July Events

Wednesday 4th July – Repair Cafe – Kirkby Stephen Local Links

From 2 – 4pm.  Kirkby Stephen Repair Cafe helps to reduce waste sent to landfill, saving money and resources by using expert volunteers to fix everyday household items.

We have a friendly team of DIY and sewing experts ready to take on your repairs.  Bring along any clean clothes, electricals, jewellery, toys, small items of furniture etc…that are in need of attention and we will do what we can to help!

The Repair Cafe is run by Kirkby Stephen Community Arts and Kirkby Stephen and Upper Eden Good Neighbours Scheme, with support from Kirkby Stephen Town Council.  For more information contact Kate on 017683 71885 or visit www.kirkbystephencommunityarts.co.uk or contact Kirkby Stephen Local Links on 017683 71775 or visit www.kirkbystephen.com


Thursdays 5th & 19th July
 – Upper Eden Memory Club – The Friends Meeting House, High Street, Kirkby Stephen

10.30am to 12 noon.

We continue to meet alternate Thursdays at the Friends Meeting House (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]


Thursdays 12th & 26th July – Upper Eden Memory Club – Longway, New Road, Brough

10.30am to 12 noon

Following the success of the Upper Eden Memory Club at Kirkby Stephen we have decided to start a second group in Brough to enable us to continue to accept Clients and Carers into our Kirkby Stephen family. 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 Heather Simpkins on 017683 42476.


Thursday 12th July – Mini Stompers – Frank’s Bridge, Kirkby Stephen

Kirkby Stephen Community Arts are partnering with Stomping Ground this Summer to deliver AT THE RIVERSIDE, a programme of free events to celebrate a new river trail for Kirkby Stephen, and supported by Eden Rivers Trust and Heritage Lottery Fund.  Events are open to all ages unless otherwise specified.  For more information visit http://www.kirkbystephencommunityarts.co.uk

10am to 12pm.  Stomp your way to Frank’s Bridge, as KSCA’s monthly Mini Stompers enjoy some muddy fun on the riverside with Eden Rivers Trust.  For ages 0-5 years and their parents/carers.  At Frank’s Bridge.  Booking essential: email [email protected]


Friday 13th & Saturday 14th July – Kirkby Stephen Steps UP – Kirkby Stephen Grammar School

A live spectacle performed by pupils from Kirkby Stephen Grammar School,  Appleby Grammar School and several local Primary Schools working with nationally renowned theatre company Tangled Feet to create a bespoke theatrical performance.  Pupils will work across all aspects of the production: acting, music, design, backstage, scriptwriting, media, marketing and catering.

For more information contact Kate Lynch at [email protected]


Tuesday 17th 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.

Monday 23rd July – Summer Stomp – Jubilee Park, Kirkby Stephen.

A full day of going wild in the woods for ages 6+.  Booking essential. Contact Kate at [email protected] or call 017683 71885.


Monday 23rd July –  Cumbria Wildlife Trust – A walk in Swindale with the RSPB – Meet Swindale Foot Cattle Grid, Brampton, Penrith (neearest Post Code CA10 2QT), GR: NY 521 142

2-5pm

Lee Schofield, Site Manager at RSPB Haweswater will lead a walk through species-rich hay meadows alongside the recently restored beck in Swindale, highlighting the RSPB’s wildlife friendly management of this Lakeland hill farm.  The walk is 4 miles on mainly quite flat but uneven and occasionally wet terrain.  Stout footwear necessary.

Booking required – email Richard Arrowsmith on [email protected]m

There is a recommended donation of £3 for Cumbria Wildlife Trust for each walk.  All walks require outdoor clothing – please remember the weather may change and the terrain may be rough.  Walking boots are recommended.    Local contact: Richard Arrowsmith 017683 71182.  To find out more about the Trust and how to get involved visit www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk You can also find information about local events, together with a range of books and gifts, at our stand in the Upper Eden Visitors Centre in Kirkby Stephen.


Wednesday 25th July – Parkinson’s Cafe – The Eden Emporium, Kirkby Stephen

Parkinson’s UK – Change attitudes.  Find a Cure.  Join Us.  We continue to meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 10.30 to 12.00.  For more information call Andrew or Robina on 017683 41997.


Sunday 29th July – Kirkby Stephen River Trail – Frank’s Bridge, Kirkby Stephen

Kirkby Stephen Community Arts are partnering with Stomping Ground this Summer to deliver AT THE RIVERSIDE, a programme of free events to celebrate a new river trail for Kirkby Stephen, and supported by Eden Rivers Trust and Heritage Lottery Fund.

10am to 3pm.  Celebrate Westmorland Dales Day with the launch of our River Trail, and join Stomping Ground and Eden Rivers Trust for a day of messing about by the river.  At Frank’s Bridge, drop-in.