Events from 09/06/16 to 15/06/16


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, £4, 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, now at Tyrrell Hospital, Ilfracombe, 2.30-4pm, enjoy a craft or learn something new, plus hot drinks & tea cakes.

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

BARNSTAPLE CAMERA CLUB: Summer walks programme starts May 5, 6pm, see for details.

BINGO: Bideford Liberal Club, nr top of High Street, cash bingo £1,000 pay out, eyes down 7.15pm.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help & advice from mobile unit for those with sight/hearing loss, Wyevale Garden Centre, Ashford, 9.45-10.45am; Woolacombe Village Hall 11.30am-1pm; Ilfracombe Tesco 2-4pm.


JO LANGDON: Live Music at SQ Bar & Restaurant, Braunton, 8.30pm.

MOTORCYCLE CLUB: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, in skittle alley. NORTHAM WI MEETING: Methodist Hall, Northam, second Thursday of each month, new members and guests very welcome, 7.30pm.

RAMBLERS WALK Meet: Bush Inn Crosstown, 10am, out by coast path, return inland, 7 miles info 01271 376274/07720203737.

OPERATION SNAPDRAGON: Play about wartime double agent Eddie Chapman with Appledore Maritime Players, Appledore Community Hall, 7.30pm, also Friday and Saturday, tickets from Docton Court Gallery (01237 424949).

AGM: For Braunton & District Museum, at the Parish Hall, 2pm, all Friends of museum and public welcome, anyone interested in becoming a trustee can call 01271 816688.


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.

LUNCH CLUB: Happy Café, Westward Ho!, £4.50 for two set courses, served from 1-2pm, booking essential on 07773 679559.

BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, jackpot, liners & meat prizes, for local charities, all welcome.

TORRIDGE TABLE TENNIS CLUB: Bideford Youth Centre, 2.30-4.30pm, new members welcome, info 01237 477932.

OUT AND ABOUT: Community minibus trips for the Torridge area, to join in call Karl on 01271 549680.

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

PATCHWORK: Quilting group for over 50s, Bideford, 9.30am-12.30pm, call 01237 475605 for details.

PETER BRUNTNELL: Live music at the Red Barn, Woolacombe, from 9pm approx.

RUDH: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.

COFFEE MORNING: Barnstaple Parish Church, 10am-12noon.

CRAFT FAIR: Mortehoe Village Hall, 10am-4pm, free admission.

QUIZ NIGHT: The Robin’s Nest, Bideford FC, for Special care Baby Unit appeal, doors 7pm, 8pm start, £10 per person inc supper, up to six per team, call 01237 479955 to book and make supper choice.

CRAFT, CHAT & COFFEE: Kingsley Hall, 10am-12noon, every second and fourth Friday, all welcome, info 01237 421274/422492.

HOLY COMMUNION: Holy Trinity Church, Landcross, 9.30am.

SUMMER CRAFT MARKET: Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe, every Friday through the summer, 10am-4pm.

BIG LUNCH: Royal-themed finger buffet, Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! 12noon-2pm, £2 entry, proceeds to North Devon Hospice, info 01237 422492/421274.


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.

CAR BOOT SALE: Weekly, Bideford football ground, 8-11am, info 07724 168119.

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

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

RESCUE REMEDY: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.

CHUNKY’S BINGO: Plus Open the Box, Northam bottom hall, eyes down 2.15pm, doors 12noon, for Roundswell Kidney Unit.

MESSY CHURCH: Combe Martin Village Hall, 9.30-11.30am.

SHAMMICK ACOUSTIC: Open Night at the Pack O’ Cards, Combe Martin, 8pm, musicians and performers welcome.

CONCERT: The Jubilate Singers, Charles Church, near Brayford, 7.30pm, spirituals and show music, £5 on door inc wine and nibbles.

SAVE MANNINGS PIT: Coffee morning, plus cream teas, Pilton Parish Hall, 10am-2pm.

VICTORIAN MUSICAL EVENING: With Elizabeth Kemp and Friends, Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, 8.15pm.

BINGO: 1-2-3 lines every game, Northam Leisure Centre, for ND Intensive Care, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome.

COFFEE MORNING: Bideford Liberal Democrats, High Street, 10am-12noon, all welcome.

TAW & TORRIDGE EMBROIDERERS’ GROUP: Sticklepath Methodist Church Hall, looking for new skills, why not come along for a taster? 10am-3pm, info 01271 812995.

CREATIVE WRITING: Group at Bideford Library, every second Sat with publisher Nikki Brownson, 2-4pm, all welcome, no charge.

APPLEDORE SINGERS: Super Summer Concert, 7pm at Lavington Church, Bideford. Admission £6 on the door.

SUMMER FETE: Packed event at Victoria Park, Bideford, live music, Radio One Road Show bus, steam train rides, loads of stalls, food and local brewery and lots more, 12noon-6pm, for Bideford Baptist Pre-school.

OPEN AIR COFFEE MORNING: Christ Church, Braunton, 10am-12noon, plus stalls, for the Calvert Trust.

MODEL EXHIBITION: Alwington Village Hall, off the A39 Fairy Cross, near Bideford (EX39 5DD), 10am-4pm, model railways, cars, tanks, trucks, boats, miniature traction engines, figures & much more, plus full-sized showman’s steam engine in action, refreshments.

SUPER SUMMER CONCERT: With the Appledore Singers, Lavington Church, Bridgeland Street, Bideford, 7pm, with guests Abertillery Ladies Orpheus Choir from South Wales, wide variety of songs old and new, adm £6 at door inc refreshments.

JUMBLE SALE: Instow Parish Hall, 2pm.

DANCE: Umberleigh Village Hall, dancing to Bett & Audrey, 7.30-11.30pm, bring-and-share supper, adm £3.50, proceeds for South Molton Organ & Keyboard Club.

MUSIC COMPETITION: Bideford Town Band Solo & Quartet Contest, Kingsley School, Bideford, 9am onwards, £3 entry, players from across the South West & Wales.


QUIZ NIGHT: For North Devon Cancer Care, Lacey’s Ale & Cider House, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm.

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

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

SEAWEED FESTIVAL: At Clovelly Harbour, 10am-5pm. Admission £7 per adult, £4.40 per child.

CLASSIC CARS: Shine and show at The Big Sheep in Abbotsham, from 10.30am with North Devon Sports and Classic Car Club.

BIDEFORD AREA SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church, 8am Holy Communion; 10am Songs of Praise with Bideford Town Band; 11.30am Holy Communion. St Georges, Monkleigh – 9.30am Parish Communion; Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard – 9.30am Morning Praise; Holy Trinity, Landcross – 11.15am Parish Communion; St Swithun’s, Littleham – 6pm Evensong.

BRAUNTON SERVICES: 9.45am Parish Eucharist, St Brannocks Church; 8.45am Said Eucharist, St Anne’s, Saunton.

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.

OPEN MIC/QUIZ: Open mic from 3-6pm; Quiz Night 9pm, The Joiners Arms, and Bideford.

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

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

CAR BOOT SALE: Torrington Commons, 8am, sellers 7.30am, for the Commons Conservators, now weekly until end September.

STRAWBERRY FAYRE: Adams Hay, Combe Martin (by church corner), 11am-3pm, fresh strawberries and strawberry produce, stalls and crafts.

CLASSIC & VINTAGE VEHICLES: Merry Harriers Garden Centre, Woolsery, 11am-4pm, wide range of vehicles on show, free entry, donations to Go North Devon, Sunday lunches available at the restaurant (booking essential).

TABLE TOP SALE: Westward Ho! Green, weather permitting, 10.30am onwards, for the David Rundle Trust (Help for Rwanda).

CHARITY CAR BOOT SALE: Every Sunday (weather permitting) at Tesco, Rose Lane, Barnstaple. 10am - 2pm, cars £5 vans £7, sellers 9am. Contact Maureen 07999 445489.

RAMBLERS WALK Meet: Lay-by on B3358 S/E of Goats Hill Bridge, 11am, The Chains area of Exmoor, 12 miles info 01271 376274/07720203737.


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.

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

SUMMER CONCERT: With Appledore Band, on the quay 7pm, in St Mary’s Church if wet.

BIDEFORD STAMP CLUB: Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! 7.30pm, all welcome, info 01237 472101.

MORNING PRAYER: St Swithun’s, Littleham, 9.30am.

FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for North Devon All Starz.

MEETING: Braunton Horticultural Society, Kingsacre Primary School, 7pm, talk ‘Bulbs and Perennials in Harmony’ with Mark Walsh of Trecanna Nursery, plant sale, raffle & refreshments, all welcome.


HAPPY HOUR TUESDAY: Weekly fellowship meeting at Barnstaple Salvation Army hall, Oakleigh Road, 2-3.30pm.

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

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

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.

BEGINNERS BRIDGE: Bishops Tawton Village Hall, every Tuesday, 2-4pm, info 01271 343394.

FUN QUIZ: The Chill Bar, Ilfracombe, 9pm, plus raffle, proceeds to Ilfracombe play park equipment.

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.

BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: Chubb Churchill Community Centre, East-the-Water, 7pm, all welcome, see for programme.

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

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

QUIZ A CHRISTIAN: Appledore Baptist Church, 7.30pm, come along with any questions for an informal chat over coffee and cake, all welcome.

CHUNKY’S TUESDAY BINGO: Marlborough Court, Bideford (behind Morrisons), eyes down 7.15pm, all cash fliers, for the new kidney unit at Roundswell.

OCEAN VIEW: Country Music Club, Braddick’s Pier House, Westward Ho! live music with Mac Bailey, 8.15-11pm.

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

COFFEE MORNING: Barnstaple Parish Church, 10am-12noon.

AGEING WELL: Free event, Grosvenor Church, Barnstaple 10am-3.30pm, wide range of help and advice on staying healthy and active in old age, all welcome, info 0800 304 7034.

BRATTON FLEMING DANCE CLUB: Goodleigh Village Hall, 7.30-10pm, adm £2, all welcome.

TORRIDGE TUESDAYS: A group which meets to socialise, craft, learn and fundraise, 7-9pm, second Tuesday each month in central Bideford, more details, Ruth on 07977 184897.

NORTHAM WALK: Part of Torridge Walk & Talk, meet St Margaret’s Church, Northam Square 10.30am, all welcome, info 01237 421528.

HOLY COMMUNION: St Mary’s Parish Church, Bideford, 10.30am.

LIFT OFF: For ladies of all ages, Westward Ho! Baptist Church, 2.30pm, a warm welcome, interesting speakers and a cuppa, info 01237 425471.

SINGALONG-A-LIBRARY: Barnstaple Library, a group for anyone who wants to sing for fun, every second Tuesday, 2-3.30pm, more info 01271 388593.


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

BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, for the Chemo Appeal, eyes down 7.15pm, all welcome.

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

REJOICE THE VOICE: Choir rehearsal, Trinity Church, Barnstaple, 7.15-9pm, new singers welcome, info

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

ARTS & CRAFTS: Drop in session at Happy Café, Westward Ho! 10am-1pm, free, call 07773 679559.

BIDEFORD FOLK DANCE CLUB: Northam Hall, 7.30pm, info 01237 423554.

BIDEFORD PHOENIX MORRIS: Come along and have a go, the Baptist Church, Mill Street, potential dancers or musicians welcome, more info 01237 473798.

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

BALLROOM & LATIN: Beginners sessions, Chittlehamholt Parish Hall, 6.30pm, info 01769 550899.

QUIZ A CHRISTIAN: Appledore Baptist Church, 3pm, come along with any questions for an informal chat over coffee and cake, all welcome.

BIDEFORD JIVE: Every Wednesday, Pollyfield Community Centre, all profits to charity, 8.30-11pm, beginners 8.30-9, intermediate 9.30-10, all welcome, more info 07968 053118.

CONCERT: Barnstaple Male Voice Choir, Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, 8.15pm.

RAMBLERS WALK Meet: Muddlebridge lay-by Fremington 6.30pm, footpaths around Fremington, 2 hours info 01271 376274/07720203737.

GARDENING FOR WILDLIFE: Fremington Gardening Club talk at the parish hall with Derrick Dyer, 7.30pm, entry £1 members, £1.50 guests, refreshments included.