November Events

Thursdays 5th & 19th November – 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]

Thursdays 12th & 26th November – 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 2nd November – South Stainmore Coffee Morning – St Stephen’s Church

10.30am to 12 noon.  £1.00 tea, coffee, juice, biscuits.  Proceeds to St Stephen’s Church

Saturday 2nd November – Annual Winter Warmer – St Stephen’s Church, South Stainmore

12.15pm (after the Coffee Morning).  Soup and a bacon bap £5 (£2.50 school children).  Raffle prizes.  All welcome.

Monday 4th November – `Magnificent St Kilda’ – by Cumbria Wildlife Trust

14.30 to 16.30.  Take an illustrated look at the fascinating ecology and history of St Kilda with Sarah Dalrymple, who was fortunate enough to work on this remote and impressive archipelago in 2015.

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

Wednesday 6th November – Volunteering Fair – Penrith Methodist Church, Penrith

Come along and talk to these local organisations about a range of volunteering opportunities – Citizens Advice, Blind Veterans UK, Eden Carers, British Heart Foundation, Lowther Castle and Gardens, CADAS, Cruse Bereavement Care, Guide Dogs, 4EDEN (formally Mencap Soc), Allan Bank National Trust, The Royal British Legion, National Youth Advocacy Service, Child Bereavement UK, Cumbria CVS, People First Independent Advocacy, Alzheimer’s Society.

Get involved and make a difference.  For more information call 01768 800350 email:[email protected] or visit

Saturday 9th November – Sonia Sabri Company present`Same Same….But Different’ – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

A new family show, Same Same….but Different mixes Kathak and contemporary dance, live music and physical storytelling to create a playful and colourful world, exploring our curiosities and our fears, the times we feel different and the times we belong.  Three dancer-musicians conjure a magical atmosphere where we celebrate our individuality, diversity and the bonds which connect us all.

3.00pm. For children aged 5+ and their families. Cost £7/£5 under 18s/ Family £20. For more information call Kate on 017683 71885

Saturday 9th November – Coffee Morning – Warcop Parish Hall

10am to 11.30am.  Special guests – Warm Homes Eden, a team from Eden District Council who will give advice on how you may be eligible for more support to keep warm during the winter.
Enjoy good company with tea, coffee and biscuits plus bacon rolls and fruit and cheese scones.  Browse the expanding community library and purchase goods from the small community shop.  Everyone welcome: £1.50 each including a free refill.

Saturday 9th November – Coffee Morning – Brough Methodist Church

10am to 11.30am in aid of Boxes of Hope, the Cumbrian charity that sends shoeboxes full of Christmas magic to needy children in Romania.

Sunday 10th November – Fenella Humphreys – Solo Violin – Appleby Public Hall

Kreisler, Paganini, Bach, Ysaye, Heinrich Biber, von Westhoff, Panufnik, Frances-Hoad, Saunders

7.30pm.  £12 at the door.  Students half price, accompanied children free. Visit or ring 017684 83777

Wednesday 13th November – The Arts Society Appleby in Westmorland present `Food and Art through the Ages: from Renaissance Sugar Sulpture to 3D printing’ – 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 13th November – Dementia Friendly Community – The Bothy, Market Street, Kirkby Stephen

11am – 2pm, pop in and see us to find out how you can make Kirkby Stephen a Dementia Friendly Community. Soup, cake and refreshments will be provided.  Please let us know if you are planning to attend, so that we can cater for all.  RSVP by Monday 4th November to [email protected]

Friday 15th November – CAfS and EDC – Brough Methodist Church

10am to 12 Noon.  CAfS (Cumbria Action for Sustainability) are the point of access for Warm Homes Eden.  The EDC staff will be in the schoolroom to offer advice on benefits.

Friday 15th November – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents `Sorry We Missed You’ – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

Directed by Ken Loach, Sorry We Missed You is the story of a hard-up delivery driver and his wife facing an uphill struggle against debt.

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 November – Upper Eden Through the Years – Warcop Parish Hall

Local photographer, Mark Keefe, will be presenting photographs taken over the years showing the Upper Eden and Stainmore Railway in all its glory.
£5 per person (including tea or coffee), bring and share buffet, bring your own drink (none for sale at this event).  Tickets available on the door.  For further details call Caroline on 017683 42900 or email [email protected]

Saturday 16th November – Brough Famers’ Market – Memorial Hall, Brough

9.30am – 2pm. Don’t forget to bring your orders so our stallholders can supply you at our December 21st Christmas Market. 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

Saturday 16th November – Brough Agricultural Society `Wine & Cheese’ – Upper Eden Rugby Club, Kirkby Stephen

With live music from The Accoustic Vandals.   For tickets or more information call Claire Tunstall 07890989434 or Jayne Bland 07814959980

Sunday 17th November – Brough Remote Cinema presents `The Great Escape’ – Brough Memorial Hall

Imprisoned during World War II in a German POW camp, a group of Allied soldiers are intent on breaking out, not only to escape, but also to draw Nazi forces away from battle to search for fugitives.

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

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

12.00pm to 1.30pm.  £6 – fund in aid of Kirkby Stephen Parish Church.  Another welcome to this most sociable of occasions

Monday 18th November  – Upper Eden HIstory Society presents `The Reverend Theodore Hardy, a chaplain in World War 1′ talk given by Chester Forster – 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 19th November – 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 21st November – Warcop Remote Cinema presents – `Late Night’ (15) – Warcop Parish Hall

A late-night talk show host’s world is turned upside down when she hires her first and only female writer.  Originally intended to smooth over diversity concerns, her decision brings about hilarious consequences as the two women, who are separated by culture and generation, become united by their love of a biting punchline.

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 22nd November – Ladies Night – Warcop Parish Hall

Get ready for Christmas! 7.30pm. Entry £2 including nibbles.  Stalls with gifts, make-up, jewellery, clothes, cards, prints, sweets, skincare, floral arrangements and nail treatments available.  Licensed bar. Raffle

Saturday 23rd November – Soulby Chapel Christmas Craft Fair – Soulby Village Hall

10am to 4pm.  Local Artisans Work & refreshments available.  Everyone welcome.

Saturday 23rd November – Great Asby Food & Drink Fair – The Village Hall, Great Asby

10am to 3pm.  A great event is happening at the village hall in Great Asby, and you are cordially invited to be part of the `Food and Drink Pop Up’ Shop!  This will be a fun filled, belly topping and mouth watering day.  All topped up with some light entertainment.  We’re expecting bakers and makers, locally grown produce, and all round quality.  Please spread the news, invite someone and get them to love our village even more.

Donations will be appreciated towards our village school and all the children whose futures are shaped in the school.  For further details, please contact: Mo McNally (CoCo Cuisine) 017683 51362.  Email [email protected]

Sunday 24th November – Brough Remote Cinema presents `The Great Escape’ – Brough Memorial Hall

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

Friday 29th November – Kirkby Stephen Christmas Lights switch on – Festive Fun for all the Family!

5.30 – 6.10pm – music from Kirkby Stephen Silver Band, Carols and Primary School Singing.  6.10pm Rotary Raffle.  6.15pm Presentation of the Christmas window displays.  Christmas lights to be switched on at 6.30pm. 🎅🎄

Saturday 30th November – A festive murder mystery – Brough Memorial Hall

`Happily Never After’ – a fundraiser for Brough Primary School.  Tickets £20 (including a welcome drink, two course festive meal and a murder!).  To book go to or call 0333 666 3366. Bar open from 7pm, Dinner & Show from 7.30pm.