November Events

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

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


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 - live music, fire installation and a fireworks spectacular - the fireworks springing from the ruin itself.  There will be food, a heated tent and bar.  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.


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.

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 

 

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 17th November - Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents `Dunkirk (12A)' - Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

The event that shaped our world

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 - 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.