Events large and small from 16/08/12 to 22/08/12.


BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm.

BINGO: Ring O’ Bells, Landkey, snowball, eyes down 7.30pm.

LUNCH CLUB: The Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 12.30-2.30pm, every week, info 01237 478734.

OUTDOOR CONCERT: With Bideford Town Band, Westward Ho Green 7.30pm, weather permitting, info 01237 475653 or

CROYDE CRAFT MARKET: Village Hall, 9.30am-4.30pm, traders’ info 01271 815258.

MEETING: Roundswell Residents’ Assn, at Roundswell Community Centre, 7pm, all welcome.

THE BEACON: New tea/coffee, lunch and social sessions, Bishops Tawton Methodist Church, 11am-2pm (lunch 12.30pm), all welcome to drop in, chat, socialise or just read a newspaper, £1.50, to book or for info, call 01271 859334.

ARTS & CRAFTS: Exhibition, Lee Memorial Hall, near Ilfracombe, runs until Sunday, open daily 11am-5pm, draw with handmade quilt first prize, local crafts for sale, light lunches, creams teas, adm free, ample parking.

ILFRACOMBE RED PETTICOATS: Dancing on Ilfracombe seafront, 7.30pm weather permitting.

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 9.45-10.45am & 11am-12 noon, £1 per session, for anyone with little or no computer experience, booking essential on 01271 372396.

AIKIDO: New Aikido club, Bucks Cross Village Hall, 7-9pm for adults, men and women welcome 01237 441527.


QUIZ NIGHT: Appledore Community & Sports Assn, teams up to six, £1 per person, cash prizes and snowball draw, 8.30pm, all welcome.

WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm.

BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, all welcome.

BINGO: Braunton Parish Hall, doors 6.30pm, eyes down 7.45, for Royal Air Forces Assn, draw, all welcome.

BINGO: Yarnscombe Village hall, extra August date, eyes down 7.45pm.

QUIZ NIGHT: Northam Methodist Hall, hosted by Bright Stars Theatre group, all proceeds to Appledore RNLI, 7pm, £4 per person inc supper, teams of six, tickets/info from 01237 421956.

ANNIVERSARY CONCERT: 35th birthday of Barnstaple Jubilee Singers, at Christ Church, Bear St, Barnstaple, 7pm, with two former conductors & soloists, all welcome to celebrate the occasion.

OPEN CEILIDH: With The Oggle Band, RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington, 7pm, tickets from 01805 626800.

FAMILY WILDLIFE WALK: Meet Fremington Quay Café 3pm, info or call 07796 334222.

NORTHAM MEMORY CAFÉ: Meets monthly Northam Hall, 10am-12 noon, for people with dementia & their families/carers who can visit for support and to share in formation & experiences. More info 01237 459337 or email

STALL: Motor Neurone Disease Assn stall at Barnstaple Pannier Market.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON SOCIAL: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, various activities inc new age curling 1-3pm, £1, drop in for tea & coffee, call 01271 372396 for info.

HAPPY CAFÉ: Friday Lunch Club, The Pavilion, Golf links Road, Westward Ho, 12.30-2 pm, three courses for £4.50, booking essential on 07773 679559. Café also open 11am-2.30pm for drinks, light snacks & cakes.

INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 10am-12 noon, £2 per session, for anyone who wants to extend their computer knowledge, booking essential on 01271 372396.

FREMINGTON SINGERS: Meet weekly at Fremington Methodist Church, Old School Lane, 7.30-9.30pm, new members welcome, £3, info 01271 268094.

AFTER SCHOOL ART CLUB: Craftihands, Mill St, Bideford, 3.45-5pm, a range of activities inc printing, dyeing, collage, felting, drawing & painting, info 01237 476159.

BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 2pm, all welcome.

JIVE DANCE NIGHT: Ex-services Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, non dancers welcome, 8pm-midnight. £5. Info 07817 144292.

BIDEFORD CEILIDH CLUB: Enjoy English folk dancing at Bideford Amateur Athletics Club, 8pm, all ages welcome info 01237 476632.


ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION: Opening of 90th annual exhibition for Westward ho! & Bideford Art Society, Burton Art Gallery and Museum, more than 300 exhibits in a variety of mediums, runs until Sept 16 during gallery opening hours. Info

BINGO: 1-2-3 Lines Every Game, Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! Eyes down 7.30pm.

BINGO: + liner, back at Sweb Club, Victoria Road, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, for local charities.

DEVON FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: (North Devon Branch) Meeting, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, 2-4pm, info on (01237) 451527 or 472883.

BINGO: 1-2-3 lines every game, Northam Leisure Centre, for North Devon Hospice, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Open competition, Croyde Beach, beginner 4V4 plus intermediate 2V2. Entry £10 on the day, pool play followed by knock out competition. Registration 10.30am for 11am start, 4pm finish approx. Introduction to techniques & beginners’ coaching before the start. To enter call 07773 382305 or email Denise Austin on

FILLEIGH FETE: Castle Hill, Filleigh. Popular annual event returns from 12 noon with garden show, dog show, entertainments, children’s fancy dress & many stalls. More info Roger Watts 01598 760282.

CHARITY DANCE: Goodleigh Village Hall, 7.30-11.30pm, bring-and-share supper, adm £4 dancing to Bett & Audrey, all profits to local charities. Info Mike on 01271 373095.

SUMMER FETE: Westward Ho Baptist Church Hall, 1pm, adm £1 inc tea/coffee, children free, all proceeds to RSPCA North Devon branch.

WITHERIDGE CHURCH FETE: At Witheridge Vicarage from 2.30pm. Face painting, tombola, raffle, coconut shy, wet sponges, crockery smashing & much more. Plus cream teas & refreshments.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Golden Lion pub, Barnstaple Square, away day to Dartmoor by coach, 8.05am, eight miles, info 01271 376274 or 863727.

CAR BOOT SALE: Chulmleigh playing field, sellers 1pm, buyers 2pm. Cars £4, vans £5, proceeds to Wembworthy Church, info 01769 580241.

CAR BOOT SALE: Bideford Football Club, every Saturday, 8am, free parking, WCs and food.

CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey, 1-4pm, sellers 11am, £5 per car, £1 public parking, no dogs on site please.


BINGO: Appledore Social Club, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome.

BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church — 8am Holy Communion; 10am All Age Communion; 11.30am Children’s Church; 7pm Taize, all welcome.

ILFRACOMBE FARMERS MARKET: The Lantern Centre 10am-12.30pm, fresh local & organic produce, crafts, refreshments & entertainment, adm free, info 01271 864621.

HORTICULTURAL SHOW: Alwington Village Hall, Fairy Cross, near Bideford, 2.30pm, teas available, plenty to see and do, all welcome.

APPLEDORE SHIPBUILDERS: Annual Horticultural Show, 1-4.30pm, Appledore Hall, adm 50p, all welcome.

GUIDED WALK: Rolle Canal Society walk at RHS Garden Rosemoor to head of canal, two miles, part of Biosphere ‘Life’s Journey’ Heritage Lottery Project, info 01237 425357.

QUIZ NIGHT: For North Devon Cancer Care, Lacey’s Ale & Cider House, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm, info 01237 473798.

FARMLAND WALK: With Taw & Torridge branch of British Naturalists Assn, meet 11am Westcott Barton (EX31 4EF). More info Brian Sims 01271 343607.

ANTIQUES/COLLECTORS FAIR: The Cedars, Bickington, 10am-4pm, collection taken for RNLI.

BIDEFORD SALVATION ARMY: Bideford Baptist Church, every Sunday 3-4pm, all welcome.

CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, Barnstaple, buyers 1-4pm, sellers 11am & £6 per car, £1 parking, no dogs on site.

CONCERT: Cedars Big Band, Cedars, Bickington, 8pm, adm free.

CAR BOOT: Ilfracombe seafront for Studio Theatre, 9am-3pm, set up 8am, info 01271 879705.


BINGO: For Bideford FC, Robin’s Nest Social Club, Bideford, 7.15pm, all welcome.

BINGO: Chittlehampton Village Hall, poultry, Meat & food prizes, cash liner, raffle, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome.

BINGO: Parkham Hall, meat & grocery prizes, eyes down 7.30pm.

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: North Devon group meet, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 10.30am talk ‘Diabetes Myths’, all welcome, adm free.

BARNSTAPLE MALE VOICE CHOIR: Rehearsal, Fremington Primary School, 7.30-9.30pm.

CONCERTS BY THE SEA: Final summer concert by Appledore Band and training band on Appledore Quay, training band 7.15pm/senior band 8pm, in St Mary’s Hall if wet, adm free.

Bideford Carers Support Group: Marlborough Court Communal Room, Bideford, free to join, 7-9pm, every third Monday of the month, more info 08456 434435

SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Easy walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, info 01769 573453.

US SOCIAL GROUP: For singles, The Panniers, Barnstaple, 8pm, info 01271 830981.

BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Meets weekly, details

MODERN JIVE: Classes, Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Rd, Barnstaple, 8-11pm, beginners & intermediates, info 07817 144292.


COFFEE MORNING & LUNCHES: Lavington Church, Bideford, 10am-1.15pm.

BINGO: Bideford & District Angling Club, corner of Honestone Street, eyes down 7.30pm.

COFFEE MORNING: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, meet new friends & chat, activities & facilities to suit all abilities, 10am-12.30pm, all welcome.

BINGO: Appledore Football Club, 7.30pm, for ND Hospice, draw & refreshments, all welcome.

CRAFT FAIR: Appledore Church Hall, 11am-4pm, refreshments available, all welcome.

CONCERT: Bideford Keyboard & Organ Club, Methodist Church Hall, High Street, 7.30pm, adm £2.50 members, £4 visitors, all welcome.

ROCK POOL RAMBLE: With Coastwise, meet Westward Ho beach 1pm, free event but please call 01271 882078 or 07889 134466 to secure a place.

A COTTAGE ON DARTMOOR: Classic silent movie accompanied by live orchestra sound score, Barnstaple Library 7pm, screened by Wordquest Devon. Tickets £5 at door or call 01392 667080.

BOSPA: British Obesity Surgery Patient Assn, local group meeting, the Training Room, ASDA, Atlantic Village, Bideford, support organisation for anyone considering / has undergone weight loss surgery, 7-9pm, info 08456 020446.

HEALING: Community Room, above Asda, Atlantic Village, Bideford, 10am-12 noon, new venue & healing team, ask at Customer Services for directions or for info call 01237 471964 or 01805 622883.

SEE HEAR CENTRE: Drop in session 9am-5pm, equipment, information & advice for people with sight or hearing loss, at 19a Alexandra Rd, Barnstaple, 01271 373236.

FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Bideford Baptist Church Upper Hall, 2-3.30pm, all welcome.

EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT CLUB: Free informal drop in, Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 10am-12 noon, help for anyone seeking work, training or career improvement, info 01271 372396.

FREE KNITTING CLUB: Costa Coffee, Barnstaple High Street, new venue for former “Sip ‘n’ Stitch Club”, every Tuesday from 5.30-7pm.

SCOTTISH DANCE CLASSES: Fremington Village Hall, 7.30pm, no partner needed, 01271 373975.

SALSA DANCING: The Old Bus Station, Barnstaple, weekly, 7.30pm, info 07967 893618.

TARKA MORRIS MEN: Bideford Amateur Athletics Club, 8pm, new members welcome, 01237 476632.

CARD MAKING & CRAFTS CLUB: New club at Northam Leisure Centre, the Square, 7pm, info 01237 423095.

BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 7pm, all welcome.


CASH BINGO: Appledore Hall. All cash prizes, running jackpot game, 7.15pm.

BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines, 7.15pm.

CHARITY BINGO: Royal Exchange, Bple, 7.30pm.

BINGO: The Coaching Inn, South Molton, doors 7pm, eyes down 8. Supporting North Devon Hospice, cash prizes, all welcome.

ARTS & CRAFTS: Summer fayre, at Hartland Parish Hall, running until August 29, 10am-5pm daily, adm free, refreshments, supporting local charities.

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

WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm.

EXMOOR BORDER MORRIS: Ilfracombe walking tour from 7.30pm.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Loxhore Village Hall CP, 10.30am, local paths Loxhore & Arlington, cream tea, six miles, info 01271 376274 or 863727.

HEALING: Sea Cadet hall, Bideford, weekly 10am-12 noon, no charge but donations to ND Hospice welcome.

DESIGN WORKSHOPS: Appledore Baptist Church 7.15-8.30pm, use your imagination & enjoy felting, monoprinting, drawing, collage and painting, weekly, info 01237 476159.

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 9.45-10.45am & 11am-12 noon, £1 per session, for anyone with little or no computer experience, booking essential on 01271 372396.

ATLANTIC JIVE: Modern jive classes, Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8-11pm, info 07875 201328.

MODERN JIVE: Classes, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 7.30-10pm, beginners & intermediates, couples only, info 07817 144292.

D-DAY LANDINGS: Braunton Countryside Centre talk with Andy Byrom, 7.45pm, adm £3, refreshments.