November Events

Monday 1st November – Eden Carers Drop In Session – Kirkby Stephen Local Links

10.15am to 11.45am.

Eden Carers is starting a series of drop-in sessions for anyone who is an unpaid carer, looking after a family member, friend or neighbour.  You don’t need to make an appointment.  Just turn up to meet Amanda and Patsy.  There will be free tea or coffee and biscuits.  Eden Carers can offer information to unpaid carers that might make caring easier.  You can ask questions, have a chat or just sit and relax and enjoy a hot drink.   If you’d like more information, you can contact Eden Carers on 01768 890280.

Friday 5th November – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents `Hello and Goodbye’ by Elysium Theatre – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

Port Elizabeth, the 1960s: brother and sister Johnnie and Hester Smits have not seen each other in years. Hester left for good when she was a teenager, Johnnie stayed to look after their invalid father.
When Hester returns to claim the birthright she believes is hers, the stage is set for a moving, poetic, punchy drama of sibling rivalry, family and the debts we owe each other, financial and otherwise.
Elysium Theatre are based in Durham. Their goal is to bring the best of world theatre to the North of England and their recent Northumberland-set Miss Julie won a British Theatre Guide award in 2019.

7.30 pm (doors open 7.00 pm) Book online or call Kate on 017683 71885 visit

Saturday 6th November – Eden Animal Rescue Fundraising Stall – The Cloisters, Kirkby Stephen

We are selling our usual home-made marmalade, picalilli and chutney, a variety of homemade biscuits, all made with butter, various cakes and handmade cards.  Gill and Barbara look forward to see you all again soon and thank you for your continued support, which is very much appreciated, especially in these difficult times.  The stall will be open from 9.00 am til 2.00 pm.

Tuesday 9th November – Eden Hearing Services – Kirkby Stephen Local Links

10 am to 12 noon. We are pleased to confirm that Eden Hearing Services are resuming their clinics, back here at the Local Links on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.  BY APPOINTMENT ONLY – please ring Robert Bolton 07846 512366

Friday 12th November – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents  Nomadland (12) – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club
A woman in her sixties, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.
7.30 pm (doors open 7.00 pm).  Adults £5 – Children (U18) £3.  So that we can monitor numbers and ensure a safe and secure environment for our audience, we ask you to please book in advance if you can.
Book online at or call Kate on 107683 71885.
Saturday 13th November – Appleby Grammar School/Sunday 14th November –  Kirkby Stephen Grammar School – KSCA Steps up 2021
In 2018 and 2019 KSCA worked with pupils from local schools and the fabulous theatre company Tangled Feet to create some wonderful pieces of theatre. It’s taken a little longer than we hoped but KSCA Steps Up is back!
We start with FREE workshops at Kirkby Stephen and Appleby Grammar Schools this November, before a full production next July. You’ll take part in drama games, team building workshops, learn to make and use puppets and help shape next Summer’s prodution.
Anyone and everyone in schools years 5 – 13 are welcome. Visit to sign up.  You must sign up in advance, and consent forms need to be returned to your school before 4th November.
Thursday 18th November – Quiz Night – Kings Arms, Kirkby Stephen
Starts 7.30.  £1 per person, maximum 4 per team.  Winning team takes pot!

Sunday 21st November – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts & Highlights Rural Touring Scheme present `Jacaranda’ by Pentabus – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

Pentabus and Theatre by the Lake, Keswick present a brilliant new drama from award-winning playwright Lorna French.

Olivia has recently moved into her grandfather’s farmhouse. She’s not local, but she knows her way around. Matty is a gamekeeper, but he doesn’t often tell anyone. He’s wary of newcomers. These unlikely strangers find themselves beside a stream on the longest night of the year.

7.30 pm (doors open 7.00 pm) Book online or call Kate on 017683 71885 visit

Friday 26th November – Kirkby Stephen Christmas Lights Switch on

More details to follow.

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th November – Christmas Fayre – Various areas around Kirkby Stephen

More details to follow