October Events

Wednesday 3rd October – Repair Cafe – Kirkby Stephen Local Links

From 2 – 4pm.  Kirkby Stephen Repair Cafe helps to reduce waste sent to landfill, saving money and resources by using expert volunteers to fix everyday household items.

We have a friendly team of DIY and sewing experts ready to take on your repairs.  Bring along any clean clothes, electricals, jewellery, toys, small items of furniture etc…that are in need of attention and we will do what we can to help!

The Repair Cafe is run by Kirkby Stephen Community Arts and Kirkby Stephen and Upper Eden Good Neighbours Scheme, with support from Kirkby Stephen Town Council.  For more information contact Kate on 017683 71885 or visit www.kirkbystephencommunityarts.co.uk or contact Kirkby Stephen Local Links on 017683 71775 or visit www.kirkbystephen.com


Thursdays 4th & 18th October – 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.

Thursday 4th October – Dawdles Walk little extra – Hartley and Podgill Circular – The Cloisters, Market Square, Kirkby Stephen

10.30am. This walk leaves Kirkby Stephen on the Coast to Coast route branching off at the Northern Viaduct Walk to the Nateby/Hartley boundary where we will cut off back to Kirkby Stephen through Podgill woods.  Some grass paths.   Optional refreshments on our return to Kirkby Stephen.

Dawdles Walk plus has an additional activity or interest during the walk.  All walks should take about an hour unless otherwise stated.  Dawdles Walk Little Extra/Extra are longer.  Some walks are adaptable for wheelchairs, please contact us at [email protected] or see http://www.walkeden.org

Saturday 6th October – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents our very first Fun Palace – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

A celebration of arts, science and community.  A chance for everyone in Kirkby Stephen to get together, share some skills and have some fun!  11am to 5pm.

Monday 8th October  –  Cumbria Wildlife Trust – `The Wildlife of Botswana and the Okovanga Delta – a Safari’ – The Friends Meeting House, Kirkby Stephen

2.30 – 4.30pm

Richard Arrowsmith will illustrate, with words and pictures, fascinating wildlife seen and met on his recent visit to Botswana.  The talk will be preceded by a short AGM.

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 www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk  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.

Thursdays 11th & 25th October – 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]

Saturday 13th October – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents `A Picture of Dorian Gray’ – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

Award winning Box Tale Soup (Northanger Abbey and Wind in the Willows) return with a brand new adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic The Picture of Dorian Gray.  Starts 7.30pm.  Tickets £10/£8.

Monday 15th October – Eden Volunteering Fair – Masonic Hall, North Road, Kirkby Stephen

Get involved and make a difference. Come along and talk to these organisations about volunteering:

East Cumbria Family Support Ass, Welbeing, Cumbria CVS, Eden Animal Rescue, Age UK Carlisle and Eden, People First, Learning Fields CIC, Eden Carers. Citizens Advice Witness Service, HITES Cumbria BID Services, Depaul UK, Cumbria County Council.

For more information call 01768 800350 or email: [email protected]

Tuesday 16th October – 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.


Wednesday 24th October  – 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 24th October – 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.

Friday 26th October – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents `Three Billboards of Ebbing Missouri’ – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

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