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 11th May 2017 - Upper Eden Rugby Club, Kirkby Stephen - `An Audience with Joss Livesey: Pedals 2 Pinnacles'

In January 2016 Kirkby Stephen local Joss Livesey sought a unique, long distance expedition which encapsulated his love of adventure, travel, cycling and mountaineering.  He dreamt up an ambitious world-first, solo, manpowered, 27,000 kilometre journey to the highest point of all 42 sovereign states of continental Europe, travelling as high as possible by bike and continuing on foot when the road ended.  What transpired was a journey of perseverance, countless adventures and encounters of incredible human kindness in unlikely places.

Starts 7.15 pm, tickets £5, bar available.  To book call Kate on 017683 71885.  

Throughout his journey Joss campaigned to raise money for, and awareness about, Alzheimers disease and continues to do so through his talks.  Proceeds from ticket sales and donations on the night go to Alzheimer's Research UK.

Monday 15th May 2017 - Kaber Village Hall - An illustrated talk by Mike Thompson Chairman of the Stainmore Railway Company

7.30 pm.  All welcome.  Admission free

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

Tickets available on the door or call Kate on 017683 71885

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.

Saturday May 20th - Brough Farmers Market - Memorial Hall, Brough

Please remember, even if the weather is unseasonal, most of our stalls are indoors.

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

Buy lamb, beef, pork, fish, poultry, eggs, bread, cheeses, cakes, photography, jewellery, textiles and much much more, from our regular stalls.

Enquries - Jane 01768 480069

Monday 22 May 2017 - Public Meeting to discuss the Appleby Horse Fair - 7pm to 8 pm in the Public Hall, Appleby

Speakers include:
Robin Hooper, Chair of the Multi-Agency Strategic Co-ordinating Group for Appleby Horse Fair
Superintendant Mark Pannone, Territorial Policing Command and Appleby Horse Fair Gold Command

For further information contact Eden Community Development Office 01768 812660

Monday 22nd May 2017 - Crook Morris of Kendal will be dancing at The Black Bull Hotel, Kirkby Stephen

Starts 7.45pm 


Half-term at Rheged..............

King Kong climbing tower  - Daily Sat 27 May to Sun 4 June

Bushcraft  - Mon 29 & Wed 31 May 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm

Make Carnival Wind Kites - Tues 30 May 11am, 1pm, 2.30pm

Join the Spy Acadamy  - Wed 31 May 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Zoolab - Thurs 1 June 10am, 11am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3pm

Make Circus Themed Hand Puppets - Fri 2 June 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Cinema showings:

Ballerina (U) 11am Sat 27 May to Sun 4 Jun, daily except Friday 2 June

The Lego Batman Movie (U) 1pm Sat 27 May to Sun 4 June, except Sun 28 May & Fri 2 June

Sing (U) 3pm Sat 27 May to Sun 4 June, except Sun 28 May & Fri 2 June

Book now at or ring 01768 868000.

Family Theatre - Steven Lee's Don't Dribble on the Dragon 

Friday 2nd June 2017 - 1pm and 3.30 pm - featuring magic acts designed by TV legend Paul Daniels

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.

10.30 - 4.00

All ages welcome, free

Wednesday 31st May - Cumbrian Great North Air Ambulance Drop In - Brough Memorial Hall 12 noon to 1pm & 5pm to 7pm

GNAA have had to cease their kerbside collections in Cumbria but still need the donations.  The next `drop in' collection is above, to help with running costs.  This is an opportunity to help this important service to survive!

Collecting bagged textiles, clothes, bedding, towels, curtains, handbags, belts and shoes (in pairs), etc.
Mobile phones (working or not!), and empty printer cartridges also welcome (in a separate bag please).
Books in fair condition are acceptable (in box if more than 5).  We can also take soft toys and small toys (in separate bag).

If you can't manage the exact times, please phone for possible alternatives.  You might be the next one they save!

Any queries? Contact 017683 42135.