‘Thank you’ from Devon Air Ambulance

Joseph Bulmer

What’s on in North Devon: 26/1/12—01/2/12

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26

ART EXHIBITIONS: At the Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, open Mon-Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 11am-4pm:

Looking at Landscapes, looking at how Burton collection artists have been inspired by the landscape. Until Feb 24.

Annual Schools Exhibition: Celebrating the talents of young local artists aged five-18. Until Feb 17. Info www.burtonartgallery.co.uk.

BINGO: For North Devon Intensive Care, Northam Leisure Centre, 7.15pm

BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm

BINGO: Barnstaple St John Ambulance HQ, Princess Street, 7.30pm, all welcome

SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Recreation Ground walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, info (01769) 574827

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

NORTHAM MEN’S FORUM: Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, Northam, with local author Liz Shakespeare , 10.15am-12 noon, info (01237) 470553

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 9.45-10.45am & 11am-12 noon, �1 per session, for anyone with little or no computer experience, booking essential on (01271) 372396

COASTWISE TALK: Barnstaple Library 9.45-11.45am, talks/presentations on marine environment, ecology, history & more, �30 for 10, individual/taster sessions by arrangement, info (01271) 831190

ATLANTIC FLOWER CLUB: Floral demonstrations, Appledore Church Rooms, every fourth Thursday of the month, 2pm, all welcome, info (01237) 421911

ROSE HILL CARERS GROUP: Coffee morning, Rose Hill, Heywood Road, Bideford, 10am-12 noon, for carers of adults with learning disabilities, every fortnight, come along for coffee, cake, a chat & support, info (01237) 420137 or 07944 562808

MONTHLY LUNCH: Barnstaple hospital League of Friends, 12 noon for 12.30pm, the Park Hotel, all members and spouses welcome

FRIDAY, JANUARY 27

COFFEE MORNING & RAFFLE: Candar Community Centre, Ilfracombe, 10am-12 noon

QUIZ NIGHT: Appledore Community & Sports Assn, teams up to six, �1 per person, cash prizes and snowball draw, 8.30pm, all welcome

WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm

THE NEXT STEPS CLUB: For 50+, Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 1.30-3.30pm, �1, call (01271) 372396 for info

BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm

AFTER SCHOOL ART CLUB: Craftihands, Mill St, Bideford, 3.45-5pm, a range of activities inc printing, dyeing, collage, felting, drawing & painting, info (01237) 476159

INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 10am-12 noon, �2 per session, for anyone who wants to extend their computer knowledge, booking essential on (01271) 372396

TREASURE ISLAND: Westward Ho! Follies pantomime at Kingsley Hall, 7.30pm, fun and laughs for all the family, tickets (01237) 423564

SINBAD & THE EYE OF THE TIGER: Presented by the Bright Stars Theatre Group, Northam Methodist Hall, 7pm, tickets from (01237) 423690, booking advised, proceeds to Appledore Lifeboat, plus Saturday matinee

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

BINGO: Ring O’ Bells, Landkey, for Landkey Parish Church funds, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome NEXT STEPS CLUB: For 50+, Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Road, Barnstaple, members’ monthly lunch club, 1pm, �3, call (01271) 372396 for info

BINGO: Yarnscombe Victory Hall, eyes down 7.45pm

CHARITY QUIZ NIGHT: Pilton Community College drama hall, teams up to six, �3 per person, 7pm start, bring your own drinks & nibbles, book a table on (01271) 374384

HAPPY CAF�: Friday Lunch Club, The Pavilion, Golf links Road, Westward Ho, 12.30-2 pm, free courses for �4.50, booking essential on 07773 679559. Caf� also open 11am-2.30pm for drinks, light snacks & cakes

ILFRACOMBE TWINNING ASSN: AGM, at Ilfracombe Football Club, 7.30pm start, all welcome

BINGO: Braunton Parish hall, for the Royal Air Forces Assn, doors 8pm, raffle & refreshments, all welcome

MAMMA MIA: (the movie,) Kings Nympton Parish Hall, 7pm, Abba dress optional, bar, info/bookings (01769) 572414

PILTON FESTIVAL 30 YEARS ON: Film night with films of first festival in 1982 and the 2009 event, at Pilton Church Hall, 7.30pm, refreshments, bring your own drink, adm free but tickets limited to 120, available from Pilton Stores or call (01271) 372416

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28

TREASURE ISLAND: Westward Ho! Follies pantomime matinee, Kingsley Hall, 2.30pm, tickets (01237) 423564

BINGO: 1-2-3 Lines Every Game, Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! Eyes down 7.15pm

CASH BINGO: And liner, Sweb Club, Victoria Road, Barnstaple, eyes down 7.30pm, for local charities, all welcome

SINBAD & THE EYE OF THE TIGER: Presented by the Bright Stars Theatre Group, Northam Methodist Hall, 2.30pm, tickets from (01237) 423690, booking advised, proceeds to Appledore Lifeboat

TATTING: Knotted Lace Craft Group, High Bickington, 10.30am-3.30pm. Bring Packed Lunch, info (01769) 560805

CHARITY TABLE TOP SALE: Bideford Methodist Church Hall, high Street, 10am-1pm

VINTAGE/NEARLY NEW FAIR: Instow Parish Hall, 11am-4pm, free entry, donations to ND Hospice, info www.instowvintage.co.uk

CHARITY DANCE: Yeomill, West Anstey, dancing to Bett & Audrey, 8pm to midnight, bring-and-share, all welcome

TEA DANCE: Friends of Lavington Church, Bridgeland Street, Bideford, music by the Bayliss Brothers, 3-5pm, �3

COFFEE MORNING: For Macmillan Cancer Support, Chulmleigh Town Hall, 9-11.30am, cakes & produce, all draw prize donations greatly appreciated

BIBLE TEACHING & FELLOWSHIP: Bethel, The Quay, Appledore, 7-8.15pm, guest speaker, refreshments & book stall, info (01237) 474466

ATLANTIC JIVE FREESTYLE: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8pm to midnight, �5 at door, info 07875 201328

ILFRACOMBE TORCH: For the elderly blind & partially sighted, meet Whiddon Valley church, Barnstaple, refreshments & transport provided, details inc pick up points/times etc from Brian Patchitt (01271) 879611

QUIZ NIGHT: East & West Buckland Village Hall, 7.30pm, teams of four plus any under 16 yrs, �10 per team, refreshments, bring your own bar, raffle, for Diamond Jubilee Celebration funds

DEVONSHIRE & DORSET: Regimental Assn Torridge branch meeting, Bideford Liberal Club, High Street, 1pm, all welcome

SUNDAY, JANUARY 29

BINGO: Appledore Social Club, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome

BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church — 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion, all welcome

QUIZ NIGHT: For North Devon Cancer Care, Johnny’s Bar, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm, info (01237) 473798

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

TREASURE ISLAND: Westward Ho! Follies pantomime matinee, Kingsley Hall, 2.30pm, tickets (01237) 423564

ANTIQUES & COLLECTORS FAIR: The Cedars, Barnstaple, 10am-4pm, adm free, collection taken for RNLI, info (01805) 622794 or 07796 100318

THE LIGHTHOUSE: Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 7pm, healing & spirituality, adm �1.50, all welcome

MONDAY, JANUARY 30

BINGO: For Bideford FC, Robin’s Nest Social Club, Bideford, 7.15pm, all welcome

US SOCIAL GROUP: For singles, The Panniers, Barnstaple, 8pm, info (01271) 830981

BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Meets weekly, details www.quillstring.co.uk/bcc

MONDAY AFTERNOON SOCIAL CLUB: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Road, Barnstaple, for adults of all ages, socialise & chat plus a variety of activities, 1.30-3.30pm, �1, all welcome

BARNSTAPLE MALE VOICE CHOIR: Rehearsal, every Monday Fremington Primary School 7.30-9.30pm

SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Medium walk at Pathfields, meet SM Square 10.30am, info (01769) 574827

APPLEDORE SINGERS: Rehearsal, Appledore Primary School, 7.30-9pm, new members welcome, info Pam Beechey (01769) 560034

FREMINGTON BINGO: Fremington Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for the British Heart Foundation

TUESDAY, JANUARY 31

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

BINGO: Bideford & District Angling Club, corner of Honestone Street, eyes down 7.30pm

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

SEE HEAR CENTRE: Drop in session 9am-5pm, equipment, information & advice for people with sight or hearing loss, at 19a Alexandra Rd, Bple, (01271) 373236

BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: New venue – Pollyfield Centre, East-the-Water, 7.15pm, info (01237) 423242

SCOTTISH DANCE CLASSES: Fremington Village Hall, 7.30pm, no partner needed, (01271) 373975

TARKA MORRIS MEN: Bideford Amateur Athletics Club, 8pm, new members welcome, (01237) 476632

CARD MAKING & CRAFTS CLUB: New club at Northam Leisure Centre, the Square, 7pm, info (01237)423095

BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 7pm, all welcome

FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Bideford Baptist Church Upper Hall, 2-3pm, all welcome

EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT CLUB: Free informal drop in, Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 10am-12 noon, help for anyone seeking work, training or career improvement, info (01271) 372396

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Bratton Fleming Sports Field (SS636 372) 10.30am, six miles, info (01271) 376274 or 863727. Or www.northdevonramblers.co.uk

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1

APPLEDORE PIRATES CASH BINGO: Appledore Village Hall. Eyes down 7.15pm

BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines, 7.15pm

CHARITY BINGO: Royal Exchange, Bple, 7.30pm

WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm

DESIGN WORKSHOPS: Appledore Baptist Church 7.15-8.30pm, use your imagination & enjoy felting, monoprinting, drawing, collage and painting, weekly, info (01237) 476159

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 9.45-10.45am & 11am-12 noon, �1 per session, for anyone with little or no computer experience, booking essential on (01271) 372396

SINGING FOR FUN: Brookdale Church (near Lidl,) Ilfracombe, 2-4pm, for adults of all ages, popular songs from 50s-70s, no musical ability needed

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