From Alston Moor News


Here's the first newsletter for 2019, there's already lots for your diary....Upcoming Events 

Thursday 31 January - Alston Moor Film presents.... Cold War

Paweł Pawlikowski follows his Oscar-winning Ida by winning Best Director at Cannes 2018, with the stunning 'Cold War', an epic romance set against the backdrop of Europe after World War II. Shot in luminous black and white, it's a wistful and dreamlike journey through a divided continent - and a heartbreaking portrait of ill-fated love.
Alston Town Hall, doors open @ 7.00pm, film starts @ 7.30pm. Running time: 90 minutes, £5 adults £3 under 16s Certificate 15. Cabaret seating - Licensed bar soft drinks - Free bar snacks.
Alston Moor Film gift vouchers will be on sale in denominations of £5 and £3! Valid for 12 months.

Sunday 3 February - Painting with Wool
10am-3pm at The Old Brewery Alston. Full details, including price, available here:
Thursday 7 February - Foster Caring

Drop-in session at Alston House cafe from 10am-12 Noon. Come and meet the Cumbria County Council Fostering Team and Carers. If you're interested in fostering, but cant make the session, please call 0303 333 1216 or visit

Monday 11 February - Alston Moor Parish Council Meeting

The monthly council meeting is open to all, 7pm at Samuel King's School.

Thursday 21 February - Next Trip to Carlisle

Community Wheels Minibus trips to Carlisle - Thursdays in school holidays. Depart Nenthead 9.30am, Alston 9.40am. Coming back from Carlisle approx 2.30pm. £5 - must join and prebook at Local Links, Alston Town Hall.

Saturday 9 March - Ultimate Dance Night

V-2 Ultimate Dance charity event in aid of the air ambulance. Featuring Deekay (RESPEKT EVENTZ), DJ Pulse (RESPEKT EVENTZ), plus Resident DJs. Tickets £10 onsale on, and will be available from outlets in Alston.

News and Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunity - Alston Hospital
Alston Hospital is looking for volunteers to be Meal Time Assistants, and/or Befrienders. Befrienders visit patients who don't have any visitors, and chat to them. Contact Karen Hogg on 01228 602126 or by email for more information.
North Pennines AONB
Have your say on how the North Pennines AONB is looked after. The consultation closes on 31 January:
Fitness Classes
Evening circuit training and spinning classes are held at Samuel King's School. Call/text 07944 650529 for more information.
Some Future Diary Dates (more info to follow nearer the time)....
Dementia Coffee morning/open event - Saturday 2 February
Alston Gala - Saturday 29 June
Alston Live - Friday 19/Saturday 20 July
Alston Soapbox Derby, a brand new event! - Saturday 3 August