February Events

Monday 3rd February – `Pine Martens – Are there pine martens in Cumbria?’ – by Cumbria Wildlife Trust at The Friends Meeting House, 48A High St, Kirkby Stephen

14.30 to 16.30.  John Martin will give an up to date presentation on his work with these fascinating and important animals around the UK.

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

Monday 3rd February – Celebrate Chinese New Year with Century Chinese Restaurant – Warcop Parish Hall

12-5pm.  In aid of Warcop school.  Hot chinese food, chinese beverages, craft & art work, raffle & prizes

Thursdays 6th & 20th February – 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 7th February – Nateby and Wharton WI present `Walking The West Highland Way’ – The Friends Meeting House, High Street, Kirkby Stephen

7pm.  Entry £4 for visitors.  Everyone Welcome.

Saturday 8th February – `Street’ – collection of local stories – Kirkby Stephen Local Links

Kendal Brewery Arts Centre and Highlights Rural Touring are collecting real stories to be retold in a walk-through multi media installation at the Brewery Arts Centre in the Autumn (dates still to be confirmed).  We are collecting stories across Cumbria and on 8th February we are coming to record YOUR stories over a FREE brew, some cake and a chat.  So pop in and see us to tell your story – the kettle will be on!

10am to 12 noon.  We would like to record your voice just chatting to us naturally, and this may be used as part of the final installation.  We will use some of the stories we hear but we can’t use all of them.  At the very least your story will inspire the final piece!

Saturday 8th February – Coffee Morning – Warcop Parish Hall

10am to 11.30am.  Enjoy good company with tea, coffee and biscuits, plus some tasty extras:  Bacon rolls (vegetarian alternatives) and scones.  Browse our book collection in our expanding community library.  Purchase goods from our small community shop.  Everyone welcome: £1.50 each, including a free refill.  Please support your parish hall.  Visit us at http://www.warcop.org.uk

Sunday 9th February – Jamal Aliyev and Maksim Stsura (Cello and Piano) – Appleby Public Hall

Jamal Aliyev made his debut at the 2017 BBC Proms and in 2019 performed the Elgar Concerto with the Royal Philarmonic Orchestra and Tomsk Philharmonia

Starts 7.30pm.  £12 at the door, students half price, children free.  For more information call 017684 83777 or visit http://www.appleby-concerts.org.uk

Wednesday 12th February – The Arts Society Appleby in Westmorland present ‘Hampton Court Palace’ a lecture by Dr Jonathan Foyle – 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 2020 Programme at http://taswestmorland.org.uk

Thursdays 13th & 27th February – 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]

Saturday 15th February – Valentine’s Day Coffee Morning – Brough Methodist Church Schoolroom

10am to 11.30am.  Various stalls including: bric-a-bac, home-made cakes, jams, raffles and Graham’s inimitable sense of humour.  What more could you want on a Saturday morning in February?  A donation will be made to Macmillan Nurses.

Saturday 15th February – Brough Farmers’ Market – Memorial Hall, Brough

Whatever the weather you will be warm and dry if you shop with us. Buy lamb, beef, pork, fish, poultry, eggs, cheeses, cakes, photography, jewellery, textiles and much much more, from our regular stalls.

9.30am to 12.30pm.  3rd Saturday of the month, each month…No admission charge!  Enquiries – David 015396 26040

Tuesday 18th February – 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 20th February – Warcop Remote Cinema presents – `Judy’ (12A) – Warcop Parish Hall

Starring Golden Globe winnter Renee Zellweger.  Thirty years after starring in `The Wizard of Oz’, beloved actress and singer Judy Garland arrives in London to perform sold-out shows at the Talk of the Town nightclub.  While there, she reminisces with friends and fans and begins a whirlwind romance with musician Mickey Deans.

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]

Friday 21st February – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents ‘Mrs Lowry & Son’  (PG) – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

Boasting powerhouse performances from Timothy Spall and Vanessa Redgrave, this is the delicate, intimate and amusing story of the relationship between beloved artist L S Lowry (Spall) and his overbearing mother (Redgrave) in 1920’s Salford.  Bed-ridden and bitter, Elizabeth actively tried to disuade her bachelor son from persuing his artistic ambitions, whilst never failing to voice her opinion at what a disappointment he was to her.

Doors open 7.00pm for 7.30pm start.  Adults £5 – Children (U18) £3.  Tickets available on the door.  For more information or tickets please visit http://www.kirkbystephencommunityarts.co.uk or phone Kate Lynch 017683 71885

Sunday 23rd February –  Brough Remote Cinema presents ‘Peanut Butter Falcon’  (12A) – Brough Memorial Hall

Comedy-drama following the adventures of Zak who escapes his assisted living home and befriends a wayward fisherman on the run.  A modern day Mark Twain adventure.

Doors open 2.30pm for 3.00pm start.  Adults £5 – Children (U16) £3.  Tickets available on the door.  Advance tickets £4.50.  For more information or tickets please visit http://www.edenarts.co.uk or phone 017683 42390.  Home baked refreshments on sale during the interval.

Wednesday 26th February – Citizens Advice Drop in Session – Kirkby Stephen Local Links

10am to 12.30pm.  If you’d like advice on housing issues, getting the most out of your energy, money or benefits, why not come and speak to our adviser.  Sessions are on the 4th Wednesday each month.

Friday 28th February – Domino Drive – Warcop Parish Hall

Donations for prizes will be much appreciated.  These can be left at the Cafe on Thursday mornings.

Adults £3.  Primary aged children free.  Includes refreshments.  Prizes and raffles.  All proceeds to Warcop Parish Hall

Saturday 29th February – Sedbergh Environmental Market – St.  Andrews Church, Sedbergh

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

Saturday 29th February – The Acoustic Vandals – The Black Bull, Kirkby Stephen

9pm.