November Events

1st to 12th November - Boxes of Hope Cumbria - sending Gifts from Cumbria to Romania - please take to Mic Macs

Please help to bring a little Christmas magic into a child's life by filling a shoebox.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.boxesofhopecumbria.co.uk or contact Karen on 017683 71906


9th September to 10th December 2017 - An exhibition of paintings by David William Morris - The Ruskin Museum Coniston 

`Along the lane, across the dale.........'
 

15th September to 1 January 2018 - `Women of the Arts and Crafts Movement' - Blackwell, The Arts and Crafts House, Bowness on Windermere

This exhibition recognises works by women artists whose contributions have often been overlooked, or wrongly attributed in favour of a more prominent male family member.


20th October 2017 to 17th February 2018 - `Land, Sea, Life - a British Art Collection' - Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal

See 70 works by over 40 leading artists including Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Graham Sutherland, Laura Knight, John Piper, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska and Terry Frost


Wednesday 1st November 2017 - `Adopting a Live Well With Dementia Approach' - Kirkby Stephen Local Links, Vicarage Lane, Kirkby Stephen

Free session 2.30 to 4.30pm (Funded by Cumbria Community Foundation and the Older People's Fund (Cumbria))

Would you like to know more about dementia?  Come along to our informative and engaging free session and learn more about:
- What is Dementia?
- The importance of feelings
- Combatting boredom
- Communication
- Overcoming challenges

For more information about Dignity in Dementia and this event please contact: Diane 07771682378 or Lesley 07816895021


Wednesday 1st November 2017 - Repair Café - Kirkby Stephen Local Links

Do you have a toaster which doesn't toast?
A coat pocket with holes in it?
A mug with a broken handle?

Costs of repairs - a voluntary donation!  Teas, coffees and yummy cakes from Augill Castle also available.

If you're a whizz at fixing things and would like to get involved please get in touch with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Organised by Kirkby Stephen Community Arts and Kirkby Stephen and Upper Eden Good Neighbours Scheme

Autumn repair café dates: Wed 6 Sept 2-4pm Wed 4 Oct 2-4pm Wed 1 Nov 2-4pm


Thursday 2nd November - Pentabus Theatre Company and Everyman Theatre Cheltenham present `Wolves are Coming for You' by Joel Horwood - Kirkby Stephen Sports & Social Club

A new play exploring how much wild we can handle..........

Starts 7.30pm.  Tickets £10/£7.  To book tickets call: 017683 71885


This Autumn at Lowther  Castle and Gardens............

The story of Lowther exhibition is now open.  The Story covers from 1150 to present day.  It's a visual and original production with a splash of humour, some stunning items and plenty of wit. From viking hogback tombs to the original Lowther Park imparkment seal (dating from 1283) through most of the family's unrivalled collection of silver, the exhibition includes many stunning items previously unseen.  These include the bracelet given by Kaiser Wilhelm II to Gracie Lonsdale when he visited in 1895.  

Saturday 4th November - Bonfire Night - Fire and Feasting -  live music, fire installation and a fireworks spectacular - the fireworks springing from the ruin itself.  There will be a fully heated outdoor bar (with a mouth-watering range of real ales and mulled ciders) and delicious street food and drinks.  Suitable for all ages.  Tickets for this are likely to go quickly and will be released soon so please keep an eye on our website www.lowthercastle.org 

Thursday 2nd, 16th & 30th November - Upper Eden Memory Club - Longway, New Road, Brough

10.30am to 12 noon

Following the success of the Upper Eden Memory Club at Kirkby Stephen we have decided to start a second group in Brough to enable us to continue to accept Clients and Carers into our Kirkby Stephen family. We enjoy fellowship over tea and coffee followed by guided activities and usually end with singing some favourite songs of old. 

We are always ready to accept newcomers and volunteer helpers.  For more information contact Heather Simpkins on 017683 42476.



Friday 3rd November - Cake sale and raffle - 1st Floor Lounge, Mill Gardens, Kirkby Stephen

9.30am - 12.30pm - to raise money for an art project starting in Spring 2018 at Mill Gardens

This is a joint venture between The Arts Society, Appleby-in-Westmorland and Eden Country Care Ltd.  There will be leaflets at the cake sale with more information about the fundraising and the art project.
Residents, relatives, wardens and ECC staff are welcome.  Carers willing to help with making tea/coffee, selling cakes and the raffle etc would be a huge help!  
Cakes, cake stands/plates and bunting would be greatly appreciated.  Please bring everything to the lounge.


5th November 2017 - Evva & Emma Duo - Appleby Public Hall

Evva Mizerska - Cello               Emma Abbate - Piano

`An oustanding partnership, they respond superlatively to the complexity, sensitivity and power of Chopin's and Schumann's works, playing with utter commitment, complete assurance and a beautiful spotlessly clean sound' - Bristol Herald Courier

£12 at the door, students half-price, accompanied children free.  Venue postcode CA16 6XB

www.appleby-concerts.org.uk Tel: 017684 83777


Monday 6th November -  Cumbria Wildlife Trust - `Wildlife Crime in Cumbria' - The Friends Meeting House, Kirkby Stephen

2.30 - 4.30pm

Sarah Rolland, Wildlife, Rural and Environmental Crime Co-ordinator for Cumbria Police, will talk about rural crime in the county and how Cumbria Police tackle it. For further information contact Deborah Coleman on 017683 71370.

The CWT Upper Eden Support Group runs a variety of activities to support the Trust's work.  Everyone is welcome to join us for our talks,  which take place at The Friends Meeting House, 48A High St, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4SH.

There is a recommended donation of £3 for Cumbria Wildlife Trust for each talk, to include refreshments.  Children free.  Local contact: Mike Langley 017683 72173.  To find out more about the Trust and how to get involved visit www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk You can also find information about local events, together with a range of books and gifts, at our stand in the Upper Eden Visitors Centre in Kirkby Stephen.

 
Wednesday 8th November 2017 - The Arts Society, Appleby in Westmorland - Appleby Market Hall

Gustave Caillebotte: Impressionist, Gardener, Sailor. The lecture is given by Mrs Lizzie Derbyshire BA (Hons) MA (Courtauld).

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  www.taswestmorland.org.uk 


Wednesday 8th November - Community Event by Penrith and Eden Refugee Network at Ullswater Community College

Escape to Safety - Multimedia refugee exhibition and and journey of discovery.  Drop in event from 4.00 to 8.00pm.

Tour takes about 1 hour.  For more information contact Ali Ross on 07769 554715 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Thursday 9th & 23rd November - Upper Eden Memory Club - The Friends Meeting House, High Street, Kirkby Stephen

10.30am to 12 noon.

We continue to meet alternate Thursdays at the Friends Meeting House (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. 

We are always ready to accept newcomers and volunteer helpers.  For more information contact Tony Taylor on 017683 42702 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

We continue to meet alternate Thursdays at the Friends Meeting House (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. 

We are always ready to accept newcomers and volunteer helpers.  For more information contact Tony Taylor on 017683 42702 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Friday 10th November - Valerie Kendall, Kirkby Stephen District Councillor - Kirkby Stephen Local Links

I will be holding a Ward Surgery in the Community Room at Kirkby Stephen Local Links from 10am to 12 noon.  If you are unable to come along then, please feel free to get in touch on 017683 53159 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Saturday 11th November - Christmas Wreath Making - Appleby Heritage Centre 

Time 10.00am to 4.00pm - Tutor Pam Bolton - Cost £40 (+ £10 for materials)
We have a wonderful Christmas Wreath Making workshop happening on Saturday 11th November at Appleby Heritage Centre.  
Call 017683 53350 for more information


Thursday 16th November - Mini Stompers - Jubilee Park, Kirkby Stephen

10am to 12pm Cost £3.50

Mini Stompers is a monthly gathering for two hours of woodland fun for 0.-5 year olds and their grown ups.  Prepare to get muddy! 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 17th November - Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents `Last Laugh (12A)' - Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

A northern comedy from celebrated playwright John Godber, filmed in Hull, Whitby and the North Yorkshire Moors.

Reaching a crossroads in his personal life, university lecturer Martin Dawson decides to retreat into the arms of his parents, Len and Joan.  On a weekend break at a cottage in the countryside, however, his parents' constant bickering, nitpicking and long conversations about nothing lead the already stressed out Martin to a rather sinister conclusion....A comedy based on the successful stage play Weekend Breaks by John Godber.

Doors open 7.00pm for 7.30pm start.  Adults £5 - Children (U18) £3.  Tickets available on the door or call Kate on 017683 71885

Saturday 18th November - Brough Farmers' Market - Memorial Hall, Brough

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

Don't forget to bring your orders for our December 16th Christmas Market.  Buy lamb, beef, pork, fish, poultry, eggs, bread, cheeses, cakes, vegetables, photography, jewellery and much much more, from our regular stalls.

Enquiries - David 015396 26040


Saturday 18th November - Volunteering with the John Strutt Foundation - Section on the old Stainmore railway 10.00 am

Do you fancy volunteering with the John Strutt Foundation on a section of the old Stainmore railway?  
- completing the removal of ash saplings from the track-bed
- strimming/raking the rockrose embankment to clear it of regenerating ash, bramble & hazel
- raking strimmed vegetation clear of the herb-rich grassland on rockrose embankment
- strimming raspberry, rosebay willowherb within Bighill Cutting
- transplanting more melancholy thistle - courtesy of Simon - from his garden
- raking nettle roots out of the track-bed
- burning ash saplings and nettle roots

Directions - If you would like to volunteer, please head for the village of Winton near Kirkby Stephen.  The Bay Horse Inn (CA17 4HS) lies at the heart of the village.  From there take the hill road: after a km (1/2 mile), take the R hand road to Rookby Scarth and climb for another km until you come to where the Kirkby Stephen - Stainmore railway once bridged the road at the entrance to Rookby Scarth farm.  (OS Explorer map OL19, grid reference NY 798 101).  Please do not obstruct the upper side of the entrance track: parking should be on the opposite downslope verge.  From there, climb the stone-steps on the South side of the road onto the old railway track-bed and walk up to a km along the footpath until you encounter the volunteers working.  Please make yourself known.  

For further information please contact KS Walkers are Welcome This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Sunday 19th November - Conservation Day at Smardale Gill Nature Reserve

10.30am to 3.30pm

We'll be clearing scrub along the disused railway line to maintain the superb wild flowers so they can flourish within the ride and through the woodland.  
This management also encourages Smardale's special butterflies to proliferate.
Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing.  Bring a packed lunch.

Booking is required.  Call 017683 71182 Richard Arrowsmith or mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve a place.

Monday 20th November - Upper Eden History Society Winter Programme 2017 -2018 - Kirkby Stephen Grammar School

`Reminiscences of my life during the Cultural Revolution - growing up in Guangxi Province, Southern China' - by Sue Li 

Enquiries - to Chair Anne Taylor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Saturday 25th November - The Moorcock Inn Pub, on the Crossroads of Garsdale, Sedbergh & Kirkby Stephen - Great North Air Ambulance Fundraiser

Christmas Fair - Food, drinks, stalls, raffle - 11am to 4pm

For more information contact Pauline on 017683 72011

On the crossroads of Garsdale, Sedbergh and Kirkby Stephen.


Saturday 25th November - Freegle Give and Take - Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club (upstairs) 

2.00 - 4.00 pm

Join us for another Give and Take in Kirkby Stephen - a free jumble sale so you can give away any unwanted items and pick up anything that's there- all for nothing! Please do not bring large items such as furniture.  Any items left over may be Freegled or given to a charity shop to sell.

Please get in touch on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you can help out on the day.  Light refreshments available.

 

Saturday 25th November - Chris Bannister performs `The Music of John Denver' - Shap Memorial Hall, Main St., Shap

Doors open 7.30pm.  Tickefor Sts £10 - reserve on 07973 802637.  Bar Available.  The proceeds from the raffle and bar will go to St Michael's Church.

For more information visit: www.chrisbannistermusic.com 

Join us for another Give and Take in Kirkby Stephen - a free jumble sale so you can give away any unwanted items and pick up anything that's there- all for nothing! Please do not bring large items such as furniture.  Any items left over may be Freegled or given to a charity shop to sell.

Please get in touch on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you can help out on the day.  Light refreshments available.

Sunday 26th November - Remote Cinema - Their Finest (12A) - Brough Memorial Hall

Doors open at 2.30pm, Film starts at 3pm

This witty, romantic and moving portrayal of a young woman finding her way and her voice in the mayhem of war and the movies.
1940, London, The Blitz, with the country's morale at stake an untried screenwriter and makeshift cast and crew, working under fire to make a film to lift the nations flagging spirits and inspire America to join the war.

Tickets on the door: Adults             £5
                             Under 16's       £3

Advance tickets: £4.50 - phone 017683 41033

Home baked refreshments on sale during the interval

www.edenarts.co.uk 01768 899444