Pantos, advice and talks - North Devon what’s on guide

PUBLISHED: 19:08 16 February 2018

Join Robin Hood and crew at the Pilton Panto 2018 this Saturday, if you've not seen it yet. Picture: Julie Wicks

Join Robin Hood and crew at the Pilton Panto 2018 this Saturday, if you've not seen it yet. Picture: Julie Wicks

Julie Wicks

North Devon events from 15/02/18 to 21/02/18


BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm, all welcome.

LUNCH CLUB: The Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 12.30-2.30pm, every week, info 01237 478734.

DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Every Thursday, Holy Trinity Church Hall, Westward Ho!, friendly club, 6.45pm start, more info 01237 470990.

FEEL BETTER WITH A BOOK: Reading group with a difference, Ilfracombe Library 10-11.30am, listen to stories & poems read aloud, share your thoughts with others, no reading required

BIDEFORD WALK: Along Tarka Trail, meet every Thursday at Clarence Wharf car park, part of Torridge Walk & Talk (Walking for Health), all welcome, more info Steve 01237 421528.

HEALING: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 7-8pm.

FREMINGTON SINGERS: Fremington Methodist Church, Old School Lane, doors 7.30pm, £5, info 01271 268094.

TARKA VALLEY RAILWAY: Volunteers meet every Thursday at Torrington Station, aka The Puffing Billy, for restoration & track laying, new members welcome, info 07881 905260.

BEFRIENDERS: Weekly activity afternoon for the over 65s, Tyrrell Hospital, Ilfracombe, 2.30-4pm, enjoy a craft or learn something new, plus hot drinks & tea cakes.

BARNSTAPLE CAMERA CLUB: Winter programme, weekly 7.30pm Methodist Church Hall, Rhododendron Avenue, Sticklepath, see for details.


ART GROUP: Art for Leisure & Pleasure, weekly drop-in, 1.30-4pm, St John’s Community Centre (next to Whiddon Valley Tesco) Barnstaple, info 07964 250436.

COMMUNITY MINIBUS: Taking passengers from High Bickington, Beaford, Dolton, Dowland, Petrockstowe, Peters Marland & Merton, to Barnstaple Green Lanes and supermarkets, £5 door-to-door, call 01271 863630.

VOLUNTEER GARDENERS: Needed to help at Westward Ho! promenade, alternate Thursday and Friday mornings, no specialist knowledge needed, call Pat on 01237 459081 for info.

NORTHAM MEN’S FORUM: Speaker Rebecca Houghton on ‘Viva Violins’, Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, Northam, 10.15am-noon, info 01237 459324.

SOCIAL GROUP: Informal get together for people with hearing impairment, the See Hear Centre, 19a Alexandra Road, Barnstaple, 2pm, third Thursday each month, all welcome, info 01271 373236.

BIDEFORD SUSTAINABILITY GROUP: Informal gathering, The Green Goose café, Mill Street, 11am, all welcome.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help & advice from mobile unit, Chulmleigh New Street car park 10am-noon; South Molton Southley Road 2-4pm.

PILTON PANTO: Robin Hood & the Babes in the Woods, with Pilton Theatre Productions, Pilton Church Hall, 7.30pm, also shows Friday 7.30, Saturday 2.30 & 7.30pm, tickets from The Reform Inn or call 01271 372416.


QUIZ NIGHT: Appledore Community and Sports Assn, teams up to six, £1 per person, cash prizes and snowball draw, 8pm.

BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 2pm.

LIVE MUSIC: Weekly, The Champ, Appledore, 9pm.

TABLE TENNIS: With Torridge Table Tennis Club, Bideford Youth Centre, 2.30-4.30pm, new members welcome, info 01237 477932 or just drop in.

SERVICE: Holy Trinity, Landcross, 9.30am Four Parish Said Communion.

COMMUNITY MINIBUS: Taking passengers from Bideford, Abbotsham and Alverdiscott, to Barnstaple Green Lanes and supermarkets, £5 door-to-door, call 01271 863630.

BARUM SHANTY FOLK WAILERS: Fremington Methodist Church, weekly, 10am-1pm, all welcome, hosted by Barnstaple & District

ENGLISH FOLK DANCING: with Bideford Ceilidh Club. Northam Hall, 8pm, all welcome. 01237 476632.

BENEFIT GIG: Live music in aid of the Young Guitarist Fund in memory of Chris Ayliffe, at the Joiners Arms, Bideford, free admission, all welcome from 9pm.

ILLUSTRATED TALK: Indoor meeting of Taw & Exmoor branch of British Naturalists, with Professor Charles Taylor on the lives and habits of Devon’s amazing insects, the Castle Centre, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, adm £3 inc tea/coffee, all welcome, info 01271 343607.

ADOPTION OPEN MORNING: Have you thought of adopting a child? Find out more with Families for Children open event, The Garden Flat, Castle Hill Estate, Filleigh, 10am-noon, all welcome, info 01364 645480.


BINGO: Barton Road Community Centre, Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, for local charities.

CLAIRVOYANCE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 7.30pm.

WHIST DRIVE: Weekly, Northam Square Hall, 7pm, new players welcome, £1.50 to include tea and a happy evening.

CLAIRVOYANCE: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, 6.30pm.

FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP: Meets Barnstaple every Saturday, call 07968 511312 for info.

KATH’S BIRTHDAY BASH: Live music party night at the Joiners Arms, Bideford, with Nine Yards, 9.30pm, all welcome.

CHUNKY’S BINGO: Northam top hall), for Northern Devon Foodbank/The Harbour, doors 12.30pm, eyes down 2.15, last flyer £200 guaranteed, all welcome.

FARMERS MARKET: Combe Martin Village Hall, 9.30am-noon.

SOUL DJ: Soul, jazz, funk and disco on original vinyl with DJ Pete Robinson, Lilicos, Barnstaple, 9pm.

JUMBLE SALE: Bishops Tawton Village Hall, doors 2pm, adm 30p inc tea & biscuits, jumble, bric-a-brac, toys, books, all proceeds to the community.

BIG BREAKFAST: Bucks Cross Village Hall, 11am-1pm, £5pp, all welcome.


BIDEFORD SALVATION ARMY: Bideford Baptist Church, every Sunday 3-4pm, all welcome.

DIVINE SERVICE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 6.30pm.

BINGO & QUIZ NIGHT: First In, Last Out, Clovelly Road, Bideford. Eyes down 4pm, quiz night with jackpot 8pm, all welcome.

DIVINE SERVICE: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, 6.30pm.

CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, 1-4pm, info 07802 176993.

BARNSTAPLE QUAKER MEETING: Pilton Bluecoats Academy, Abbey Road, weekly, 10.30am.

CHARITY CAR BOOT SALE: Every Sunday (weather permitting) at Tesco, Rose Lane, Barnstaple. 10am - 2pm, cars £5 vans £7, sellers 9am. All fees to British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK. Info Maureen 07999 445489.

BIDEFORD AREA SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church, Bideford, 8am Holy Communion, 10am Parish Communion, 7pm Taize; Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard, 9.30am Parish Communion; St Nectan’s, Welcombe, 9.30am All Age Worship; All Hallows, Woolsery, 9.30am service in chapel; St Mary’s & St Benedict’s, Buckland Brewer, 10am service in chapel; St Andrew’s, Alwington, 11am Morning Worship; All Saints & St Peter’s, Clovelly, 11am Holy Communion; St Nectan’s Hartland, 11am All Age Worship; St James’, Parkham, 11am Holy Communion; St Swithun’s, Littleham, 11.10am Morning Praise.

BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, 9.45am Parish Eucharist, St Brannock’s Church; 11am Eucharist, St Anne’s, Saunton.

OPEN MIC/QUIZ NIGHT: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, open mic 3-6pm, quiz 9pm.

SUNDAY QUIZ: For North Devon Cancer Care, Lacey’s Cider & Ale House, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm, players £3, teams from two to six, more info 01237 473798.

CHURCH CAFÉ: Combe Martin Baptist Church, 3-4.30pm.

RAMBLERS WALK: Sandy Lane CP Braunton Burrows, 10.30am, The Burrows to some WW2 training sites, 6.5 miles, info 01271 376274/07720 203737.

CHUNKY’S BINGO: Sticklepath School, all cash prizes, doors 5.45pm, eyes down 7.15pm, every third Sunday, for Northern Devon Foodbank/The Harbour.

CHARITY BINGO: Barnstaple Tesco coffee shop, Rose Lane, doors 6.30pm, eyes down 7.30, door prize & raffle, 50p entry includes tea/coffee, all welcome.

FOLK DANCE: Northam Hall 2.30-5.30pm, dancing to live music by Nick Wyke & Chris Jewell, experience and partners not necessary, bring-and-share cakes, adm £5, all welcome, info 01237 423554.

GOLDEN COAST BIG BAND: Concert at Portmore Golf Park, Landkey, 8pm, all welcome.

DESERT ISLAND DISCS: With Captain Bernard, Barnstaple Salvation Army, Oakleigh Road, 6pm, light refreshments, all welcome.


APPLEDORE SINGERS: Appledore Baptist Church, all ladies welcome, 7.15-9pm, more info 01237 420652.

WAR GAMING CLUB: Weekly at St Johns Hall, Barnstaple Tesco (Rose Lane), from 7pm, and multiple systems supported inc War Hammer, X-Wing & Infinity.

WHIST DRIVE: Weekly, Griggs Close, Northam, new players very welcome, £1 to include tea, raffle and laughter, 7pm.

BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Band room, Victoria Park, 6.30pm beginners and Training Band; 7.45pm Senior Band. More info 01237 475653.

APPLEDORE ART GROUP: Friendly group meets 10am weekly, Appledore Community Hall, attendance £2 inc refreshment, all very welcome, more info 01237 425541.

BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Weekly, The Fortescue House Club, Wrafton Road, Braunton, 7.30-10pm, call 01271 379940 or visit

APPLEDORE TAI CHI: Weekly, Blue Lights Hall, 7.30-9pm, info Alex 07747 833490.

LET’S DANCE JIVE: Ex-Services Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, beginners 8pm, improvers 9.30pm, until 11. Info Sue 07817 144292.

ROLL UPS: Indoor bowls, North Devon Leisure Centre, Barnstaple, 9.30am-12noon, also Friday, all welcome.

TORRINGTON CRAFT GROUP: Meets weekly 1-4pm Methodist Church Hall, info Jeanne 01805 622650.

OPEN MIC: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 8-11pm.

BINGO: The Robins Nest, Bideford FC, eyes down 7.15pm, all welcome.

COMMUNITY MINIBUS: Taking passengers from Westward Ho! Appledore and Northam, to Barnstaple Green Lanes and supermarkets, £5 door-to-door, call 01271 863630.

500: Enjoy Euchre? This is a bigger version, every Monday 2-4.30pm, £1.50 inc tea/coffee, Griggs Close, Northam, info 01271 329656.

MUSIC JAM NIGHT: Weekly at Appledore Social Club, 8.30-10.30pm, fun friendly evening to play or listen.

THE MONDAY GROUP: North Devon Diabetes Support Group, Roundswell Community Hall, 10.30am, talk on Devon Freewheelers, all welcome, info 01271 371072 or 01769 572640.


COFFEE MORNING & LUNCHES: Lavington Church, Bideford, 10am-1.15pm.

COFFEE MORNING: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, meet new friends and chat, activities and facilities to suit all abilities, 10am-12.30pm.

KNIT & NATTER: Costa Coffee, Barnstaple High Street, informal and friendly group with knitters and crocheters of all ages and abilities, every Tuesday from 5.15-7.30pm.

BRIDGE GROUP: Fremington Parish Hall, 2-4.30pm, every Tuesday, all welcome, call 01271 345520 for more info.

BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Band room, Victoria Park, 6.30pm beginners and Training Band. More info 01237 475653.

HEALING: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, by SNU trained healers, 10-11.45am, all welcome.

FOLK OPEN MIC: The Champ, Appledore, 7.30pm.

BOWLING: Free indoor coaching, Kingsley Bowling Club, Westward Ho!, weekly, info 01237 472507.

BINGO: Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, 8pm, members & signed in guests.

SILVER SPURS: Square Dance Club, student night, St John’s Community Centre, Barnstaple Tesco (Rose Lane), 7-9pm.

CHUNKY’S BINGO: Marlborough Court, Bideford, 7.15pm, all cash prizes, for Northern Devon Foodbank.

MEMORY GROUP: Weekly, Barnstaple Library, for those with memory loss and their carers, listen to stories and poems and relax, 10.30am-12noon.

BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: Chubb Churchill Hall 7.30pm, info

ROCK POP CHOIR: Weekly, Bishops Tawton Village Hall, 7.30pm, first session free, info Jax 07891 813474.

BINGO: The Vision Centre, Slade, Ilfracombe, doors 6.30pm, start 7.45, cash prizes, parking, for local charities and groups, all welcome.

LIFE DRAWING SESSIONS: Broomhill Art Hotel, Muddiford, 7-9pm, info 07929 531124.

NORTHAM CHORAL SOCIETY: Every Tuesday, Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, 7.30pm, new voices always welcome, info 01237 478406.

HANDBALL: Weekly, Bideford Blacks Handball Club, Kingsley Sports Hall, 5.30-7pm (U12 & U14), 7-9pm (U16 and over), info

HAPPY DANCE FOR OVER 50S: St Peter’s Church Hall, Fremington from 11.30am - 12.30pm followed by a friendly cuppa.

FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Bideford Baptist Church Upper Hall, 2-3.30pm.

OCEANVIEW: Country Music Club, Alverdiscott Village Hall, 8.15-11pm, live music with Chris James, all welcome, info Dennis on 01271 378273.

MUSICAL MEMORIES: The Vision Centre, Slade, Ilfracombe, for people with Alzheimer’s/memory problems & their carers, first & third Tues of the month, 2-4pm, free parking, all welcome, more info 01271 863944 or 882927.

BRING-AND-BUY: Plus coffee morning, St Andrew’s Church Old Schoolroom, Alwington, 10.30am-noon, stalls with cakes, preserves & crafts, all welcome.

TALK: ‘The Roman army in North Devon’, John Smith, a North Devon Archaeological Society event, the Castle Centre, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, visitors £2.50, all welcome.

WORKSHOP: ‘Effective leaflets for small businesses’, Barnstaple Library Business & IP Centre, with Caroline Bramwell of The Olden Group, 4.30-5.30pm, £2.50, to book go to


CASH BINGO: Appledore Hall. All cash prizes, running jackpot game, 7.15pm.

BIDEFORD HEALING GROUP: Every Wednesday, at the Sea Cadets Hall, Victoria Park, 10am-12noon, all very welcome.

THE VOICE: Community Choir, rehearsal, now at Barnstaple Rugby Club, 7.15-9pm, new singers welcome, info

BARNSTAPLE JUBILEE SINGERS: Join us 7.30-9pm, call Marilyn on 01271 830869 or Monte 325780.

BLUES OPEN MIC: The Champ, Appledore, 9pm.

BIDEFORD PHOENIX MORRIS: Weekly practice, Baptist Church, Bideford, 7.30pm, all welcome, info 01237 473798/420820.

TALKS & TALES: Combe Martin Community Centre, come along and share your memories of life in the village, 2-4pm, tea & coffee, info 01271 883784.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Barnstaple Salvation Army Hall, Oakleigh Road, 1 or 5.30pm (depending on leader availability), info 01271 321972.

COMMUNITY MINIBUS: Taking passengers from Hartland, Clovelly, Woolsery and Welcombe, to Barnstaple Green Lanes and supermarkets, £5 door-to-door, call 01271 863630.

BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, all cash prizes, flyer of £100, for Over & Above SBU appeal.

BIDEFORD FOLK DANCE CLUB: Northam Hall, 7.30pm, partners or experience not necessary, info 01237 423554.

BIDEFORD SEW SOCIABLE: Lavington Church Rooms (entrance Willet Street), come to sew, craft & natter, 7-9pm, details on Facebook.

SALSA CLASSES: The Coaching Inn, South Molton, for beginners, 7-8.30pm, all welcome, info 07549 291925.

RAMBLERS WALK: Nice and Easy Bple bus stn No 19, 10.50am, Sainsbury’s-Bickington-Anchor Wood-Bple, 3.5 miles, info 01271 376274/07720 203737.

FREMINGTON GARDEN CLUB: Talk ‘Dream of Winter’ by James Cox, Fremington Parish Hall, 7.30pm, entry £1.50 for guests, inc refreshments, all welcome.

COFFEE MORNING: Combe Martin Methodist Church, 10.30am-noon.

BINGO: Combe Martin Village Hall, for the Twinning Association, 7pm for 8.

OPEN EVENING: For new Combe Martin Exploration Hub, at the Community Centre 7-9pm, find out more about educational and fun classes, activities and opportunities, info 07517 090367.

FREMINGTON WALK: Torridge Walk & Talk, meet New Inn car park 11am, all welcome, info 01271 860780.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help & advice from mobile unit, North Molton Square 10am-noon; Combe Martin Health Centre 2-4pm.

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