September Events

Sunday 1st September – Moorcock Show – Mossdale Head, Thwaite Bridge on the A684 Hawes/Sedbergh Road

One of the oldest traditional sheep shows in the Yorkshire Dales, where you can see the best of the local breeds of sheep, Swaledales, Rough Fells, Mules, Texels, Blue Faced Leicesters and Herdwicks being judged.  In addition you can also take part in the judging event and choose the best sheep.  But it’s not only sheep, there are a substantial number of local craft, food stalls and trade stands for you to peruse, together with a bouncy castle for the children.  Music will be provided by the Hawes Town Band, and refreshments will be available.  10.30am to 4.30pm.

SPOKE – A Celebration of Cycling 8-10 September 2019

To mark the Tour of Britain route coming through Kirkby Stephen and the Eden Valley on Tuesday 10 September, Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents SPOKE –  join us for 3 days of FREE activities.

SUNDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER – FAMILY DAY on Church Green, Market Square & KSSSC 10am to 4pm

Come and try a range of activities including arts and crafts, poetry, movement, food and drink, a session with Stomping Ground, cycling advice from Coast to Coast Cycles and a bike-powered smoothie maker.
Throughout the day you will able to make a smoothie or colour in a flag or jersey that will be used to decorate the tour route – just pop into the marquee on Church Green and get creative.
Bicycle Advice at Coast to Coast Cycles – pop in for free advice and a cycling chat with Simon from 10am-12pm above the Visitor Centre
Print Making with Jamie Barnes – come and have a go at making your own print with this Kendal based artist – 10am-12pm & 1-2pm on Church Green
Poetry Pebble with Katie Hales – help create a poem that Katie will perform for the Tour on Tuesday and make some Poetry Pebbles that will be displayed in the Westmorland Dales – 12-1pm & 2pm-3pm on Church Green.
Makers Mills Cycling Pom Poms and Knitting – Join Sophie from Makers Mill, Keswick to make a Pom Pom for your bike and have a go at some knitting – 11-12pm and 2pm-4pm on Church Green
CHEER! Movement Sessions with dancer James Aiden Kay – come and join in at Kirkby Stephen Sports & Social Club – 10am-11am & 1pm-2pm.  Be part of CHEER! a community dance event for anyone from 6 to over the over 60’s!, created by the  award winning performance company THE KOSH with workshops on Sunday and the chance to be part of the Tour coming through town on Tuesday (not compulsory!)
Theatre Making Workshop – come and join Bobby Brook from Shared Experience to take part in a fun cycling themed drama workshop for all ages at Kirkby Stephen Sports & Social Club – 2pm-3pm.
On Market Square we will be offering free coffee, tea and hot chocolate from Saddlebacks Coffee Bar from 10am-2pm and free ice-cream from Brough Ice Cream Farm from 2-4pm – this is a limited offer on a first come, first served basis – when it’s gone it’s gone! – simply pick up a token from the information point in The Cloisters.

Monday 9 September at 9:45am Telling Tales – on bikes! Join us for a pre-school story time and flag-making at Kirkby Stephen Sports & Social Club.

BICYCLE BOY – A bicycle powered musical, for children aged 6‐10 and their families – Monday 9 September at 4pm & 6pm – Pennine View Park, Station Road, Kirkby Stephen, just come along with your picnic blanket or low back seating (doors open 30 mins before the performance).

Sam has 24 hours to clear out his grandad’s old bike workshop. He remembers grandad teaching him to ride (and pretending to be his favourite superhero, Bicycle Boy). It seems grandad may have left Sam a present somewhere in the workshop, and some clues to find it. But there’s no power and Sam needs electricity to unlock the clues. Can you help him? If we can connect up enough bikes and pedal like mad we can make generate enough power for Sam’s journey (and the show). Join us for a musical adventure (and be prepared to help pedal power the performance!).

CHEER! – Tuesday 10 September from 1pm-1.30pm – join us for some pre-tour entertainment on Market Square including the premiere of CHEER! dance piece by The Kosh, the poet Katie Hales and the entertainer, Matthew Tiffany – viewing area by The Pennine Hotel.

The approximate timing for Kirkby Stephen and the surrounding areas are:-

Brough – 1:18pm to 1:46pm
Great Musgrave – 1:23pm to 1:52pm
Kirkby Stephen  – 1:30pm to 2:01pm

Sedbergh Junction – 1:35pm to 2:06pm

Go to for up to date information on Stage 4 (Gateshead to Kendal)

The tour will pass through Kirkby Stephen town centre between 1.30pm and 2pm, with a Sprint section outside Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club.
There will be no parking on the route and there will be rolling road closures in place. We advise you to use the main Car Park at Christian Head.
There will also be the opportunity to view the tour as it passes from the A685 onto the A683 (towards Sedbergh) with free parking at Stay Lambing Live, and the chance to grab a quick cuppa from Saddlebacks Coffee who again will be providing some free beverages (tokens will be available from the SPOKE Volunteer at the Sedbergh Junction), and look at some of our artwork.
For full details of traffic restrictions and road closures go to

Tuesday 10 September 10am-12pm & 2pm-5pm – Have a go on an E-Bike at Hartley Fold, Hartley After watching the professionals go past pop in to Eden-e-motion (Winners of the SME Northern enterprise Awards “Best E-Bike retail shop, Cumbria Award 2019) who will be opening their shop in Hartley to answer questions about and allow people to try electric bikes before and after the race passes through. If you’re looking for the speed and hill climbs without the same amount of effort as the professional cyclists, try an eBike!

SUNSET OUTDOOR CINEMA Tuesday 10 September 7.30pm (doors 7pm)  – Join us for Sunset Cinema at Pennine View Park with a screening of cycling themed entertainment, plus bottle bar and movie snacks, presented in partnership with Eden Arts. Just come along with your picnic blanket or low back seating.
We will have a performance from Kirkby Stephen Silver Band at 7:30pm, followed by a Solo Reprise of CHEER! From The Kosh with the main feature starting at 8pm

BMX BANDITS (PG / 1.5hr)

Come and watch the freewheeling film debut of Nicole Kidman in this 1983 cult classic BMX BANDITS. Teens P.J.and Goose get their thrills on BMX bikes, performing hair-raising tricks all across Sydney, Along with their new friend Judy (Nicole Kidman), they discover a box of walkie-talkies to be used in a bank robbery. When the young trio snatches the devices, it propels them on a hair-raising adventure in which their pedalling skills might just save their necks.

For more information go to or call 017683 71885.

SPOKE is supported by Cumbria County Council, Eden District Council, Kirkby Stephen Town Council, Yorkshire Dales National Park, The Finn Family Fund, Out Of Eden, Cumberland & Westmorland Herald, Pennine View Park, Cactus Creative & Westmorland Family.

 Thank you to all our donors and volunteers.

Wednesday 11th September – Stainmore WI presents `Barrow to Baghdad’ – St Michael’s Church Hall, Church Brough

an interesting and entertaining talk by Philip Caine.  Author of the Jack Castle Adventure novels recounting experiences from his career in hotels, oil rigs and in the Middle East.

Starts 2pm.  Entrance £4 including tea, coffee and home made cakes.  Every one is welcome at our open meeting.  Please reserve a seat by contacting Joan Lennox on 017683 42975 or email [email protected]

Thursday 12th September – Westmorland County Show – Lane Farm, Crooklands, LA7 7NH

Located on the fringes of the Lake District, Westmorland County Show is a fantastic day out – voted as one of the UK’s favourite shows and joined by 30,000 visitors each year.  A major livestock Show with classes for cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and alpacas, heavy and light horses too, there’s plenty to see.

Come and meet the foxhounds, get up close to magnificent cattle, marvel at the show jumping, discover the interactive displays in our Learning for Life Marquee, get inspired by the WI’s crafty creations, or cheer on your favourites in the Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling.

Be tempted by artisan chocolates, cheeses, pies, gins, and much more in the North West’s largest local Food Hall, or drop the children off at our creche and enjoy the Show at your own pace.

With the chance to discover the best of farming and the countryside, as well as seeing some of the Country’s top quality livestock, shop til you drop amongst hundreds of trade stands or get involved with our rural craft have-a-go areas, you’ll be spoilt for choice at this year’s Show.

Winner of the Tourism Event of the Year 2018 in the Cumbrian Tourism Awards, Westmorland County Show is not to be missed.

Tuesday 17th September – 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.

Thursday 19th September – Warcop Remote Cinema presents `Fisherman’s Friends’ – Warcop Parish Hall

Daniel Mays (Vera Drake, Line of Duty) plays Danny, a fast-living, London-based music exec who stumbles across the most unlikely of boy band success stories whilst on a detox holiday in Cornwall.  Very much in the vein of Bill Forsyth’s Local Hero, this is your classic fish-out-of-water underdog story, brim-full of feelgood vibes.

Doors open 7.00pm, screening 7.15pm. Tickets on door £4.50 (in advance £4.00)  under 16’s £2.50. Refreshments available during the interval, including ice creams.  To book tickets in advance, please email [email protected]

Friday 20th September – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents `The Keeper’ – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

The extraordinary story of Bert Trautmann the German PoW who played for Manchester City after the Second World War.  A heartfelt film of romance and football.

Doors open 7.00pm for 7.30pm start.  Adults £5 – Children (U18) £3.  For more information or tickets please visit or phone Kate Lynch 017683 71885

Friday 20th September – #EdenGirlsCan at Upper Eden RUFC – Upper Eden Rugby Club

A FREE community fitness and social event for women and girls aged 17 and over, inspired by the #ThisGirlCan campaign. Includes showing of inspirational short films and talk from Cumbrian Girls Can, then one hour of fun and fitness followed by a buffet and raffle (every attendee receives a free raffle ticket!). A cash bar will also be open on the night.

For more information or tickets please visit or contact Upper Eden Rugby Club

Saturday 21st September – Warcop Village Hall – Sale of Emma Bridgewater items and local crafts

10.45 to 13.00.  £2 entry, free parking.  Refreshments (including bacon sandwiches and cake) and raffle.  If interested in selling please contact on 07904 626326

Saturday 21st September – Brough Famers’ Market – Memorial Hall, Brough

9.30am – 2pm. Summer is nearly over, but we always have something to suit the season. Buy lamb, beef, pork, fish, poultry, eggs, bread, cheeses, cakes, photography, jewellery, textiles and much much more, from our regular stalls.

3rd Saturday, each month, NO admission charge!  Enquiries to David on 015396 26040

Sunday 29th September – Brough Remote Cinema presents `Fisherman’s Friends’ – Brough Memorial Hall

Based on a true story, a delightful feel-good film about 10 Cornish fishermen who achieve a Top 10 hit.  “It embraces you like a warm sweater with sea shanties!”

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. For more information ring 01768 899444 or see

Monday 30th September – Harvest Auction with light supper – St Marys Church, Mallerstang

It’s Harvest time! 7pm and a Christmas Cake Raffle, delivered in time for Christmas.  If you want to donate produce for the auction, please bring them into the church on Saturday 28th September between 2pm & 4pm.