July Events

Saturday 9th July – Cumbria Festival Chorus present `Vaughan Williams at 150′ – Kendal Leisure Centre

Benedicite, A Sea Symphony, The Lark Ascending.  Performers – Sarah Fox (soprano), Roderick Williams (baritone), Roland Fudge (violin).  CFC Chorus and Orchestra, Ian Jones (conductor)

Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £18 (includes programme), children and students free. For tickets call 01539 733944, or buy them on the door or from chorus members.

Saturday 16th July – All Aboard Club – Kirkby Stephen East

All Aboard Club is taking its giant train sets to the Stainmore Railway Company‘s heritage railway at Kirkby Stephen East station in July. We’ll be running an inclusive play session for #autistic and #adhd children, where they can develop their social and communication skills in a safe, supportive and understanding environment.  Kirkby Stephen is on the Cumbria/Yorkshire border and we’ll be running our trains along their 1861 railway platform, with some amazing full-size steam locos standing alongside.
If you know any autistic and ADHD children who might be interested, please share the news with them. If you’d like a chat about our play sessions and your child’s specific needs, please call us on 07948 407343 or email [email protected]
Details and tickets are available on our Eventbrite page https://aac-kirkbystephen.eventbrite.co.uk For more information about the Stainmore Railway, visit their website at https://www.kirkbystepheneast.co.uk/


Tuesday 12th July – Eden Hearing Services – Kirkby Stephen Local Links

10 am to 12 noon. Eden Hearing Services run their clinics for anyone needing repairs or servicing to their hearing aids, here at the Local Links on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.  This service is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY – please ring Robert Bolton on 07846 512366.  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.

Friday 15th July – Ablaze 22 –  Brough Castle

For tickets and further details contact Rachel on 07920 186673

Saturday 23rd July – Stainmore’s Got Talent returns! – St Stephen’s Church, Stainmore

Tickets £6, performers and children U18 £3.  Wine and nibbles available.  All proceeds to St Stephen’s Church.  For tickets ring Karen Horn on 017683 42633 or email [email protected]

Do you have a hidden talent?  if you would like to take part as a performer contact Andy Stevenson on 017683 42633 or email [email protected]
Sunday 31st July – Westmorland Dales Day – Kirkby Stephen
10.00 am to 4.00 pm.  The Westmorland Dales Day here in Kirkby Stephen will take on the usual format of an arts & crafts fair in the Parish Church, conservation and charities sited in the church grounds and the artisan food market in the market square.  The theme for 2022 will be one of local dales agriculture and food. Three local guided walks will be organised together with a storyteller and various other activities for both children and adults.  Kirkby Stephen East Station, always a popular attraction, will be open; there will be a display of vintage tractors in the Market Square and Auction Mart, and, for the first time, we’ll have cookery demonstrations with chef John Crouch.  There Farmers’ Network will be there too with their sheep; and we will be welcoming back the talented and entertaining street juggler Mathew Tiffany.