Events from 11/8/16 to 16/8/16


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: 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.


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

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice from mobile unit, Wyevale Ashford 9.45-10.45am; Woolacombe Village Hall 11.30am-1pm; Ilfracombe Tesco 2-4pm.

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.

ART EXHIBITION: With Westward Ho! Art Club, the Baptist Church, WWH, runs until Saturday, 10am-4.30pm daily, (10-4 Sat), adm free.

DUCK RACE: Heasley Mill, nr North Molton, 7pm, all welcome.


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.

SMALL TOWN JONES: 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.

RESCUE REMEDY: Live music at The Joiners Arms, 9.30pm.

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

RAKES ADRIFT: Live music at the George and Dragon, Fore Street, Ilfracombe, from 9pm.

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

WHEELBARROW RACE: Combe Martin Carnival, assemble at Holdstone Way 6.45-7.15pm, sets off at 8pm. Fireworks display at beach 9.30pm approx.

CHURCH FESTIVAL: St Augustine’s, Heanton Punchardon, Flower Festival and display of toys from last 90 years to mark HM the Queen’s birthday, runs until Monday, 10am-4pm daily except Sun (2-5pm).


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.

NEVER SAY NEVER: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.

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

NORTH DEVON FRIENDS: Visit to Lydford Gorge, info

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.

FAMILY FUN DAY: Victoria Park, hosted by Bideford Ladies FC, bouncy castle to sumo wrestling, wet sponge throwing, face painting and more, 12noon-4pm.

TEA AT TAPELEY: Tapeley Park, Instow, 2-5pm, for the RNLI, cream tea, entry to gardens, entertainment, souvenir stall, tombola, entry by ticket only, call 01271 346560/860699.

SUPPORT GROUP: For those with fibromyalgia, Barnstaple, call 07968 511312 for details.

DANCE: Knowstone Church, with Ben, bring-and-share supper, 8pm-midnight, entry £3.50.

MOTOR SHOW: 10am-3pm, Pack O’ Cards, Combe Martin, part of Carnival Week.

HORTICULTURAL SHOW: Dolton & Dowland Horticultural Society 89th annual show, doors 2.15pm, entry 50p, children free. Usually more than 550 exhibits of produce, flowers, floral art, cakes, crafts, paintings, photography & children’s classes, games including skittles, splat the rat, hoopla and dolly shy, ice cream and cream teas.

COFFEE MORNING: Chulmleigh Town Hall, for Barnstaple Hospital League of Friends, 9-11am, cakes, produce, draw prizes greatly appreciated.

TEDDY BEARS PICNIC: Trinity Rooms, Ilfracombe, by the church, 2-4pm, inside if wet, bring a blanket, £2 per child inc party food, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

CHARITY DANCE: Swimbridge Village Hall, dancing to Bett & Audrey, 7.30-11.30pm, bring-and-share supper, adm £3.50, proceeds to cardiac department at NDDH.

TABLE TOP SALE: Northam Village Hall, with Bideford Lions Club, 10am-1pm, cake stall, adm 50p.

GARDEN TRAIL: Around South Molton, 2-6pm, also Sunday, £5 for both days, numerous gardens open, tickets from Mayfield (Gunswell Lane), 40 Brook Meadow or Church House, the Church Yard, for the parish church roof appeal.

BEACH PARTY: In the Barn, Strethacott Farm, Frithelstock, EX38 8LB, with Brockabilly (Elvis) plus One 4 the Road and BK Premier Entertainment, 7.30pm until late, food & bar, beach wear dress code, over 18s only, tickets £10, donations for Bristol Hospital children’s charity, tickets from Green Dragon pub (Langtree) on 01805 601342 or Monkleigh Garage (01805 623157.)


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 All Age Service; 11.30am Holy Communion. St Georges Monkleigh, 9.30am Parish Communion. Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard, 9.30am Morning Praise. St Swithun’s, Littleham, 6pm Evensong. Holy Trinity, Landcross, 11.15am 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.

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

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Millennium CP Bratton Fleming, 10.30am, Wistlandpound Reservoir-Arlington Court-Loxhore, 12 miles info 01271 376274/07720203737.

APPLEDORE & INSTOW REGATTA: Rowing and sailing both sides of the river, at Appledore – traditional greasy pole, tug-of-war, millers and sweeps waterborne battles, water jousting, stalls and much more. Programmes available at outlets around both villages.

TABLE TOP SALE: The SPACE, Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, 12noon-3pm, info 07971 176044.

DRAGONFLIES, BUTTERFLIES & FLOWERS: Walk with Taw & Exmoor branch of British Naturalists, meet 10.30am just outside Meeth, more info Brian on 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.

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.

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.

FREE FACE PAINTING: Atlantic Village mall, every Monday 11am-2pm.

FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for local charities.

THE MONDAY GROUP: North Devon Diabetes Support Group, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 10.30am, with Darren Walker from Ageing Well, all welcome.


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.

OCEAN VIEW: Country Music Club, at Alverdiscott Village Hall for summer, 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.

MUSICAL MEMORIES: The Vision Centre, Slade, Ilfracombe, for people with Alzheimers/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.

CONCERT: Bideford Keyboard & Organ Club, with Rod Pooley, Methodist Church Hall, 7.30pm.

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ: The Fox, Fremington, 7.30pm.

CHURCH OPEN DAY: St Paul’s, Landkey, 2-4pm, discover the history of the church with your guide Michael Gee BEM, refreshments, adm free.

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


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.

FREE TENNIS: Atlantic Village, with Atlantic Racquet Centre, 11am-3pm.

MORRIS DANCING: Exmoor Border Morris at Ilfracombe seafront 7.30pm; Ship & Pilot 8.30pm.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Northleigh Playing Fields Goodleigh, 10.30am, Bradnich and Millennium Wood, 4.5 miles info 01271 376274/07720203737.

CONCERT: Chamber Philharmonia Cologne, St Mary’s Church, Bideford, 7.30pm.