November Events

Wednesday 2nd November – Learn Life Saving CPR Skills with Upper Eden Community First Responders – Mountain Rescue Centre, Christian Head, Kirkby Stephen

Could you save a life? Would you know what to do in an Emergency? Come along to one of our three sessions we are running on Wednesday 2nd November and learn what CPR is, and how to do it – it really is quite simple, and you could make a massive difference to someone! Sessions run at 1.00 pm, 4.00 pm and 7.00 pm.  No need to book, just pop in.

Thursday 3rd November – Upper Eden Memory Club – Kirkby Stephen Methodist Church Hall

10.30 am to 12 noon.  For people with memory problems and those who are disabled or lonely.  Enjoy coffee/tea and biscuits.  No need to book, just turn up.  For more information contact Tony Taylor on 017683 42702 or email  [email protected]

Thursday 3rd November – Dawdles Walk – Jubilee Park + Fungi – Meet at The Cloisters, Kirkby Stephen 10:30

We have a new Permissive Path which links High Stenkrith and Jubilee Park provided by Pennine View Caravan Site.  We will use this new route to share the wow factor of High Stenkrith and a visit to Jubilee Park.  Under the beech trees at the park is the ideal place to hunt for fungi at this time of year.  We’ll bring an identification book, but no eating please. Returning to Kirkby Stephen for optional refreshments and discussing our finds.

Thursday 3rd November – Soup and Pudding – Warcop Parish Hall

11.30 am to 1.00 pm.  Admission £7.00 (including soup, pudding and hot drink).  Come and join us for some lovely food and great company!

Saturday 5th November – Brough Methodist Church Coffee morning – Chapel Schoolroom

10 – 11.30 am.  Come and meet friends old and new and enjoy a coffee/tea and biscuits.  It’s good to talk…..

Saturday 5th November – South Stainmore coffee morning – St Stephen’s Church

10.30 am to 12 Noon £2.00. Tea, coffee, juice, biscuits.  Proceeds to St Stephen’s Church.

Saturday 5th November – Fireworks Night – Pennine View Park

Our annual ‘Fireworks Night’ will take place on Saturday 5th November.  Everyone is welcome to join us for the celebrations. The Engine Shed (plus outside bar) will open at 4pm with hot food available to buy all evening.
The fireworks will be set off at around 7.30pm (weather permitting).  Following the fireworks, at 8pm, local band ‘Squeeze Box’ will be playing in The Engine Shed.
Entry to The Engine Shed will be limited to ticket holders only from 8pm – tickets can be reserved by emailing [email protected] – we will be asking for a £5 donation to Great North Air Ambulance Service for your ticket.
The outside bar and service will remain open for those not wanting to come dancing!!


Sunday 6th November – Great North Air Ambulance Drop in Collection – Memorial Hall

Between 12 noon to 1 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm.  The usual items continue to be welcomed, that is, bedding (sheets, blankets, etc.  they  no longer accept duvets, and pillows), clothing (any material including leather), belts, handbags and shoes (please fasten shoes together in pairs), books (in a box if more than six), inkjet printer cartridges but unfortunately not the large laser toner cartridges.  For further information contact Dave Williams on 017683 42135.

Tuesday 8th November – Eden Hearing Services – Kirkby Stephen Local Links

10 am to 12 noon. Eden Hearing Services run their clinics for anyone needing repairs or servicing to their hearing aids, here at the Local Links on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.  This service is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY – please ring Robert Bolton on 07846 512366.  Hearing aid batteries can be provided here at Local Links, free of charge, if you are registered at a doctors in Eden.  Our opening hours are Mondays and Wednesdays, 10am to 12 noon, and 1 pm to 3 pm. Please bring details of the battery size you require.

Thursday 10th November – Dawdles Walk – Kirkby Stephen Memorials and Cemetary – Meet at The Cloisters, Kirkby Stephen 10:30

It seemed appropriate so close to Remembrance Day to honour our dead with a visit to the Kirkby Stephen War Memorial and Cemetery. We will return to the town centre for optional refreshments.

Thursday 10th November – The Old Forge Micro Cinema presents `Where the Crawdads Sing’ – The Old Forge

Where the Crawdads Sing is a 2022 American mystery thriller drama film based on the 2018 novel of the same name by Delia Owens. The film tells the story of Kya, an abandoned girl who raised herself to adulthood in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina.
Price £7.50.  Please email [email protected] or send a text to 07836 745900 to book your seat!

Friday 11th November – Edwina Hayes – Soulby Village Hall

Described as ‘the sweetest voice in England’, vocalist and guitar player Edwina Hayes is evocative of Joni Mitchell and Suzanne Vega. Her beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as a natural talent of gentle Americana folk. Edwina’s set is largely autobiographical, weaving influences from her life into sublime melodies and heart-breaking vocal performances.
Starts 7.30 pm .  Adults £10, child £5.  Booking call Telephone 07971 095925.

Saturday 12th November – Christmas Craft Fair – Ravenstonedale Heritage and Community Centre

10 am to 4 pm.  Pottery, cards, jewelry, paper crafts, fashion, cakes and many more stalls available.  Call Jan on 07876 508027 for more information.

Saturday 12th November – Coffee Morning – Warcop Parish Hall

10 – 11.30 am.  Tea, coffee, biscuits, plus bacon rolls (vegetarian alternatives) and scones for purchase.  Entry £1.50. Please come along for some convivial chat!  Everyone welcome.

Saturday 12th November – `Breeding Grounds’ – The Methodist Hall, Kirkby Stephen

She’s a carer and he’s a politician.  Common ground is in short supply.  Whose principals matter the most in their marriage?  Written by Lynn and David Morris.

Stuart and Ingrid have been together a long time but the fault lines in their relationship are becoming fragile. Breeding Grounds explores the human response to sustainability, world population and the moral dilemmas that are now facing each and every one of us in our daily lives. And to which we have to find our own accommodating solutions in the face of what seems to many to be a state of political inertia.

Starts 7.30 pm.  No admission charge but donations welcome on the night for the People and Planet Project (Dirty girls of Lesvos).  For further information contact Ester Slogget on 017683 71594

Sunday 13th November – Brough Remote Cinema presents `Operation Mincemeat’ – Brough Memorial Hall

“An extraordinary true story of an idea that hoped to alter the course of WW2”  Two British intelligence officers hatch an outlandish scheme to trick the Nazis and alter the course of World War II.

Doors open 2.30 pm, film starts 3.00 pm. Tickets £5.  All tickets must be pre-booked; please phone Ailsa on 017683 42390.  There will be a raffle during the interval.  Refreshments available.

Sunday 13th November – Live music session – `The Wild Geese’ – The Taggy Man, Kirkby Stephen

Begins 6.00 pm.

Thursday 17th November – Upper Eden Memory Club – Kirkby Stephen Methodist Church Hall

10.30 am to 12 noon.  For people with memory problems and those who are disabled or lonely.  Enjoy coffee/tea and biscuits.  No need to book, just turn up.  For more information contact Tony Taylor on 017683 42702 or email  [email protected]

Thursday 17th November – Dawdles Walk – Ravenstonedale village – Meet at The Cloisters, Kirkby Stephen 10:30 for car share

Car share to Ravenstonedale 4.9 miles, parking at the small car park outside Biggins Nursery (old Primary School). We will take a leisurely walk around the village and aim for refreshments in the village.  This walk may be suitable for wheelchairs and small powered mobility scooters at their own risk, please contact us.

Thursday 17th November – Warcop Parish Hall Remote Cinema present `The Phantom of the Opera’ (12A) – Warcop Parish Hall

Doors open 6.45 pm Screening 7.15 pm. Refreshments available during the interval.  Adults £4 if booked at least 24 hours in advance/£4.50 on the door.  Children under 16 £2.50.  To book tickets in advance please email [email protected]

Friday 18th November – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts Remote Cinema presents – `The Phantom of the Open’ – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

The remarkable true story of Maurice Flitcroft (played by Mark Rylance), a crane operator and optimist dreamer from Barrow -in-Furness who gained entry to the 1976 British Open qualifying round, despite never playing a round of golf before. The Phantom of the Open is an uplifting and moving comedy drama about pursuing your dreams, no matter what hand you’re dealt.

7.30 pm.  Adults £5/Under 18s £3. For more information call Kate Lynch on 07770 533107 or 017683 71885 or visit – https://kirkbystephencommunityarts.co.uk/

Friday 18th November – Prize Bingo – Brough Memorial Hall

For Brough RC.  Eyes down at 6 pm.  Raffle.  Free refreshments and children’s game.

Friday 18th November – Ladies’ Night – Warcop Parish Hall

From 7.30 pm.  Come along for a lovely evening – have a few drinks with nibbles and start getting ready for Christmas!  Lots of gifts, cards, Christmas decorations, glassware, make-up, jewellery, skincare, handbags, flowers, etc.  Free entry.  Bar & raffle.

Saturday 19th November – Sewing workshop – Ravenstonedale Heritage and Community Centre

10 am to 4 pm.  £15 per person.  Come along and learn to make an item of your choice.  Please bring easy or very easy paper pattern, fabric, cotton thread, sharp scissors, scissors for cutting paper, pins, un-picker, french chalk and sewing machine (if you have one) and a packed lunch.  Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.  Call Jan on 07876 508027 to reserve your place.

Saturday 19th November – Brough Farmers’ & Artisan Market – Brough Memorial Hall

9 am to midday.   Come along, give Amazon a rest, see what our local craft people have to offer and not available elsewhere.

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November – Christmas Fayre – Market Square, Kirkby Stephen

Join us for this year’s Christmas Fayre in the Market Square.  There will be face painting, glitter tattoos, mulled wine & mince pies, dinky donuts, hot drinks, fudge, jewelry, winter wear, baking, challenges & games, kids rides in Stoneshot Carpark.  Free Razzamataz sessions in Kirkby Stephen Social Club from 10 am.

Saturday 19th November – Kirkby Stephen Christmas Lights Switch on

Join us in the Market Square for the annual Christmas lights switch on.   The Silver Band will play from 6.10 pm. Santa is due to arrive at 6.15 pm. and the Christmas Lights will be switched on at 6.30 pm.  The winner of the Christmas window will be announced, voting this year is by the residents.  Votes can be made using the QR codes displayed at each window entered.

Saturday 19th November – `Stars in your Eyes’ – The Engine Shed, Pennine View Caravan Park

6.30 pm to 12.  Kirkby Stephen Hockey Club present an evening of entertainment provided by locals.  Tickets £15 – contact [email protected] or [email protected]

Tuesday 22nd November – `Shakespeare, His Wife and His Dog’ – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

April 1616 – Shakespeare has returned to Stratford a rich and famous man but all’s not well. Why is he so unhappy? Why can’t he sleep? Why is his wife furious with him? Who is Will waiting for, and why can’t Anne find the dog? A sleepless night in Stratford.
“Clever, emotional and wonderfully acted. This is not just for Shakespeare geeks – it is at once funny and serious, an exploration of history and fame, but also a poignant portrait of a relationship that is warm, human and extremely satisfying.” – Edinburgh Review
“The secrets, lies, resentments and passions of a marriage laid bare” **** – The Scotsman
For further information and to book tickets visit http://highlightsnorth.co.uk/event/shakespeare-his-wife-and-the-dog Starts 7.30 pm
Thursday 24th November – Dawdles Walk – Kirkby Stephen Christmas Windows – Meet at The Cloisters, Kirkby stephen 10:30
At this time of year there is a Christmas Window Competition in Kirkby Stephen with this year’s theme Family.  We will do a round of the town discussing the window displays as we go and our own little judging over coffee. This walk may be suitable for wheelchairs and small powered mobility scooters at their own risk, please contact us.
Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th November – Christmas Fair – Masonic Hall, Kirkby Stephen
10 am to 4 pm.

Sunday 27th November – Brough Remote Cinema presents `The Duke’ – Brough Memorial Hall

A charming, understated and completely enjoyable frolic about how ordinary people can do extraordinary things.  Excellent performances from Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren.

Doors open 2.30 pm, film starts 3.00 pm. Tickets £5.  All tickets must be pre-booked; please phone Ailsa on 017683 42390.  There will be a raffle during the interval.  Refreshments available.

Sunday 27th November – Prince Bishops Brass Ensemble – Appleby Public Hall

Creatively raiding the repertoire of musicians across the centuries and the genres

Begins 7.30 pm.  £20 at the door , students half-price, children free.  Visit http://www.appleby-concerts.org.uk