Make a date for the Free Party in the Park on Sunday, August 3. Victoria Park in Bideford will host a free day of music and fun in aid of North Devon Hospice from 11am through to 6pm. This is the perfect way to get everyone in the mood for the ever-pop

Make a date for the Free Party in the Park on Sunday, August 3. Victoria Park in Bideford will host a free day of music and fun in aid of North Devon Hospice from 11am through to 6pm. This is the perfect way to get everyone in the mood for the ever-popular Bideford Folk Festival which runs from August 11-17. " We think a fun day in the park with really good acoustic music is just right for Bideford" said Jerry Bix, one of the organisers of the festival. " We've also got kids' attractions including a bouncy castle and a carousel so parents can relax while their children are having a great time. "There will also be a face painter, delicious food and refreshments to buy, beer and soft drinks and a variety of stalls." Gerard Fawcitt of the North Devon Hospice fund-raising team, said: "We also have complementary therapists on hand from the Bideford Wellbeing Centre who will be offering taster sessions in reiki, Indian head massage, reflexology, aromatherapy and others- and who are generously offering part of their taster fee to the hospice. "It's also an opportunity to buy a hospice lottery raffle ticket, your chance to win a brand new Ford Fiesta!"The Dambuskers will be the headline group. Popular at festivals all over the country, they always have everyone on their feet and dancing. Samba Sol need no introduction. They are hugely popular and guaranteed to raise a smile. Shake a Leg is a new eight-piece harmony group that has already appeared at Bude and Crediton festivals and headlined at the Falmouth Shanty festival. Greatly entertaining, you can expect a lovely variety of songs and styles in fabulous harmony, all with a maritime theme. A Wing and a Prayer came together from the musicians and singers that get together at the sessions held in the pubs of Appledore. Members of the group are Ian Hudson, Les Hanson, Debbie O' Shea and Steve Colwill. Tony Finney creates a lively performance combining vocals, harmonica and strong guitar rhythms; expect blues, folk, bluegrass and more. All the musicians and everyone organising the event are giving their time for free.