September Events

Saturday 2nd September – Eden Animal Rescue Fundraising Stall – The Cloisters, Kirkby Stephen

We are selling our usual home-made preserves, marmalade, picalilli and chutney, plus some seasonal jams when available.  We also do home baking.  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 9.00am til 1.00 pm.

Saturday 2nd September – Open Day Craft & Food Market – Kirkby Stephen Youth Centre, (Evergreen Building)

All proceeds to KSYC. Bouncy castles, garden games, market stalls, craft stalls, mocktails, sweets and treats, coffee and cakes, drinks for the adults, raffle, tombola, jumble sale, merchandise, live music, Astral circus.

Saturday 2nd September – Great Westmorland Trail Race – Registration and start from Crosby Garrett Village Hall
Seniors and Junior races (approx 2 miles).  For more information and to enter please visit the Howgill Harriers website.
Saturday 2nd September – South Stainmore Coffee Morning – St Stephen’s Church.
10.30 am to 12 noon.  Only £2 for unlimited tea, coffee, juice, biscuits and chatting.  Everyone welcome! Proceeds to St Stephen’s Church.
Thursday 7th September – Soup and Pudding – Warcop Parish Hall
11.30 am to 1.00 pm.  Admission £7, including soup, pudding and hot drink.  Come and joins for some lovely food and great company!


Friday 8th September – 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 07851 080 745

Hearing aid batteries can be provided here 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 9th September – Macmillan Coffee Morning at Warcop Parish Hall

10  to 11.30 am.  Drink and cake £4.  Donations of cakes and raffle prizes can be left at the hall on the morning of Friday 8th.  Thank you.

Saturday 9th September – 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 10th September – 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.

Thursdays 14th & 28th September – 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 15th September – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts Remote Cinema present `Allelujah’ (12A) – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

Starring :  Jennifer Saunders, David Bradley, Russell Tovey, Dame Judi Dench and Sir Derek Jacobi,  A welcome love letter to the NHS, this warm and impassioned story comes with an unexpected final twist.

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

Friday 15th September – Quiz night with pie, peas and pud –  Warcop Parish Hall 

7.30 pm prompt start.  £9 per person including food.  Max 6 per team – prizes for top 3 teams!  Licensed bar (wine, lager, soft drinks etc available to purchase).  Raffle.  Call Pat on 017683 42188 or Carol on 53450 or email [email protected] to book your tickets by midday on Tuesday 12th Sepetmber (numbers required for catering purposes – please state whether the meat, vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free option is preferred).  Raffle prizes would be very welcome – these can be dropped off at the hall on Thursday mornings or given to any committee member.  Thank you!

Saturday 16th September – Coffee Morning – Brough Methodist Church Harvest Festival Celebrations

10.00 to 11.30 am.  Donations for Alzheimer’s Society.  The Harvest Service will taken by Rev Andrew Sterling at 10.30 am on Sunday 17th September.  Refreshments will be served after the service. All welcome.

Saturday 16th September – Brough Farmers and Artisan Market – Brough Memorial Hall

9 am to 12 pm. Featuring the great Courgette Grand Prix, see attached rules for details, it was tremendously exciting last year with a late entry charging into the lead and scooping the trophy.

Also fabulous stalls and refreshments in aid of Eden Animal Rescue.


Sunday 17th September – Harvest celebrations – Afternoon tea – Warcop Parish Hall

For Churches Together – Warcop, Sandford and Musgrave.  Afternoon tea follows our harvest service.  Donations of tins/packets etc.  suitable for the Upper Eden Food Bank will be most welcome.

Thursday 21st September – Warcop Parish Hall Remote Cinema present `Allelujah’ (12A) – Warcop Parish Hall

Starring (amongst others):  Jennifer Saunders, David Bradley, Russell Tovey, Dame Judi Dench and Sir Derek Jacobi, Allelujah is a warm and deeply moving story about old age celebrating the spirit of the elderly patients whilst playing tribuet to the deep humanity of the medical staff battling with limited resources and ever-grwing demand.

Doors open 7.15 pm, Screening7.30 pm  Adults £4.50 if booked at least 24 hours in advance.  Adults £5 on the door Childen under 16 £3.00 to book tickets in advance.  Refreshments available during the interval. Please email [email protected]

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th September – 1940’s weekend – Stainmore Railway, Kirkby Stephen

Steam trains (fares apply), Shed tours, museum and  station buffet car, military vehicle and living history displays and period entertainment.  No parking at the station – use the vintage bus park and ride.

Saturday 23rd September – Coffee Morning – Brough Sowerby Chapel Harvest Festival

10 am to 11.30 am .  You are invited to join us for a coffee morning and bring and buy stall in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.  Our Harvest Thanksgiving Service will be on Sunday 24th September at 10.30 am and will be followed by lunch.  Everyone welcome.

Saturday 23rd September – Autumn Craft Fair – Soulby Village Hall

10 am to 4 pm.  Local artists work on display.  Admissions £1, raffle & refreshments available.

Sunday 24th September – Brough Remote Cinema presents `Brassed Off’ – Brough Memorial Hall

`A truly outstanding and remarkable piece of British cinema’.

Doors open 2.30 pm.  Film starts at 3.00 pm.  Tickets £5.  Please book in advance by calling Ailsa on 017683 42390.  Home baking and raffle during the interval.

Monday 25th September – Harvest Auction – St Marys Church, Mallerstang

7 pm.  Harvest auction with light supper and Christmas cake raffle.  If you want to donate produce for the auction, please bring them into the church on Saturday 23rd September between 2 pm and 4 pm.

Thursday 28th September – Basket Making – Stainmore Parish Hall

A bit of a rare opportunity…

On this course you will make a round basket, a form of Irish Skib basket, and will be taught by a new tutor, a professional basket maker from Northumberland. Course suitable for both beginners and improvers. Maximum of eight participants. The day includes all materials and refreshments. Bring your own lunch. To book your place contact Elaine Blackett-Ord of the Eden Valley Basketry Group on 07970 090 002.

Friday 29th September – Coffee morning – Johnstone’s Garage

10 am.  In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.  Coffee, tea, cakes, tray bakes, scones (gluten free and dairy free options available). Come along and support this great cause.  All welcome.

Friday 29th September – Cake morning – Pendragon Vets, Kirkby Stephen Business Park

It’s time for a Macmillan cake morning and your invited!  We will be selling coffee and cake for a really good cause!  Please come and join us from 10 am to 12 noon.

Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October – Singing Drumlin Celebration – Bowber Head Nature Reserve, Ravenstonedale

10 am to 4 pm.  Enjoy a free Aeolian Sound Experience at Bowber Head Nature Reserve at an installation of 20 sound sculptures created by Cumbria Artist Dan Fox on top of this Glacial Hill or Drumlin.  Artist Jill Brown has created a set of voiles which will also be displayed during the event celebrating the areas railway line and heritage.  This is a FREE drop in event and no booking is required.  Just turn up and tune in!  Visit

Saturday 30th September – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts host `Fun Palace’ – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

11 am to 3 pm.  Join us at our FREE Fun Palace.  Free craft, science and nature activities.  Flag making, toys, refreshments.  Join us to celebrate our community.  Drop in or stay all day!