Garden parties, gala concerts and flower festivals in North Devon
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North Devon events from 23/6/16 to 29/6/16
THURSDAY, JUNE 23
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.
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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.
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- 4 Man dies after 'single vehicle collision' on the A386
- 5 Man dies after crash involving two lorries and a motorbike near Torrington
- 6 Woman reportedly assaulted at Bideford park - Police seek witnesses
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- 9 Six people injured in serious crash on A39 near Barnstaple - Police appeal
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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 www.barnstaplecameraclub.co.uk 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, Swimbridge Square 9.30-10.30am; Witheridge Square 11.30am-1pm; Tiverton Phoenix Lane 2-4pm.
SOUTH MOLTON COUNTRY PANNIER MARKET: 8am-1pm.
CHRIS STUCKEY: 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.
ATLANTIC FLOWER CLUB: Floral demonstrations, Appledore Church Rooms, every fourth Thursday of the month, 2pm, all welcome, info 01237 421911.
OUTDOOR THEATRE: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at RHS Garden Rosemoor, 7pm at the learning centre lawn. Tickets £13 from The Plough 01805 624624.
FRIDAY, JUNE 24
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.
JUMP JETS: Live music at the Red Barn, Woolacombe, from 9pm approx.
THE ALCHEMISTS: 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.
SUMMER CRAFT MARKET: Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe, every Friday through the summer, 10am-4pm.
BARNSTAPLE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CLUB: Wrey Arms, Sticklepath, last Fri each month, free entry, guests DJs, occasional trade stalls, all welcome, info 07899 701498.
CRAFT, CHAT & COFFEE: Kingsley Hall, 10am-12noon, every second and fourth Friday, all welcome, info 01237 421274/422492.
JAZZ CRUISE: To celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday on MS Oldenburg. Boarding at Bideford Quay 6.45pm. Tickets £15pp available at the Lundy Office.
SUMMER FAYRE: Fremington School, 3.30-5.30pm, barbecue, refreshments, games, stalls and fun for all the family.
FANTASTIC CHARITY COUNTRY: Rib-eyed Burns and the wholesome Cowboys, with one of the early country and bluegrass pioneers, Bishops Tawton Village Hall, 7.30 for 8pm, tickets £10 for North Devon Hospice and fibrodysplasia ossicans progressive charity, BYOD, tickets from 01805 624030/622780.
JACK-A-GORY: A Victorian comedy with musical interludes, Combe Martin Village Hall, featuring Jack the Ripper, Sweeney Todd and some brave policemen… three shows – Fri & Sat 7pm (doors 5.30) and Sunday 5pm, tickets from Scissors Hair Salon, call 01271 883495.
CONCERT: Fremington Singers with Julie Atkins, St Margaret’s Church, Northam, 7.30pm, songs from the shows and favourites, more info Ian 07855 651093.
PILTON CINEMA: The Danish Girl at the Church Hall, 7.45pm, entry £4 or ‘couples’ £6, info www.piltoncinema.org
MASSIVE SALE: Christ Church, Bear Street, Barnstaple, 9am-12.30pm, bric-a-brac, books, jigsaws, free items table, everything must go.
GHOST WALK: Discover the social underbelly of old Barnstaple, 7.30pm, tickets £12 from Tea by the Taw, hot drink and cake on return.
FLOWER FESTIVAL: Newport Church, celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday, also Saturday and Sunday, refreshments, all welcome, open 10am-12noon and 2-4pm.
SERVICE: Holy Trinity, Landcross, Four Parish Holy Communion 9.30am.
SATURDAY, JUNE 25
GARDEN PARTY: The Old Manor, Landkey, from 2.30pm. Cream teas, live music, raffle, cake stall, archery, games and more! Royal theme with fancy dress parade. Everyone welcome. All profits to St. Paul’s Church, Landkey.
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.
TIGHT CORNER: 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.
DEVON FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: (North Devon Branch) Meeting, Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 2-4pm, info on 01237 451527 or 472883.
TATTING: Knotted Lace Craft Group, High Bickington, 10.30am-3.30pm. Bring Packed Lunch, info 01769 560805.
BLUES BAND: Open theatre concert at RHS Garden Rosemoor. Tickets £28 from The Plough 01805 624624.
SUMMER FETE: Eastleigh Care Homes, Raleigh Road, South Molton, starts 2pm, featuring Sunnyside Farm with animals, South Molton Junior Town Band and lots of stalls, all welcome.
CONCERT: Torridge Male Voice Choir, under new musical director Malcolm Pike, HATS Theatre, Holsworthy, 7.30pm, popular songs, together with Holsworthy and Launceston town bands, tickets from the theatre in advance or on the night.
SUMMER FAYRE: Fremington Manor care home, 10am-3pm, stalls, arts & crafts, games and activities for all ages, proceeds to Residents’ Amenity Fund.
CRAFT & TABLE TOP SALE: Black Torrington Village Hall, 10am-12noon, for hall funds.
ABBOTSHAM FETE: Famous cream teas, side shows, stalls and attractions, 2-5pm.
SHAMMICK ACOUSTIC: Flossie Malavialle in concert, 8pm, the Pack O’ Cards, Combe Martin.
SUMMER FAYRE: Pilton Community College, 10am-4pm, stalls, crafts, refreshments and plenty to entertain. Linked with the ARMED FORCES EXHIBITION, with military displays, demonstrations, veterans’ groups, and much more.
FAMILY FUN DOG SHOW: Alverdiscott Village Hall, entries form 12noon, six pedigree classes, fancy dress theme ‘Children’s books and nursery rhymes’, proceeds for Hounds for Heroes, more info 01271 326253.
SPECIAL BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, eyes down 2.15pm, for Epilepsy charity, all welcome.
ST BRANNOCK’S SERVICE: Orthodox vespers in honour of the saint, at St Brannock’s Church, Braunton, 6pm, all welcome.
CHURCH FABRIC SALE: The Baptist Church, Westward Ho!, 10.30am-3pm, curtain and upholstery fabrics, clearance prices, info 07964 307775.
WEARE GIFFARD ART EXHIBITION: Work by Weare Giffard Art Group, at the Village Hall on Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm daily, come and see members work from the past year, plus cakes, raffle and refreshments.
COFFEE MORNING: Braunton Ladies Handbell Ringers, at Mariners Close, 10am-12noon, bric-a-brac, tombola and cake stall, fundraising for Paul’s Place charity.
SOUTH MOLTON PROMS: With South Molton Town Band, Barnstaple Ladies and Male Voice choirs, the Pannier Market, 7.30pm.
SUNDAY, JUNE 26
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.
MILITARY WIVES: Open theatre concert at RHS Garden Rosemoor. Tickets £28 from The Plough 01805 624624.
BIDEFORD AREA SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church, Bideford, 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 7pm Word & Worship; St George’s, Monkleigh, Morning Praise 9.30am; Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard, Parish Communion 9.30am; St Swithun’s Littleham, 11.10am Parish Communion.
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.
RAMBLERS WALK Meet: Hartland Quay Upper CP, 10.30am, Coast path to Bude v. tough. 8hrs walking, 15 miles info 01271 376274/07720203737.
CAR BOOT SALE: Ilfracombe seafront, for Studio Theatre, sellers 8.30am, buyers 10am-4pm, info Mike 01271 879705.
ARTAVIAN BAROQUE: Concert at Woolhanger Manor, Parracombe, 7pm, with The Artavian Singers and Baroque Orchestra, tickets 01271 323202.
KENTISBURY OPEN GARDENS: At least seven gardens, many rarely seen, starting 12noon, tickets and maps available at each garden, just follow the signs, cream teas available, for the SCBU Appeal.
HEAD SHAVE: Open Mic and barbecue, The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 3-6pm, Quiz Night 9pm.
MONDAY, JUNE 27
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 www.quillstring.co.uk/bcc
SUMMER CONCERT: With Appledore Band, on the quay 7pm, in St Mary’s Church if wet.
COMBE MARTIN WI: The Baptist Church Hall, 7.30pm.
FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for North Devon Guides.
CONCERT: The Winkleigh Singers, Purcell’s semi-opera The Fairy Queen, Umberleigh Village Hall, 7.30 for 8pm.
SERVICE: Four Parish Morning Prayer, St Swithun’s Littleham 9.30am.
TUESDAY, JUNE 28
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.
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, 8.15-11pm.
BINGO: Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, 8pm, members & signed in guests.
COFFEE MORNING: Barnstaple Parish Church, 10am-12noon.
LIFT OFF: For ladies of all ages, Westward Ho! Baptist Church, 2.30pm, a warm welcome, interesting speakers and a cuppa, info 01237 425471.
ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION: Monthly meeting, Wrafton Legion Hall, 7.30 for 8pm.
REME ASSOCIATION: North Devon Branch monthly meeting, Appledore Social Club, 7.30pm, just come along and meet fellow REME members or call Doug Spiller on 01237 424946 for info.
INSTOW ESTUARY: Walk, part of Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Sandhills car park entrance 10.30am, all welcome, info 01237 421528.
OPEN MIC: SQ Bar & Restaurant, Braunton, 8.30pm, all genres welcome.
BRATTON FLEMING DANCE CLUB: Goodleigh Village Hall, 7.30-10pm, adm £2, all welcome.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29
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 www.rejoicethevoice.org
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: Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, with Appledore Singers, 8.15pm.
RAMBLERS WALK Meet: Burrington VH CP, 10.30am, Ashreigney-Hollocombe Water Bourne, 9 miles info 01271 376274/07720203737.