July Events

Thursdays 4th & 18th July – 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 6th July – Scenic walk presenting Cumbria’s first coronation meadow – by Cumbria Wildlife Trust

10.30am to 6.30pm.  A scenic walk, guided or self-guided through traditional hay meadows on a traditional upland farm, presenting Cumbria’s first coronation meadow.  Refreshments available to purchase. Contact Frank Hunter, Piper Hole Farm, Ravenstonedale.  Tel: 07789 725264 or email [email protected]

Saturday 6th July – Musgrave Rushbearing 

2.00pm Children assemble in the village, 2.15pm Procession with Vintage Vehicles, 2.30pm Rushbearing Service in Musgrave Church.  Followed by tea and childrens’ sports in the Village Institute and Field.   All welcome! (especially children) to join this colourful tradition and service in the lovely Church on the banks of the Eden.

Saturday, 6th July – The Warehouse Blues Band – Newbiggin-on-Lune Public Hall, Ravenstonedale

From 7.30pm

Fundraiser for the restoration of the organ at St Oswald’s Church, Ravenstonedale.  An evening of live music at .  Licensed bar, run by The King’s Head, Ravenstonedale and food available, with burgers and sausages supplied by Cranstons butchers.  Bound to be a raffle!  Please come along and help raise funds for the restoration of the organ at St Oswald’s, while having a bop and a good time!!

Only £3 entry fee! “organ donations” encouraged!!

Sunday 7th July – Air Ambulance Drop-in Collection – Brough Memorial Hall

Lunchtime session – 12 noon to 1pm, evening session – 5pm to 7pm.

For alternative arrangements, general enquiries and to get one of their official bags please contact Dave on 42135

Wednesday 10th July – Mini Stompers Big Splash – Frank’s Bridge, Kirkby Stephen

10.00am to 12.00pm.  Mini Stompers head to the riverside this summer for a morning of paddling play. Cost – £5 per family (1 adult and up to 3 children)

Thursdays 11th & 25th July – 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 12th July – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents `Widows’ – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

Steve McQueen’s crime thriller, based on Lynda La Plante’s 1980s TV mini series

Doors open 7.00pm for 7.30pm start.  Adults £5 – Children (U18) £3.  Tickets available on the door or call Kate on 017683 71885

Friday 12th July – Brough Education Support Team presents – Bingo! – The Inn At Brough

Eyes down 7pm, for the benefit of Brough Community Primary School

Saturday 13th July – Air Ambulance Drop-in Collection & Monthly Coffee Morning – Warcop Parish Hall

10.00am to 11.30am. Why not bring all your Air Ambulance bags down and have a tea or coffee and biscuits, plus a bacon roll or a scone?

For alternative arrangements, general enquiries and to get one of their official bags please contact David on 41390

Tuesday 16th July – 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.

Saturday 20th July – Brough Famers’ Market – Memorial Hall, Brough

9.30am – 2pm.
At the height of summer, the range of foods on sale cannot be bettered. Buy lamb, beef, pork, fish, poultry, eggs, bread, cheeses, cakes, photography, jewellery, textiles and much much more, from our regular stalls.

3rd Saturday, each month, NO admission charge!
Enquiries to David on 015396 26040

Saturday 20th July  – Craft Workshop – `Japanese Cross Over Apron’ – The Makers Den, Skywalk House, South Road, Kirkby Stephen

9.30am to 4.30pm. £60. The Makers Den is a small space that offers workshops for up to 10 people in all sorts from glass fusing to guidance and talks for artisits.  Take a look at our courses to see if there is something you fancy trying.  New courses are added all the time, so keep popping back to the website.  Bookings can be done via Eventbrite and links can found on our Facebook page and website http://www.themakersden.co.uk

Saturday 20th July – Club Classis – Kirkby Stephen Sports & Social Club

Doors open 7pm. Entertainment by locals followed by disco.   Tickets £15 – includes glasses of wine and nibbles.  All proceeds to  Ankoma Outreach.  Contact Anthea on 07588574179.

Monday 22nd July – Kids Craft Workshop – `Mandala Pebble Painting’ – The Makers Den, Skywalk House, South Road, Kirkby Stephen

11am to 1pm.  Come and join Niki Walker for a variety of Mini Makers’ craft classes during the 6-week holiday.  Sessions are on Mondays costing £3.80 each. Please note that adults are to remain with their children, however tea and coffee is provided.  Booking is essential as spaces are limited to 10 per class.  Bookings can be done via Eventbrite and links can found on our Facebook page and website http://www.themakersden.co.uk

Wednesday 24th July  – Craft Workshop – `Plant pot stake glass fusing taster’ – The Makers Den, Skywalk House, South Road, Kirkby Stephen

9.30am to 4.30pm. £15. The Makers Den is a small space that offers workshops for up to 10 people in all sorts from glass fusing to guidance and talks for artisits.  Take a look at our courses to see if there is something you fancy trying.  New courses are added all the time, so keep popping back to the website.  Bookings can be done via Eventbrite and links can found on our Facebook page and website http://www.themakersden.co.uk

Friday 26th July  – Craft Workshop – `Felt pictures for beginners, half day’ – The Makers Den, Skywalk House, South Road, Kirkby Stephen

11am to 12.30pm. £35. The Makers Den is a small space that offers workshops for up to 10 people in all sorts from glass fusing to guidance and talks for artisits.  Take a look at our courses to see if there is something you fancy trying.  New courses are added all the time, so keep popping back to the website.  Bookings can be done via Eventbrite and links can found on our Facebook page and website http://www.themakersden.co.uk

Sunday 28th July – Westmorland Dales Day – Kirkby Stephen

Buses will be available to transport people from the Railway ~Station to Kirkby Stephen Town Centre, where you will find:-

Arts & Crafts, Bread Making Demo, Silver Band, Food Market, Guided Walks, Cycle Rides, Childrens Activities, Lady Anne Clifford Play, Conservation Groups, Stainmore Railway Weekend, Guided Runs, Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling……plus much more.

Check us out at www.westmorlanddalesday.org, not online? Visit the Upper Eden Visitor Centre or call 017683 71199.

Lady Anne Clifford in the Westmorland Dales

To celebrate Westmorland Dales Day 2019 there will be a very entertaining theatrical performance based on Lady Anne Clifford at the time of her re-building of Pendragon Castle in 1661. Lady Anne will also visit Kirkby Stephen for the first time on a journey from her Castle in Mallerstang. The performance is devised, written and performed by professional actor/director Lisa O’Hanlon and members of Lune Springs Players together with musician, Carolyn Francis.

Programme
12.30pm – Cumbria Classic Coach pick-up at Market Square, Kirkby Stephen for performance at Pendragon Castle, Mallerstang (booking essential)
2.30pm – Promenade through Market Square and onto Church Green

3.15pm – Performance on Church Green, Kirkby Stephen (no booking required)

Bookings via KSCA on 017683 71885 or http://www.kirkbystephencommunityarts.co.uk
For more information contact
Kate Lynch [email protected] / 07770 53310 or

Sue Capel [email protected] / 07769 157378

Sunday 28th July – Westmorland Dales Day – Our History Through Time – Walkers are Welcome – 2.30pm – 4.00pm

Heritage walk around the town looking at Kirkby Stephens’ past and unique history. (Suitable for wheelchairs by arrangement)
Meet outside The Upper Eden Visitor Centre, limited places, please book [email protected]

Sunday 28th July – Westmorland Dales Day: red squirrel walk, Smardale Nature Reserve – by Cumbria Wildlife Trust

12.30pm  See if you can spot the elusive red squirrel on a guided walk at Smardale Nature Reserve, led by the Reserve’s warden.  Bring binoculars if you them.  Part or Kirkby Stephen’s Westmorland Dales Day celebrations.  Free transport available between the Reserve and Kirkby Stephen railway station.

Booking required: Upper Eden Visitor Centre 017683 71199.

Monday 29th July to Tuesday 30th July – Summer Soccer School – Parrots Park, Kirkby Stephen

For boys and girls aged 4 to 14.  From 10am to 3pm. £16 a day or £30 for both days.  Participants need a packed lunch, drinks and appropriate footwear (boots and trainers) and clothing.  To book a place or for more information, contact Shaun Gardner on 07929373564 or email on [email protected]

Monday 29th July – Kids Craft Workshop  – The Makers Den, Skywalk House, South Road, Kirkby Stephen

11am – 1pm Card aquarium
2pm – 4pm 3D Under the sea hanger

Come and join Niki Walker for a variety of Mini Makers’ craft classes during the 6-week holiday.  Sessions are on Mondays costing £3.80 each. Please note that adults are to remain with their children, however tea and coffee is provided.  Booking is essential as spaces are limited to 10 per class.  Bookings can be done via Eventbrite and links can found on our Facebook page and website http://www.themakersden.co.uk