North Devon events from 02/06/16 to 08/06/16


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.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help & advice from mobile unit for those with sight/hearing loss, Hartland Pavilion 10am- 12noon; Bideford Pill 2-4pm.

FAMILY FUN: Mini beast hunt at RHS Garden Rosemoor, 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm.


OFF THE WAGON: Live Music at SQ Bar & Restaurant, Braunton, 8.30pm.

REFERENDUM SPECIAL: Appledore Men’s Group debate – ‘Should we stay or should we go?’ 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church Hall, Appledore, info 01237 425247.

TAIZE: Holy Trinity Church, Landcross, 7pm.

CHARACTER OF OUR COAST: Exhibition, Holy Trinity Church, Westward Ho! part of Fish Festival, runs until Sunday.


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 07539 991838 for details.

LIVE MUSIC: Marvellous Mo & the Back Line Ferrets, the Red Barn, Woolacombe, from 9pm approx.

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

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

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.

APPLEDORE WI: Blue Lights Hall, 2.30pm, info 01237 476201.

WILDLIFE WALK: Guided walk with Mary Breeds, Braunton Burrows, meet Sandy Lane car park 6.30pm, info 07835 097780.

ART EXHIBITION: St Sabinus Church, Woolacombe, also Saturday and Sunday, local artists’ work, 11am-5pm daily, plus refreshments.

HOLY COMMUNION: Holy Trinity Church, Landcross, 9.30am.

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


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.

CHRIS STUCKEY: 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.

ARABIAN VETERANS’ CLUB: New name for North Devon branch of Aden Veterans’ Assn, open to all Middle East veterans, meets first Sat each month, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, St George’s Road, Barnstaple, 12noon, info from 01271 377182 or 815168.

BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, for the Chemo Appeal, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome.

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP: Barnstaple Library, first Saturday each month, 1.30-3pm, more info 01271 388593.

WINKLEIGH MARKET: First Sat each month, new community market, produce, cakes, preserves, pies, gifts, cards, crafts & more, refreshments, 10am-12noon, all welcome.

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

ADULT LEARNING: Gardening from scratch course at RHS Garden Rosemoor, 10.30am-4.30pm.

GROUP 7 – COLOUR VALUES: Exhibition by seven artists exploring the meaning of colour, the Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, until July 11.


LADIES DAY: Pamper and treatment day, GO30 gym, Trinity Street, Barnstaple, 1.30-6pm, charity event for Jayne Morrow’s stem cell treatment appeal, £2 entry, free taster treatment.

SOUTH VINTAGE RALLY: Combland Cross, South Molton, also Sunday, a fun day out for all the family, gates 9.30am, info 07974 026060.

COFFEE MORNING: For Help for Heroes, Northam Leisure Centre 10-11.30am, stalls, cakes and raffle.

TABLE TOP SALE: Combe Martin Community Centre, 9.30am-12noon.

BOWLS OPEN DAY: Barnstaple Bowling Club, Ashleigh Road, 10.30am-12.30pm, all welcome, equipment provided, please wear flat shoes, info 07811 341010.

SPRING FAYRE: Moreton Court Extra Care, Birdwood Crescent, Bideford, 10am-4pm, face painting, barbecue, cakes, stalls inc lucky dip, tombola and raffle.

CIDER STROLL: From Buckland Brewer Village Hall, 4-6pm, family tickets £20 including pasty and drinks, arriving at new village hall site for barbecue and bar, open to all, info 07976 220014 or 01237 451822.

ILFRACOMBE FARMERS MARKET: Lantern Centre, High Street, 10am-12.30pm, fresh produces, crafts and music, new producers welcome, info 01271 864621.


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 SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church, 8am Holy Communion; 11am Mayoral Service; 7pm Evensong. Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard – 11am Four Parish Communion.

BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, 9.45am Parish Eucharist, St Brannocks Church; 11am Morning Prayer 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.

OPEN MIC/QUIZ: Open mic from 3-6pm; Quiz Night 9pm, snowball £167, The Joiners Arms, and Bideford.

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.

RAMBLERS WALK Meet: Bennetts Cross (Dartmoor), 10.30am, Grimpsound-Chagford Common, 9.5 miles info 01271 376274/07720203737.

OPEN GARDENS: Rare opportunity to visit Plaz Metaxu, Coombe House, Witheridge, 2-5.30pm, entry £6, for FORCE charity.

HO! DOWN: Barn dance as part of Westward Ho! Fish Festival, with The Oggle Band and Sea Shanty Singers, 7-11pm, Kingsley Hall, tickets from the Kite Shop, Delicadevon and The Happy Café, or call 01237 476230 or 07770 861642.

OPEN GARDEN: At North Devon Hospice, Newport, Barnstaple, free entry, 10am-4pm, ‘Gardens Question Time’, plant sale, carvery (from 12noon) and cream teas available.


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

PHOENIX CAMERA CLUB: First Mon of month, Holsworthy Skills Centre, 7-9.30pm, more info 01409 259345 or

SUMMER CONCERT: With Appledore Band, on the quay 7pm, in St Mary’s Church if wet.


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.

BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: Chubb Churchill Community Centre, East-the-Water, 7pm, all welcome, see for programme.

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.

BIDEFORD SUSTAINABILITY GROUP: Monthly chat at the Blacksmith’s Arms, East-the-Water, 7.30pm, info 01237 421745.

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

TORRINGTON WALK: Part of Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Torrington Dartington Crystal car park 10.30am, all welcome, info 01237 421528.

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

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

SOUTH MOLTON FLOWER CLUB: Meets first Tues of the month, South Molton Infant School, North Road, visitors welcome, 7 for 7.15pm, demonstrations, info 01769 573233.

MACULAR SOCIETY: Support group, meets Burton Art Gallery, 10am-12noon, for anyone with macular degeneration and their families/carers, all welcome.

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.

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

SUPPORT GROUP: For those with hearing loss, Age Concern Po-in Centre, South Molton 2pm.


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

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.

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.

INSTOW WALK: Meet Sandhills car park entrance 11am, Walking for Health, all welcome, info 01237 421528.

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

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

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.

NICKY’S GIG: SQ, Braunton, live music for Nicky Vanstone’s cancer treatment appeal, with Giles Robson, Small Town Jones and DJ Matt ‘the Hat’.

CONCERT: Barnstaple Jubilee Singers, Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, 8.15pm.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Support & advice from mobile unit, Shebbear Square 10-11.30am; Sheepwash Square 12-1.30pm; Dolton Rams Head 2.30-4pm.