North Devon events from 7/7/16 to 13/7/16


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.


SAM GREEN: Live music at SQ Bar & Restaurant, Braunton, 8.30pm.

SUMMER CONCERT: With Bideford Town Band, Westward Ho! Green, in Baptist Church if wet, 7.30pm.

RAMBLERS WALK Meet: Bple bus stn stand G bus 21 10.05am, Heddon Mills to Braunton. Lunch at end, 4 miles info 01271 376274/07720203737.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice from mobile unit, Allenstyle Way, Yelland 10-11am; Fremington Parish Hall 11.30am-1pm; Bideford Pill 2-4pm.

SERVICE: Holy Trinity Church, Landcross, 7pm Taize.

ARCHERS OF AGINCOURT: Appledore Men’s Group talk with Tony Merrill, 7.30pm, Appledore Library, info 01237 425247.


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.

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

HEAD OVER FEET: 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.

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

YARN-BOMBING: Throughout July, discover ‘yarn-bombed’ areas throughout Clovelly, including knitted donkeys and crocheted cobbles, for Devon Air Ambulance.

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

OPEN GARDENS: With Pimm’s, 4 Blyth Court, Westward Ho! 12noon-4pm, for North Devon Hospice, followed by Afternoon Tea 2-5pm at 6 Chichester Way, Westward Ho!

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

FLOWER FESTIVAL: St Andrew’s Church, Yarnscombe, 11am-5pm, runs until Sunday, part of the Yarnscombe Village Weekend (see more below).

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Best of Bach with Annabel Knight and Robin Bigwood, 7.45pm, St Andrew’s Church, Yarnscombe, part of Village Weekend, tickets from 01271 324242.

SUMMER FETE: South Molton Primary School, 2-5pm, adm 50p, stalls, face-painting, giant inflatable, cream teas & much more. Come and see the school for the final time before the relocation to Exeter Gate.


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.

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

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

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.

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

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

SHAMMICK ACOUSTIC: Open night, the Pack O’ Cards, Combe Martin, 8pm, performers and audience members welcome.

NORTH DEVON FRIENDS: Meetup Group, Lynmouth & Watersmeet walk 11am, info

CHOIR FEST: South Molton Pannier market, with SM Town Band, SM Junior School Choir, SM Singers, singing My Fair Lady and Oklahoma, 7.30pm, £5 or £12 family ticket, at door.

SUMMER CHARITY DANCE: Woolsery Hall, 7.30pm, dancing to Bett and Audrey, bring-and-share supper, for the Special Care Baby Unit.

VILLAGE FETE: Yarnscombe playing field 12noon-5pm, traditional games, stalls, beer festival and refreshments, part of Village Weekend.

CEILIDH: With The Oggle Band, Yarnscombe playing field marquee, 8pm, part of Village Weekend, tickets from 07934 778917.

NORTHAM CHORAL SOCIETY: Mozart to Manhattan, choral cocktail with instrumental nibbles to launch St Nectan’s Arts and Music Festival, Stoke, Hartland, 7.30pm, info 01237 441690.

CAR BOOT SALE: Chulmleigh playing field, 2pm, for Devon Air Ambulance, cars £5, vans £6, info 01769 580241.

FLOWERS: Of Braunton Burrows, Taw & Exmoor branch of British Naturalists, meet Sandy lane car park 2pm, info Brian 01271 343607.

NEARLY NEW SALE: The Freedom Centre, Howard Avenue, Barnstaple, 10am-1pm, adm free, shoes, clothes, bags, accessories etc, for Freedom Community Alliance.

SUMMER FAYRE: Kenwith Castle care home, Bideford, 1-5pm, entertainment, arts & crafts stalls, games and activities for all ages, raffle and cream teas, all welcome.


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 Church, Bideford, 8am Holy Communion; 10am All Age Service with 11.30am Eucharist; St George’s, Monkleigh, 9.30am Parish Communion; Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard, 9.30am Morning Praise; St Swithun’s, Littleham, 6pm Evensong.

BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, St Anne’s, Saunton; 9.45am Parish Eucharist, St Brannocks Church.

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, now 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.

RAMBLERS WALK Meet: County Gate CP, 10.30am, SWCP to Countisbury. Return inland, 10 miles info 01271 376274/07720203737.

NORTH DEVON FRIENDS: Meetup Group, visit to Castle Hill Gardens 11am, info

GARAGE/TABLE TOP SALE: 5 Francis Drive, Westward Ho! 10.30am, for the David Rundle Trust (Help for Rwanda).

CAR BOOT SALE: Yarnscombe Village Hall car park, 8.30-11am. Big Brunch in hall from 10.30am-12noon.

CONCERT: Small Town Jones and Ploughcapella, St Andrew’s Church, Yarnscombe, 7.45pm, tickets from 01271 324242.

OPEN AIR: Sea Sunday Service, Appledore Lifeboat Station, with Appledore Silver Band, 3pm, seats available if you arrive early, all welcome, followed by tea at the station.


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.

SERVICE: St George’s Church, Monkleigh, 9.30am Four Parish Morning Prayer.

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

MEETING: Braunton Horticultural Society, Kingsacre School 7pm, talk on ‘The North Island of New Zealand’, raffle & refreshments, all welcome.

FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for Fremington School, 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.

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.

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

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.

RAMBLERS WALK Meet: Hillsford Bridge NT CP, 11am, East and West Lyn rivers-Lyn bridge-The Cleaves, 5 miles info 01271 376274/07720203737.

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.

BARNSTAPLE UKULELE GROUP: Now every second Tues, The Corner House, Joy Street, 7.30-9.30pm, any standard welcome, very friendly, informal club, more info on 07876 028331.

TORRIDGE TUESDAYS: A group which meets in Appledore, second Tuesday each month, to socialise, host speakers, craft and fund raise, 7-9pm, all welcome, call Ruth 07977 184897 for information.

WESTWARD HO! WALK: Walking for Health, meet Co-op bus stop Nelson Road 10.30am, all welcome, info 01237 421528.

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

BRATTON FLEMING DANCE CLUB: Goodleigh Hall, 7.30-10pm, adm 32, all welcome, info Mike 01271 373095.


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.

NORTH DEVON ARTS MEETING: Broomhill Art Hotel, Muddiford, free to members, non members welcome, £4 entry, 8pm, buffet supper from 7pm book on 01271 850262.

BIDEFORD PROBUS CLUB: The Royal Hotel, East-the-Water, 10am, second & fourth Wednesday each month, more info 01237 473337.

TEA WITH FRIENDS: St Mary’s Church, Bideford, 2pm.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice from mobile unit, Bradworthy Square 10-11.30am; Woolsery Community Hall 12noon-1.30pm; Northam Bone Hill car park 2.30-4pm.

RASC/RCT ASSN MEETING: Bideford Conservative Club, Bridgeland Street, 7.30pm, new members and ex-Logistic Corps welcome.

FREE TECHNOLOGY CLINIC: Bring your devices and questions to meet the Get Up to Speed team, Combe Martin Community Centre, 2.30-5.30pm, bring your questions about the internet, tablets, laptops, smartphones & much more, for info call Anne Bacon on 01271 882193.

MORRIS DANCING: Exmoor Border Morris walking tour at Croyde, start Billy Budd’s 7.45pm, Manor House Inn 9pm.

CONCERT: Barnstaple Ladies Choir, Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, 8.15pm.

BARNSTAPLE BLOOMERS: Institute meeting, Barnstaple Library Henry Williamson Room, 6-8pm, new members welcome, info Cherry Vincent 01271 372542.