February Events

Thursday 1st February – 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.


Thursday 1st February – Soup and Pudding – Warcop Parish Hall

11.30 am to 1.00 pm.  Admission £7, including soup, pudding and hot drink.  Come and joins for some lovely food and great company!


Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th February – Navigation Weekend – Kirkby Stephen Hostel

After such a successful workshop last year, we are going to hold this fantastic weekend again.  Expert tuition on map reading, hill safety, amongst other important information.  Delicious home cooked food and comfortable beds are included in the price.  All abilities welcome.  For more information contact [email protected]

Saturday 3rd February – Bingo – Winton Village Hall

Eyes down 7.30 pm.  Raffle, refreshments and children’s bingo at interval.

Monday 5th February – Seals of the North West – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

3 pm.  Come and join the Upper Eden Support Group of Cumbria Wildlife Trust for an interesting talk on Seals of the North West.  Learn about seals and the grey seal colony at South Walney Nature Reserve, including their ecology and the conservation success story of the charismatic grey seal whose latin name Halichoerus grypus means `hook nosed sea pig’.

Thursday 8th February – Half term session by Barnardos and Westmorland and Furness Council – Kirkby Stephen Methodist Hall

Taking place over the February half-term holiday our super fun `Lets Go 0-12 session’ jam packed with crafts, activities and all kinds of fun for you and your children to enjoy!

Thursday 8th February – Lee Schofield – Orton Market Hall

Starts 7.00 pm.  Wild Fell and Haweswater project talk.  Suggested donation £5.


Friday 9th February – 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 10th February – Inclusive Train Play Session for Autistic, ADHD & SEND children – The Masonic Hall

10 am to 12 noon.  £6 per child, including refreshments.  Accompanying adults are free and must stay with their children.  Contact [email protected]

Saturday 10th February – Coffee morning – Warcop Parish Hall

10 – 11.30 am.  Tea or coffee (including free refill) and biscuits for £1.50, plus bacon rolls, with vegetarian alternatives, and scones for purchase.  Come along for a good old chat!

Saturday 10th February – Ceilidh Dance – Orton Market Hall

Starts 6.30 pm.  Featuring the Jack O’Dandy Band and Chris Bland Calling.  Bar and Bring & Share Supper.  Raffle.  Tickets £7.50 adults, £2.50 children, available on the door or from Orton Post Office on 015396 24258.  All proceeds to Orton Market Hall.

Tuesday 13th February – 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 14th February – The Arts Society Appleby presents `Caravaggio:’ – Appleby Market Hall

Caravaggio, born in 1571, redefined art during a violent era, with emotionally charged paintings resonating globally. Influencing artists like Rembrandt and Velasquez, his impact endures. Keith Bonser, fascinated since 1995, embarked on a post-retirement adventure, tracing Caravaggio’s life from birthplace to iconic cities and sun-drenched islands. In this lecture, Bonser unveils thrilling discoveries, inviting you to explore the shadows and light of Caravaggio’s world—a legacy that defied his turbulent era.

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 15th February – 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.


Thursday 15th February – Warcop Parish Hall Remote Cinema presents `The Whale’ (15) – Warcop Parish Hall

Starring Brendan Fraser.  Idaho 2016.  Scarred by the profound wounds of grief, couchbound Charlie, an online writing instructor living with chronic obesity, now has a crystal-clear view of his secret intentions.  And confined to his claustrophobic and musty apartment, the self-destructive shut-in has all the time in the world to contemplate the damaging faults of the past, fatherhood and reconciliation.

Doors open 7.15 pm.  Screening 7.30 pm.  Refreshments available.  Adults £5 (£4.50 if booked at least 24 hours in advance) Children under 16 £3.  To book please email [email protected]

Saturday 17th February – 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 17th November – Eden Piano Trio and supper – Warcop Hall

7.00 for 7.30 pm.  The friends of St Coumba’s invite you to a short concert by the Eden Piano Trio and a supper at Warcop Hall to raise funds for church restoration.  Admission limited by pre-booked tickets only £22 – RSVP Judith Heelis 017683 51209 or email [email protected]

Sunday 18th February – Sunday Lunch Carvery – Crosby Garrett Village Hall 

12.30 pm.  Adults – 2 courses and coffee £13, Children – 2 courses and drink £3.  Proceeds to St. Andrew’s Church Roof Appeal.  Booking is essential, please contact Kathleen on 017683 71449/07800 832050 or email [email protected]

Tuesday 20th February – Syrian Night – The White Hare Cafe

We are please to announce that Mohammed, Roba, and the girls are hosting another Syrian night on Tuesday 20th February in The White Hare. Tickets are £20 for a fabulous three course meal of Middle Eastern cuisine. Places are limited and sell out very quickly! Pop into the cafe with payment to reserve a seat!

Friday 23rd February – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts Remote Cinema present `Cumbrian Red – Saving our Red Squirrels’ – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

Written, directed and produced by Terry Abrahams.

Begins 7.30 pm.  Doors open 30 minutes earlier.  Adults £5 U18’s £3 – proceeds to the Penrith Red Squirrel Group

Friday 23rd February – Quiz night with pie, peas and pud –  Warcop Parish Hall 

7.30 pm prompt start.  £9 per person including food.  Max 6 per team – prizes for top 3 teams!  Licensed bar (wine, lager, soft drinks etc available to purchase).  Raffle.  Call Pat on 017683 42188 or Carol on 53450 or email [email protected] to book your tickets by midday on Tuesday 12th Sepetmber (numbers required for catering purposes – please state whether the meat, vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free option is preferred).  Raffle prizes would be very welcome – these can be dropped off at the hall on Thursday mornings or given to any committee member.  Thank you!

Saturday 24th February – Sedbergh Environmental Market – St Andrew’s Church, Finkle Street, Sedbergh

10 am to 3 pm.  A free event with a wonderful selection of eco stallholders providing information on protecting the environment and selling natural and sustainable products, recycled and upcycled arts & crafts and delicious eco-friendly foods!

Saturday 24th February – Soup and Sweet for Brough Agricultural Show – Brough Memorial Hall

12 noon to 2 pm.  £7 for adults, £4 for children.  All proceeds go to the show.

Sunday 25th February – Brough Remote Cinema presents `The Old Oak’ (15) – Brough Memorial Hall

When asylum-seekers are rehoused in a working-class, north-eastern town, tensions flare.  But bridges are soon built in the ailing Old Oak pub.  With all the fiercely humanistic spirit that has defined Ken Loach’s films, this is a fitting finale to a remarkable career.

Doors open 2.30 pm.  Film starts 3.00 pm.  Tickets £5.  All tickets must be pre-booked; please phone Ailsa on 017683 42390.  There will be a raffle during the interval.  Home baked refreshments available.

Monday 26th February – Age UK Drop in Session – Kirkby Stephen Local Links

10 am to 2 pm.  Age UK Carlisle and Eden are running an Information and Advice drop-in session for over 50’s.  If you have any queries you would like help and support with please come along and make use of this fantastic opportunity.

Thursday 29th February – 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.