January Events

Sunday 1st January – Nine Standards Fell Race – Kirkby Stephen Market Square

Blow off that hangover or start your new years resolution as you mean to go on! A classic out and back race on the hills around Kirkby Stephen.

Begins 12 noon.  Registration at Kirkby Stephen Mountain Rescue Base, Christian Head (CA17 4HA).  Full FRA kit is compulsory, kit checks will be carried out.  £10 for FRA members, £12 for non-members.

Wednesday 4th January – Domino Drive – Stainmore Village Hall

7.30 pm.  Great prizes and a raffle.  Now every first Wednesday.

Thursdays 5th & 19th January – Upper Eden Memory Club – Kirkby Stephen Methodist Church

10.30 am 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. For people with memory problems , who are disabled or who are lonely.  Enjoy time with friends.  Also offering help and support for carers. No need to book, just turn up.  Do you know of anyone who may benefit?

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

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

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

Wednesday 11th January – `Looking Closely at Paintings’ by Joanne Rhymer – Appleby Market Hall

A Lecture by The Arts Society Appleby in Westmorland.  11 am.  Members free, visitors £8.  Find out more about our organisation and view our programme at http://tawestmorland.org.uk

Friday 6th January – Pennine YFC’s Annual Domino Drive – Winton Village Hall

7.30 pm start. £3 per person entry. £1 per strip raffle (great prizes to be won). Afterwards teas, coffees, home made cakes and biscuits will be served. Everyone welcome – hope to see you there.

Friday 13th January – 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 07724 132277.

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 14th January – Sewing workshop – Ravenstonedale Heritage and Community Centre

10 am to 4 pm.  £15 per person.  Come along and learn to make an item of your choice.  Please bring easy or very easy paper pattern, fabric, cotton thread, sharp scissors, scissors for cutting paper, pins, un-picker, french chalk and sewing machine (if you have one) and a packed lunch.  Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.  Call Jan on 07876 508027 to reserve your place.

Saturday 14th January – Coffee morning – Warcop Parish Hall

10.00 – 11.30 am.  Tea, coffee and biscuits, plus bacon rolls (vegetarian alternatives) and scones for purchase.  Please come along for some convivial chat! Everyone welcome.

Thursday 19th January – Warcop Parish Hall Remote Cinema present `Elvis’ – Warcop Parish Hall

Doors open 6.45 pm Screening 7.15 pm. Refreshments available during the interval.  Adults £4 if booked at least 24 hours in advance/£4.50 on the door.  Children under 16 £2.50.  To book tickets in advance please email [email protected]

Friday 20th January – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts Remote Cinema presents – `Operation Mincemeat’ – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

Colin Firth leads a prestigious ensemble in this gripping British espionage thriller, declassifying the extraordinary true story of the Allies’ deception of Germany at the height of World War II.  Set in 1943, the film charts the undertaking of the campaign to deceive the Nazis by convincing Germany of an attack route through Greece, rather than the actual location of Sicily.

7.30 pm.  Adults £5/Under 18s £3. For more information contact Kate on 07770 533107 or visit – https://kirkbystephencommunityarts.co.uk/

Saturday 21st January – Brough Farmers Market – Brough Memorial Hall

Winter hours – 9 am to 12 midday.

Wednesday 25th January – CELEBRATE LOCAL LEGENDS AND FOLKLORE: FREE EVENT -The Engine Shed, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4SZ

A storytelling evening with Emily Hennessey, professional storyteller… may feature witches, dobbies, highwaymen and child-eating giants!!

  • live storytelling
  • film viewings
  • artwork displays

Tea, hot chocolate and finger buffet provided!  For pupils, parents, carers and staff of participating schools, including Tebay, Shap, Great Asby, Crosby Ravensworth, Brough, Kirkby Stephen and Orton schools. Come and enjoy displays and performances of your collective storytelling efforts alongside other participating schools.

5.30pm – 7.30pm.  Booking preferred: email us at [email protected]

Thursday 26th January – Creative Journal Making Class – Brough Memorial Hall

Workshops are all day (10am to 4pm) so bring your own lunch.  During each class you will learn and make an A5 book using one of my original designs, exploring different mixed media techniques and binding options.

All materials are supplied and you will end the class with your own unique journal for writing, drawing painting etc.
Booking details are on my website neelzexpressionz.com under workshopsFeel free to contact me should you have any other questions. — with Helen Boardman.


Sunday 29th January – Wissam Boustany and Aleksander Szam – Appleby Public Hall

Begins 7.30 pm.  £20 at the door , students half-price, children free.  Visit http://www.appleby-concerts.org.uk

Tuesday 31st January – Warm Space – Kirkby Stephen Methodist Church

Tuesdays (fortnightly) 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm.  Come and join us in the warmth for dominoes, board games, newspapers, jigsaws, books, toys, hot drinks, biscuits and chat.  All welcome.