June Events

Appleby Heritage Centre are offering the following courses in June:

Date            Course                                                   Time                      Weeks
13/06/17      Introduction to IT                                      13.00-15.00             5
17/06/17      Simple Patchworking                                  10.00-16.00              1
17/06/17      Silk Painting                                              10.00-16.00             1
24/06/17      Glass painting                                            10.00-16.00             1
24/06/17      Extreme Knitting                                         10.00-16.00             1
24/06/17      Amazing Acrylic Landscapes                           10.00-16.00             1

First Aid courses are also available.  Contact Reception on 017683 53350 or website www.applebyheritagecentre.org 

`A Sure Start Children's Centre' - Kirkby Stephen Children's Centre, Kirkby Stephen Local Links, Vicarage Lane, Kirkby Stephen

0-4 years play
Tuesdays 1.30 - 3.00pm 19th April - 28th June

Family Links Nurture Programme
Tuesdays 2nd May - 18th July

Healthy Child Clinics
Thursday 1st & 3rd week of the month, 9.30-11.30am

For more information and to book please contact the Children's Centre on 01768 899901 to discuss how we may be able to support you and your child to fully access and enjoy our activities

Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year - University of Cumbria - Deadline 28th July 2017

Open for entries - £500 prize

Short-listed entries will be featured in an exhibition at Vallum Ditch Gallery, University of Cumbria in November 2017 and an online gallery at www.c-art.org.uk

Competition open to 15 - 24 year olds from or studying in Cumbria.  All art mediums accepted, 2D, 3D, digitial media, photography, craft, animation etc.

To apply please visit www.c-art.org.uk/artist-opportunities 

Thursday 1st June - Jurassic Jubilee - Pad 9, Kirkby Stephen

Jubilee Park is going Jurassic this summer with the help of visual and community artist, Sarah Hicks.  Come and make your own dinosaur for display in the woods.

10.30 am to 4.00 pm.  All ages welcome, free.

Saturday 3rd June - Dales Young Rangers - Footpath maintenance near Nateby

Walling, cutting back of branches and clearing stones back off the Right of Way there is lots to do at this site.  Rangers Suzannah and Paul will lead the day as we help tackle this path.

Meet:  9.30 am at The People's Hall, Sedbergh or at site - details to be confirmed.
Finish: 2.00 pm at The People's Hall, Sedbergh

Contact Rachael Alderson on 01969 652366 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book a place.

Saturday 3rd June 2017 - Kirkby Stephen Community Arts - Swallows and Amazons (PG)

Kirkby Stephen Masonic Hall - 3.00pm

Swallows forever!  The newest adaptation of Arthur Ransome's classic novel set in the spectacular Lake District.

Doors open 30 mins before the advertised time. Light refreshments available.

Adults £5/Under 18s £3

Tickets available on the door or call Kate on 017683 71885

Saturday 3rd June 2017 - 20 Challenge - Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland

Walk 20 miles to celebrate 20 years of care 
20 miles round route, 10 Peaks, Teams of 4. Alternative route of 11 miles and 5 Peaks also available.
Starting from Braithwaite Institute, Keswick, registration from 6am
For more details visit: www.hospiceathome.co.uk 
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Tel: 01768 210719

Sunday 4th June 2017 - The Yomp, Upper Eden Mountain Challenge, Kirkby Stephen.

23 miles, 11.5 miles or 6.5 miles (you chose).

Supporting Blood Bikes Cumbria, plus other Rotary Nominated Charities.  Why not organise your own sponsorship and raise funds for your own Charity, Club or School.

Sponsored by J T Atkinson

Enter on line (or on the day) at www.yomp.org 

Wednesday 7th June 2017 - Repair Café - Kirkby Stephen Local Links

Kirkby Stephen starts Cumbria’s first Repair Café

What do you do with a broken toaster? Or with a bike when the wheel runs out of true? Or with a sweater full of moth holes? Bin it? No way! Kirkby Stephen Community Arts and Kirkby Stephen and Upper Eden Good Neighbours Scheme are organising Cumbria’s first Repair Café in Kirkby Stephen Local Links on Wednesday 7 June at 2pm.  

At Kirkby Stephen Local Links, on Wednesday 7th June everything is about making repairs. Starting from 2pm and ending at 4pm various volunteer repair experts will be available to help make all possible repairs free of charge. Tools and materials will also be on hand. People visiting the Repair Café will bring along their broken items from home. Toasters, lamps, hair dryers, clothes, toys, crockery... anything that is broken is welcome.

Kirkby Stephen Repair Café are looking for volunteers so if you have time, tools or skills or just want to help make teas and coffees then please get in touch with Kate Lynch on 017683 71885 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. or Wendy Hamilton on 017683 71775 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Repair café dates: Wed 3 May 2-4pm Wed 7 June 2-4pm Wed 5 July 2-4pm 

Wednesday 7th June 2017 - Suicide Safer Eden (SSE) Penrith Rugby Club, Penrith

Open meeting.  All welcome. 5.00 pm - 7.15 pm

Interested in suicide prevention?  Join us and learn more about Suicide Safer Eden and the Time to Change initiative.  Together we can remove the stigma around mental health and play a part in reducing loss of life by suicide!
Let us know if you are planning to attend so that we can arrange for refreshments and food. Contact Amy Frith, Community Development Assistant, Public Health and Communities Team (Eden) at Cumbria County Council.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Wednesday June 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th  - Meditation Classes with Buddhist nun Kelsang Chosang

How to transform your life - Happy Mind, Happy Life

Friends Meeting House, 48A High Street, Kirkby Stephen 7.30 - 9.00 pm. £5 per class

Contact 01229 584029 or manjushri.org 

Saturday 10th June - Rheged - National Theatre Production of  Peter Pan - 2pm

***** `Spellbindingly imaginative.  An edgy and dazzling production that lights up the National Theatre' - Radio Times.

Captured live at the National Theatre a recorded performance of J M Barrie's much loved play is screened in cinemas this summer.

Book now at Rheged.com or ring 01768 868000.

Invest in Eden: A Natural Choice for Business are running the following courses:

Tuesday June 6th & Wednesday June 7th - Level 2 Customer Service - KIrkby Stephen venue to be confirmed
All day - times to be confirmed

Tuesday June 13th - First Aid at Work - Qualified Status - Kirkby Stephen Business Park
9.00am prompt.  

Date to be confirmed - Food Hygiene - Qualified Status - The Pennine, Kirkby Stephen

Courses for Business in Upper Eden - delivered in Kirkby Stephen, to meet the needs of the Business Community - BOOK NOW by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday 15th June 2017 - Mini Stompers - 1.00-3.00 pm - Jubilee Park, Kirkby Stephen

Mini Stompers is a monthly gathering for two hours of woodland fun for 0-5 year olds and their parents, friends or carers.  Prepare to get muddy!

£3.50 per person (under 1s go free) - what are you paying for? Two experienced practitioners, use of their amazing kit, two hours of fun and a cup of tea!

How to book:  Spaces are limited.  Call Kate on 017683 71885 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Friday 16th June 2017 - Kirkby Stephen Community Arts - Casablanca (U)

7.30pm - Kirkby Stephen Masonic Hall

Here's lookin' at you kid! With unforgettable moments and iconic dialogue, the classic and much loved Casablanca is undoubtedly one of the most popular films of all time.

Doors open 30mins before the advertised time. Light refreshments available.

Tickets available on the door or call Kate on 017683 71885

Saturday 17th June - Wine & Cheese re Brough Pre-school & Nursery - Brough Memorial Hall

£10 per ticket for four corners.  All proceeds to Brough Pre-school and Nursery.

Starts 7.30, wine served from 8.00 pm til 10.00 pm.  Bar and disco till 12.30 am.

Strictly over 18's only - ID must be shown on request.

Tickets available from Hayley Pattinson, Tina Simpson, Helen Hayllar and from staff at Brough Nursery 

Saturday 17th June - Brough Farmers' Market - Memorial Hall, Brough

9.30am to 2pm.  3rd Saturday, each month.  No admission charge.

Our food is locally sourced therefore not only is it fresher but less fuel has been used to bring it to you.  Buy lamb, beef, por, fish, poultry, eggs, bread, cheeses, cakes, photography, jewellery, textiles and much much more, from our regular stalls.

Enquiries - Jane 01768 480069

Sunday 18th June `Wake up Smiling - how to transform your life through meditation' - Temple for World Peace, Ulverston with international teacher Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

11am to 12.30pm £5.  Please register for the public talk in advance online: manjushri.org 

Sunday 18th June to end September - Jurassic Jubilee - Jubilee Park, Kirkby Stephen

Children of Kirkby Stephen and surrounding villages have been creating brightly coloured dinosaurs and murals in workshops with artist Sarah Hicks.  These will be hidden in the woods of this nature reserve for local families and visitors to find throughout the summer months.

Project inspiration by Kirkby Stephen Walkers are Welcome and Kirkby Stephen Community Arts.

Part funding by Cumbria Community Foundation.

Also to look out for in Kirkby Stephen this summer................

Silver Street Gardens have been yard bombed with knitted flowers.

Boots have been planted by children with vegetables, herbs and salad crops to welcome walkers and have been dotted around the town alongside the usual spectacular floral arrangements.

Pick up a historic town trail leaflet from the Upper Eden Visitor Centre or download http://www.walkeden.org/Things-to-do.aspx and discover the back alleys of the Conservation Area where history stands still.

The Kirkby Stephen Family Adventure 3K Trail has lots to look out for along the route plus a long list of free and inexpensive family activities to keep everyone entertained whatever the weather. The trail starts at an old fashioned sweet shop and finishes at one of two play parks. Free leaflet from the Upper Eden Visitor Centre or downloadhttp://www.walkeden.org/Things-to-do.aspx

There is a new display of Saxon stones in the Kirkby Stephen Parish Church, Cathedral of the Dales alongside the world renown Viking Loki Stone.

Add in the art galleries and antique shops to complete the picture.

21st to 24th June - `Communicating Doors' by Alan Ayckbourn - by Penrith Players at Playhouse Theatre, Auction Mart Lane, Penrith, CA11 7JG

"A time switching comedy thriller".  This amateur production of `Communicating Doors' is presented by special arrangement with Samual French Ltd.

Tickets available from Penrith TIC and Hedgehog Books

Friday 23rd June - A Celebration of Simon & Garfunkel - Soulby Village Hall

Performed live by Tim Chu & Ian Bailey

Doors open 6.45pm.  Show starts 7.30pm. Fee £12.  No bar - feel free to bring your own drinks/picn

Call Soulby Village Hall Booking Office on 017683 71396 or buy online at www.classicsingersongwriters.co.uk/sandg