November Events

Friday 3rd November – Highlights Rural Touring Scheme present `Beyond Caring’ – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

Meet Queenie, Alex and Elaine – resident, relative and carer.  All three regulars at Cedar Point Care Home where corridors roar with laughter and ache with sadness; where outrageous antics mingle with tough conversations.  Based on interviews with care home residents, relatives and staff, Beyond Caring asks crucial questions about ageing and identity.
Phone 07770 533107 or Book online:

Saturday 4th November – Christmas Pop Up Shop – Brough Methodist Church

by Wish Home Gifts.  10 am to 4 pm.

Saturday 4th November – NSPCC Coffee Morning – Newbiggin on Lune

10.30 am to 12 noon.  No set entry – donations accepted for refreshments.  Raffle

Saturday 4th November – Decorate Highland Cow Cakes – Borrowash

Who would like to learn how to make mini Highland Cow Cakes? Two hour class at £35. 8 places available.  For more information contact 07921 522998.

Saturday 4th November – Firework Display – The Engine Shed

Bar opens at 4 pm.  Fireworks at 7 pm.  Outside and inside draught bar.  Delicious hot food being served.  Legendary band The Yan Tans playing inside from 8 pm.  Tickets only – £5 proceeds to Great North Air Ambulance Service.  There will be no charge for the fireworks, a bucket will go around for donations to GNAAS.

Saturday 4th 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.

Sunday 5th November – Sewing workshop – Crosby Garrett Village Hall

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.

Wednesday 8th November – The Arts Society Appleby presents `The Art of the Cartoon’ – Appleby Market Hall

By Harry Venning.  Starts 11 am, members free, visitors £8. For more information about the organisation and to view the programme visit

Thursdays 9th & 23rd November – Upper Eden Memory Club – Kirkby Stephen Methodist Church

10.30 am 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. For people with memory problems , who are disabled or who are lonely.  Enjoy time with friends.  Also offering help and support for carers. No need to book, just turn up.  Do you know of anyone who may benefit?

We are always ready to accept newcomers and volunteer helpers.  For more information contact Tony Taylor on 017683 42702 or [email protected]

Friday 10th November – Kirkby Stephen Hearing Services – Kirkby Stephen Local Links

10 am to 12 noon. Kirkby Stephen Hearing Services run their clinics for anyone needing repairs or servicing to their hearing aids, here at the Local Links on the 2nd Friday of each month.  This service is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY – please ring 07724132277.

Hearing aid batteries can be provided her.e 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.

Saturday 11th November – Creative Workshop – The Old Forge, Kirkby Stephen

“Make an illuminated letter or picture with pressed flowers”.  For more info and to reserve your place, please visit

Saturday 11th November – Coffee morning – Warcop Parish Hall

10 – 11.30 am.  Tea or coffee (including free refill) and biscuits for £1.50, plus bacon rolls, with vegetarian alternatives, and scones for purchase.  Come along for a good old chat!


Saturday 11th November – Treble-Alto Duo – St Oswald’s Church, Ravenstonedale 

3 pm. Viola – Mike Gerrard, Violin –  Iona Brown.  In aid of Henry Dancer Days, supporting Children with Cancer, and St Oswald’s Church.

Saturday11th November – Bingo – Winton Village Hall

To avoid fireworks this months Bingo is a week later! Doors open 7 pm. eyes down at 7.30 pm prompt.  A great night of prize bingo, fun for all the family, including refreshments and raffle.

Sunday 12th November – Christmas Fair – Kirkby Stephen

10 am. We will have freshly baked mince pies, mulled wine, tea/coffee, cake & slices available.  Come along for a delicious treat before shopping for Christmas from one of our 14 stalls selling everything from fudge to crocheted items!  All profits will be going to the Christmas lights and Kirkby Stephen Youth Centre.

Sunday 12th November – Great North Air Ambulance Drop-in Collection – Brough Memorial Hall

12 noon to 1 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm.  If you can’t manage the 12th November but  have something for us, please phone me to discuss alternatives.  If I am not able to answer please ring 017683 42135 and leave a recorded message after the request tone, with your contact number and name and a brief mention of what the call is about.

Tuesday 14th November – Introduction to Bread Making – Soulby Village Hall

Come join Ivy Cottage Baker for a Beginners/Introduction to Bread Making course at Soulby Village Hall 14th November.  All day course including lunch and refreshments. Make your own breads to take away and enjoy!
Contact for further details [email protected] 07857 324029. Messenger or Text
Tuesday 14th November – Soup and Sweet – St Michael’s Church Hall, Brough
12 noon to 1.30 pm.  Includes tea or coffee.  £6 per person.  Do come and join us.  For more information contact Pauline Capstick on 07787528847.  Transport available in the Brough area.

Thursday 16th November – Warcop Parish Hall Remote Cinema present `The Fabelmans’ (12) – Warcop Parish Hall

This is semi-autobiographical story based on Spielberg’s early years.  Young Sammy Fabelman falls in love with movies after his parents take him to see `The Greatest Show on Earth’.  Armed with a camera, Sammy starts to make his own films at home, much to the delight of his supportive mother.

Doors open 7.15 pm, Screening 7.30 pm  Adults £4.50 if booked at least 24 hours in advance.  Adults £5 on the door Children under 16 £3.00 to book tickets in advance.  Refreshments available during the interval. Please email [email protected]

Friday 17th November – Presenting a `Lean on Me Bash’ – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

6 pm to midnight.  Mustangz Trio and Mark Frith.  In aid of Kirkby Stephen Mountain Rescue.  Tickets on sale now – visit–xe8ciZd1QWVvIFgk0SdCt4pUIFJbiKYNay3bchvPIrlshY&h=AT2Dz2RiXEVwxHbcpGxa91sMVm2KMC6rf7DdFpo9jK8xiMgUYouPMJnogbabu98YVPgitHrhJhkniveFNSntGHRQKzHLUKBZ7Q9KBt7oqVyHIrX_s0PA3t6TqZBOBv-rWJwj&__tn__=-UK-R&c[0]=AT20iVAKtHQg8uUxumckAlCVf2LKQeAJvAFti2pKvnejmWqOpFlg8ve1eDy6CIKJY4rVD1gHE_BmmHBAKLtSVto-5rDASI1fhcwP0DPhzYv9jVVHDuVm9yEQ44U3dTvQgsQ1jXTp7wkKH8W47hKqceqaf-tR2IifVy7CFVViC-k9KV8o24JNLsheWEi2bQaJ6KlhuDRpzxi9Z0GzBDOwF-f59w4

Saturday 18th November – Brough Farmers’ Market – Brough Memorial Hall

9 am to 12 pm.  Only two more markets until Christmas…..Come and see one of the best farmers markets in the country.

Wednesday 22nd November – Community Choir and Guests – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

7 pm  Concert in aid of MND

Friday 24th November – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts Remote Cinema present `Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ (PG) – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

When her family moves from the city to the suburbs 11-year-old Margaret navigates new friends, feelings and the beginning of adolescence.

Begins 7.30 pm.  Doors open 30 minutes earlier.  Adults £5 U18’s £3.

Friday 24th November – Christmas Craft with Cumbria Crafty Lass – Soulby Village Hall

7 pm.  Ever wanted to make your own glass Christmas ornament? Join us for a fun glass fusing workshop suitable for adults and children 10+.  For more information contact Helen on 07377 332162 or Jane on 07855 952923.

Friday 24th November – Christmas Fair – Warcop Parish Hall 

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, sweets etc.  Free entry.

Saturday 25th November – Meet Santa and his reindeer and Christmas Light Switch On – Kirkby Stephen

2 pm to 5 pm.  For £6.50 our child gets to … play festive games, walk through a winter wonderland, meet the main man himself, receive a certificate and gift, and feed the reindeer.  Sharon Hughes will be on hand to take a professional picture of you with Santa – a digital print will be £6, prints can be provided at an additional cost.  This is a non-profit making event, so the price is to cover the cost of the reindeer and gift.  At 5.30 pm there will be a Festive Tractor Run through Kirkby by Pennine YFC followed by the lights switch on at 6 pm.

Saturday 25th November – Christmas Show – Kirkby Stephen Parish Church

Activities around town from 10 am to 6 pm, including Children’s Christmas crafting, Christmas show exhibits, trampolines and rides, guess the Song of the Christmas Windows, Winter Wonderland walk and festive games.  Refreshment stalls, live music.  Lit up tractor parade leaving the auction mart at 5.30 pm, Santa arriving in Market Square 5.35 pm, lights switch on 6 pm followed by Christmas window competition.


Saturday 25th November – Christmas Fair – Stainmore Parish Hall

10 am to 4 pm.  14 local artisan sellers, festive raffle, free entry, refreshments and lots more!

Saturday 25th November – Ravenstonedale 10K Road Race – Ravenstonedale Chapel United Reformed Church

Starts 1 pm, registration open from 11 am. Online entry £12 affiliated, £15 non-affiliated.  Entry on the day £15 affiliated, £20 Non Affiliated. Junior fun run to take place at 12 noon (approx 2 miles, entry £1).  For more information visit

Saturday 25th November – Kirkby Stephen Hockey Club presents `Stars in Your Eyes’ – The Engine Shed

6.30 pm until 12.  An evening of entertainment provided by locals.  Tickets £15.  Contacts for tickets – Anthea 07588574179 or Catherine 07794783799

Sunday 26th November – Brough Remote Cinema present `Whisky Galore’ (PG) – Brough Memorial Hall

The tale of a close-knit, charmingly bonkers community facing a terrible crisis as the whisky ration runs out.  The filming location is just wonderful which adds to the beauty of this film.

Doors open 2.30 pm.  Film starts 3 pm.  Tickets £5.  Please book in advance by calling Ailsa on 017683 42390.  Home baking and raffle during the interval.