Events from 14/7/16 to 20/7/16


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.


TOM CORNWALL: 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.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice from mobile unit, Braunton Caen car park 10-12noon; Ilfracombe Landmark 2-4pm.

MOTORCYCLE CLUB: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, in skittle alley. NORTHAM WI MEETING: Methodist Hall, Northam, second Thursday of each month, new members and guests very welcome, 7.30pm.

NORTH DEVON FRIENDS: Meetup Group, Ten Pin Bowling 7pm, info

THE TEMPEST: Devon Hall, Bideford, College, presented by Sticklepath primary School in association with Shakespeare for Kidz, 7.30pm, tickets from


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.

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.

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.

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

SEW TOGETHER: Westward Ho! Baptist Church Hall, 2-4pm, £1.50 per session, first & third Friday.

ART FEST: Georgeham Village Hall, work by Grace Cresswell and Mary Oldham, runs Friday/Saturday/Sunday, 10am-5pm, afternoon cream teas available.

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

PROMISE AUCTION: Clovelly Village Hall, 6 for 7pm, for ND Hospice and Shelterbox, with auctioneer Seth Conway, entry £5 adults, £2 u16s, place your pledges at

BINGO: Braunton Parish Hall, liners, flyer and raffle, eyes down 7.45pm, for Taw & Torridge Soroptimist International.


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.

FALLING APART: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.

RAMBLERS WALK Meet: Dunkery Gate 7.45pm, Picnic at 6pm. Then on to Dunkery, 2 hours info 01271 376274/07720203737.

WOOLSERY OPEN GARDENS: More than 15 village gardens open Saturday and Sunday, tickets from Woolsery Hall, £4 adults, children free, last admission 4pm, light lunches at hall plus crafts and vintage motorcycles, cream teas at some gardens.

DEVON FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: North Devon Branch meeting, Pollyfield, Bideford, 2-4pm, info on 01237 451305. BINGO: 1-2-3 lines every game, Northam Hall (former scout hall), for North Devon Hospice, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome.

VILLAGE MARKET: Atlantic Village, 9am-2pm.

WILDLIFE: In the garden, free event at RHS Rosemoor plant centre, Torrington, also Sunday, 1-5.30pm, come along and find out how to attract wildlife to your garden.

CARNIVEROUS PLANTS: Exhibition at RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington, Saturday & Sunday, talks at 11.30am and 2.30pm, normal adm applies.

COFFEE MORNING: Barn Close, Hannaford Lane, Swimbridge, 10am-12noon, for St James Church, with cakes, savouries, marmalade, books, bric-a-brac, draw and light refreshments.

SUMMER FAYRE: Hatchmoor Nursing Home, Torrington, 1-4pm, with the Exmoor Zoo Roadshow, performance by Project dance, many stalls, raffle (first prize 24" TV) and refreshments.

SUMMER FAIR: St Margaret's Church, Northam, 10am-3pm stalls, games, raffle, treasure hunt and refreshments.

FAMILY TREE: Help, hints and advice on searching your family tree, the Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 2-4pm, with Devon Family History Society, all welcome, info 01237 451305.

SUMMER FETE: Fremington Methodist Church Hall, Old School Lane, 2pm, stalls, refreshments, competitions, with Barnstaple Youth Marching Band, 2pm, free entry.

NORTH DEVON FRIENDS: Meetup Group, Pilton Green Man 1pm, info

CHARITY DANCE: Goodleigh Village Hall, with Bett & Audrey, 7.30-11.30pm, bring-and-share, adm £3.50, all welcome, info 01271 373095.

CHARITY STALLS: Ashreigney Village Hall, Adrian and Jane Jewell raising money for Macmillan Cancer Care, with green stall, cake stall, raffle, cream teas and cakes, info 01769 520286.

CONCERT: With Encore! music from the shows, Holy Trinity Church, Atlantic Way, Westward Ho! 7.30pm, tea & biscuits in the hall after.

CONCERT: Barnstaple Male Voice Choir with Basingstoke Ladies Choir, St Peter's Church, Barnstaple, 7pm, info 01271 812366.

POWERBOAT RIDES: Charity rides for Skern Lodge, depart Appledore Quay 1.30-7.30pm, last boat at 7. Reserve tickets on 01237 477238.


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 Taize; Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard, 9.30am Parish Communion; St Swithun's, Littleham, 11.10am Morning Praise.

BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist; 9.45am Parish Eucharist, St Brannocks Church; 11am Eucharist, St Anne's, Saunton.

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.

NORTH DEVON FRIENDS: Meetup Group, jet ski safari 11am, info

RAMBLERS WALK Meet: Molland Church CP, 10.30am, Slade-Combe-Smallacombe, 8.5 miles info 01271 376274/07720203737.

MARITIME FESTIVAL: Clovelly harbour, 10am-5pm, starting with the Clovelly Gun Run, plus Clovelly Cup yacht race 11am-2pm, music, street entertainment, try gig racing, games, activities, stalls and food. More info

HISTORY WALK: Rolle Canal, Torrington, at Taddiport old milk factory site, 2.30pm start, donation £2, info email

GOLDEN COAST BIG BAND: Portmore Golf Park, Landkey, 8pm, all welcome.

WALK & CREAM TEA: Combe Martin Methodist Church, 3-4.30pm, all welcome, if only to enjoy the cream tea!

FAMILY FUN DAY: With Dogs Trust Ilfracombe, at Mullacott Equestrian Centre, 11am-4pm, dog show, agility, doggy dash, bouncy castle and trampolines, plus stalls, barbecue, and much more.


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.

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

LET'S DANCE JIVE: Ex-Services Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, beginners 8pm, improvers 9.30pm, until 11. Info Sue 07817 144292.

THE MONDAY GROUP: North Devon Diabetes Support Group, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 10.30am, talk 'falls awareness', all welcome, adm free.


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.

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.

SUPPORT GROUP: For those with hearing loss, Torrington Bickford Centre, 2pm. More info 01271 373236.

REFLECTIONS: Fellowship for the bereaved, St Mary's Parish Church, Bideford, 3pm.

SERVICE: St Mary's Church, Bideford, 10.30am Holy Communion.

CONCERT: Hartland Chamber Orchestra, St Nectan's Church, Stoke, 7.30pm, part of St Nectan's Arts & Music Festival.

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


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 Lynmouth Village Inn 7.45pm, Bath Hotel 8.30pm.

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

RAMBLERS WALK Meet: Exford Village, 11am, Coombe Farm-Edgcott, 4 miles info 01271 376274/07720203737.

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

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.

TALK: 'Fremington's historic walled kitchen garden', with Fremington Garden Club, at the Parish Hall 7.30pm, entry £1 members, £1.50 guests, inc refreshments.