North Devon events from 15/09/16 to 21/09/16


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, 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: Weekly 7.30pm Sticklepath Methodist Hall, Rhododendron Avenue, 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 and advice from mobile service. Winkleigh Square 10am-12noon; South Molton lorry park 2-4pm.

SOCIAL GROUP: Informal get together for people with hearing impairment, the See Hear Centre, 19a Alexandra Road, Barnstaple, 2pm, third Thursday each month, all welcome, info 01271 373236.

BREATHE EASY: North Devon group meeting, Marlborough Court, Park Lane, Bideford, 7-9pm, all welcome, info 01237 474725.

GARDENING TALK: ‘People, plants, pleasure and passion’ with Don Whitton, West Down Gardening Club, the Parish Hall, 7.30pm, entry £3.

SUPPORT GROUP: For those with hearing loss, The Ilfracombe Centre, 10.30am.

CARNIVAL QUEEN REUNION: Barnstaple Museum 7pm, an evening of reminiscences, launch of new book Barnstaple Charter Fair by Martin Burridge, all welcome.

VINTAGE FAIR: On Barnstaple Square until Saturday. Visit George & Keith’s Model Fairground Show at Barnstaple Museum too.


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.

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.

FALLING APART: Live music at the Red Barn, Woolacombe, from 9pm approx.

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

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

SERVICE: Holy Trinity, Landcross, 9.30am Four Parish Communion.

ROUGH NECKS: Live music at The Palladium Club, Bideford.

ROCKIN’ SHOES: Rock ‘n’ Roll Club, Robins Nest, Bideford FC, all welcome. First and third Friday evenings.

SEW TOGETHER: Westward Ho! Baptist Church Hall, 2-4pm, £1.50 per session, first & third Friday.

FILM NIGHT: Film & slide show, for the David Rundle Trust (Help for Rwanda), 7.30pm, booking essential on 01237 477470.

CHARITY ROLLER DISCO: North Devon Arena, Mullacott, for Children’s Hospice South West, 6-10pm, £3 adm, 80s fancy dress, games, raffle, stalls & more.

MUDDY RIVER BAND: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.

TABLE TENNIS: With Torridge Table Tennis Club, restarting weekly sessions at Bideford Youth Centre, 2.30-4.30pm, new members welcome.


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.

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

BARNSTAPLE FAIR: Exhibition of the last 50 years, runs until September 24, Barnstaple Museum.

BINGO: Chunky’s Super Saturday, Northam Leisure Centre, eyes down 2.15pm, plus open-the-box, for Roundswell Kidney Unit.

REGGAE: Beats Workin Reggae Night at The Palladium Club, Bideford.

FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP: Meets Barnstaple every Saturday, call 07968 511312 for info.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Belstone CP, 10.30am, Belstone Tor-Steependen Tor-Stone Circles, 9 miles info 01271 376274/07720203737.

DEVON FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: North Devon Branch meeting, Pollyfield, Bideford, 2-4pm, info on 01237 451305. BINGO: 1-2-3 lines every game, Northam Hall (former scout hall), for North Devon Hospice, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome.

HISTORY TALK: ‘Peterborough to Plugstreet: The story of a WW1 soldier’ by Patrick Kivlin, Devon Family History Society meeting, The Pollyfield Centre, 2pm, all welcome, info 01237 451305.

VILLAGE MARKET: Atlantic Village, 9am-2pm.

APPLEDORE BAND CONCERT: St Peter’s Church, Fremington, 7.30pm, £6 at door, for church funds, all welcome.

BEAFORD AUTUMN SHOW: Beaford Village Hall, from 2pm, music, children’s entertainment, refreshments and much more, info 01805 603553.

COFFEE MORNING: Northam leisure Centre, 10am-12noon, various stalls, for the Over & Above SCBU baby unit appeal.

CRAIG OGDEN: Classical guitar concert, Christchurch, Braunton, 7.30pm, £15, under 19s free.

COFFEE MORNING: Braunton Ladies Handbell Ringers, Mariners Close, 10am-12noon, stalls inc raffle, bric-a-brac, tombola and cake stall, proceeds to Paul’s Place charity.

65TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION: The Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, celebrating 65 years, with talk and tour today at 2pm, all welcome.

COFFEE MORNING: Barnstaple Library Friends, at the library, 10am-12noon, inc books for sale, all welcome.

SHAMMICK MARKET: Combe Martin Village Hall, 9.30am-12noon, wide variety of stalls.

JONATHAN VEIRA: Songs & tales, an unforgettable evening with the international singer and raconteur, Holy Trinity Church, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, tickets £7.50 from or call 01271 324444/323060.

BARNSTAPLE CARNIVAL: Moves off 6pm, see page 11 for details.


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.

BIDEFORD AREA SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church, 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 7pm Taize. St Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard 9.30am Parish Communion; St Swithun’s, Littleham, 11.10am Harvest Festival.

BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, 9.45am Parish Eucharist, St Brannock’s Church. 11am 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.

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, weekly until end September.

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.

OPEN MIC/QUIZ NIGHT: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, open mic 3-6pm, quiz 9pm.

TAMSIN BALL: Live music at The Palladium Club, Bideford.

FOOD & CRAFT MARKET: St Mary’s Hall, Appledore, wide selection of local produce and crafts, refreshments, 11.30am-4pm.

CONCERT: Golden Coast Big Band, Portmore Golf Park, Landkey, 8pm, listen or dance.

ROCKPOOL RAMBLE: Lee Bay, with Taw & Exmoor branch of British Naturalists, meet 12noon, info Brian Sims 01271 343607.


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, 7pm.

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

APPLEDORE TAI CHI: Weekly, Blue Lights Hall, 7.30-9pm, info Alex 07747 833490.

LET’S DANCE JIVE: Ex-Services Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, beginners 8pm, improvers 9.30pm, until 11. Info Sue 07817 144292.

LIPREADING CLASSES: With See Hear North Devon, Burton Art Gallery, Kingsley Road, Bideford, 2-4pm, 10 week course, book on 01271 373236 or email

THE MONDAY GROUP: North Devon Diabetes Support Group, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 10.30am, with diabetes practice nurse, all welcome, adm free.


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

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

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.

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

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

SILVER SPURS: Square Dance Club, student night, St John’s Community Centre, Barnstaple Tesco (Rose Lane), 7-9pm.

CHUNKY’S BINGO: Marlborough Court, Bideford, 7.15pm, all cash prizes, for Roundswell Kidney Unit.

MEMORY GROUP: Weekly, Barnstaple Library, for those with memory loss and their carers, listen to stories and poems and relax, 10.30am-12noon.

OCEAN VIEW: Weekly, Country Music Club, Alverdiscott Village Hall, live music each week, 8.15-11pm.

SERVICE: Holy Communion, St Mary’s Parish Church, Bideford, every Tuesday 10.30am.

MUSICAL MEMORIES: The Vision Centre, Slade, Ilfracombe, for people with Alzheimer’s/memory problems & their carers, first & third Tues of the month, 2-4pm, free parking, all welcome, more info 01271 863944 or 882927.

SUPPORT GROUP: For those with hearing loss, Torrington Bickford Centre, 2pm. More info 01271 373236.

REFLECTIONS: Fellowship for the bereaved, St Mary’s Parish Church, Bideford, 3pm.

INSTOW ESTUARY: Walk, part of Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Sandhills car park entrance 10.30am, all welcome, info 01237 421528.

ROBIN & THE RELIANTS: Live music at The Palladium Club, Bideford.

BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: Chubb Churchill Hall 7.30pm, info

LIFT OFF: Ladies meet, Westward Ho! Baptist Church, speakers followed by a cuppa, 2.30pm, all welcome, info 07926 363030.


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

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.

JIVE: For absolute beginners, 7-8pm, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple. Info Sue 07817 144292.

LET’S DANCE JIVE: Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, beginners 8pm, improvers 9.30pm, until 10.30. Info Sue 07817 144292.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Ebrington Arms Knowle, 10.30am, Local lanes, Optional pub lunch, 4 miles info 01271 376274/07720203737.

FREMINGTON WALK: Part of Torridge Walk & Talk, meet The New Inn 11am, all welcome, info 01237 421528.

TALK: Braunton Countryside Centre, ‘More wildlife adventures from a kayak’ with vet/explorer Rupert Kirkwood, 7.45pm, adm £3, proceeds for centre funds.

TALK: ‘Curious carvings: Medieval roof bosses in the churches of North Devon’, with Dr Sue Andrew, St Paul’s Church, Landkey, 7 for 7.30pm.

LIPREADING CLASSES: With See Hear North Devon, See Hear Centre, Alexandra Road, Barnstaple, 6.30-8.30pm, 10 week course, book on 01271 373236 or email

FREMINGTON GARDEN CLUB: Talk ‘The garden in winter’ with Joe Hynes, the Parish Hall, 7.30pm, guests £1.50, refreshments, all welcome.

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

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice from mobile service. Norah Bellot, Barnstaple 10am-12noon; Pilton House 2-4pm.

MORRIS WORKSHOP: Stanbury Hall, Petroc, Barnstaple, with Exmoor Border Morris, 7.30-9pm, all welcome, info