North Devon events from 21/7/16 to 27/7/16


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.


JAY CARTER: 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.

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.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice from mobile unit, Winkleigh Square 10am-12noon; South Molton lorry park 2-4pm.

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

NIGHTMARE: A thriller by Norman Robbins, with Lord Basil's Reformers, Pilton Church Hall 7.30pm, also Friday and Saturday, £5, bar, tickets from 01271 372416.


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.

NOVACANE: 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.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Bple bus stn stand J No 155 5.10pm, Swimbridge-Codden Hill-Bple. Linear, 6.5 miles info 01271 376274/07720203737.

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

CONCERT: With Bideford Town Band, Lavington Church, Bridgeland Street, 7.30pm.

FLOWER FESTIVAL: St Peter's Church, Berrynarbor, 10am-5pm every day until Monday, 'Anniversaries' theme, tea, coffee & cakes available.

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

COFFEE MORNING: Instow Village Hall, donations to NCS, 11am-1pm.

NORTH DEVON FRIENDS: Meetup Group, meal at Cedars, 7pm, info

CONCERT: Barnstaple Jubilee Singers & Newton St Petrock Male Voice Choir, Christ Church, Bear Street, Barnstaple, 7pm, for North Devon Against Domestic Abuse.

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


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.

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

VINTAGE WEEKEND: RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington, antiques & collectors fair plus vintage vehicles and farm machinery, fairground organ and model railways, normal adm applies.

FAERY FUN: North Devon Firefly Faery Fayre & Ball, Clovelly Parish Hall, stalls & crafts from 11am-5pm, free entry, followed by live music at the ball until late, with tickets from 01237 441999 or 07847 033091.

CRAFT & PRODUCE MARKET: Langtree Parish Hall, 10am-4pm, refreshments, free entry and ample parking.

BARNSTAPLE FAIR: Exhibition of the last 50 years, opens today at Barnstaple Museum.

LIVE MUSIC: Old Number 7 at The Ebberley Arms, Barnstaple, 9pm.

SPECIAL BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, eyes down 2.15pm, for Help for Heroes.

ROCKING GOOD KNIGHT: Local band at Appledore Social Club, 9pm-late.

TABLE TOP/CAR BOOT SALE: Beaford Village Hall, from 12noon, refreshments, info 01805 603580.

CONCERT: Greg Hookway's Greatest Hits of the Organ, St Nectan's Church, Stoke, part of St Nectan's Arts & Music Festival, 7.30pm.

CONCERT: With Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar, at Shammick Acoustic, the Pack O' Cards, Combe Martin, 8pm.

FLOWER SHOW: Shebbear and Buckland Filleigh, Shebbear Village Hall, doors 2pm, official opening 2.15 by George Larkworthy, family dog show, car boot, fancy dress, bar & teas, more info 01409 281426.

SUMMER FETE: Northam Lodge, 2-5pm.

GRAND OPEN DAY: Newly refurbished Trinity rooms, Ilfracombe (by Parish Church), all welcome to come and have a look from 10am-4pm.

HORSE RACING EVENING: Old Barn Inn, Bickington, 7.30pm, hosted by Barnstaple Hospital League of Friends, for the intensive care until, £8 pp inc supper at the door.


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 Parish Communion; 7pm Word & Worship; Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard, 9.30am Parish Communion; St Swithun's, Littleham, 11.10am Parish Communion; St George's, Monkleigh, 9.30am Morning Praise.

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 Okehampton railway station CP, 11am, Open moor to Ted Hughes Memorial Stone, 8 miles info 01271 376274/07720203737.

CAR BOOT SALE: Ilfracombe seafront, 10am-4pm, sellers 8.30am, for Studio Theatre, info 01271 879705.

CONCERT: With Bideford Town Band, Runnymede Gardens, Ilfracombe, 2pm.

CAR BOOT SALE: Blackmoor Gate, from 10am.

NORTH DEVON FRIENDS: Meetup Group, coffee chat at Costa, info


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.

SERVICE: St George's, Monkleigh, 9.30am Four Parish Morning Prayers.

WOOLSERY SHOW: Crafts, livestock, stalls, family dog show, display of hounds, vintage machinery and Young Farmers It's a Knockout, Clovelly estate grounds, 8am-5pm. Info

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


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, 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.

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.

ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION: Monthly meeting, Wrafton Legion Hall, 7.30 for 8pm.

BRATTON FLEMING DANCE CLUB: Goodleigh Village Hall, 7.30-10pm, adm £2, all welcome, info 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.

MORRIS DANCING: Exmoor Border Morris at Westward Ho! 7.30pm, with Bideford Phoenix Morris; 9pm on coastal path.

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

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 Bratton Fleming Millennium Green CP, 10.30am, local lanes, 7 miles info 01271 376274/07720203737.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice from mobile unit, Chittlehampton Village Hall 10-11.30am; Tesco East-the-Water 1-2.30pm; Landkey car park behind Castle Inn 3-4pm.

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

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

THINKING MATTERS: Discussion group, The Cedars, Bickington, topic 'Brexit: The Fall Out', 7.30pm, come along and have your say, info 01237 474225.