Events large and small from 31/07/14 to 06/08/14.



BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm, all welcome.

TAI CHI: Weekly classes, Qigong & Yang style, the Arts Centre, Bideford Quay, 7-8pm, all welcome, info 07747 833490.

BIDEFORD FOLK CLUB: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, from 8pm.

ART FOR LEISURE & PLEASURE: St Johns Community Hall, Rose Lane (Tesco), Barnstaple, 1.30-4pm, every Thursday, info David on 07964 250436.

LIFE DRAWING CLASS: Bideford Arts Centre (next to post office), 7-9pm, all levels and abilities welcome, tuition available, just turn up or call Fiona Balfour 01237 425163.

CLOG DANCING: Ilfracombe Red Petticoats, ladies’ clog dancing team now looking for new members, weekly practice 7.30pm, no experience necessary, info 07733 476868.

BALLROOM: Dance classes, St Peters Church Hall, Fremington, beginners 7-8pm, improvers 8-10pm, info 01271 860145.

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

THE BEACON: 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, all inclusive price £1.50, to book or for info, call 01271 859334.

AIKIDO CLUB: Bucks Cross Village Hall, 7.30-9pm for adults, 01237 441527.

TAI CHI: St Brannocks Rooms, Braunton, 11.30am-12.30pm, all welcome.

SOCIAL TENNIS: Every Tuesday and Thursday, Ilfracombe Tennis Club, Bicclescombe Park, 9.30am-12.30pm, with refreshment break, all welcome, call 07879 882877 or email for more information.

DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Every Thursday, Holy Trinity Church Hall, Westward Ho!, friendly club, 6.45pm start, more info 01237 470990.

QUIZ & CURRY NIGHT: The White Lion, Braunton, 8.30pm, free entry, win £20 food voucher for the on-site Indian Kitchen.

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

EUCHRE DRIVE: The Royal Hotel, Bude St, Appledore, 7.45pm, runs throughout the summer, for North Devon Hospice, all welcome.

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.

BARNSTAPLE CAMERA CLUB: Summer walks every Thursday, see programme at

HEALING: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 7-8pm.

FREMINGTON SINGERS: Now Thursdays, Fremington Methodist Church, Old School Lane, doors 7.30pm for 7.45-9.45pm, £4, info 01271 268094.

MERTON MEAL & MARKET: Holiday fun days, Clinton Hall, Merton, every Thursday, 9am-3pm, stalls, bouncy castle, craft workshops, local produce, gifts & cafe, free entry, info

TORRINGTON CRAFT GROUP: Every Thursday, Globe Hotel, Torrington, patchwork, jewellery making, rag rugging & much more, 10am-1pm, £3.50 per session inc tea & coffee, more info 01805 622650.

JIGGY WRIGGLERS: Musical activity group for babies, toddlers & pre-schoolers, Bideford Sea Cadets hall, Park Lane, 10am, refreshments, more info

SUMMER EXHIBITION: Hosted by North Devon Arts, Broomhill Art Hotel, Muddiford, runs until August 31, open 11am-4pm daily, free entry, a range of works in 2 and 3D. If possible, please confirm visit by calling 01271 850262.

SUMMER CONCERT: With Bideford Town Band, Westward Ho! green (weather permitting), 7.30pm, info 01237 475653.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Barnstaple Bus Stn 309 Stand K to Lynton 10.10am, Lee Abbey, Lynton, Barbrook, six miles, info 01271 376274/863727.

SANDCASTLES & SCULPTURES: Meet Sandymere bridge, by lifeguard hut 2-4pm. More info or call 01237 479708.

SOPHIE BARKER: Acoustic singer songwriter at Jalapeno’s Barnstaple, 9pm.

COFFEE MORNING: At 22 Willoway Lane, Braunton, 10.30am, for David Rundle Trust (Help for Rwanda).

MONTHLY LUNCH: Barnstaple Hospital League of Friends, 12 for 12.30pm, members, spouses and friends welcome.

HOLY TRINITY HERITAGE: Westward Ho! church open Thursdays until Aug 28 from 2-4pm to explore links to Rudyard Kipling and memorials to the fallen from the 1800s, all welcome.


COUNTRY MARKET: Northam Leisure Centre, weekly, 9am-12noon.

QUIZ NIGHT: Appledore Community and Sports Assn, teams up to six, £1 per person, cash prizes and snowball draw, 8pm.

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

BALLROOM & LATIN: Dance, Sticklepath Methodist Church Hall, 8-10pm, 01271 860145.

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

ENGLISH FOLK DANCING: With Bideford Ceilidh Club, now at Northam Hall, 8pm, all ages/abilities welcome, with or without partner, info 01237 476632.

BAGUAZHANG: Weekly Chinese martial art classes, Northam Community Centre, 8-9.15pm, info Alex 07747 833490.

LUNCH CLUB: Happy Café, Westward Ho!, £4.50 for two set courses, served from 1-2pm, booking essential on 07773 679559.

YOUR EXMOOR: Lynmouth Pavilion, bring films of their Exmoor adventures & turn into a mini film as a memento, 10am-12noon.

ROCKIN’ SHOES: Rock ‘n’ Roll Club, Robins Nest, Bideford FC, all welcome. First and third Friday evenings.

THE SOCIETY OF WOOD ENGRAVERS: 76th Annual Exhibition, the Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, runs until Sept 15, more than 150 pieces from artists across the world, plus local artists Hilary Paynter, Edward Crumpton, Merlyn Chesterman & Shirley Smith. Gallery open 10am-5pm during August. More info 01237 471455 or

MUSIC: Under the gazebo with The Piper Calls, Lisa Sture & John Hextall plus Tracy Nicholson, outside Orange Tree Café, Mill Street, Bideford, 12.30-3pm.

MUSIC & ART EXHIBITION: 30HZ Audio, High Street, Torrington, featuring work by Philip Mayne, James Heistercamp & Lydia Duncan, runs throughout August, live music for opening day today, all welcome.

RANGER SKILLS DAY: Children’s activities every Wed & Fri at Arlington Court near Barnstaple, 11am-3.30pm, 50p per child, normal adm applies, more info from 01271 850296 or

BASIL’S BALLS UP BAND: Live music at the Red Barn, Woolacombe, 9pm approx.

ART EXHIBITION: Echo Beach Gallery, Ilfracombe, with the maritime paintings of Mark Woollacott, runs throughout August, Tues-Sun 11am-5pm.


COFFEE POT SHOP: For over 55s, at the Conservatory, Sanctuary Housing, Water Lane Close, Newport, Barnstaple, 10.30am.

SMART CLUB: Free to regulars & new members, Chulmleigh Sports Centre, family mix and match, table tennis, badminton & tennis. 10am-1pm.

BINGO: Barton Road Community Centre, Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, for local charities.

STREETZ: Torrington dance crew at Green Lanes, Barnstaple, every Sat, 12noon-12.45pm for 5-11 year-olds + 12.45-1.30pm for 11-16s. More info from 07854 975823 or email

MARKET DAY: Bideford Pannier Market 8am-3pm.

CLAIRVOYANCE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 7.30pm.

CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey showground, 1-4pm, sellers £6 per car, buyers £1 parking, no buyers/helpers before 1pm, sorry no dogs. Info 07802 176993.

JOURNEYS INTO MIDDLE EARTH: RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington. Exhibition of paintings from JRR Tolkien’s iconic books, plus Tolkien memorabilia, family activities, garden sculptures and a ‘Middle Earth’ dwelling, Runs until August 25. More info

ADEN VETERANS’ ASSOCIATION: Barnstaple Group Monthly Meeting, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, St George’s Road, Barnstaple, 12noon, info from Dave Gilbody (01271) 377182 or Irene Chivers 815168.

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

DADS & KIDS DROP IN AND PLAY: Victoria House Children’s Centre, Barnstaple, for families with children under five years-old, play, spend time together & meet other families, 9.30-11.30am first Saturday of each month, info 01271 321411.

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

BRAUNTON BREATHE EASY: Group meet, Heanton Punchardon Church Hall, 2-4pm, for anyone affected by a lung condition or their carers, more info 01271 813240.

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

DEVON WOMEN’S ASSEMBLY: Meet first Sat each month, Sunrise Centre, Castle Street, Barnstaple, 11am, new members welcome. More info 01237 424343 or email

CHURCH FETE: Langtree Parish Hall, 2.30pm, numerous stalls, games for all plus refreshments, all welcome.

KARAOKE: The Robin’s Nest, Bideford AFC, 8pm, all welcome.

PLAY AREA OPENING: First In, Last Out, Bideford, opening of new play area by the Mayor at 12noon, plus family fun with hog roast, bouncy castle, face painting, glitter tattoos, children’s characters and much more. Collections taken for Appledore RNLI.

MONKLEIGH VILLAGE FETE: Dog show, cream teas, bouncy castle, ReptoBug & more, 2-5pm, all welcome.

MACULAR SOCIETY AWARENESS DAY: Lavington Church, Bideford, 10.30am-2.30pm, information, displays & a chance to talk to people with the sight-loss condition.

VICTORIAN GARDEN PARTY: Arlington Court, near Barnstaple, 11am-3.30pm, meet the servants who lived and worked at Arlington, plus North Devon Falconry displays, normal adm applies, more info 01271 850296 or

RUGBY SEVENS TOURNAMENT: South Molton Rugby Club, plus Beer Festival, from 12noon, wide range of local ales & ciders, pig roast from 4pm, live music with Simon Lockyer plus Vanity, all welcome. Free entry. Also first Colts Rugby Sevens on Sunday.

ILFRACOMBE FARMERS’ MARKET: St Peter’s Church, Highfield Road, 10am-12noon, local produce & crafts, refreshments, parking, more info 01271 864621.


OKINAWAN KARATE: Studio 20, Ilfracombe High Street, weekly 10.30am-12noon, 12 years and above, teacher Glyn Jones 6th Dan, Japan/Okinawa taught & graded, beginners or advanced, spectators welcome, info 07581 076077 or

BRAUNTON SERVICES: Said Eucharist 8.30am St Brannock’s Church, 9.45am Parish Eucharist St Brannocks Parish Church, followed by coffee at St Brannocks Rooms. 11am Matins at St Anne’s, Saunton.

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

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

DIVINE SERVICE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 6.30pm.

TAI CHI: Ilfracombe Trinity Rooms, Church Road, 10.15-11.15am, all welcome.

CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, Barnstaple, 1-4pm, sellers £6 per car, buyers £1 parking, no buyers/helpers before 1pm, sorry no dogs. Info 07802 176993.

CAR BOOT SALE: Torrington Common, Old Bowling Green, every Sunday, 8am-1pm, £5 per pitch, plus parking, toilets & food vans, more info 07840 105355.

BINGO & QUIZ NIGHT: Weekly at the First In, Last Out, Clovelly Road, Bideford. Eyes down 4pm, quiz night with jackpot 8pm, all welcome.

August RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Postbridge Dartmoor 10.30am, Sittaford Tor, Broad Down, 11 miles, info 01271 376274/863727.

HARTLAND FARMERS’ MARKET: Parish Hall, Hartland, 10am-1pm. Plenty of local produce, great café, more info 01237 441786.

BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church, 8am Holy Communion; 10am World War One Commemoration Service; 11.30am Said Communion; 7pm Evensong, all welcome.

APPLEDORE & INSTOW REGATTA DAY: Rowing, sailing, greasy pole walking, free entertainment, stalls and much more from 9am, all welcome.

FAMILY FUN DAY: Victoria Park, Bideford, 12noon-5pm, bouncy castles, food, bar, face painting, pony rides, music & more, supporting Temple Martial Arts sponsored walk for the MS Society on the day, from Bideford to Fremington and back, in full fight gear.

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

CAR BOOT SALE: Blackmoor Gate, sellers 10.30am (£5), buyers 11am, refreshments, for Kentisbury WI.

YARN BOMBING & Crafts: With the Nutty Knitters of Appledore plus Archibold the Dragon, at Tapeley Park, Instow, 2-5pm, with blankets, cushions, knitted flowers in pots & much more, for North Devon Satellite Kidney Trust, all welcome.

ILFRACOMBE FLOWER & CRAFT SHOW: Landmark Pavilion, open 12.30pm with presentations at 4. Flowers, veg, crafts, cookery & photography. Sale of produce 4.30pm.


FUN QUIZ NIGHT: The White Hart, Bideford, 7.30pm, cash & prizes, £1 per person, supporting local charities.

BEFRIENDERS: Drop-in centre for over 65s, Christian Fellowship Church, Ilfracombe High Street, 10.30am-12pm, info 07818 650566.

TAI CHI & QIGONG: Weekly classes, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, 7.30-9pm, all welcome, info 07747 833490.

APPLEDORE SINGERS: Weekly rehearsal, Appledore Primary School 7.15-9pm, new members welcome, more info Jenny Cawsey 01237 424982.

MODERN JIVE CLASSES: Classes, Ex-services & Social Club, Barnstaple, 8-11pm, info 07817 144292.

TAI CHI: Adult Learning Centre, Ilfracombe, 10.30-11.30am, all welcome.

AIKIDO CLUB: Bucks Cross Village Hall, 7.30-9pm for adults, 01237 441527.

APPLEDORE BAND: Free concert on Appledore Quay every Monday from 8pm. Plus music from the training band from 7pm, in St Mary’s Church if wet.

COFFEE MORNING: Every Monday, Bethel Evangelical Church, East-the-Water, Bideford, 10am-12.30pm, all welcome.

BREAKAWAY SOCIAL CLUB: Meets Mondays evenings, for adults with learning/physical disabilities, please call 01237 475051 for full details.

FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, 7.30pm, for Cardiac Risk in Young Children (CRIYC), all welcome.

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

LIMERS LANE WALK: With South Molton Striders, meet SM Square 10.30am, all welcome, info 01769 573453.

FAMILY CRAFTS: Arlington Court near Barnstaple, normal adm applies, activities £1, more info 01271 850296 or

BINGO: Chittlehampton Village Hall, poultry, meat & food prizes, cash liner plus raffle, 7.30pm, all welcome.

AGM: Barnstaple Amateur Operatic Society, Parish Church Rooms, Barnstaple 7.30pm, all welcome.

PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION & OPEN STUDIO: With Dave Green, St Anne’s Arts & Community Centre, Barnstaple, runs until August 16, 11am-3pm, closed Thursdays & Sundays, late night until 9pm Aug 8.


HAPPY HOUR TUESDAY: Weekly fellowship meeting at Barnstaple Salvation Army hall, Oakleigh Road, 2.30pm, all welcome.

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, all welcome.

BIDEFORD STROKE SUPPORT GROUP: Copps Close common room. 10.30am-12.30pm, has your speech been affected by a stroke? Small, friendly group which meets to chat. Info 07713 629774.

ON THE CARDS: Have Fun, Learn Bridge, Bishops Tawton Village Hall, 3-5pm, more info Carol on 01271 343394.

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

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Inc modern sequence, qualified teacher, Filleigh Village Hall, every Tues & Wed, all welcome, call 01769 572384 for more details & class times.

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.

SALSA DANCING: St Peter’s Church Hall, Fremington, weekly, 7.30pm, info 01271 860145.

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

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

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

TAI CHI: Drop in lesson for beginners, Imperial Hotel, Ilfracombe, 3-4pm, all welcome.

SOCIAL TENNIS: Every Tuesday and Thursday, Ilfracombe Tennis Club, Bicclescombe Park, 9.30am-12.30pm, with refreshment break, all welcome, call 07879 882877 or email for more information.

VINTAGE MARKET: Torrington Pannier Market, handmade crafts, foods, retro & vintage clothes, lace, jewellery & more.

BRIDGE MEETING: Fremington Parish Hall, 2-4.30pm, every Tuesday, all welcome, call 01271 327645 for more info.

BOWLS: Kingsley Indoor Bowls Club, Edwards Drive, Westward Ho!, new members welcome, equipment & coaching supplied, info 01237 472507.

MARKET DAY: Bideford Pannier Market 8am-3pm.

YOGA: Bideford Methodist Hall, beginners 5.45pm, intermediate 7.30, info 07968 898847.

SALSA DANCING: Fun, fitness and friendly. For all ages and abilities. Every Tuesday 7.30pm The Conservative Club, 13 Boutport street, Barnstaple. 01271 267443.

ILFRACOMBE WALKERS: Meet 9.30am for car share to Hillsford Bridge, walk to Lynmouth, more info 01271 862342.

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.

MUSICAL MEMORIES: The Vision Centre, Slade, Ilfracombe, for people with Alzheimer’s/memory problems & their carers, first & third Tues of the month, 2-4pm, free parking, all welcome, more info 01271 863944 or 882927.

BIRDS OF THE BURROWS: Bird walk at Northam Burrows led by naturalist Warren Collum from 10am-12noon, plus Swallow Nest Making 2-4pm. More info or call 01237 479708.

BERRY REVELS: Village Fete & Family Fun Pet Show, Berrynarbor Manor Hall, 5.30-8.30pm, entry 50p, children free, stalls, games, auction, crafts, bar, barbecue, skittles, raffle & much more, proceeds for hall charity.

SUPPORT GROUP: For those with hearing loss, Age Concern Pop-in Centre, Broad Street, South Molton, 2pm, all welcome.

BOSPA: Note, now first Tues of the month. 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 07837 413989.

TORRINGTON WALK: Part of Walking for Health programme, meet Dartington Crystal 10.30am, more info 01237 421528.

OCEANVIEW COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB: Alverdiscott Village Hall, 8.15-11pm, live music with Daniel Berry, all welcome, info 01805 601495.

MONTHLY PUB QUIZ: Castle Inn, Landkey, teams of four, £1pp, all welcome.

NEW ORLEANS: Jazz night, fortnightly at The Fox, Fremington, 7.30-10pm, well known musicians from across the SW and beyond, visiting musicians welcome.


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

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

FUN QUIZ NIGHT: The Ebberley Arms, Barnstaple, 8.30pm, cash & prizes, £1 per person, supporting local charities.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Filleigh Village Hall, every Tues & Wed, all welcome, call 01769 572384 for more details & class times.

TARKA HEALING GROUP: Bideford Arts Centre, The Quay, 2.45-4.45pm, SNU approved and trainee healers, info 01805 624215.

MUSIC FOR YOU: Appledore Community hall, 2.30pm, tea and coffee, all welcome.

MODERN JIVE CLASSES: Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple. 7.30pm-10pm. Beginners and intermediates, info 07817 144292.

TAI CHI: St Brannocks Rooms, Braunton, 7-8pm, all welcome.

BIDEFORD JIVE: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8-11pm, for all who want to dance, instruction available, all welcome.

BIDEFORD PHOENIX MORRIS: Baptist Church, Mill Street, 8pm, weekly practise, new members or musicians welcome, info 01237 473798.

BIDEFORD WALK: Short walk around Victoria Park, meet every Wednesday at Café du Parc, part of Torridge Walk & Talk (Walking for Health), all welcome, more info Steve 01237 421528.

YOGA: Lavington Hall, Bideford 9.45am, info 07968 898847.

COFFEE MORNING: With charity collections, every Wednesday, the Fox & Hounds, Fremington, 9am-12noon.

BIDEFORD HEALING GROUP: Every Wednesday, at the Sea Cadets Hall, Victoria Park, 10am-12noon, all very welcome.

BRAUNTON SERVICE: Said Eucharist 10am St Brannocks Parish Church, Braunton.

MORRIS DANCING: Exmoor Border Morris at Stowford Meadows (Berry Down) 7.30pm, the Globe, Berrynarbor 8.45pm.

DROP IN & MAKE: Free weekly craft session at St Anne’s Arts and Community Centre, Barnstaple, 10.30am-3.30pm, all welcome, just drop in.

BEAUTIFUL CROYDE: Braunton Countryside Centre talks return, beginning with the formation of Croyde Bay by geologist and naturalist DR Paul Madgett 7.45pm, adm £3 inc refreshments. Talks run until October – full programme from

RANGER SKILLS DAY: Children’s activities every Wed & Fri at Arlington Court near Barnstaple, 11am-3.30pm, 50p per child, normal adm applies, more info from 01271 850296 or