November Events

Thursdays 1st, 15th & 29th November – Upper Eden Memory Club – Longway, New Road, Brough

10.30am to 12 noon

Following the success of the Upper Eden Memory Club at Kirkby Stephen we have decided to start a second group in Brough to enable us to continue to accept Clients and Carers into our Kirkby Stephen family. 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 Heather Simpkins on 017683 42476.

Saturday 3rd November – Dales Young Rangers – Goat Farming with Frank – Ravenstonedale

We will be heading over to Piper Hole Goat Farm in Ravenstonedale to help farmer Frank on his goat farm.  We will find out about what makes this farm so special and lend a hand with the animal and land management, a perfect chance to experience a different type of farm and find out a lot more about goats!

The day normally starts 10am and finishes at 1.30pm on site.  Full details will be sent out before the task day.  Free transport is provided from Sedbergh People’s Hall.  To join in you need to book a place as places are limited.  To book a place or for more details contact: Rachael Addison Young Rangers Officer. Tel – 01969 652366 Mobile – 0783 7253763 Email – [email protected]

Sunday 4th November 2018 – Cumbrian Great North Air Ambulance Drop In Collection – Brough Memorial Hall

Although GNAA have re-started their kerbside collections, this drop-in forms a major boost to their funds.  This is an opportunity to help this important service to survive!
Brough Memorial Hall will be open from 12 noon to 1pm and from 5pm to 7pm for you to bring in towels, curtains, handbags, belts and shoes (in pairs) etc.

Mobile phones (working or not!), and empty printer cartridges also welcome (in a separate bag please).  Books in fair condition are acceptable (in box if more than 5).  We can also take soft toys and small toys (in separate bag).  If you can’t manage the exact times, please phone for possible alternatives.  YOU might be the next one they save!

Any queries? contact 017683 42135

Monday 5th November – Drop in in the Baptist Church, Victoria Square, Kirkby Stephen – 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon, call in for a cuppa, lively chat, games.

All welcome – come & make new friends. We look forward to meeting you.

Monday 5th November  –  Cumbria Wildlife Trust – `South Walney Nature Reserve’ – The Friends Meeting House, Kirkby Stephen

2.30 – 4.30pm

Reserve Warden Sarah Dalrymple will give a talk on this varied and diverse nature reserve, home to important breeding birds, fascinating wildlife habitats and north west England’s only breeding seal colony.

The CWT Upper Eden Support Group runs a variety of activities to support the Trust’s work.  Everyone is welcome to join us for our talks,  which take place at The Friends Meeting House, 48A High St, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4SH.

There is a recommended donation of £3 for Cumbria Wildlife Trust for each talk, to include refreshments.  Children free.  Local contact: Richard Arrowsmith 017683 71182.  To find out more about the Trust and how to get involved visit  You can also find information about local events, together with a range of books and gifts, at our stand in the Upper Eden Visitors Centre in Kirkby Stephen.

Wednesday 7th November 2018 – Living Matters – Suicide Awareness Training – Upper Eden Rugby Club, Pennine Park, Westgarth, Kirkby Stephen

This free tailored workshop will look at the facts and figures around suicide, why we should talk about it, what we can do to help prevent suicide and look at the signs that someone may be having thoughts of suicide.  Cumbria’s suicide rate is higher than the national average, and the talk will cover what resources are available locally and nationally, and why it is important to ask directly about suicidal thoughts.

Time: 12.45 (for 1.00pm start) to 4.00pm.  To book a place, please contact Amy Frith, Public Health and Communities Team at Cumbria Councy Council on 01768 812660 or email [email protected] If you have any concerns about the training prior to the event please contact Juliet from Carlisle Eden Mind on 01228 543354 or email [email protected]

Thursdays 8th & 22nd November – Upper Eden Memory Club – The Friends Meeting House, High Street, Kirkby Stephen

10.30am to 12 noon.

We continue to meet alternate Thursdays at the Friends Meeting House (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]

Wednesday 14th November 2018 – The Arts Society, Appleby in Westmorland – Appleby Market Hall

`Plants in Art and Culture: how plants created society’  – lecture by Dr Mark Spencer BSc PhD.

Starts at 11am (coffee is served from 10.15am – 10.45am). There is a small cost of £8 to non-members. For more information about our society please visit our website

Friday 9th November – Company Gavin Robertson – Soulby Village Hall

`Mata Hari: female spy.  Or was she?  Starts 7.30pm.  Tickets £9 please book on 017683 71396.

Saturday 10th November – Coffee morning – Warcop Parish Hall

Coffee, cakes, scones – and a chat!  Everyone welcome.  £1.50 each including free refill.

Thursday 15th November – Warcop Remote Cinema presents – `The Post’ (12A) – Warcop Parish Hall

Set in 1971, The Post depicts the true story of attempts by journalists at The Washington Post to publish the Pentagon Papers, classified documents regarding the 30-year involvement of the United States government in the Vietnam War.  Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks.

Doors open 7.00pm, starts 7.15pm.  Adults £4.50 on door (£4 booked in advance), children under 16 £2.50.  Refreshments available during the interval, including ice creams.  For advance bookings email [email protected]

Friday 16th November – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents `Feral’ – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

Ever wondered if you missed your chance to be wild?  Feral asks why women are taking on more `mental load’ than ever before.  Harnessing live music by The Greyhounds, storytelling and the odd party trick, Feral tells an intimate story with universal appeal.  Followed by a live set by The Greyhounds.  Tickets £10/£8. For more information or for tickets please visit or phone Kate Lynch on 017683 71885.

Saturday 17th November – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents Freegle and Repair Cafe – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

A jumble sale with a difference – everything is free!  Bring along your trash and take away some treasure….

This time we’ll also have a Repair Cafe downstairs, where our DIY experts will be on hand to help you with any repairs – broken crockery, jewellery, electricals, textiles – even if it’s just sewing a button back on or sticking together a favourite mug.

10.30am to 12.30pm.  Any items left over may be Freegled or given to a charity shop to sell.  Light refreshments available and kids corner with colouring and games.

Saturday 17th November – Brough Farmers’ Market – Memorial Hall, Brough

9.30am to 2.00pm.  3rd Saturday, each month.  No admission charge.

Don’t forget to bring your orders so our stallholders can supply you at our December 15th Christmas Market.  Buy lamb, beef, pork, fish, poultry, eggs, bread, cheeses, cakes, photography, jewellery, textiles and much much more, from our regular stalls.

Enquiries – David 015396 26040

Saturday 17th November – `Fools Gold – Beat the Drum’ – Soulby Village Hall

Commemorating the First World War in stories and song.

2 course meal, BYOB.  Tickets £15 from Audrey March – 017683 71396.  Doors open 7pm, meal then show.

Sunday 18th November – North Westmorland Arts presents `Solem Quartet’ – Appleby Public Hall

Beethoven String Quartet no. 3 in D major, op. 18, no. 3, Bartok String Quartet no. 3, BB 93, Schumann Quartet no. 3 in A major, op.41

Starts 7.30pm.  £12 at the door, students half-price, accompanied children free.  For more information visit or telephone 017684 83777.  Venue postcode CA16 6XB.  Supported by Westmorland Arts Trust, The Hadfield Trust and the Bryan Lancaster Trust.

Monday 19th November – Drop in in the Baptist Church, Victoria Square, Kirkby Stephen – 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon, call in for a cuppa, lively chat, games.

All welcome – come & make new friends. We look forward to meeting you.

Monday 19th November  – Upper Eden History Society presents `Waiter, Miner, Butcher, Spy:Germans in Cumbria in WW1′ Talk by Dr Rob David – 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 20th 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.

Friday 23rd November – Ladies Night – Warcop Parish Hall (including nibbles). 

Come along for a lovely evening with stalls showcasing gifts, make-up, jewellery, clothes, nails, candles, sweets, skincare, fruit preserves and floral arrangements.  Some treatments will be available to purchase on the night so treat yourself – you deserve it!  Licensed Bar/Raffle (with prizes from stall-holders).

From 7.30pm.  Tickets £5.00.  Credit card facilities available.  To book your tickets (or you can just turn up on the night), contact Carla Voican on 07555 767224, Caroline Shaw on 017683 42900 or email [email protected]

Friday 23rd November – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents `Edie’ – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

A tale of triumph over adversity as Edie embarks on the adventure of a lifetime.

Doors open 7.00pm for 7.30pm start.  Adults £5 – Children (U18) £3.  Tickets available on the door or call Kate on 017683 71885

Saturday 24th November – Coffee Morning – Brough Memorial Hall

Starts 10am.  Admission £2.  Cakes, bric-a-brac, books, raffle

Sunday 25th November – Brough Remote Cinema presents `Darkest Hour’ – Brough Memorial Hall

`It takes the power of leadership to unite a nation‘.  A thrilling and inspiring true story.  Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the Ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation.  As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, an unprepared public, a sceptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

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.

Wednesday 28th November – Citizens Advice Drop in Session – Kirkby Stephen Local Links

10am to 12.30pm.  If you’d like advice on housing issues, getting the most out of your energy, money or benefits, why not come and speak to our adviser.  Sessions are on the 4th Wednesday each month.

Wednesday 28th November  – The Royal British Legion Drop in Session – Kirkby Stephen Local Links

10.30am to 12.00 Noon.  Information, advice and guidance for serving members of the Armed Forces, Reservists, veterans and their families.  Pop in, call 0808 802 8080 or visit

Wednesday 28th November – Parkinson’s Cafe – The Eden Emporium, Kirkby Stephen

Parkinson’s UK – Change attitudes.  Find a Cure.  Join Us.  We continue to meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 10.30 to 12.00.  For more information call Andrew or Robina on 017683 41997.

Thursday 29th November – Upper Eden Business Network Event: Sustainable Business – The Kings Arms

Guest Speaker – Laura Short, Environmental Business Consultant, CBEN Partnership.  Laura will be joining us to talk about “sustainability” and how to address efficiency in your business.  The evening will also include an opportunity for networking, an update on local business support, training, funding and a free supper.

7.00 – 8.30pm.  To book your place please email: [email protected] by Friday 23rd November 2018.

Friday 30th 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. 🎅🎄

Friday 30th November – Warcop Rushbearing Christmas Dominoes – Warcop Village Hall

Starts 7.30pm.  Admission £3 per card including refreshments.