs Beaton, My Sister’ – Soulby Village Hall

Mrs Beeton, My Sister recalls the extraordinary life of Mrs Beeton.  The eldest of 21 children and brought up in the Grand Stand at Epsom Race Course, Isabella Beeton fell for a publisher and joined his rackety life in journalism, culminating in her world-famous `Book of Household Management’ in 1861.  Award-winning playwright Alison Neil provides a lively retelling of the entertaining and moving story of Isabella Beeton’s surprising life, seen through the eyes of her endearing sister, Bessie.

7.30pm.  For more information contact Highlights Rural Touring Scheme at [email protected] or visit or ring 017683 53954

Friday 13th December – `Shoo Shoo Baby’s Christmas Cabaret’ – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

Join this musical double-act and their multi-talented pianist for their shamelessly sparkly Christmas cabaret.  Funny, accessible, energetic, colourful, be-sequinned and camp, a Shoo Shoo Baby audience goes home smiling!

Starts 7.30pm.  Adults £10/Under 18’s £8. For more information or tickets please visit or phone Kate Lynch 017683 71885

Saturday 14th December – Air Ambulance Drop-in Collection & Coffee Morning – Warcop Parish Hall

Coffee morning 10.00 to 11.30am, the GNAA van will collect bags at 11.30am.  There will be an extra collection session on Friday 13th December at the Hall from 7.00 – 8.00pm if you can’t attend on Saturday.

Saturday 14th December – Christmas Meal – St Michael’s Church, Church Hall, Church Brough

6.30pm  Four course traditional Christmas dinner.  Bingo, Carols and Quiz.  Santa visit.  Pre-booking essential.  Call Diane on 41219 for tickets.  Adults £12.50 and Kids £6.00.  Taxi service on request.  Everyone welcome.

Monday 16th December – Upper Eden HIstory Society presents `Around the Farmhouse Fireplace’ talk given by Christine Craghill – 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 17th December – 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.

Sunday 22nd December – Brough Remote Cinema presents `Yesterday’ – Brough Memorial Hall

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

Date TBC – Candlelit Traditional 9 lessons and Carols – Kirkby Stephen Parish Church

Time TBC.  All welcome.

Tuesday 24th December – Christingle – Kirkby Stephen Parish Church

We would love for you, your friends and your family to join us at our Christingle celebration so we can help to support vulnerable children. Further details to follow.

Tuesday 24th December – Crib Service – St Michael’s Church, Church Brough

4pm.  Kids can come dressed as nativity characters.  Informal and family friendly.  Come and join the fun.  Further information from Rachel 07890 756760

Wednesday 25th December – Traditional Christmas Lunch – a Churches Together in Kirkby Stephen initiative

Are you on your own on Christmas Day? Would you like some company? Join us in Kirkby Stephen for a traditional Christmas lunch.

Transport is available.  Please contact Mary 017683 72119 or Val 017683 72819

Friday 27th December – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents `Horrible Histories Move:Rotten Romans’ (U) – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

Doors open 2.30pm for 3.00pm start.  Adults £5 – Children (U18) £3.  Family Ticket for Penguins £12.  For more information or tickets please visit or phone Kate Lynch 017683 71885