Appleby Events Calendar for 2019: What's on in Appleby-in-Westmorland

 

We’ve a full calendar of events to enjoy in and around Appleby. From live music to the many local markets we have plenty of things to do to suit all ages and interests, including Appleby's popular annual events.

 

Visit the what's on Appleby section for Appleby events month by month hosted in Twitter. Plan your visit to Appleby and the beautiful villages of Eden Valley to make your visit a memorable one.

 

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Whats on Appleby: Pigney's Open Evening & Machinery Show  

Pigney's Open Evening & Machinery Show.
When: 23rd January 2019, 12:00-20:00, Where: Howgill House, Bongate, Appleby Cost: FREE

Celebrate 195 years in business at our Open Evening & Machinery Show. We will be hosting the show at our warehouse premises - Howgill House, Bongate, Appleby, CA16 6UW. (Opposite The Royal Oak Pub, parking available)

Over 20 exhibitors and special show offers on the evening, including showing off the Kubota Agricultural Fleet as well as the NEW Suzuki KingQuad range. Keep an eye out on the Facebook event for more information.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: Big Eden Tree Plant  

Big Eden Tree Plant
When: 24th January 2019, 10:00 - 15:00, Where: Fat Lamb, Ravenstonedale Cost: FREE

Eden River Trust hosts 'Big Eden Tree Plant'. Help plant 10,000 trees on Birkett Common. Two days of tree planting on the 24th & 26th January from 10am - 3pm. Meet at the Fat Lamb pub in Ravenstonedale.

Bring sturdy footwear, waterproofs and a packed lunch; equipment and refreshments are provided. Call Jenni Payne on 01768 866 788 or email jenni.payne@edenrt.org for more details.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: BETTER BEEF BREEDING  

BETTER BEEF BREEDING
When: 24th January 2019, 18:45 - 21:00, Where: The Inn at Brough, Brough Cost: FREE

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) present BETTER BEEF BREEDING: Increasing profitability through genetics. To book your FREE place ring the AHDB Beef & Lamb events Hub on 01904 771212 or email ke.events@ahdb.org.uk

     
     
Whats on Appleby: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (15)  

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (15).
When: 25th January 2019, 19:00, Where: Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall Cost: £8/£4

Oscar-winning comedy drama about race relations, sexual violence and revenge in southern USA. The film’s focus is a relentless performance of fury from actress Frances McDormand who plays a guilt-ridden and vengeful mother who rents three billboards to draw attention to her daughter’s unsolved murder.

Food at 7pm is Curry or a Vegetarian Option with the film at 8pm. To Book call 07584 251352 or email lynn-barnes@outlook.com

     
     
Whats on Appleby: Coffee Morning  

Coffee Morning
When: 26th January 2019, 9:30-11:30, Where: Appleby Public Hall Cost: FREE ENTRANCE

Coffee morning in aid of Eden Support group for Parkinson’s UK.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: HubCraft  

Appleby Hub Craft Fair
When: 26th January 2019, 10:00-15:00, Where: The Hub, Chapel Street, Appleby Cost: FREE

The fair is a vibrant showcase for local artists, artisans and food producers to exhibit their work and sell their wares.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: Big Eden Tree Plant  

Big Eden Tree Plant
When: 26th January 2019, 10:00 - 15:00, Where: Fat Lamb, Ravenstonedale Cost: FREE

Eden River Trust hosts 'Big Eden Tree Plant'. Help plant 10,000 trees on Birkett Common. Two days of tree planting on the 26th January from 10am - 3pm. Meet at the Fat Lamb pub in Ravenstonedale.

Bring sturdy footwear, waterproofs and a packed lunch; equipment and refreshments are provided. Call Jenni Payne on 01768 866 788 or email jenni.payne@edenrt.org for more details.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: Village Auction  

Newbiggin-on-Lune's Village Auction
When: 26th January 2019, 18:00, Where: Newbiggin-on-Lune Public Hall Cost: £1

Newbiggin-on-Lune's Village Auction. Bring small household items, books, toys, bric-a-brac, hand tools etc. to the hall between 1pm and 5pm. For details call Ian Clayton on 015396 23226.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: Burns Night Ceilidh  

Burns Night Ceilidh
When: 26th January 2019, 19:00-23:00, Where: Appleby Market Hall Cost: £15

Burns Night Ceilidh with the Eden Valley Ceilidh Band in aid of Learning Fields. Tickets available at Appleby Tourist Information Center or call 017683 53860 or email alex@learningfields.co.uk

Vegetarian haggis available so please specify when booking.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: The Big Sick (15)  

The Big Sick (15)
When: 26th January 2019, 19:30, Where: Great Asby Village Hall Cost: £5

Great Asby Cinema presents: The Big Sick (15). Boy meets girl, girl falls into coma, seriously funny rom-com ensues. Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, “The Big Sick” tells the story of a Pakistan-born aspiring comedian who connects with grad student Emily after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, whom he’s never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: Conservation day at Smardale Nature Reserve  

Conservation day at Smardale Nature Reserve
When: 27th January 2019, 10:30 - 15:30, Where: Smardale, Near Kirkby Stephen Cost: FREE

Cumbria Wildlife Trust coppicing and brash burning along the disused railway line to maintain an open ride for butterflies, encourage the diverse woodland ground flora to proliferate, and to keep the footpath open for public access.

Meet at Smardale car park. For details call 01539 816300 or email events@cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk. Also on Wednesday 6th February 10:30 - 15:30

     
     
Whats on Appleby: Nichiren Buddhism Discussion Meeting  

Nichiren Buddhism Discussion Meeting
When: 27th January 2019, 14:15, Where: Appleby Cost: FREE

A Nichiren Buddhism discussion meeting. Fun and inspiring dialogue. Come and join us at Jen Kirby’s home. Call 017683 52921 for directions and details.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: Welsh Male Voice Choir  

Parti Cut Lloi
When: 27th January 2019, 19:30, Where: Appleby Public Hall Cost: £12

North Westmorland Arts presents: The Welsh male voice choir, Parti Cut Lloi (Party Kit Lloy) from the Banw Valley in Montgomeryshire who first got together to enter the National Eisteddfod in 2003. Their conductor, Sian James is a famous welsh folk singer in her own right, but clearly has a magical touch to bring together this group of men.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: Royal British Legion Advice Day  

Royal British Legion Advice Day
When: 28th January 2019, 10:00 - 12:00, Where: Appleby Library Cost: FREE

For all those who are serving, who have served, their carers and dependants. General Queries, Benefits Checker, Debt, War Pensions, Training & Employment Volunteering, Care Homes, Mobility, Injured, Fundraising, Medals, Break Services

Held on the last Monday of every month.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: Appleby From The Air  

Appleby From The Air
When: 31st January 2019, 19:30, Where: Supper Room, Appleby Public Hall Cost: £5

Appleby-in-Westmorland Society presents Simon Taylor of Heritage England who shares progress about Appleby's Heritage Action Zone and slides of "Appleby From The Air".

Members FREE, non members £5.

     
     
   
 

Appleby events to look forward to during February

 
 
Whats on Appleby: Life Drawing Gymnasium  

Life Drawing Gymnasium
When: 1st February 2019, 13:00-15:30 Where: The Hub, Appleby Cost: Door £15, Online £16.31

The Curious School hosts a Life Drawing Gymnasium of balletic and artistic poses for life drawing at Appleby Hub, Chapel Street.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: The History of Kirkby Stephen  

History of Kirkby Stephen
When: 1st February 2019, 19:00, Where: The Friends Meeting House Kirkby Stephen Cost: £3

Nateby & Wharton Women's Institute present: The History of Kirkby Stephen by Mark Keefe. Visitors and guests are welcome to join us and enjoy an excellent speaker, good company and a delicious buffet supper.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: Feast of Candlemas  

Feast of Candlemas
When: 2nd February 2019, 19:30, Where: St Lawrence's Church, Appleby Cost: FREE

The Appleby Deanery Solemn Eucharist for The Feast of Candlemas is held annually at St Lawrence's. The service is in Anglo-Catholic tradition. Bishop James Bell (formerly Bishop of Ripon) will Preside. Revd Peter Boyles (Heart of Eden Benefice) will Preach.

There will be a music rehearsal in the afternoon followed by a tea break before the service which will be followed by refreshments for choir and congregation. If you would like to join the choir email applebyorganist16@hotmail.co.uk or leave a message in the Facebook Event.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: Chinese meal with drinks, crafts and art  

Chinese Meal with Drinks, Crafts and Art
When: 4th February 2019, 12:00 - 17:00, Where: Warcop Parish Hall Cost: MENU

Friends of Warcop School invite you to a Chinese meal with drinks, crafts and art work. Food provided by Century Chinese Restaurant, Kirkby Stephen. Call 017683 41390 for details.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: The story of Sales Bank Wood  

The story of Sales Bank Wood
When: 4th February 2019, 14:30 - 16:30, Where: Friends Meeting House, Kirkby Stephen Cost: £3

Cumbria Wildlife Trust hosts 'The story of Sales Bank Wood'. Sales Bank Wood is a rich semi-natural south Lakeland wood with centuries of history. Edward Mills will explain how varied uses have affected the wood culminating in its current wildlife friendly coppice based system.

Meet at the Friends Meeting House, 48A High Street, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4SH at 14:30. Recommended donation £3.00 (includes refreshments)

     
     
Whats on Appleby: Eden Timebank Coffee Morning  

Eden Timebank Coffee Morning
When: 5th February 2019, 11:00-12:00, Where: The Hub, Appleby Cost: FREE

Eden Timebank Coffee Morning: Join us for a chat or report hours, provide offers, requests, new ideas. Find out what we do.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: Eden River Ramble.  

Eden River Ramble
When: 5th February 2019, 13:30, Where: Leisure Centre Car Park, Chapel St, Appleby. Cost: FREE

Eden Rivers Trust takes you on an Eden River Ramble. Get a breath of fresh air and join us for a gentle, sociable walk by the river in Appleby. We’ll be walking along flat level footpaths, so will be suitable for everyone. The walks will last approximately 30 minutes. Please wear warm clothes & suitable footwear.

For more information and to reserve your place, please call Jenni Payne, Community Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator on 01768 86678 or email her at jenni.payne@edenrt.org

     
     
Whats on Appleby: Conservation day at Smardale Nature Reserve  

Conservation day at Smardale Nature Reserve
When: 6th February 2019, 10:30 - 15:30, Where: Smardale, Near Kirkby Stephen Cost: FREE

Cumbria Wildlife Trust coppicing and brash burning along the disused railway line to maintain an open ride for butterflies, encourage the diverse woodland ground flora to proliferate, and to keep the footpath open for public access.

Meet at Smardale car park. For details call 01539 816300 or email events@cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: Appleby Archaeology Group  

Lead tokens from Holm Cultram Abbey
When: 7th February 2019, 19:30, Where: Appleby Market Hall Cost: £3

Appleby Archaeology Group Presents: Investigating lead tokens from Holm Cultram Abbey, by Kate Renwick.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: NOTTING HELL  

Asby Book Club discuss: “NOTTING HELL”
When: 7th February 2019, 20:00, Where: The Three Greyhounds, Great Asby Cost: FREE

Asby Book Club discuss: “NOTTING HELL” by Rachel Johnson. A wicked comedy of manners about life on a Notting Hill communal garden, where lucky residents fall into one of only two socio-economic groups: the haves and the have-yachts.

All welcome. Just come along to listen even if you have not read the book.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: SportsReach Weekend  

SportsReach Weekend
When: 8-10th February 2019, 17:00, Where: Knock Christian Centre, CA16 6DL Cost: Unknown

Come and join in the SportsReach fun, eat plenty of great food and take in some inspiring Bible teaching and that's only part of what promises to be a memorable weekend. All meals and accommodation are provided for, along with a games room and indoor sports hall, both ideal for children of all ages to play. Relax and read or go walking if football and netball aren't your thing, it would just be great to see you. Ring the office 01522 704981 to book your place.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: Starter and Pudding Night  

Starter & Pudding Night
When: 8th February 2019, 17:00, Where: The Midland Hotel, Appleby Cost: £16

The Midland Hotel hosts a 'Starter & Pudding Night' to raise funds for Appleby Town Carnival. Get two delicious starters and two gorgeous homemade puddings.

Limited tickets, bookings only, call 017683 51524.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: Quiz Night with Pie, Peas & Pudding  

Quiz Night with Pie, Peas & Pudding
When: 8th February 2019, 19:30, Where: Warcop Parish Hall Cost: £7

Quiz night including food with a vegetarian option. Maximum 6 per team with prizes for the top 3 teams. A licensed bar with wine, lager and soft drinks is available. Book your tickets by midday on Wednesday 6th February. Call Joyce Keetley on 017683 41390 or email carolwhite1@onetel.com

All proceeds to Warcop Parish Hall.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: Orton Farmers' Market  

Orton Farmers' Market
When: 9th February 2019, 9:30-14:00 Where: Orton Village Cost: FREE

Orton Farmers' Market includes over 25 local farmers, growers, producers and artisan craftsmen with live music at most markets.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: Cake Decorating for Beginners  

Cake Decorating for Beginners
When: 9th February 2019, 10:00-16:00 Where: Appleby Heritage Centre Cost: £40

Appleby Heritage Centre hosts a cake decorating for beginners class. It's a taster one day class that includes demonstrations and practical work. Call 0176 835 3350 for details.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: OPEN MIC NIGHT  

OPEN MIC NIGHT
When: 11th February 2019, 19:00, Where: Kirkby Stephen Sports & Social Club Cost: Contributions

Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents local musician Paul Harrison (Room Full of Mirrors) for a friendly open mic night. Just turn up, plug in and play.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: Rainbow Dyeing  

Rainbow Dyeing
When: 12th February 2019, 19:30, Where: Great Asby Village Hall Cost: Membership

Asby Womens' Institute presents, “Rainbow Dyeing” by Louise Reeve & Annie Johnson. Rainbow dyeing is a wonderful introduction to dyeing your own yarns and fibre.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: From Russia with Love  

From Russia with Love
When: 13th February 2019, 11:00, Where: Market Hall, Appleby Cost: £8

The Arts Society Appleby present: 'From Russia with Love' by Brian Healey BA (Hons).

Artists such as Savrasov and Levitan, Shishkin and Kuindzhi to name but a few, found a haunting and elegiac beauty in this hitherto neglected but vast subject matter. From her majestic forests and moonlit marshlands, her snow bound villages, gigantic skies, endless horizons and unstoppable rivers, artists such as these from the latter half of the 19th century distilled the very essence of the Russian landscape and gave it a voice we only have just begun to appreciate.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: Landermason  

Landermason
When: 15th February 2019, 19:30, Where: Soulby Village Hall Cost: £9, children £5

Landermason are a duo like no other! Multi instrumentalist Fiona Lander (vocals, piano, whistles, saxes, clarinet and recorder) and Paul Mason (guitar, ukulele and vocals) have developed a unique sound which displays their undoubted talents. They combine both traditional and contemporary folk with jazz and other styles in their beautiful compositions and striking arrangements.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: Brough Farmers' Market.  

Brough Farmers' Market
When: 16th February 2019, 9:00-12:00, Where: Brough Memorial Hall Cost: FREE

Brough Farmers' Market: Selling meats, vegetables, home-made fudge, cakes, jams & chutneys, cheese, plants, silver-smith, gifts, artisan bread and much more... All held indoors at Brough Memorial Hall.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: CEILIDH  

CEILIDH
When: 16th February 2019, 19:00, Where: The Hub, Appleby Cost: £10

Appleby Rotary presents the Eden Valley Ceilidh Band with a performance from the Redcar Sword Dancers.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: Ormside Craft Night  

Ormside Craft Night
When: 20th February 2019, 19:30 - 21:30, Where: Ormside Village Hall Cost: UNKNOWN

Ormside Village invites you to their craft night: Get that project off the ground. You know you want to. Join them every third Wednesday for an evening of craft and conversation.

For details call 017683 51043.

 

     
     
Whats on Appleby: Dig Appleby  

Dig Appleby - Digging Deeper
When: 23rd February 2019, 10:00 - 14:00, Where: Appleby Tourist Information Centre Cost: FREE

Appleby Archaeology Group hosts a drop in event at Appleby Tourist Information Centre. Find out about the Dig Appleby community archaeology project. Meet the archaeologists and find out about this year’s activities and events.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: APPLES  

APPLES
When: 27th February 2019, 20:00, Where: Great Asby Village Hall Cost: £3

Asby Gardening Club presents APPLES by Hilary Wilson the apple expert from Acorn Bank.

She will share how she became interested in growing apples in Cumbria, what problems there are and how to overcome them. She will demonstrate how to graft a new tree, explain why this is done, and describe how to prune it into a goblet shape or a cordon and talk about winter and summer pruning.

All your apple growing questions can be answered.

     
     
   
 

Appleby events to look forward to during March

 
 
Whats on Appleby: Goats Milk Handmade Soap by Frank Hunter  

Goats Milk Handmade Soap
When: 1st March 2019, 19:00, Where: The Friends Meeting House Kirkby Stephen Cost: Donation

Nateby & Wharton Women's Institute present: Goats Milk Handmade Soap by Frank Hunter. Open to visitors and guests.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: Festival of Irish Country Music  

13th Festival of Irish Country Music
When: 1-3 March 2019, 15:00, Where: Shap Wells Hotel, Shap Cost: £270

13th Festival of Irish Country Music, Five Concerts Shap Wells Hotel. Price includes 3 Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast and Concert Tickets.

Friday 1st at 8pm Mary B & Paul Gallagher
Saturday 2nd at 11am Declan Gaynor, 2pm Ryan Turner & Band, 8pm Gary Gamble & Band
Sunday 3rd at 8pm Paul Kelly & Band

     
     
Whats on Appleby: FEAR IN THE SUNLIGHT  

Asby Book Club discuss: “FEAR IN THE SUNLIGHT”
When: 7th March 2019, 20:00, Where: The Three Greyhounds, Great Asby Cost: FREE

Asby Book Club discuss: “FEAR IN THE SUNLIGHT” by Nicola Upson. This is one of the best historical mysteries which shows that in careful hands the use of real life characters can be blended into fictional settings to provide an engrossing read

All welcome. Just come along to listen even if you have not read the book.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: Orton Farmers' Market  

Orton Farmers' Market
When: 9th March 2019, 9:30-14:00 Where: Orton Village Cost: FREE

Orton Farmers' Market includes over 25 local farmers, growers, producers and artisan craftsmen.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: Delta Piano Trio  

The Delta Piano Trio
When: 10th March 2019, 17:30, Where: Appleby Public Hall Cost: £12

The Delta Piano Trio was founded in 2013 in Salzburg (Austria) by three Dutch performers: violinist Gerard Spronk, cellist Irene Enzlin and pianist Vera Kooper.

They have won numerous awards and prizes, including first prizes first prizes at the Stasys Vainiunas International Chamber Music Competition in Lithuania (2014), the Salieri-Zinetti International Chamber Music Competition in Italy (2014), the Orlando International Chamber Music Competition in The Netherlands (2015) and the Orpheus Chamber Music Competition in Switzerland (2017).

     
     
Whats on Appleby: Ryan Cook  

Ryan Cook
When: 15th March 2019, 19:30, Where: Dufton Village Hall Cost: £10

Mixing classic country music with modern satire, Ryan Cook forges a sound between contemporary folk and dyed-in-the wool country. With nuances of pop and western swing, Ryan's songbook reminiscences of the early hillbilly and folk pioneers but stays very much in the current landscape.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: Out of Chaos perform, Unmythable.  

Out of Chaos perform, Unmythable.
When: 16th March 2019, 19:30, Where: The Hub, Appleby Cost: £10 adult £5 Child £25 Family

All the greatest Greek myths in one show. An unforgettable blend of sketch comedy, cross dressing, stories and songs. Unmythable has sailed the continents performing to critical acclaim and is now back with an all-female cast. Heroes, monsters and gods go head-to-head in a hilarious and unforgettable journey through the greatest stories ever told. Fast-paced, funny, daring and utterly entertaining.

Winner of Three Weeks Editors’ Award - Edinburgh Fringe 2012. “Expertly performed and stupidly entertaining” - The Guardian

     
     
Whats on Appleby: The Bluestrings  

The Bluestrings
When: 17th March 2019, 17:00, Where: Three Greyhounds Inn, Great Asby Cost: UNKNOWN

The Three Greyhounds Inn presents The Bluestrings. It's an all ticket event so contact the venue for reservations.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: Town Band and Fellside Singers  

Appleby Town Band with the Fellside Singers
When: 22nd March 2019, 19:30, Where: Appleby Market Hall Cost: £5, Children FREE

Appleby Town Band with the Fellside Singers perform music to suit all tastes, from film themes to marches. Raffle and refreshments too

     
     
Whats on Appleby: GARDENING FOR BEES  

GARDENING FOR BEES
When: 27th March 2019, 20:00, Where: Great Asby Village Hall Cost: £3, members FREE

Asby Gardening Club presents GARDENING FOR BEES by Julia Piggott. Julia runs courses for the Penrith Beekeepers Association. She is a highly experienced beekeeper and apiarist trainer. Learn how important bees are to our environment and how to attract bees into your garden.

     
     
   
 

Appleby events to look forward to during April

 
 
Whats on Appleby: Black Is The Colour Of My Voice  

Black is the Colour of My Voice
When: 3rd April 2019, 19:30-21:00, Where: Kirkby Stephen Sports & Social Club Cost: £10 child £8

Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, Black is the Colour of My Voice follows a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist seeking redemption after the untimely death of her father. She reflects on the journey that took her from a young piano prodigy destined for a life in the service of the church, to a renowned jazz vocalist at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement.

Direct from sell-outs in Shanghai, New York, London and the Edinburgh Fringe, Apphia Campbell tours her acclaimed play with stunning vocals to village halls.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: Remi Harris Duo  

Remi Harris Duo
When: 7th April 2019, 19:30, Where: Bolton Memorial Hall Cost: £9 adult £4.50 child

Remi Harris is an exciting guitarist whose music draws from gypsy swing, jazz, blues, rock and world music. Joined by Simon Smith on double bass, the duo play a fresh mix of original compositions, jazz standards and new arrangements of music from Django Reinhardt and Jimi Hendrix to Charlie Parker.

Described as “an incredible guitarist” by Jamie Cullum, Remi swaps his worldwide touring - from the Montreal Jazz Festival to the BBC Proms at the Albert Hall - for a series of intimate village hall performances interspersed with commentary about the history of the music he plays.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: The Chavasse Piano Trio  

The Chavasse Piano Trio
When: 7th April 2019, 19:30, Where: Public Hall, Appleby Cost: £12

Elizabeth Nurse (violin) George Needham (piano) and Joe Davis (cello) all met at Oxford and formed their trio in 2016. Joe will be familiar to many in our audience as he has now produced three operas in Penrith at St Andrew's with a company formed from many of his talented friends and often local musicians. The latest, Handel's Acis & Galatea played to a packed church at the end of July 2018. The trio are now weaving chamber music and concert soloist appearances around their post-grad studies in various conservatoires around the country.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: A Roman Bathhouse  

Appleby Archaeology Group presents: A Roman Bathhouse
When: 11th April 2019, 19:30, Where: Supper Room, Appleby Market Hall Cost: £3

After Carlisle Cricket Club’s pavilion was badly damaged by the floods of 2015 it was decided to relocate to higher ground on the other side of the pitch. However, preliminary work on the footings for the new building showed there was something here of unusual interest. Trial trenches produced Roman remains and the ensuing excavation revealed the hitherto totally unsuspected remnants of a classic Roman bath house.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: Makers' Market  

Appleby Makers' Market
When: 20th April 2019, 10:00-16:00, Where: Appleby Market Hall Cost: FREE

Appleby Makers' Market packed full of stalls selling locally handmade crafts, art and food, with tea and coffee available for free.

     
     
   
 

Appleby events to look forward to during May

 
 
Whats on Appleby: Makers' Market  

Appleby Makers' Market
When: 11th May 2019, 10:00-16:00, Where: Appleby Market Hall Cost: FREE

Appleby Makers' Market packed full of stalls selling locally handmade crafts, art and food, with tea and coffee available for free.

     
     
Whats on Appleby: She'Koyokh: First Dance on Second Avenue  

She'Koyokh: First Dance on Second Avenue.
When: 17th May 2019, 19:30, Where: Appleby Market Hall Cost: £10 adult £5 child £25 Family

The music of She’Koyokh originates from Eastern European Jewish weddings, Romanian mountains, Serbian villages, Bulgarian festivals and even Turkish movies. It’s a musical rollercoaster played by four exceptional musicians who between them, play clarinet, guitar and caval, accordion and vocals.

She’Koyokh was nominated for Best Group in the Songlines World Music Awards 2018 and will be playing music from their fourth album which has received outstanding reviews. “One of the finest and most entertaining British-based exponents of global music” - The Guardian

     
     
 
 

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Annual Events


Appleby Classic Car Tour

Appleby Events: Classic Car Tour

Classic cars congregate in the grounds of Appleby Castle, a magnificent combination of classic designs and architecture. Details of the next tour held in May can be found on the Appleby Classic Car Tour website hosted by Appleby Rotary Club.

 
 

Cumbria Easter Rally

Appleby Events: Cumbria Easter Rally

The Cumbria Easter Rally, next on the 20th May 2019, has about 250 examples of commercial working vehicles from the last century displayed at seven locations around Kirkby Stephen.

 
 

Appleby Harness Racing

Appleby Events: Appleby Harness Racing

Appleby Harness Racing takes place at a beautiful location in the banks of the River Eden at Holme Farm. The fixture  is organised by The British Harness Club each spring in late May. The provisional dates for 2019 are the 26th & 27th of May.

 
 

Appleby Horse Fair

Appleby Events: Hourse Fair

A colourful spectacle that has its origins from around 1685. It's a major cultural gathering for travelling people and attracts huge numbers of visitors to the town who come to experience the horse sales and the traditional washing of horses in the Eden river.

The fair is a long weekend event held on the first weekend in June. In 2019 travellers will start to arrive on Thursday the 6th of June. More details on Appleby Fair's website.

 
 

Appleby Carnival

Appleby Events: Carnival

The town chooses a theme each year and processes through the town each July and gather on the castle ground where the day is spent playing games and socialising into the late evening with music and dance. The theme for 2019 is 'decades'. More details can be found on the Appleby Carnival Facebook page.

 
 

Appleby Agricultural Show

Appleby Events: Appleby Agricultural Show

The Appleby Agricultural Society, which was established in 1841, hosts the annual Appleby Agricultural Show each August. Amongst the agricultural attractions the show  includes Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling, Horse Jumping and Terrier Racing. Details about the event can be found on the Appleby Agricultural Show website.

 
 

Dufton Agricultural Show

Appleby Events: Dufton Agricultural Show

Dufton Agricultural Show was established in 1864 and has been an integral part of the Agricultural calendar for over 100 years. The next show is on Saturday the 31st of August 2019.

 
 

Appleby's Apple Day

Appleby Events: Appleby Apple Day

Appleby's Apple Day is held each October. Locals bring their apples to Boroughgate to have them juiced and to get advice from the town's apple experts.

 
 

Appleby Sparkle Day

Appleby Events: Appleby Sparkle Day

Appleby's Sparkle Day welcomes the beginning of the festive season to Appleby around the end of November. It's when you might bump in to a reindeer and Father Christmas and other festive surprises. It's when the town officially turns on the Christmas lights that stretch from the river bank to the top of Boroughgate.

 
 
 
   
 

Local Markets

 
   
 

Appleby

 

Boroughgate Market


Appleby's small, friendly market is held each Saturday in the picturesque Boroughgate. Stalls offer fruit and vegetables, baking, fresh fish, household linens and books; with extra stallholders attending during the summer.

Appleby Makers' Market


Appleby also has a monthly Makers' Market held in Appleby Public Hall from April to November. See events in the calendar (left).

Chapel Street's Hubcraft


Hubcraft is hosted by Appleby Hub, an indoor craft market that spills out onto Chapel Street in the summer months. The market sells arts, crafts and local produce on the last Saturday of every month. Hubcraft is held on the last Saturday of every month.
 

 
   
 

Brough

 


Brough Farmers' Market is held on the third Saturday of every month, in the Memorial Hall in Brough. It is almost unique among Farmers' markets in that it is entirely under cover and thus protected from the weather.

 
   
 

Kirkby Stephen

 



The grant of a market charter to Kirkby Stephen in 1353 was a significant step in the development of the small agricultural hamlet into a market centre of traders and craftsmen as well as farmers. Kirkby Stephen Market has been held every Monday (7am to 6pm) since the reaffirmation of the market's charter in 1605, when market day was changed from Friday to Monday.

 
   
 

Orton

 



At Orton Farmers' Market over 25 local farmers, growers, producers & artisan craftsmen offer a tremendous variety of high quality and speciality local produce and crafts. The market is held on the second Saturday of the month.

 
 
   
 

How to add
your event to
our What's on Appleby events collection

There's plenty of space in a Tweet to get your Appleby events noticed. Here's an example Appleby event tweet.

We publish events on Appleby's website that are within about a 10 mile radius of Appleby.

To get your event on Appleby's events calendar we recommend your tweet includes these six parts:

 
 

The name of your event e.g. Church View Garden Open Day

 

The date and time of the event e.g. Sunday 30th September 2019, 12 Noon till 4.30 pm.

 

The location of the event e.g. Next door to the Royal Oak Inn on Bongate, Appleby.

 

An event link providing more details, if you have one e.g. More details at (web address).

 

Use the hashtag #westmorlandevents so the website's editor and others can find your event.

 

A large format picture representing the event. Pictures capture a reader's eye.


If there is still space in the tweet you might also like to include the twitter tags of a @performer, @organisation or @venue to encourage them to re-tweet your event and/or a short description of what a visitor to the event can expect to find, enjoy or discover.