Events large, small and seasonal from 10/10/13 to 16/10/13.


CHARITY FASHION SHOW: M&Co, Green Lanes, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, in support of mental health charity WAND, entry by ticket only, call Simon Harvey on 07817 084812.

ABSTRACT IMPRESSIONS: The work of Ben Nicholson, Josef Albers and Naum Gabo, at the Burton Art Gallery, Kingsley Road, Bideford, during gallery opening hours, info 01237 471455 or

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.

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

TAI CHI: Weekly classes, Qigong & Yang style, the Arts Centre, Bideford Quay, 7-8pm, all welcome, info 07747 833490.

BIDEFORD FOLK CLUB: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, from 8pm.

BEGINNERS’ LINE DANCING: Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Rd, Barnstaple, 6.45-7.45pm, £3, all welcome.

INFORMAL ART SESSIONS: Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 1.30-4.30pm, info from David 07964 250436.

NORTHAM MEN’S FORUM: Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, 10.15am-12noon, Pamela Vass on ‘Lynton & Lynmouth Flood Disaster’, info Eric 01237 478123.

LIFE DRAWING CLASS: Bideford Arts Centre (next to post office), 7-9pm, all levels and abilities welcome, tuition available, just turn up or call Fiona Balfour 01237 425163.

TAP DANCING: Steps Ahead, Abbotsham Village Hall, 7-8pm, info 07906 930955.

ROUNDSWELL RESIDENTS: Association Meeting, at Roundswell Community Hall (next to Sainsbury’s), Barnstaple, 7pm, all welcome, second Thursday of each month.

CLOG DANCING: Ilfracombe Red Petticoats, ladies’ clog dancing team now looking for new members, weekly practice 7.30pm, no experience necessary, info 07733 476868.

BALLROOM: Dance classes, St Peters Church Hall, Fremington, beginners 7-8pm, improvers 8-10pm, info 01271 860145.

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

THE BEACON: Tea/coffee, lunch and social sessions, Bishops Tawton Methodist Church, 11am-2pm (lunch 12.30pm), all welcome to drop in, chat, socialise or just read a newspaper, £1.50, to book or for info, call 01271 859334.

AIKIDO CLUB: Bucks Cross Village Hall, 7-9pm for adults, 01237 441527.

TAI CHI: St Brannocks Rooms, Braunton, 11.30am-12.30pm, all welcome.

SOCIAL TENNIS: Every Tuesday and Thursday, Ilfracombe Tennis Club, Bicclescombe Park, 9.30am-12.30pm, with refreshment break, all welcome, call 07879 882877 or email for more information.

DISH OF THE DAY: Happy Café, Golf Links Road, Westward Ho, 12.30-2pm, £3, no booking required.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Drop in sessions for people with sight or hearing loss. Equipment, information & advice at mobile sensory unit – 10am-12 noon London Inn car park, Caen St, Braunton, plus 2-4pm outside Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe.

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


BINGO: Braunton Parish Hall, doors 6.30pm, eyes down 7.45, all welcome.

BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, eyes down 7.30pm, for local charities.

BINGO: Oxham Hall, Mariansleigh, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome.

COUNTRY MARKET: Northam Leisure Centre, weekly, 9am-12noon.

QUIZ NIGHT: Appledore Community and Sports Assn, teams up to six, £1 per person, cash prizes and snowball draw, 8.30pm.

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

DEMENTIA SUPPORT: Information drop in at Barnstaple Library, with Alzheimer’s Society staff on hand to help, 10.30am-12.30pm, all welcome. Part of the October Active Life Active Mind programme.

COFFEE AFTERNOON: Chubb Churchill Community Hall, Churchill Road, East-the-Water, Bideford, 12noon-4p, for Macmillan, with barbecue, stalls, draws, 50p adm inc tea/coffee, all welcome.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON SOCIAL: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, various activities inc new age curling 1-3pm, £1, drop in for tea and coffee, call 01271 372396 for info.

HAPPY CAFÉ: Friday Lunch Club, Golf links Road, Westward Ho, 1pm, three courses for £6, booking essential on 07773 679559. Café usual opening times Thursdays and Fridays 10.30am-2.30pm for drinks, light snacks & cakes. Takeaway available.

FREMINGTON SINGERS: Meet weekly at Fremington Methodist Church, Old School Lane, 7.30-9.30pm, £4, info 01271 268094.

BALLROOM & LATIN: Dance, Sticklepath Methodist Church Hall, 8-10pm, 01271 860145.

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

ENGLISH FOLK DANCING: With Bideford Ceilidh Club, now at Northam Hall, 8pm, all ages/abilities welcome, with or without partner, info 01237 476632.

TAI CHI: Classes, Instow Parish Hall, weekly 6.30-7.30pm, info 01271 867236.

BAGUAZHANG: Weekly Chinese martial art classes, Northam Community Centre, 8-9.15pm, info Alex 07747 833490.

WILDLIFE TRUST TALK: Barnstaple branch, with Simon Berry organic beef farmer on grazing-management, 7 for 7.30pm, Castle Centre, Castle Street, Barnstaple, all welcome, entry donation £3, children free, inc refreshments.

CHOIR: Exeter Male Voice Praise Choir, South Molton Methodist Church, 7.30pm, refreshments to follow. For church refurbishment/improvement fund.


BIDEFORD FARMERS MARKET: Jubilee Square, 9am-1pm, real local food and produce, second and fourth Saturday each month, more info 07970 932566.

TABLE TOP SALE: Medard House, Barnstaple, 10am-12noon, sellers £5 per table, more info 01271 327394.

KARAOKE: Robins Nest, Bideford FC, 7.30pm until late, all welcome.

SCRABBLE SATURDAY: Barnstaple Library, free sessions, just come along and play, 1-3pm, all welcome. Part of Active Life Active Mind programme.

SMART CLUB: Free to regulars & new members, Chulmleigh Sports Centre, family mix and match, table tennis, badminton & tennis. 10am-1pm.

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

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

CHARITY DANCE: Goodleigh Village Hall, 7.30-11.30pm, dancing to Bett & Audrey, adm £3.50, all welcome.

ANNIVERSARY CONCERT: Ilfracombe Male Voice Choir plus Shrewsbury Male Voice Choir, Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, 8pm, all welcome.

DAMBUSKERS 10TH ANNIVERSARY: Legendary local folk band at St Mary’s Hall, Appledore for a gig to mark a decade together, free entry, all welcome.

COFFEE MORNING: Braunton parish Hall, for Braunton Museum & Information Centre, 10am-12noon, adm 50p, craft tables welcome – to book call 01271 816688.

JUMBLE SALE: Instow Parish Hall, proceeds to Instow Church, adm 30p, from 2pm.

EXHIBITION: Members and Staff select… Burton Art Gallery, exhibition of paintings chosen by staff & councillors from Torridge District Council. Runs until Nov 4. More info or call 01237 471455.

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

TASTE OF AUTUMN: Celebrate the season at RHS Rosemoor, Torrington, with cookery demonstrations, guided walks, stalls and family fun, 10am-4pm, normal garden admission applies. More info Also on Sunday.

WOODY BAY WALK: With South Molton Striders, meet SM square 10am to car share, info 01769 573258.

COFFEE POT SHOP: For over 55s, at the Conservatory, Sanctuary Housing, Water Lane Close, Newport, Barnstaple, 10.30am, refreshments from 50p.

CAR BOOT SALE: Bideford Football Club, every Saturday, 8am, free parking, WCs and food.

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

STREETZ: Torrington dance crew at Golden Lion Inn, Barnstaple, every Sat from 12.30-2.30pm to teach street dancing to age eight-plus. First session free.

CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey Showground, 1-4pm, sellers 11am, no buyers before 1pm please, sorry no dogs on site, adm £1, info 07878 034683/07802 176993.

JUMBLE SALE: Beaford Village Hall, 2pm.


CHARITY BINGO: Tesco coffee shop, Rose Lane, Barnstaple, for Diabetes UK, doors 6.30pm, entry 50p inc refreshments, eyes down 7.30, cash prizes plus raffle, all welcome.

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

QUIZ NIGHT: For North Devon Cancer Care, Lacey’s Ale & Cider House, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm, info 01237 473798.

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

APPLE & CIDER FAIR: Eggesford Gardens, near Chulmleigh, 11am-4pm, produce, ciders, juices, growing tips, trees for sale, competitions & games for children, adm free, info

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

ANTIQUE & COLLECTORS FAIR: Instow Parish hall, 10am-4pm, adm 20p supported RNiB, info 01271 812711.

TAI CHI: Ilfracombe Parish Hall, Church Road, 10.15-11.15am, all welcome.

CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, 1-4pm, sellers £6 per car 11am, no buyers before 1pm please, sorry no dogs on site, info 07878 034683.

QUIZ NIGHT: Appledore Blue Lights Hall, 7pm, all welcome, info 01237 478313.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Lee Cross CP 10.30am, Twitchen-coast path-Woolacombe Down, nine miles, info 01271 376274/863727 or


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

FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for the kidney unit, all welcome.

TABLE TOP SALE: Doves Christian Centre, grounds of St Peter’s Church, Barnstaple, weekly, 9.30am-12.30pm, for Trees of Hope Sanctuary for women in the Gambia.

BIDEFORD STAMP CLUB: The Old School Room, Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho, 7.30pm, all welcome, info 01237 472101.

BRAUNTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: Monthly meeting, with speaker Nick Oliver on ‘Autumn Planting for Spring’, Kingsacre Primary School, 7.30pm, members & visitors welcome.

APPLEDORE ART GROUP: Every Monday, Appledore Community hall, 10am-12noon, beginners very welcome, more info Cyril Williams 01237 425541.

FUN QUIZ NIGHT: The White Hart, Bideford, 7.30pm, cash & prizes, £1 per person, supporting local charities.

BEFRIENDERS: Drop-in centre for over 65s, Christian Fellowship Church, Ilfracombe High Street, 10.30am-12pm, info 07818 650566.

TAI CHI & QIGONG: Weekly classes, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, 7.30-9pm, all welcome, info 07747 833490.

APPLEDORE SINGERS: Weekly rehearsal, Appledore Primary School 7.15-9pm, new members welcome, more info Jenny Cawsey 01237 424982.

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

MODERN JIVE CLASSES: Classes, Ex-services & Social Club, Barnstaple, 8-11pm, info 07817 144292.

TAI CHI: Ilfracombe Parish Hall, Church Road, 10.30-11.30am, all welcome.

MEDIUM WALK: Hele Farm, with South Molton Striders, meet SM Square 10.30am, info 01769 574827.

BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Back at St Brannocks Rooms, Georgeham Cross, for winter programme, 7.30pm, all welcome, info

MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE ASSN: North & West Devon Group meeting, North Devon Hospice, Deer Park, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, to attend call (01271) 327014.


GARDENER’S QUESTION TIME: With BBC Radio 4 from RHS Rosemoor, Torrington, 6.30-8pm, hosted by Howard Shannon, tickets £2.50 inc garden admission after 4pm. More info

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

CONCERT: Elizabeth Harrison at Bideford Keyboard & Organ Club, Methodist Church Hall, High Street, 7.30pm, adm £3 members, £5 non members.

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

BIDEFORD OAPS: Number 1 branch, Lavington Church Hall, 2.15pm, all over 60 welcome to meet, chat and enjoy entertainment. Back after summer break.

MUSICAL MEMORIES: The vision Centre, Slade, Ilfracombe, Reformed group for Alzheimer’s sufferers and their carers, 2-4pm, first and third Tuesday each month, all welcome for a singsong and some fun, ample parking, please call 01271 882927 for more info.

FEEL BETTER WITH A BOOK: Weekly reading group with a difference, Ilfracombe Library 2-3.30pm, listen to stories & poems read aloud, share your thoughts with others, no reading required! No need to book, just drop in, all welcome.

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, all welcome.

BOSPA: British Obesity Surgery Patient Assn, local group meeting, the Training Room, ASDA, Atlantic Village, Bideford, support organisation for anyone considering / has undergone weight loss surgery, 7-9pm, info 08456 020446.

BIDEFORD STROKE SUPPORT GROUP: Copps Close common room. 10.30am-12.30pm, has your speech been affected by a stroke? Small, friendly group which meets to chat. Info 07713 629774.

ON THE CARDS: Have Fun, Learn Bridge, Bishops Tawton Village Hall, 3-5pm, more info Carol on 01271 343394.

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

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Inc modern sequence, qualified teacher, Filleigh Village Hall, every Tues & Wed, all welcome, call 01769 572384 for more details & class times.

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.

SALSA DANCING: St Peter’s Church Hall, Fremington, weekly, 7.30pm, info 01271 860145.

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.

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

PAINTING & DRAWING CLASSES: St Anne’s Chapel, Barnstaple, 1-3pm, info 07831 493326.

TAI CHI: Drop in lesson for beginners, Imperial Hotel, Ilfracombe, 3-4pm, all welcome.

SOCIAL TENNIS: Every Tuesday and Thursday, Ilfracombe Tennis Club, Bicclescombe Park, 9.30am-12.30pm, with refreshment break, all welcome, call 07879 882877 or email for more information.

VINTAGE MARKET: Torrington Pannier Market, every Tuesday, handmade crafts, foods, retro & vintage clothes, lace, jewellery & more.

BINGO: Appledore Football Club, eyes down at 7.30pm. All proceeds to North Devon Hospice.

BRIDGE MEETING: Fremington Parish Hall, 2-4.30pm, every Tuesday, all welcome, call 01271 327645 for more info.

BOWLS: Kingsley Indoor Bowls Club, weekly sessions, Edwards Drive, Westward Ho, new members welcome, equipment & coaching supplied, info 01237 472507.

BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: Now meeting at Westward Ho Baptist Church Hall, weekly 7.30-10pm, all welcome, for more info cal Carole 01237 423242.


BIDEFORD SUSTAINABILITY GROUP: Talk with Pete Yeo ‘Sharing Visions of a More Generous World’, followed by short AGM, Bideford Town Hall, 7pm, all welcome, more info 07783 384982.

AGM: Great Torrington branch of Royal British Legion, Torrington Conservative Club 7pm, members requested to attend and new members very welcome.

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

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Braunton Caen St CP 2pm, local paths. Optional tea & cakes, three miles, info 01271 376274/863727 or

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

FUN QUIZ NIGHT: The Ebberley Arms, Barnstaple, 8.30pm, cash & prizes, £1 per person, supporting local charities.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Filleigh Village Hall, every Tues & Wed, all welcome, call 01769 572384 for more details & class times.

TARKA HEALING GROUP: Bideford Arts Centre, The Quay, 2.45-4.45pm, SNU approved and trainee healers, info 01805 624215.

MUSIC FOR YOU: Appledore Community hall, 2.30pm, tea and coffee, all welcome.

REJOICE THE VOICE: Choir rehearsal, Castle Centre, Barnstaple, 7.15-9pm, info

MODERN JIVE CLASSES: Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple. 7.30pm-10pm. Beginners and intermediates, info 07817 144292.

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

TAI CHI: St Brannocks Rooms, Braunton, 7-8pm, all welcome.

BIDEFORD JIVE: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8-11pm, for all who want to dance, instruction available, all welcome.

TAI CHI & QIGONG: Weekly classes, Bideford Arts Centre, 7.30-8.30pm, all welcome, info 07747 833490.

BIDEFORD PHOENIX MORRIS: Baptist Church, Mill Street, 8pm, weekly practise, new members or musicians welcome, info 01237 473798.

TALK: ‘Temperate Gardens of the World’ by Peter Lindsey, Fremington Garden Club, the Parish Hall, 7.30pm, guest adm £1.50 inc refreshments.

LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS: With Bideford Town Band, Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, 8.15pm.