January Events

1 January – Nine standards new years day fell run

8miles, 1800 ft of climb.
Race begins and ends in Market Square, Kirkby Stephen. Registration from 10.30am, race starts at 12pm
Entry fee £6, All entrants must be over 18
For more information, contact Paul Brittleton 07854140572.

Thursdays 2nd, 16th & 30th January – 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]

Sunday 5th January – The Snow Queen – Soulby Village Hall

Northumberland Theatre Company presents a new musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s much loved fairytale by Gillian Juckes and Rick Juckes who have many years’ experience of writing drama, music and songs for theatre, TV and radio.  How far would you go to save your best friend?  When Kai is swept away by the Snow Queen to the Land of Snow and Ice,  Gerda knows exactly what to do.  She must set off on a journey to find him.  Join Gerda and her helpers, the Crow and the Reindeer, on their quest to find Kai and rescue him from the Snow Queen’s Palace before his heart turns to ice.

3pm. For all ages.  Adults £10, Kids £5.  Tickets available from Louise Bainbridge 07971 095925 or Audrey March 017683 71396.

Wednesday 8th January – The Arts Society Appleby in Westmorland present ‘First, catch a squirrel….’  Historical materials and techniques of painting, 15th-18th Century – Appleby Market Hall

A talk by Chantal Brotherton-Ratcliffe MA Phd.  Describes some of the surprising materials artists had to master, such as the tail of a squirrel to make paintbrushes.  These difficult materials influenced the appearance of paintings long before the industrial processes changed the artists world.

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 9th & 23rd January – 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 17th January – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents ‘The Current War’  (12) – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

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

Saturday 18th January – Brough Farmers’ Market – Memorial Hall, Brough

Re-stock your freezer and larder after the festive season. Note new, year long, closing time.

9.30am to 12.30pm

3rd Saturday of the month, each month…No admission charge!

Enquiries – David 015396 26040

Monday 20th January – Soup & Puddings at The Masonic Hall

12pm – 1.30pm £6 per person – funds in aid of Kirkby Stephen Parish Church, all again very welcome to this most sociable of occasions.

Tuesday 21st January – 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.

Wednesday 22nd January – 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.

Sunday 26th January – Trio Volant – Appleby Public Hall – 7.30pm

Woodwind trio (Clarinet, oboe, bassoon)
£12 at the door, students half price, accompanied children free
Tel: 017684 83777
Venue postcode: CA16 6XB

Friday 31st January – Quiz Night with pie, peas and pud! – Warcop Parish Hall

7.30pm prompt start.  £7 per person including food.  Max 6 per team – prizes for top 3 teams.  Licensed bar (wine,lager and soft drinks available to purchase).  Raffle.  Call Caroline on 017683 42900 or email [email protected] to book your tickets by midday on Tuesday 28th (numbers required for catering purposes – please state whether the meat or vegetarian option is preferred).  All proceeds to Warcop Parish Hall.