Events from 22/09/16 to 28/09/16


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: Weekly 7.30pm Sticklepath Methodist Hall, Rhododendron Avenue, 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 and advice from mobile service. Lynton Town Hall 10am-12noon; Tiverton Lowman Green 2-4pm.

65TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION: The Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, celebrating 65 years, all welcome.

ATLANTIC FLOWER CLUB: Floral demonstrations, Appledore Church Rooms, every fourth Thursday of the month, 2pm, all welcome, info 01237 421911.

JAZZ: Corrie Dick Impossible Things Quartet, Broomhill Art Hotel, Muddiford, doors 7.30pm, optional supper, tickets from 01271 850262.

ORGAN RECITAL: Newport Methodist Church, Barnstaple, music from across the ages, 8pm, collection for Children’s Hospice South West and church funds.


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.

SATAN’S BARBER SHOP: 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.

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

FILTA: Live music at The Palladium Club, Bideford.

WESTERLY 5 OR 6: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.

TABLE TENNIS: With Torridge Table Tennis Club, weekly sessions at Bideford Youth Centre, 2.30-4.30pm, new members welcome.

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

BINGO: Chunky’s Super Cash Bingo, Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, for Roundswell Kidney Unit.

FAIRTRADE TEA PARTY: Christ Church, Bear Street, Barnstaple, 3.30pm, with Pauline Too from the Sireet FT Tea Co-operative, Kenya, organised by Fair’s Fair.

ART EXHIBITION: Appledore Blue Lights Hall, Fri-Sun, with the U3A Tuesday Group, all welcome, find out more about the group from 01237 471484, new members welcome.

APPLEDORE BOOK FESTIVAL: Huge range of events, high profile and celebrity authors, children’s events and much more, runs until October 2, see for full line up.

BALLROOM DANCE NIGHT: Come dancing, ballroom, Latin, jive, salsa and more, 8pm – late, £4pp, Ex-Services & Social Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple.


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.

BINGO: Chunky’s Super Saturday, Northam Leisure Centre, eyes down 2.15pm, plus open-the-box, for Roundswell Kidney Unit.

THE FALLEN STATE: Live music at The Palladium Club, Bideford.

FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP: Meets Barnstaple every Saturday, call 07968 511312 for info.

TATTING: Knotted Lace Craft Group, High Bickington, 10.30am-3.30pm. Bring Packed Lunch, info 01769 560805.

CHARITY DANCE: Umberleigh Village Hall, with Bet & Audrey, 7.30-11.30pm, adm £3.50, bring-and-share supper, for the NDDH stroke unit.

CHARITY CAR BOOT SALE: Skern Lodge, Appledore, sellers 11am (£5), buyers 1pm (entry £1 per car).

JAZZ & BOOKS: Author and jazz musician Steve Tucker with his band at The Beaver Inn, Appledore, 3-5-30pm. Steve’s new book Billie’s Kid will be available as part of The Appledore Book Festival. Reserve a table in advance on 01237 474822.

CRAFT & TABLE TOP SALE: Black Torrington Village Hall, 10am-12noon, for hall funds.

WORKING DAY: Tractors in action with Ashreigney Country Fundraisers, North Heale (EX18 7PH), plus car boot, auto jumble, personal collections on display, refreshments, all proceeds to charity, info 01769 520286 or 07771 738212.

QUIZ & CARVERY: The Sportsmans Inn, Sandyway (South Molton), 7 for 7.30pm, for Children’s Hospice South West, teams up to six, book on 07831 468703 or email

CONCERT: The Appledore Singers, St Michael & All Angels Church, Wembworthy, 7.30pm, 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 Parish Church, 8am Holy Communion. St Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard 11am Five Parish Communion.

BRAUNTON SERVICES: 9.45am Parish Eucharist, St Brannock’s Church. 10.30am Ordination of Rev Jean Loveday, Heanton, followed by bring-and-share lunch, St Brannocks.

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, 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.

WESTERLY 5 OR 6: Live music at The Palladium Club, Bideford.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Aldermans Barrow, 10.30am, Black Barrow-Hawkcombe Woods-Nutscale Reservoir, 9 miles info 01271 376274/07720203737.

BIG BREAKFAST: With Bideford Town Band, Weare Giffard Village Hall, 9.30am-12.30pm, £5, info 01237 475653.

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

MEET-UP GROUP: North Devon Friends meet at Woolacombe, ‘Drink, walk, eat!’ More info

APPLEDORE BOOK FAIR: Appledore Hall, part of the Book Festival, 10.30am-4pm, hundreds of second-hand and antiquarian books, four local authors, exhibition of coastal photographs, more info 01237 421065.

TIVERTON CANAL TRIP: With South Molton Twinning Association, 2pm at the Canal Basin, info/book 01769 573558.


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, 7pm.

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

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.

HARVEST SUPPER: South Molton Parish Church Hall, Duke Street, 6.45 for 7pm, three course meal and sing your favourite harvest songs, tickets £6 from 01769 573558.

COMBE MARTIN WI: Baptist Church Hall, 7.30pm.

FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for Instow & District Social Club.

ROLL UPS: Indoor bowls, north Devon Leisure Centre, Barnstaple, 9.30am-12noon, also Friday, 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.

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.

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

MEMORY GROUP: Weekly, Barnstaple Library, for those with memory loss and their carers, listen to stories and poems and relax, 10.30am-12noon.

OCEAN VIEW: Weekly, Country Music Club, Alverdiscott Village Hall, live music with Mickey D, 8.15-11pm.

SERVICE: Holy Communion, St Mary’s Parish Church, Bideford, every Tuesday 10.30am.

BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: Chubb Churchill Hall 7.30pm, info

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.

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

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

TORRINGTON WALK: Meet Puffing Billy 10.30am, part of Walking for Health, all welcome, info 01237 421528.


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.

BIDEFORD PROBUS CLUB: The Royal Hotel, East-the-Water, 10.15am, info 01237 473337.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help & 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.

WHAAM: Westward Ho! & Appledore Music Showcase, the Pier House, doors 6pm, 10+ local bands, for Appledore RNLI, tickets £5, children free, from the Pier House, Delicadevon, Nelson Road and Johns of Appledore.

CONCERT: Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, 8.15pm, with South Molton Town Band.

AGM: South Molton-Bad Bevenson Twinning Association, South Molton mayor’s parlour 7pm, info 01769 574383.

THINKING MATTERS!: Discussion group, The Cedars, Sticklepath, Barnstaple, topic ‘Does inequality always mean an unfair society?’ 7.30pm, come along and have your say, info 01237 474225.

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