April Events

Saturday 31st March to 1st April 2018 - Classic Commercial Vehicle Easter Rally - various locations in and around Kirkby Stephen and Brough

Starts at 11.00 on Saturday and ends 18.00 on Sunday.  Entrance is free.  Charges for parking where applicable.

Classic Commercial Vehicles exhibited, a regular classic bus route between sites and from the station, market stalls, Saturday evening road run through the Westmorland Dales, entertainment for all the family.

For more information please visit our website www.encountereden.com 

Wednesday 4th April - Repair Cafe - Kirkby Stephen Local Links

From 2 - 4pm.  Kirkby Stephen Repair Cafe helps to reduce waste sent to landfill, saving money and resources by using expert volunteers to fix everyday household items.

We have a friendly team of DIY and sewing experts ready to take on your repairs.  Bring along any clean clothes, electricals, jewellery, toys, small items of furniture etc...that are in need of attention and we will do what we can to help!

The Repair Cafe is run by Kirkby Stephen Community Arts and Kirkby Stephen and Upper Eden Good Neighbours Scheme, with support from Kirkby Stephen Town Council.  For more information contact Kate on 017683 71885 or visit www.kirkbystephencommunityarts.co.uk or contact Kirkby Stephen Local Links on 017683 71775 or visit www.kirkbystephen.com 


Thursdays 5th & 19th April - 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.


Saturday 7th April 2018 - Rag Hook Wall Hanging - Appleby Heritage Centre

1 day workshop 10.00am - 4.00pm Tutor - Pam Bolton Cost - £40.00 (+ £20 for materials)
Come and join our `make in a day' Rag Hook Wall Hanging Workshop at Appleby Heritage Centre! For more information, please contact 017683 53350

 
Monday 9th April -  Cumbria Wildlife Trust - `Bats of Cumbria' - The Friends Meeting House, Kirkby Stephen

7.30 - 9.30pm

Rich Flight, from the South Cumbria Bat Group, will give a talk on the nocturnal world of bats.  Cumbria is home to a host of these mammals whose lives are as fascinating as they are secretive.

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: Richard Arrowsmith 017683 71182.  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 11th April 2018 - The Arts Society, Appleby in Westmorland - Appleby Market Hall

`Elephants and Archbishops: Matthew Parker and his Medieval Manscripts'

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 


Thursdays 12th & 26th April
 - 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. 


Monday 16th April - Upper Eden History Society Winter Programme 2017 -2018 - Kirkby Stephen Grammar School

The Evolution of Commercial Barnard Castle - Carol Dougherty

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

Tuesday 17th April - Eden Hearing Services Drop In Session - Kirkby Stephen Local Links

Eden Hearing Services hold a drop in clinic from 10.00am to 12 noon 3rd Tuesday of every month.  Services include advice on hearing aids and specialist equipment, hearing aids cleaned and retubed, batteries supplied.

Tuesday 17th April - `Introduction to Desktop Publishing' - Appleby Heritage Centre

FREE Course over two weeks from 9.30 to 12.00.

Numbers are limited on free courses, book early to secure your place.  You are only eligible for a maximum of four free courses per person.

Friday 20th April - Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents `Shakespeare's Globe's "Merry Wives of Windsor" (2008)' - Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

Gutsy, colloquial and bustling with vivid characters, a brilliantly constructed farce.

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