Pantos, exhibitions and bicycle repair men... the North Devon what’s on guide
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North Devon events from 28/01/16 to 03/02/16
THURSDAY, JANUARY 28
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.
ART FOR LEISURE & PLEASURE: St Johns Community Hall, Rose Lane (Tesco), Barnstaple, 1.30-4pm, every Thursday, info David on 07964 250436.
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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.
BALLROOM: Dance classes, St Peters Church Hall, Fremington, beginners 7-8pm, improvers 8-10pm, info 01271 860145.
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LUNCH CLUB: The Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 12.30-2.30pm, every week, info 01237 478734.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
TORRINGTON CRAFT GROUP: Every Thursday, Methodist Church Hall, Torrington, share ideas, hold workshops & enjoy company, 1-4pm, £2 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 www.jiggywrigglers.com
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.
MAKIN’ WAVES: Line dancing, beginners class & ‘golden oldie’ session, weekly, 7.30pm, Northam Hall, info 01271 860116 or 07463 980265.
BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Band room, Victoria Park, 7.45pm Senior Band. More info 01237 475653.
TAI CHI: Chubb Churchill, East-the-Water 10.30-11.30am; Torrington Hospital 12noon-1pm & 1-2pm; Plough Arts Centre 2.15-3.15.
WORKOUT: Seated exercise for over 60s, Westward Ho! Baptist Church Hall, 2-3pm, info 01237 474689.
BARNSTAPLE CAMERA CLUB: Methodist Church Hall, Rhododendron Avenue, 7.30pm, info www.barnstaplecameraclub.co.uk
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING: Westleigh Village Hall 7.30pm, no partner needed, info 01237 473801.
SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice for those with sight/hearing loss from mobile service. Lynton Town Hall 10am-12noon; Tiverton Lowman Green 2-4pm.
NORTHAM MEN’S FORUM: Weekly, Northam Methodist Church Hall, talks from various speakers, 10.15am-12noon, more info 01237 476201.
COASTWISE TALK: Henry Williamson Room, Barnstaple Library, 9.45-11.45am, all welcome, ‘Barnstaple boat building’ with Peter Ferguson, Natural England.
REVEAL EXHIBITION: Goodwin Gallery, Petroc Brannams campus, Roundswell, Barnstaple, week days 10am-4pm, Tues until 7pm, runs until Feb 4. Adm free, on-site parking £1.
ATLANTIC FLOWER CLUB: Floral demonstrations, Appledore Church Rooms, every fourth Thursday of the month, 2pm, all welcome, info 01237 421911.
RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Woolacombe opp. Red Barn, 8am, Woolacombe Down. Opt. breakfast, 4 miles, info 01271 376274/07720 203737.
BICYCLE REPAIR MAN: Live music at SQ Bar & Restaurant, Braunton, 8.30pm.
MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE: Class for adults with North Devon Dance & Movement, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, 10.30-11.30am, all abilities welcome, info 07825 440408.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 29
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.
BALLROOM & LATIN: Dance, Sticklepath Methodist Church Hall, 8-10pm, 01271 860145.
BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 2pm.
ENGLISH COUNTRY 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.
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.
BOWLS: Roll ups at North Devon leisure Centre with ND Indoor Bowls Club, 9.30am, also Mondays, call 01271 342679.
FREE ART CLASSES: For over 50s, Bideford Art Centre, 1.30-4.30pm, call 07590 776040 to book place, also Oct 9.
LIVE MUSIC: Weekly, The Champ, Appledore, 9pm.
DAVID DACCORE: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.
TWANGGG…: The Untold Story of Robin Hood, presented by Bright Stars Theatre Group, Northam Methodist Hall, 7pm, plus Saturday 2.30pm & 7pm. For the SCBU baby unit at NDDH, book seats on 01237 479643.
BARNSTAPLE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CLUB: Wrey Arms, Sticklepath, last Fri each month, free entry, guests DJs, occasional trade stalls, all welcome, info 07899 701498.
QUIZ NIGHT: Bideford Conservative Club, Bridgeland Street, 8pm, entry £3 inc light bites, all welcome.
QUIZ NIGHT: Instow Village Hall, 7.30pm, for North Devon Hospice, teams of six, £6.50pp, to book table call 01237 422710.
CHRIS STUCKEY: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.
PILTON CINEMA: Some Like It Hot, the Church Hall, 7.45pm, £4 or ‘couples’ £6, info www.piltoncinema.org
DICK WHITTINGTON: Westward Ho! panto at the Kingsley Hall, runs until Sunday and same days again next week, Fri 7.30pm, Sat & Sun 2.30pm, tickets from 01237 700869 or on the door.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30
BINGO: Barton Road Community Centre, Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, for local charities.
MARKET DAY: Bideford Pannier Market 8am-3pm.
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.
BROCKABILLY: Live Elvis fun at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9pm.
TATTING: Knotted Lace Craft Group, High Bickington, 10.30am-3.30pm. Bring Packed Lunch, info 01769 560805.
CEILIDH DANCE: With The Oggle Band, Chittlehamholt Village Hall, 8-011pm, bring-and-share supper, BYOD, adm £5, tickets/info 01769 540653.
REIGNING DOGS: Live music at The Royal Hotel, Appledore, 9pm.
BIG BREAKFAST & MARKET: West Buckland Village Hall, 9am-1.30pm, breakfast £5, stalls still available – call 01598 760437.
QUIZ & CHIPS: St Brannock’s Rooms, Braunton, supper from Squires Fish Restaurant, 7.30pm start, entry £7.50 inc supper, all welcome.
CRAFT & TABLE TOP SALE: Black Torrington Village Hall, 10am-12noon.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31
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.
BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church, 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion.
BRAUNTON SERVICES: 9.45am Parish Eucharist, St Brannock’s Church, followed by coffee at St Brannock’s Rooms.
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, The Joiners Arms, and Bideford.
JIM WATTS: Live music at SQ Bar & Restaurant, Braunton, 1.30pm.
CHARITY BINGO: Barnstaple Tesco coffee shop (Rose Lane), doors 6.30pm, eyes down 7.30, door prize, raffle, tea & coffee.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1
TAI CHI & QIGONG: Weekly classes, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, 7.30-9pm, all welcome, info 07747 833490.
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.
BREAKAWAY SOCIAL CLUB: Meets Mondays evenings, for adults with learning/physical disabilities, please call 01237 475051 for full details.
US SOCIAL GROUP: For over 40s singles, The Panniers, Barnstaple, from 8pm, call 01271 813153/374048 or just drop in.
LET’S DANCE JIVE: Modern jive classes, Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, beginners 8pm, intermediates 9.30, dancing until 11pm, no partner required, more info 07817 144292.
APPLEDORE SINGERS: Appledore Baptist Church, all ladies welcome, 7.15-9pm, more info 01237 420652.
KNIT & MIX: Social knitting group, Barnstaple Library, 2-4pm.
ADULT BALLET CLASSES: The Meeting Hall, Ilfracombe Rebecca Varley Dance Academy, 11-11.45am.
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.
TAI CHI: Blue Lights Hall, Vernons Lane, Appledore, 7.30-9pm, info 07747 833490.
BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Weekly, The Fortescue House Club, Wrafton Road, Braunton, 7.30-10pm, call 01271 379940 or visit www.quillstring.co.uk/bcc
PHOENIX CAMERA CLUB: First Mon of month, Holsworthy Skills Centre, 7-9.30pm, more info 01409 259345 or www.phoenixcameraclub.com
AGM: Appledore Horticultural Society, 7.30pm, Appledore Social Club, new members always welcome.
FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for North Devon Girl Guides.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2
HAPPY HOUR TUESDAY: Weekly fellowship meeting at Barnstaple Salvation Army hall, Oakleigh Road, 2-3.30pm, 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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
BEGINNERS BRIDGE: Bishops Tawton Village Hall, every Tuesday, 2-4pm, info 01271 343394.
BOWLS: Kingsley Indoor Bowls Club, Edwards Drive, Westward Ho!, new members welcome, equipment & coaching supplied, info 01237 472507.
YOGA: Bideford Methodist Hall, beginners 5.45pm, intermediate 7.30, info 07968 898847.
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.
U3A ART GROUP: Mixed ability 10am-12noon, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore. Info 01237 471484.
DANCE & MOVEMENT: Class, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, 10.30-11.30am, info 07825 440408, weekly.
TAI CHI: Northam Community Hall 11.45am-12.45pm; Loxhore Village Hall 6-7pm.
TAI CHI: YMCA Centre, South Molton, 3-4pm, info 01805 622666.
STRICTLY BEGINNERS: Dance class, Bishops Nympton Hall, 6.15pm, info 01769 550555.
BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: Chubb Churchill Community Centre, East-the-Water, 7pm, all welcome, see www.bidefordcameraclub.co.uk for programme.
SALSA PARTNER DANCING: Every Tuesday, Barnstaple Conservative Club, singles & couples welcome, 7.15pm absolute beginners (free); 7.45pm beginners; 8.30pm freestyle; 9pm improvers.
ILFRACOMBE WALKERS: Meet 9.30am Lidl car park for car share to Croyde, Baggy Point walk, info 01271 862342.
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.
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.
CANDLEMAS SERVICE: St Mary’s Church, Bideford, Holy Communion 10.30am.
BIDEFORD SUSTAINABILITY GROUP: Monthly chat at the Blacksmith’s Arms, East-the-Water, 7.30pm, info 01237 421745.
TORRINGTON WALK: Part of Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Torrington Dartington Crystal car park 10.30am, all welcome, info 01237 421528.
RAY DANIELS DUO: The Pier House, Westward Ho! 8.15pm, sorry no line dancing, info 01805 601495.
SUPPORT GROUP: For those with hearing loss, South Molton Age Concern Pop-in Centre, Broad Street, 2pm, all welcome.
NEW ORLEANS JAZZ: The Fox, Fremington, 8pm.
MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE: Class for adults with North Devon Dance & Movement, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, 7-8pm, all abilities welcome, info 07825 440408.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3
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.
BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Filleigh Village Hall, every Tues & Wed, all welcome, call 01769 572384 for more details & class times.
MUSIC FOR YOU: Appledore Community hall, 2.30pm, tea and coffee, all welcome.
TAI CHI: St Brannocks Rooms, Braunton, 7-8pm, all welcome.
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.
BIDEFORD HEALING GROUP: Every Wednesday, at the Sea Cadets Hall, Victoria Park, 10am-12noon, all very welcome.
BRAUNTON SERVICE: Sung Eucharist, 10am St Brannocks Parish Church.
LET’S DANCE JIVE: Modern jive classes, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, absolute beginners 7pm, beginners 8pm, intermediates 9.30, dancing until 11. No partner required, info 07817 144292.
REJOICE THE VOICE: Choir rehearsal, Trinity Church, Barnstaple, 7.15-9pm, new singers welcome, info www.rejoicethevoice.org
MEDITATION DROP IN: Class at 17, Honestone Street, Bideford, weekly 7-8.30pm, followed by tea & biscuits, £6 or concessions, info 01752 224137.
BIDEFORD JIVE: Pollyfield Centre, beginners 8.30pm, improvers 9.30, dancing until 11. Info 07968 053118.
BARNSTAPLE JUBILEE SINGERS: Now recruiting, join us 7.30-9pm, call Marilyn on 01271 830869 or Monte 325780.
MEDITATION CLASSES: Cleave wood House, Lynton, weekly, first two session free, 7-8.30pm, info 01392 490058.
TAI CHI: Wild Pear Centre, Combe Martin, 7.45-9pm.
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.
COLOURING & COFFEE: Colouring club for adults, Barnstaple Library foyer, 2-4pm, enjoy colouring, chat and a cuppa, materials provided or bring your own.
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.
RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Woolacombe opp. Red Barn, 10.30am, Marine Drive-Putsborough-return along beach, 4 miles, info 01271 376274/07720 203737.