November Events

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.

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

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 

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

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.

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. 🎅🎄