May Events

Friday 12th April to Sunday 5th May- The Exhibit `A’ Gallery – The Old Courthouse, Shap

Material worlds – exhibitions by Suzanne Stuart Davies, Jennie Ashmore, Sue Dunne, Rachel Phillimore

For more information visit or telephone 01931 717539, email: [email protected]

Thursdays 2nd, 16th & 30th May – 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 4th May – The Andy Lawrenson Trio proudly present: ‘Le Café Parisian’ – Soulby Village Hall

A fantastical musical journey through the cafes and terraces of Europe, including Hot Club Swing, Classical, Gypsy and Celtic Music and Vintage Song with a fresh new twist.

7.30pm, Tickets £10 Tel: 017683 71397
Bring your own drinks.

Saturday 4th May – Monday 6th May – Art & Craft Exhibition 2019 – Warcop Parish Hall 10am – 4pm

Annual exhibition of Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture, Ceramics, Photography & Crafts by local artists.  Original artwork, prints & cards for sale. Competitions, raffle & activities for children. Art & Craft demonstrations & workshops.

Admission: Adults £2.50 Children free
Admission includes refreshments, all proceeds to Warcop Parish Hall.

Wednesday 8th May – The Arts Society Appleby in Westmorland present ‘The Queen of Instruments: The Lute within Old Master Paintings’ (with music) – 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

Wednesday 8th May – Fashion Show – Lune Ladies, Newbiggin on Lune Village Hall

By Kitty Brown Boutique, Carnforth.  7.30pm.

£5 including refreshments.  Raffle.  Pay on door – all proceeds to charity.

Thursdays 9th & 23rd May – 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]

Monday 13th to Sunday 19th May – Random Act of Kindness Week – RAK Treasure Hunt across Eden

During this week, Share a Smile will be celebrating kindness by having a RAK treasure hunt across Eden.  Local businesses and individuals have kindly donated small gestures of kindness and we are inviting everyone to look out for our golden tickets to receive or share a RAK.  We have coffee and cake, cinema tickets, books, ice cream, hair cuts, pieces of fruit, fish and chips and more all dontated through random acts of kindness!

Who are we?  We are a group of sixth form students based in Eden, working alongside Carlisle Eden Mind, who aim to increase young people and the wider community’s understanding of positive mental health and the impact everyone can have on this by sharing kindness with each other.  Share a Smile’s primary goal is simple; we hope to raise awareness of how a simple act of kindness can improve the emotional well-being of ourselves and those around us.

Tuesday 14th May – `Familiarise yourself with Facebook’ – Appleby Heritage Centre

FREE Course from 9.30 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.

Friday 17th May – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents `The Favourite’ – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

A bawdy, acerbic tale or royal intrigue, passion, envy and betrayal of the court of Queen Anne in early 18th century England.

Doors open 7.00pm for 7.30pm start.  Adults £5 – Children (U18) £3.  Tickets available on the door or call Kate on 017683 71885

Saturday 18th May – Kirkby Stephen Community Gala Day – Church grounds, cricket pitch, King’s Arms, Masonic Hall

10am to 4pm. Parade of floats, Giant Slide, craft fair, abseil from Clock Tower, cake stall, Its a Knockout, bouncy castle, table top sale, disco, food vendors, demos and performances “Spotlight on Kirkby Stephen”, BBQ/Refreshments and more………

For stalls and advertising contact Sandy Lancaster 07974 754026, for abseil contact Claire Lumley 07961 067017.  Keep an eye out for further info……….All profits to KS Primary School and KS Grammar School

Saturday 18th May – Brough Famers’ Market – Memorial Hall, Brough

9.30am – 2pm.
Please remember, even if the weather is unseasonal, most of our stalls are indoors. Buy lamb, beef, pork, fish, poultry, eggs, bread, cheeses, cakes, photography, jewellery, textiles and much much more, from our regular stalls.

3rd Saturday, each month, NO admission charge!
Enquiries to David on 015396 26040

Sunday 19th May – KSJFC Family Football 5 A Side Tournament – Parrot Park, Kirkby Stephen

11.00am.  We are hosting a 5 a side family football tournament.  Each team must have 2 adults and 3 children (children up to age of 15) 1 female must be on the pitch at all times.  £10 per team, please message your coach.  Payment taken in advance to secure your entry.  A fun day out for all the family raising funds for Junior Football Club.  Refreshments available.

Monday 20th May – 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.

Monday 20th May – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts present `Open Mic Night’ – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

7pm to 9pm.  Join local musician Paul Harrison (Room Full of Mirrors, The Thieving Magpies) at a friendly open mic night, for all ages and ability.  Just turn up, plug in and play. Cost – pay what you feel.

Tuesday 21st May – 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 21st May – `Getting the best deal from Comparison Websites’ – Appleby Heritage Centre

FREE Course from 9.00 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.

Sunday 26th May – Brough Remote Cinema presents `The Favourite’ – Brough Memorial Hall

Multi award winning period, comedy drama starring Olivia Coleman.  Set in early 18th century England, the story examines the relationship between two cousins vying to be court favourite of Queen Anne.

Doors open 2.30pm, starts 3.00pm. Tickets on door £5 (in advance £4.50)  under 16’s £3. Phone 017683 41033, 42390 or 41221.  Home baked refreshments on sale during the interval. For more information ring 01768 899444 or see

Bank Holiday Monday 27th May – Annual Plant Sale by `The Gardeners of Eden’ – The Cloisters, Market Sq, Kirkby Stephen

9am to 12pm.  Lots of hardy perennials and annual bedding plants will be available.