February Events

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

 

Thursdays 1st & 15th February - 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. 

 

Thursdays 1st, 8th & 15th February - FREE short course to improve your interview skills - Eden Foyer, London Road, Penrith

Prepare for Success!  A short course to help you improve your interview skills.  Take part in a FREE Cumbria Community  Learning and Skills Course.  Please note you must be able to attend ALL THREE sessions.

What to do before a job interview - hints and tips about what to wear, what to ask and what to say.  Develop your skills at speaking with confidence.  Have a practice interview with a real employer.  Explore techniques to help you with nerves and pre interview stress.  Find out about further learning opportunities.

To book a place on these FREE workshops, please speak to Nicola Hartley at Community Learning on 079666 641332 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Monday 5th February -  Cumbria Wildlife Trust - `Red Squirrels in the North of England' - The Friends Meeting House, Kirkby Stephen

2.30 - 4.30pm

Simon O'Hare, of the Red Squirrels of the North of England project, on the current status of red squirrels across the north and why we fight to preserve them

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 7th February - 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 8th & 22nd February - 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 9th February 2018 - Nateby & Wharton WI present Marjorie Bidgway on: My Collection and the History of Buttons - at The Friends Meeting House, Kirkby Stephen

Starts 7.00pm.  Non members please come and join us and enjoy a good speaker, excellent company and a delicious buffet supper at £3.00pp.

Visit our website at www.natebyandwhartonwi.wordpress.com


Friday 9th February - Volunteering Fair - The Public Hall, Boroughgate, Appleby

Come along and talk to local organisations about a range of volunteering opportunities. Volunteer groups attending  - Appleby Emergency Repsonse Group, Hospice at Home, Citizens Advice, Age UK, People First, Cumbria CVS, Eden Carers, Eden Independant Living, East Cumbria Family Support Assoc, Depaul UK, Cumbria CC, HITES Cumbria.

Get involved and make a difference.  From 12 noon to 1.30pm.  For more information call 01768 800350, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. visit www.cumbriacvs.org.uk 

Saturdays 10th and 24th February - 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.

 
Wednesday 14th February 2018 - The Arts Society, Appleby in Westmorland - Appleby Market Hall

`Laura Knight and Evelyn Dunbar: which was the greater artist?'

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 


Monday 19th February - FREE short course on CV and letter writing - KIrkby Stephen Local Links

Would you like help with what to include in a CV or covering letter?  Eden Community Learning & Skills are offering a FREE short course, arranged in partnership with Penrith Job Centre Plus and Kirkby Stephen Local Links.  The course will cover what to include, how to word it, best ways to begin and end a letter, help with spelling, and how to make your skills, qualifications and experience look good on paper.

To book a place, please speak to a member of staff at Local Links, or contact us by email at edenclas.cumbria.gov.uk , or ring 01931 716447.  Refreshments and course materials provided.


Monday 19th February- Upper Eden History Society Winter Programme 2017 -2018 - Kirkby Stephen Grammar School

The History of Cross Keys and it's Quaker Connection - by Alan Clowes

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

 
Tuesday 20th February - `Introduction to your Tablet' - 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.


Tuesday 20th February 2018 - 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.

Friday 23rd February - Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents `Dunkirk (12A)' - Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

The event that shaped our world.  (Screening deferred from November 2017)

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