May Events

Appleby Training & Heritage Centre are offering the following courses in May:

Date     Course                                                          Time                 Weeks
03/05/17               Level 2 in Food Safety                     9.30-12.30            1
06/05/17               Fabulous Felt                                 10.00-16.00           1
06/05/17               Hanging Baskets                            10.00-16.00           1
11/05/17               Lacecrafts                                      10.30-12.30           6
13/05/17               Bunting                                          10.00-16.00           1
20/05/17               Art of our Ancestors                        10.00-16.00           1
23/05 or 25/05/17  Basic Plastering                              19.00-21.00           6 

First Aid courses also available.  Contact Reception on 017683 53350 or see website on 

Wednesday May 3, 10 & 17 - 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 


Wednesday 3rd May 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 3 May at 2pm.  

At Kirkby Stephen Local Links, on Wednesday 3 May 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 


Saturday 6th May 2017 - Kirkby Stephen Silver Band Spring Concert - Kirkby Stephen Parish Church

Starts at 7.30 p.m., tickets cost £7.00, under 16's are free.


Wednesday 10th May 2017 - Westmorland Decorative and Fine Arts Society 2017 - Appleby Market Hall

Thomas Moran 1837-1926 - The Turner of the American West. Lecture given by Mr Roger Mitchell MA (Oxon).

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



Thursday 18th May 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 19th May 2017 - Kirkby Stephen Community Arts - A United Kingdom (12A)

7.30pm - Kirkby Stephen Masonic Hall

A rousing romance telling the true story of the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana) and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1947 in the face of fierce opposition.

Doors open 30mins before the advertised time. Light refreshments available.
Adults £5/Under 18s £3

Saturday 20th May - Dales Young Rangers - We Dig Up Bainbridge

Joining the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority Historic Environment team and local experts we will be taking part and getting hands on in this brand new archaeological project.   Bainbridge was the place to be in the Roman and Medieval times so what will you find?

Meet:  9.30 am at The People's Hall, Sedbergh or 10.00 am at Yorkshire Dales National Park Office in Bainbridge.
Finish:  1.30 pm at Yorkshire Dales National Park Office in Bainbridge and return 2.00 pm to 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.

Tuesday 30th May - These Boots Were Made for Munching............ - Pad 9, Kirkby Stephen

Come along to help us plant boots and wellies with edible plants, and decorate Kirkby Stephen this summer.

All ages welcome, free