July Events

Thursday 4th July – Kirkby Stephen Memory Club – Methodist Hall, Kirkby Stephen

10.30 am to 12 pm.  Everyone welcome, particularly those experiencing memory problems.  Help and support for carers.  Music, crafts, games and entertainment. Tea, coffee, biscuits and a chat with friends.  For further information contact Tony Taylor on 017683 42702 or email [email protected]

Fridays 5th & 12th July – Using your mobile phone – Android Smartphone Free Adult Education Course – Warcop Parish Hall

10 am to 12 pm.  Got a new Android Smartphone but don’t know where to begin?  We introduce the basic functions of the phone, before exploring the settings and some key applications.  Main topics are: connecting to Wi-Fi, how to access the the Internet, access your emails, change basic settings, how to download Apps, how to use your phone as a Sat Nav and how  to take photos and organise them.  To book a place contact Andrea Hodgson on 07468 709606 or email [email protected]


Saturday 6th July – Eden Animal Rescue Fundraising Stall – The Cloisters, Kirkby Stephen

9 am to 12.30 pm.  Gill and Barbara would like to invite our loyal customers to enjoy our preserves and home baking:- Tangy Marmalade made with half the amount of sugar, Sweet Piccalilli, Chutney, Rhubarb and Ginger Jam,amall amount of this seasons Strawberry Jam. Bakewell Tart, Lemon Drizzle Cake, Rhubarb Pie, Gooseberry Pie, Ginger Cake, Victoria Sponge, Quiches, Shortbread Biscuits, Ginger Snaps.
We will also have surplus stock of Tea Towels.  Excellent quality 100% cotton normally retail at £9.  We can sell them for £3 each or 2 for £5.

Saturday 6th July – South Stainmore Coffee Morning – St Stephen’s Church

10..30 am to 12 noon.  First Saturday of the month.  £2 for unlimited tea, coffee, juice, biscuits and chatting.  Everyone welcome!

Saturday 6th July – Dog Show – Upper Eden Rugby Club

Gates open 12 pm.  Lunesdale Foxhounds `George Perfect’ Show.  Terrier, lurcher, gun dog and stick classes.  BBQ, Tug of War, Bar, Auction and raffle.  Everyone welcome!  Bar will be open from 12.30 pm.

Thursday 11th July – Soup and Pudding – Warcop Parish Hall

11.30 am to 1.00 pm.  Admission £7 – includes soup, pudding and hot drink.  Come and join  us for some lovely food and great company!  Soup and Pudding will then return in September.

Thursday 11th July – Upper Eden Silver Circle present jazz vocalist Elizabeth Walker – Soulby Village Hall

Doors open 1.00 pm.  Booking essential – 07519182480.  Entry £5 includes refreshments

Friday 12th July – Kirkby Stephen Hearing Services – 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 07724132277.

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 13th & Sunday 14th July – 1940’s weekend – Stainmore Railway, Kirkby Stephen

Steam trains (fares apply), Shed tours, museum and  station buffet car, military vehicle and living history displays and period entertainment.  No parking at the station – use the vintage bus park and ride from the Auction Mart.

Saturday 13th July – Coffee Morning and Great North Air Ambulance Bag Collection – Warcop  Parish Hall

10 – 11.30 am.  Entry £1.50.   Tea, coffee and biscuits, plus bacon or sausage rolls (vegeterian alternatives) and scones for purchase.  Please come along for some convivial chat! Everyone welcome!

Why not use this as a chance to have a summer clear out and bring items to the Hall ready for collection at 11.00 am.  Please leave bags outside the Hall.  Bags available by phoning David Keetley on 017683 41390.

Sunday 14th July – Warcop Village Show – Warcop Parish Hall

1 pm to 4 pm.  Baking, preserves and wine, handicrafts, photographs, horticulture and flowers, children’s section, miscellaneous section.  30p entry for each adult class – Village Show Champion’s Cup! Children’s entries fee – cash prizes for children.  Entry forms with details of the classes in each section from The Parish Hall, ring Caroline on 017683 42900 or visit

Sunday 14th July – Cumbria Festival Chorus present `Rachmaninov Vespers – Kirkby Stephen Parish Church

7.00 pm.  Directed by Ian Jones with Lynne Williams (saxophone interludes).  Tickets (under 18’s free) £15 from choir members or visit http://cumbriafestivalchorus.weebly.com

Monday 15th July – Upper Eden Silver Circle present Swinging Sixties Show – Soulby Village Hall

Doors open 1.00 pm.  Vocalist singing Dusty, The Shirelles, Cilla Black, The Beatles, Sandie Shaw and many more.  Booking essential – 07519182480.  Entry £5 includes refreshments.

Wednesday 17th July – Quiz Night at the Engine Shed’ – in aid of Eden Animal Rescue – The Engine Shed

7.30 pm. £2 pp.  Please book to avoid disappointment.  Winning team prize `Dinner and drinks at the Engine Shed’. Raffle

Thursday 18th July – Kirkby Stephen Memory Club – Methodist Hall, Kirkby Stephen

10.30 am to 12 pm.  Everyone welcome, particularly those experiencing memory problems.  Help and support for carers.  Music, crafts, games and entertainment. Tea, coffee, biscuits and a chat with friends.  For further information contact Tony Taylor on 017683 42702 or email [email protected]

Friday 19th July – Eden Arts present `The Great Escaper’ (12A) – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

7.30 pm.  In the summer of 2014, a World War II veteran sneaks out of his care home to attend the 70th anniversary commemoration of the D-Day lands in Normandy.

Adults £5, Children (U18) £3.  Doors open 30 minutes earlier

Saturday 20th July – Brough Farmers’ and Artisan Market – Memorial Hall

9 am to 12 pm.  Join us on the third Saturday of the month in Brough for a delightful celebration of fresh, locally-sourced produce, handcrafted crafts and artisanal delights!

Sunday 21st July – Car Boot Sale – Kirkby Stephen Market Square

10 am to 2 pm.  Pitch £5.  To book a place please call Sandy on 07974754026 or email [email protected]

Monday 22nd July – Family Fun Extravaganza – Soulby Village Hall

Begins 1.30 pm.  Kick start the school holidays with our family fun extravaganza – Action Ants Activities (Archer, rifle range and more), Ukelele Band The Bryce Street Strummers.  Fun for all the family.

Tuesday 23rd July – Barnardo’s present `Online Safety Group’ – Kirkby Stephen Youth Centre

1 pm to 3 pm.  Help parents and caregivers talk with their children about key online safety topics through the joy of Lego play.  Age range 5-10 years old.  Topics covered: Cyberbullying, digital footprints, false information , online security, privacy and safe sharing, screen time

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th July – Westmorland Dales Day – Kirkby Stephen
10.00 am to 4.00 pm. Join us for a taste of life in the Westmorland Dales and help us celebrate our landscape, heritage and people!  A weekend of activities and entertainment for all the family.
Saturday 27th July – guided walks, discover Crosby Garrett, a traditional Westmorland Dales village, Jubilee Park Open Day, Games and Crafts at Kirkby Stephen Youth Centre.
Sunday 28th July – Wild play with Stomping Ground, Circus skills workshops, Guided walks, Artists’, makers’, & producers’ markets, Community and conservation groups fair, Cumbria Wildlife Trust creative drop in, Winton Park Gardens open.
Find out more at http://www.westmorlanddalesfestival.org

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th July- Westmorland Dales Day – Stainmore Railway Company at Kirkby Stephen East

10 am to 4 pm.  Please come and visit us as we participate in the Westmorland Dales Day annual events celebrating local produce and talents.

Open Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm from Easter to Christmas Fayre.  For non-event operation days, please see our website http://www.westmorlanddalesfestival.rg or Facebook Page.

Tuesday 30th July – Barnardo’s present `Online Safety Group’ – Kirkby Stephen Youth Centre

1 pm to 3 pm.  Help parents and caregivers talk with their children about key online safety topics through the joy of Lego play.  Age range 5-10 years old.  Topics covered: Cyberbullying, digital footprints, false information , online security, privacy and safe sharing, screen time