March Events

Sunday 1st March – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents ‘Downton Abbey’  (PG) – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

The television series Downton Abbey followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th Century in an Edwardian English country house.

In the film, the beloved Crawley’s and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives.  A royal visit from the King and Queen of England soon unleashes scandal, romance and intrigue, leaving the future of Downton hanging in the balance.

An absolute treat for long-time fans of the TV show, and a goodhearted clever tale to leave you entertained.

Doors open 2.30pm for 3.00pm start.  Adults £5 – Children (U18) £3.  Tickets available on the door.  For more information or tickets please visit or phone Kate Lynch 017683 71885

Sunday 1st March – Cumbrian Great North Air Ambulance `Drop in’ Collection – Brough Memorial Hall

Although GNAA have re-started their kerbside collections, this drop-in forms a major boost to their funds.  This is an opportunity to help this important service to survive!  Bring bagged textiles, clothes, bedding, towels, curtains, handbags, belts and shoes (in pairs) etc.  Mobile phones (working or not!) and empty printer cartridges also welcome (in a separate bag please).  Books in fair condition are acceptable (in box if more than 5).  We can also take soft toys and small toys (in separate bags).

12 noon to 1pm and 5pm to 7pm.  If you can’t manage the exact times, please phone for possible alternatives.  You might be the next one they save!  Any queries? contact 017683 42135

Sunday 1st March – Extracts from The Cumbria Film Archive – Appleby Public Hall

Presented by Andrew Leitch and Jim Bownass.  `A unique evening of entertainment, time travelling into Cumbria’s past with a sensational set of atmospheric old films, gleaned from public and private collections.’

Starts 7.30pm.  £12 at the door, students half price, children free.  For more information call 017684 83777 or visit

Monday 2nd March – `The life of a hedgehog’ – by Cumbria Wildlife Trust at The Friends Meeting House, 48A High St, Kirkby Stephen

14.30 to 16.30.  Rowan Worsman will describe the life of a hedgehog from birth, the difficulties it will encounter in that life, why it may come into her care and how you may be able to help.

There is a recommended donation of £3 to Cumbria Wildlife Trust for each talk, to include refreshments, children free.  Local contact: Richard Arrowsmith 017683 71182

Thursdays 5th & 19th 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]

Friday 6th March – Nateby and Wharton WI present `Gardening for Bees’ – The Friends Meeting House, High Street, Kirkby Stephen

7pm.  Entry £4 for visitors

Saturday 7th March – Big Breakfast – Soulby Village Hall

9.30am to 1.30pm.  Proceeds to Womens Cancer

Saturday 7th March – South Stainmore Coffee Morning – St Stephen’s Church

10am to 12 noon.  £1.00.  Tea, coffee, juice, biscuits.  Proceeds to St Stephen’s Church

Saturdays 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th March – Appleby Golf Club Ladies Taster Sessions – Appleby Golf Club

3-4pm.  Join us for our FREE taster sessions, have some fun and learn new golfing skills.  Open to ladies of all ages and abilities.  Equipment and balls provided.  Why not give it a try – it’s a great way to keep fit and make friends while getting to enjoy the fantastic course and views!  Contact Helen on 017683 51432 or [email protected]

Sunday 8th March – Nateby & Wharton WI present `Women of the Institute’ – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

On International Women’s Day the Nateby & Wharton WI present a history of the WI, told through the voices of some remarkable women.  Devised and performed by Joan Bernard.  Plus a WI afternoon tea!  2-4pm.  Tickets £8 including afternoon tea.  All proceeds to Kirkby Stephen Community Arts.  Book online or call Sarah Middleton on 017683 72556 or email [email protected]

Sunday 8th March`Ladies That Bus’ Tour 2020- Soulby Village Hall

Written by Joyce Branagh and the Ladies That Bus Company.  Based on real-life interviews, Ladies That Bus is a theatrical day-in-the-life of the route 555 bus from Lancaster to Keswick.

7.30pm.   Tickets – Adults £8 children (suitable for 12+ years) £5. For tickets or more information ring 017683 71396 or visit

Wednesday 11th March – The Arts Society Appleby in Westmorland present ‘The Bayeux Tapestry – The World’s Oldest Comic Strip’ – Appleby Market Hall

A talk by Mrs Eveline Eaton BA (Hons).  This lecture will present in detail, historical, cultural and artisitic aspects of that unique masterpiece, The Bayeux Tapestry which provides posterity with such a startling testimonial of peoples lives in the late Viking Age.

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

Thursdays 12th & 26th 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]

Friday 13th March – Prize Bingo – Warcop Parish Hall

£1/book. Includes refreshments.  Free game for chidren during interval.  Raffle.  Donations for prizes and hamper items will be much appreciated.  These can be left at the Cafe on Thursday mornings.  Thank you.

Saturday 14th March – Coffee Morning – Warcop Parish Hall

Enjoy good company with tea, coffee and biscuits, plus some tasty extras bacon rolls (vegerarian alternatives) & scones.  Browse our book collection in our expanding community library.  Purchase goods from our small community shop.  Everyone welcome: £1.50 each, including a free refill.  PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR PARISH HALL.  Visit us at

Tuesday 17th 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.

Thursday 19th March – Warcop Remote Cinema presents – `Blinded by the Light’ (12A) – Warcop Parish Hall

Directed by Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham).  Set in Luton in Thatcherite Britain, the film tells the story of Javed, a sensitive, poetry-writing British Pakistani teenager with a disciplinarian father, whose life is changed after he discovers the music of Bruce Springsteen.

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]

Friday 20th March – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents ‘Bait’  (15) – CANCELLED EVENT

Bait is a 2018 feature film shot on 16mm B&W film and processed by hand.  Captured in Cornwall, it tells a stark story rooted in local culture and community, and how these marginal places are facing up to a changing world.

Martin Ward (Edward Rowe) is a cove fisherman, without a boat.  His brother Steven (Giles King) has re-purposed their father’s vessel as a tourist tripper, driving a wedge between the brothers.  With their childhood home now a get-away for London money,  Martin is displaced to the estate above the picturesque harbour.  As his struggle to restore the family to their traditional place creates increasing friction with locals and tourists alike, a tragedy at the heart of the family changes his world.

Doors open 7.00pm for 7.30pm start.  Adults £5 – Children (U18) £3.  Tickets available on the door.  For more information or tickets please visit or phone Kate Lynch 017683 71885

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd March – Brough Big Pre-Easter Village Litter Pick 

Meet 10am Grand Prix Garage.  Collect your high vis jacket, litter picker and bags.  Let’s see how much we can collect this spring.  ALL WELCOME.  PLEASE SPARE AN HOUR FOR OUR VILLAGE!

Saturday 21st March – Brough Farmers’ Market – Memorial Hall, Brough

It’s our 18th Birthday!  Come and help us celebrate by buying your supplies from our stalls. Buy lamb, beef, pork, fish, poultry, eggs, cheeses, cakes, photography, jewellery, textiles and much much more, from our regular stalls.

9.30am to 12.30pm.  3rd Saturday of the month, each month…No admission charge!  Enquiries – David 015396 26040

Saturday 21st March – Coffee Morning – Brough Sowerby Chapel

10-11.30am.  Bring & buy and cake stall.  All proceeds for Motor Neurone Disease Support and Research.  All welcome.

Sunday 22nd March – Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea – The Youth Hostel, Kirkby Stephen

Your invited to our……Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea. 2-5pm.  Adults £10, Kids (under 12) £4.

Book your tickets – Asha – 07525746130, Anthea – 07588574179

Wednesday 25th 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.

Friday 27th March – Giant Litter Pick – Meet Pink Geranium Cafe

10am til 1pm.  Receive free tea or coffee before and after the litter-pick.

Kirkby Stephen and Hartley Village Verges Group are joining forces with the Kirkby Stephen Walkers are Welcome Group for a giant litter pick week throughout Great Britain.  Please bring gloves, warm clothing, hi-viz top and a smile!  Provided will be some pickers, blue bags and a limited number of hi-viz tops.  All community members welcome and staff from local businesses.

Contact Mike Sunderland for further details and to register your interest at [email protected]m or phone 0797 5946 312 or check [email protected]

Sunday 29th March – Flower Demonstration and Afternoon Cream Tea – Newbiggin-on-Lune

With The Flower Shop, Kirkby Stephen – in aid of Ankoma Outreach

2-4pm.  Tickets £10 available from Bethany 0753 4514846

Sunday 29th March –  Brough Remote Cinema presents ‘Eye in the Sky’  (15) – Brough Memorial Hall

Helen Mirren and Alan Rickman (in his last role) play the military commanders in this polished, riveting film, which was one of the best reviewed films of the year, thrilling audiences and critics alike!

Doors open 2.30pm for 3.00pm start.  Adults £5 – Children (U16) £3.  Tickets available on the door.  Advance tickets £4.50.  For more information or tickets please visit or phone 017683 42390.  Home baked refreshments on sale during the interval.