March Events

1st March to 31st March – `An Exhibition of Artwork on the Theme of Changes – A Display of History of the Old Courthouse – The Old Courthouse, Shap

For more information visit http://www.theoldcourthouse.org or call 01931 717539

Friday 1st March – Nateby & Wharton WI present `Frank Hunter from Piper Hole Goat Farm’ – The Friends Meeting House, Kirkby Stephen

a talk on Goats Milk Handmade Soap produced at Piper Hole.  7.00 pm.  Visitors are welcome to join us and enjoy an excellent speaker, good company and a delicious buffet supper at £3.00pp.  For further information visit our website at http://www.natebyandwhartonwi.wordpress.com

Sunday 3rd March – 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 6th March – Hospitality Jobs Fair – Penrith Jobcentre, 19-24 Friargate, Penrith

10am to 12pm.  There is a very wide range of jobs in the Hospitality trade: Guest Services, Housekeeping; Catering; Waiting; Bar & Restaurant Service; Administration; Management; Domestic; Fitness; Health & Beauty.

Come along, bring your CV and talk to employers about available jobs.  A new, vibrant career could be waiting for you.

Thursdays 7th & 21st March – 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]

Saturday 9th March  – Upper Eden HIstory Society presents `History Day – Friends, Romans, Countrymen’ – Brough Memorial Hall

10am to 4pm.  Topics include – The Picts, Cumberland & Westmorland Saints, Roman Roads in East Cumbria, Epiacum Heritage.

Members and non-members welcome. Fee £10 includes tea and coffee – bring your own packed lunch.  Book with Jim Poulson 017683 71653.

The Upper Eden History Society meets October to April 7.30pm, in the Coffee Bar, Kirkby Stephen Grammar School, for a series of monthly lectures, usually the third Monday in each month.  Visitors very welcome.  £3 per meeting.

Sunday 10th March – The Delta Piano Trio – Appleby Public Hall

works by Beethoven, Mansurian and Schonberg.  £12 at the door, students half-price, accompanied children free.  For more information visit http://www.appleby-concerts.org.uk or telephone 017684 837777.  Supported by Westmorland Arts Trust, The Hadfield Trust and the Bryan Lancaster Trust.

Tuesday 12th March – `Introduction to your iPad’ – Appleby Heritage Centre

FREE course. 9.00am to 12.00.  Numbers are limited on free courses, book early to secure your place.  You are only eligible for a maximum of three free courses per person.  Contact [email protected] or ring 017683 53350.

Wednesday 13th March – The Arts Society Appleby in Westmorland present ‘The Age of Walnut’ – Appleby Market Hall

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

Thursday 14th & 28th March – 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]

Thursday 14th March – `An Introduction to Beekeeping’ – Kaber Village Hall

Practical advice and questions answered by David Leathes.  Starts 7pm. Further enquiries – tel 017683 71713

Friday 15th March – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents `Stan & Ollie’ – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

A heart-warming story of legendary movie icons Laurel and Hardy’s final tour.

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 15th March – `Lock-Up’ – The Old Courthouse, Shap

an evening of music and poetry with The Beyond the Beacon Band featuring local rogues and characters! Starts 7.30pm, bar available.  Tickets £5 Tel 01931 717539.  `Changes’ Exhibition open from 7pm.

Saturday 16th March – Brough Farmers’ Market – Memorial Hall, Brough

9.30am – 12 NOON.

It’s our 17th birthday!  Come and help us celebrate by buying your supplies from our stalls. Note our earlier (Winter) closing. Buy lamb, beef, pork, fish, poultry, eggs, bread, cheeses, cakes, vegetables, photography, jewellery and much much more from our regular stalls.
3rd Saturday every month, no admission charge!

Enquiries – David 015396 26040

Sunday 17th March `Big Breakfast’ – Soulby Village Hall

8.30am to 2pm.  Cost £7

Sunday 17th March – Unmythable – Kirkby Stephen Sports & Social Club

7.30 pm.  All the greatest Greek myths in one show – an unforgettable blend of sketch comedy, cross dressing, stories and songs.  Unmythable has sailed the continents performing to critical acclaim and is now back with an all-female cast.  Heroes, monsters and gods go head-to-head in a hilarious and unforgettable journey through the greatest stories ever told.  Expect a fast-paced, funny, daring and utterly entertaining show.

Cost: £10 Adults/£8 under 18s.  For more information ring 017683 71885 or visit http://www.kirkbystephencommunityarts.co.uk

Monday 18th March – Soup & Puddings – The Masonic Hall, Kirkby Stephen

12pm – 1.30pm, £6 entry, Funds in aid of Kirkby Stephen Parish Church.

All welcome to this most sociable of occasions.

Tuesday 19th March – 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.

Tuesday 19th March – `Introduction to your Tablet’ – Appleby Heritage Centre

FREE course. 9.00am to 12.00.  Numbers are limited on free courses, book early to secure your place.  You are only eligible for a maximum of three free courses per person.  Contact [email protected] or ring 017683 53350.

Thursday 21st March – Warcop Remote Cinema presents – `First Man’ (12A) – Warcop Parish Hall

A biopic on the life of legendary American astronaut Neil Armstrong from 1961-1969, on his journey to becoming the first human to walk on the moon,

Doors open 7.00pm.  Screening 7.15pm.  Adults £4 if booked at least 24 hours in advance, £4.50 on the door, U16’s £2.50.  Refreshments available during the interval, including ice creams. To book your tickets in advance please email [email protected]

Saturday 23rd March – Cumbria Rural Choirs 2018-19 Season – Carlisle Cathedral

Haydn: The Last Seven Words of Christ.  Mozart: Requiem

Conductor John Butt.  Tickets £15 U16 £5 available from Bookends Carlisle, Eden Tea Room and Gallery in Penrith.  Email [email protected] telephone 01768 894404

Sunday 24th March – Brough Remote Cinema presents `Stan & Ollie’ – Brough Memorial Hall

1953 – Laurel & Hardy – the world’s greatest comedy team face an uncertain future with the golden era of their Hollywood films long behind them.  They tour the variety halls of Britain reconnecting with their adoring fans.  The shows become an instant hit.  But Stan and Ollie can’t quite shake the past, a long-buried tension and Hardy’s failing health starts to threaten their precious partnership.

Doors open 2.30pm, starts 3.00pm. Tickets on door £5 (in advance £4.50)  under 16’s £3. Phone 017683 41033.  Home baked refreshments on sale during the interval. For more information ring 01768 899444 or see http://www.edenarts.co.uk

Sunday 24th March – Herdwyck Consort – `I Sing of A Maiden’ – St Michael’s Church, Shap

Choral music for the Annunciation from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century.

Tickets (including light refreshments) available on the door or in advance from 01931 716273.  Adults £8, Students (16 and over) £4.  Under 16s free.

Monday 25th March  – Upper Eden HIstory Society presents `Who was King Arthur’ talk given by Sir Martin Holgate – Kirkby Stephen Grammar School

The Upper Eden History Society meets October to April 7.30pm, in the Coffee Bar, Kirkby Stephen Grammar School, for a series of monthly lectures, usually the third Monday in each month.  Visitors very welcome.  £3 per meeting.

Tuesday 26th March 2019 – Free Tourism Business Networking Evening – Inn at Brough at 6pm

Upper Eden Community Interest Company and the social enterprise, Encounter Eden invite you along to this event, working together to discuss the visitor economy and issues facing local businesses and to explore ways to attract visitors.  Cumbria Tourism will present up-to-date data and discuss economic trends and what it can do to promote our area.

To book your place email [email protected]

Wednesday 27th March – 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.

Wednesday 27th March – Parkinson’s Cafe – The Eden Emporium, Kirkby Stephen

Parkinson’s UK – Change attitudes.  Find a Cure.  After 2 years of running the Parkinson’s cafe we are giving notice that the March meeting on 27th will be the last for now.  Thank you to all who supported the meeting.  Parkinson’s UK support line is 0808 800-0303 or visit http://www.parkinsons.org.uk

Saturday 30th March – Coffee Morning – Brough Memorial

10.00am.  Admission £2.00.  Cakes, Bric-a-brac, Books, Raffle

Sunday 31st March – Sound of Cello – Soulby Village Hall – 7.30pm

Ilse de Ziah Northern Tour, Traditional Irish music and more.  This is cello as you’ve never heard it before.  Ilse de Ziah takes traditional Irish melodies and gives them a deep and fabulous transformation.  Sometimes rock ballad, sometimes irresistibly foot stomping, Ilse’s solo show is utterly captivating and moreish.  For more dates and info visit: www.ilsedeziah.com

Tickets £10, £5 children
Bookings:017683 71396 or email: [email protected]

Sunday 31st March – Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea – The Hub, Appleby

2.00 – 5.00pm.  Adults £10 Kids (under 12) – £4.  In support of #theAdream2020.  Book your tickets – Asha on 07525 746130