North Devon events from 24/09/15 to 29/09/15
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
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.
ART FOR LEISURE & PLEASURE: St Johns Community Hall, Rose Lane (Tesco), Barnstaple, 1.30-4pm, every Thursday, info David on 07964 250436.
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.
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.
AIKIDO CLUB: Bucks Cross Village Hall, 7.30-9pm 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Every Thursday, Holy Trinity Church Hall, V 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.
TORRINGTON CRAFT GROUP: Every Thursday, Bickford Centre, Torrington, share ideas, hold workshops & enjoy company, 12.30-3.30pm, £2 inc tea & coffee, more info 01805 622650.
JIGGY WRIGGLERS: Musical activity group for babies, toddlers & pre-schoolers, Bideford Sea Cadets hall, Park Lane, 10am, refreshments, more info www.jiggywrigglers.com
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.
MAKIN’ WAVES: Line dancing, beginners class & ‘golden oldie’ session, weekly, 7.30pm, Northam Hall, info 01271 860116 or 07463 980265.
MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE: Class for adults, weekly, Bluelights Hall, Appledore, 10.30-11.30am, all abilities welcome, first class free, more info 07825 440408.
BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Bandroom, Victoria Park, 7.45pm Senior Band. More info 01237 475653.
ANNUAL EXHIBITION: Royal Society of Painters-Printmakers, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford.
TAI CHI: Chubb Churchill, East-the-Water 10.30-11.30am; Torrington Hospital 12noon-1pm & 1-2pm; Plough Arts Centre 2.15-3.15.
WORKOUT: Seated exercise for over 60s, Westward Ho! Baptist Church Hall, 2-3pm, info 01237 474689.
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE: Westleigh Village Hall, caller Les Burden, 7.30pm, info 01237 473801 or 01840 261708.
RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Exford CP, 10.30am, Road Hill-Room Hill-Nethercote-Lyncombe, 6 miles, info 01271 376274/863727.
ATLANTIC FLOWER CLUB: Floral demonstrations, Appledore Church Rooms, every fourth Thursday of the month, 2pm, all welcome, info 01237 421911.
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: North Devon All Starz show at The Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple, three night run to Saturday, starts 7pm, info/tickets from 01271 324242.
RAINING GLOBE: Alt rock band at SQ Bar & Restaurant, Braunton, 8.30pm.
SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help & advice for those with sight/hearing loss at mobile unit. Lynton Town Hall 10am-12noon; Tiverton Lowman Green 2-4pm.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
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, 8pm.
WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm.
BALLROOM & LATIN: Dance, Sticklepath Methodist Church Hall, 8-10pm, 01271 860145.
BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 2pm.
ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCING: With Bideford Ceilidh Club, now at Northam Hall, 8pm, all ages/abilities welcome, with or without partner, info 01237 476632.
BAGUAZHANG: Weekly Chinese martial art classes, Northam Community Centre, 8-9.15pm, info Alex 07747 833490.
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.
FREE ART CLASSES: For over 50s, Bideford Art Centre, 1.30-4.30pm, call 07590 776040 to book place.
TORRIDGE TABLE TENNIS CLUB: Bideford Youth Centre, 2.30-4.30pm, new members welcome, info 01237 477932.
DRC: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.
CHRIS STUCKEY: Live music at The Red Barn, Woolacombe, 9pm approx.
BARNSTAPLE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CLUB: Wrey Arms, Sticklepath, last Fri each month, free entry, guests DJs, occasional trade stalls, all welcome, info 07899 701498.
OPEN MIC NIGHT: The Coach & Horses, Market Street, Appledore, fourth Fri each month, 8.30pm.
ACOUSTIC CAFÉ: Boston Tea Party, Barnstaple, live music from Abbi Manning, Jonathon Smith, Steve Nuth & Jack Turner, 7.30pm start, £3 on door, for the Edukid charity.
COFFEE MORNING: Craft ‘n’ chat, Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! 10am-12noon, all welcome, info 01237 421274/422492.
IKEBANA FLOWER ARRANGING: RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington, runs until Sunday, daily 2.30pm demonstrations, normal garden entry applies. Info 01805 626800
ART EXHIBITION: Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, runs until Sunday, entry free, all welcome.
MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING: Combe Martin Museum, 11am-3pm. See page 18 for more Big Coffee Morning listings.
PILTON CINEMA: Film The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, 7.45pm, Pilton Church Hall, info www.piltoncinema.org
CHARITY CONCERT: Newton St Petrock Male Voice, South Molton Choral & South Molton Circuit choirs, for South Molton Hospital League of Friends, 7.30pm, South Molton Community College, £5 at door or from TIC.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
BINGO: Barton Road Community Centre, Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, for local charities.
MARKET DAY: Bideford Pannier Market 8am-3pm.
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.
CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey showground (opposite golf course), 1-4pm, £6 sellers, £1 parking, no buyers before 1pm, sellers 11am, info 07802 176993.
CLAIRVOYANCE: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, 6.30pm.
THE JUKES: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.
TATTING: Knotted Lace Craft Group, High Bickington, 10.30am-3.30pm. Bring Packed Lunch, info 01769 560805.
BEAFORD AUTUMN SHOW: The Village Hall, from 2pm, produce and various attractions, more info 01805 603553.
NORTHERN SOUL: With DJ Pete Robinson, The Thatch, Croyde, 9.30pm.
FAMILY DOG SHOW: Pedigree classes followed by family fun classes, Alverdiscott Village Hall, open to all dogs, fancy dress class in aid of Hounds for Heroes, judging 12noon, info 01271 326253.
AIKIDO & WEAPONS WORKSHOP: Open to all styles and levels, Bideford Methodist Hall, High Street, 2-5pm, bring jo, ken and proof of insurance, spectators welcome, part of Aiki Peace Week, raising money for Aiki Extensions, all welcome, info 01271 345513.
EXTRA BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 2.15pm, for ND Intensive Care.
ADOPTION MORNING: Ever thought of adopting? Find out more at Families for Children North Devon information morning, chat to staff and adopters, at The Garden Flat, Filleigh estate, 10am-12noon, just turn up or call 01271 612004.
CRAFT & TABLE TOP SALE: Black Torrington Village Hall, 10am-12noon.
COFFEE POT SHOP: For the over 55s, the Conservatory, Sanctuary Housing, Water Lane Close, Newport, Barnstaple, 10.30am, last Saturday each month.
FARM WORKING DAY: With Ashreigney Country Fundraisers, North Heale, Ashreigney (EX18 7PH). From 11am, car boot sale, auto jumble, stationary engines, cars & more, for local charities, info 01769 520286.
CONCERT: Torridge Male Voice Choir & Swansea Excelsior Ladies Choir, at Bideford Methodist Church, High Street, 7.30pm, for Devon Air Ambulance, £5 at door.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
OKINAWAN KARATE: Studio 20, Ilfracombe High Street, weekly 10.30am-12noon, 12 years and above, teacher Glyn Jones 6th Dan, Japan/Okinawa taught & graded, beginners or advanced, spectators welcome, info 07581 076077 or www.okinawakarateuk.com
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.
DIVINE SERVICE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 6.30pm.
BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Church, 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion.
BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, St Anne’s, Saunton; 9.45am Parish Eucharist and Harvest Festival, followed by coffee at St Brannocks Rooms.
TAI CHI: Ilfracombe Trinity Rooms, Church Road, 10.15-11.15am, all welcome.
BINGO & QUIZ NIGHT: First In, Last Out, Clovelly Road, Bideford. Eyes down 4pm, quiz night with jackpot 8pm, all welcome.
CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, every Sunday, 1-4pm, sellers from 11am, £6 per car, strictly no dogs, £1 parking, info 07802 176993.
CAR BOOT SALE: Sandhills car park, Instow, sellers 8am, buyers 9am, dogs welcome, café open, info 01271 267443 or 07514 673542.
DIVINE SERVICE: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, 6.30pm.
CAR BOOT SALE: Torrington Commons. Old Bowling Green, sellers 7.30am, buyers 8am. Runs until end September.
OPEN MIC/QUIZ: Open mic from 3-6pm; Quiz Night 9pm, The Joiners Arms, Bideford.
CREAM TEAS: Weare Giffard Village Hall, every Sunday in August and September, 2.30-5.30pm, proceeds to hall.
CHARITY CAR BOOT SALE: Tesco, Rose Lane, Barnstaple, 10am-2pm, sellers from 9am, for Diabetes UK and British Heart Foundation, info 07999 445489.
RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Mortehoe CP, 10.30am, Borough Valley-Lee Bay-Bull Point-Morte Point. 7.5 miles, info 01271 376274/863727.
TEA DANCE: Bishops Nympton Hall, ballroom, Latin & sequence dancing, 2-5pm, tea & good fun, all welcome.
PRAYERS: Westward Ho! Baptist Church, specials services as part of national Prayer Weekend. 11am All Age Service, 5pm prayer tea at church, 6.30pm Prayer Service.
THE ACOUSTIC BAND: Easy-listening covers at SQ Bar & Restaurant, Braunton, 1.30pm.
AUTUMN ART FAIR: Eggesford Gardens, 11am-4pm, free entry, 20+ Devon-based artists, info 01769 580250.
HARVEST SERVICE: Holy Trinity Church, Atlantic Way, Westward Ho! 10.30am, all welcome.
TABLE TOP/CAR BOOT: Slade Vision Centre, Ilfracombe, buyers 9.30am-12.30pm, sellers 8.30am, for Jayne Morrow stem cell treatment appeal, info 07772 645150.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
FUN QUIZ NIGHT: The White Hart, Bideford, 7.30pm, cash & prizes, £1 per person, supporting local charities.
TAI CHI & QIGONG: Weekly classes, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, 7.30-9pm, all welcome, info 07747 833490.
TAI CHI: Adult Learning Centre, Ilfracombe, 10.30-11.30am, all welcome.
AIKIDO CLUB: Bucks Cross Village Hall, 7.30-9pm for adults, 01237 441527.
BREAKAWAY SOCIAL CLUB: Meets Mondays evenings, for adults with learning/physical disabilities, please call 01237 475051 for full details.
US SOCIAL GROUP: For over 40s singles, The Panniers, Barnstaple, from 8pm, call 01271 813153/374048 or just drop in.
LET’S DANCE JIVE: Modern jive classes, Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, beginners 8pm, intermediates 9.30, dancing until 11pm, no partner required, more info 07817 144292.
APPLEDORE SINGERS: Appledore Baptist Church, all ladies welcome, 7.15-9pm, more info 01237 420652.
KNIT & MIX: Social knitting group, Barnstaple Library, 2-4pm.
ADULT BALLET CLASSES: The Meeting Hall, Ilfracombe Rebecca Varley Dance Academy, 11-11.45am.
WARGAMING CLUB: Weekly at St Johns Hall, Barnstaple Tesco (Rose Lane), from 7pm, multiple systems supported inc Warhammer, 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 Bandroom, 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.
TAI CHI: Blue Lights Hall, Vernons Lane, Appledore, 7.30-9pm, info 07747 833490.
BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Weekly, The Fortescue House Club, Wrafton Road, Braunton, 7.30-10pm, call 01271 379940 or visit www.quillstring.co.uk/bcc
COMBE MARTIN WI: Baptist Church Hall, 7.30pm.
FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for K9 Focus.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
HAPPY HOUR TUESDAY: Weekly fellowship meeting at Barnstaple Salvation Army hall, Oakleigh Road, 2-3.30pm, all welcome.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
VINTAGE MARKET: Torrington Pannier Market, handmade crafts, foods, retro & vintage clothes, lace, jewellery & more.
BRIDGE MEETING: Fremington Parish Hall, 2-4.30pm, every Tuesday, all welcome, call 01271 327645 for more info.
BEGINNERS BRIDGE: Bishops Tawton Village Hall, every Tuesday, 2-4pm, info 01271 343394.
BOWLS: Kingsley Indoor Bowls Club, Edwards Drive, Westward Ho!, new members welcome, equipment & coaching supplied, info 01237 472507.
YOGA: Bideford Methodist Hall, beginners 5.45pm, intermediate 7.30, info 07968 898847.
FUN QUIZ: The Chill Bar, Ilfracombe, 9pm, plus raffle, proceeds to Ilfracombe play park equipment.
BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Bandroom, Victoria Park, 6.30pm beginners and Training Band. More info 01237 475653.
ILFRACOMBE WALKERS: Meet 9.30am Lidl for car share to Blue Ball, for Lynmouth circular walk, info 01271 862342.
HEALING: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, by SNU trained healers, 10-11.45am, all welcome.
U3A ART GROUP: Mixed ability 10am-12noon, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore. Info 01237 471484.
DANCE & MOVEMENT: Class, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, 10.30-11.30am, info 07825 440408, weekly.
TAI CHI: Northam Community Hall 11.45am-12.45pm; Loxhore Village Hall 6-7pm.
TAI CHI: YMCA Centre, South Molton, 3-4pm, info 01805 622666.
STRICTLY BEGINNERS: Dance class, Bishops Nympton Hall, 6.15pm, info 01769 550555.
FREE ART CLASSES: For the over 50s. Two Lanes Centre, Ilfracombe, call 07590 776040 to book a place.
BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: Chubb Churchill Community Centre, East-the-Water, 7pm, all welcome, see www.bidefordcameraclub.co.uk for programme.
LIFT OFF: For ladies of all ages, Westward Ho! Baptist Church, every Tues except first of month, 2.30pm, a warm welcome, speakers and cuppa, more info 01237 471056.
SALSA PARTNER DANCING: Every Tuesday, Barnstaple Conservative Club, singles & couples welcome, no experience needed, 7.15pm absolute beginners; 7.45pm beginners; 8.30pm freestyle; 9pm improvers. * Absolute beginners free in Sept/Oct.
RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Hillsford Bridge NT CP, 11am, Myrtlebury Cleave-Lynmouth-Watersmeet. Opt. cream tea, 5 miles, info 01271 376274/863727.
ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION: Monthly meeting, Wrafton Legion Hall, 7.30 for 8pm.
OCEANVIEW: Country Music Club, Braddicks Pier House, Westward Ho!, 8.15pm, live music with Dave Paisley, sorry no line dancing, info 01805 601495.
TORRINGTON WALK: Part of Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Torrington Dartington Crystal car park 10.30am, all welcome, info 01237 421528.
NEW ORLEANS JAZZ: The Fox, Fremington, 7.30-10pm, adm free.
AGM: Combe Martin Community Centre Group, 7pm.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
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.
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, 1.45-3.45pm, SNU approved and trainee healers, info 01805 624215.
MUSIC FOR YOU: Appledore Community hall, 2.30pm, tea and coffee, all welcome.
TAI CHI: St Brannocks Rooms, Braunton, 7-8pm, all welcome.
BIDEFORD PHOENIX MORRIS: Baptist Church, Mill Street, 8pm, weekly practise, new members or musicians welcome, info 01237 473798.
BIDEFORD WALK: Short walk around Victoria Park, meet every Wednesday at Café du Parc, part of Torridge Walk & Talk (Walking for Health), all welcome, more info Steve 01237 421528.
YOGA: Lavington Hall, Bideford 9.45am, info 07968 898847.
BIDEFORD HEALING GROUP: Every Wednesday, at the Sea Cadets Hall, Victoria Park, 10am-12noon, all very welcome.
BRAUNTON SERVICE: Sung Eucharist, 10am St Brannocks Parish Church.
LETS DANCE JIVE: Modern jive classes, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, absolute beginners 7pm, beginners 8pm, intermediates 9.30, dancing until 11. No partner required, info 07817 144292.
REJOICE THE VOICE: Choir rehearsal, Trinity Church, Barnstaple, 7.15-9pm, new singers welcome, info www.rejoicethevoice.org
MEDITATION DROP IN: Class at 17, Honestone Street, Bideford, weekly 7-8.30pm, followed by tea & biscuits, £6 or concessions, info 01752 224137.
BIDEFORD JIVE: Pollyfield Centre, beginners 8.30pm, improvers 9.30, dancing until 11. Info 07968 053118.
BARNSTAPLE JUBILEE SINGERS: Now recruiting, join us 7.30-9pm, call Marilyn on 01271 830869 or Montse 325780.
MEDITATION CLASSES: Cleavewood House, Lynton, weekly, first two session free, 7-8.30pm, info 01392 490058.
TALK: ‘Ancient countryside crafts – a modern approach to nature conservation’, Braunton Countryside Centre, 7.45pm, adm £3, info 01271 817349.
TAI CHI: Wild Pear Centre, Combe Martin, 7.45-9pm.
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.
CONCERT: Songs from the show with Ilfracombe LaLa Voices, Emmanuel Church 8.15pm.
PETER TATCHELL LECTURE: ‘What next for LGBT rights in the UK and globally?’ the Castle Centre, castle Street, Barnstaple, doors 6.30pm, start 7pm, adm & refreshments free, a North Devon Green Party event.