North Devon events from 24/07/14 to 30/07/14.


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.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Drop in sessions for people with sight or hearing loss. Equipment, information & advice at mobile sensory unit – 10am-2pm outside Lynton Town Hall.

MERTON MEAL & MARKET: The Clinton Hall, Merton (A368 between Torrington/Okehampton), every Thursday, 9am-3pm, stalls £4, contact

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.

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

ROSE HILL CARERS GROUP: Coffee morning, Rose Hill, Heywood Road, Bideford, 10am-12 noon, for carers of adults with learning disabilities, every fortnight, come along for coffee, cake, a chat & support, info (01237) 420137 or 07944 562808.

MONTHLY WHIST DRIVE: Langtree Parish Hall, 8pm, £2 per person inc tea & biscuits, all welcome.

SUPPORT GROUP: North Devon Lymphoma Association meeting, ND Library & Records Office, Barnstaple Library, 2.30-4.30pm, support for anyone affected by lymphatic cancer, all welcome, more info or freephone 0800 5555.

WWI EXHIBITION: South Molton parish Church, runs until Sunday. Open Thurs 11am-4pm with ‘War Songs’ by SM Junior School 2.30pm; Fri (10am-4pm) plus 7pm ‘The Coming of War’ with Jonathan Edmunds; Sat (10am-4pm) inc 2.30pm SM Choral Society, 3.30pm Harmonica singers; Sun (1-4pm); Mon (10am-4pm). Free entry & refreshments, all welcome.

APPLEDORE FUN QUIZ: Royal Hotel, Bude Street, 7.30pm, entry £3, part of Appledore Festival.


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.

BARNSTAPLE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CLUB: Wrey Arms, Sticklepath, last Fri each month, free entry, guests DJs, occasional trade stalls, all welcome, info 07899 701498.

BINGO: Yarnscombe Victory Hall, eyes down 7.45pm.

LUNDY ART GROUP: Monthly at St Mary’s Church Hall, Appledore, 10am-1pm, new members welcome, info 01237 423884.

THE KIND: Live music at Boston Tea Party, with support from Jack Cleary, Sophie Barker and Chris Wormald, 7.30pm, adm £3.

PACK UP YOUR TROUBLES: Songs and poems of World War One with North Devon People’s Choir, St Peter’s Church, Ilfracombe, 7.30pm, adm £5.

FUN FRIDAYS: Woolacombe Beach, weekly family fun with National truest rangers for volleyball and football plus giant snakes and ladders, more information from 01598 763402.

WINE MAN’S BLUFF: Wine quiz night, Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe, 7 for 7.30pm, plus raffle, costume jewellery & nibbles, tickets from 01271 324242.

VERTIGO: Pilton Cinema, the church hall, 7.45pm, all welcome.

APPLEDORE FESTIVAL: Craft and food stalls on the quay, and in various halls around Appledore 10am-4pm.

History Walks with Terry Bailey, Appledore Library 11am & 2pm, small charge.

Voices – concert of words & music with Ploughcapella, St Mary’s Church 7.30pm, £5.

Film Show – Captain Phillips, St Mary’s Church Hall, 7.30pm (small charge).

The Jukes – rhythm & blues gig, jump ‘n’ jive, The Royal, Appledore, 9pm, part of Appledore Summer Festival.

THE RIVALS: Live music, the Robin’s Nest, Bideford FC, 8pm, entry £3.


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

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

BIDEFORD FARMERS MARKET: Now at Bideford Quay for the summer, 9am-1pm, great local produce, second and fourth Saturday each month, more info Dan Garnett 07970 932566.

VINTAGE WEEKEND: RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington, antiques and collectors fair, garden open 10am-4pm, normal adm applies, also Sunday, more info

COFFEE MORNING: holy Trinity Church Hall, Atlantic Way, Westward Ho!, 10am-12noon, books, bric-a-brac, jewellery, cakes, tombola, raffle & refreshments, tickets £1.25 at door.

WESTWARD HO! POP-UP HERITAGE: The story of Westward Ho! in pictures, the Old School Room, Kingsley Hall, Atlantic Way, 10am-2pm, all welcome.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Barnstaple train station 8.15am, to Exeter. Walk to Topsham. six miles, info 01271 376274/863727.

CAR BOOT SALE: Plus indoor table top sale, Grosvenor Church, Barnstaple, 12noon-3pm, sellers from 10.30am, cars £5, vans £10, for Emmanuel Stepping Stones charity, adm adults 50p, children free, refreshments, to book in door table email or call 07916 005208.

SUMMER GARDEN SHOW: Hartland Playing Field from 2pm, all welcome.

LIVE MUSIC: On Bideford Quay 10am-12.30pm during the Framers Market, with Bethan Funning, Trudi Mackie-Brown and Oscar Wenman Hyde.

BIG PILGRIMAGE: Holdstone Down, near Combe Martin, be at the top at 11.45am to send out energy for world peace & healing, wear suitable clothing & footwear, all welcome.

NORTHERN SOUL: DJ night, the Black Horse, Braunton, with Pete Robinson.

VILLAGE FETE & DOG SHOW: Black Torrington, fete opens 2pm, dog show start 1.30pm, lots to see and do, all welcome.

FREE CRAFTS DEMO: With card-making expert Sue McGregor from doccrafts, Trelawney@Ashford, in the Craft Centre, 10am-4pm, all welcome, more info 01271 342880.

FLOWER SHOW: Shebbear & Buckland Filleigh., at Shebbear Village Hall 2pm, opening by BBC Radio Devon’s Pippa Quelch, with car boot, dog show, display motorcycles, teas, bar & sideshows, all welcome, more info 01409 281426.

BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, eyes down 2.15pm, for ND Intensive Care, all welcome.

APPLEDORE FESTIVAL: Craft and food stalls on the quay and in various halls around Appledore 10am-4pm. History Walks with Terry Bailey, Appledore Library 11am & 2pm, small charge.

The Big Appledore Gig – open air concert with local musicians and bands, Churchfields car park 12noon-7pm, free entry.

Comedy Night – With Andy White & Andrew Watts, open mic, Appledore Social Club 7.30pm, £8.

HORSE RACING NIGHT: The Robin’s Nest, Bideford FC, adm free, donations to Children’s Hospice South West.


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

BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church, 8am Holy Communion, 10am Parish Communion, all welcome.

SUMMER SPECIAL: Bideford Keyboard & Organ Club annual concert, with Andrew Nix and Tony Stace, Devon Hall, Bideford College, shows at 3.30pm and 7.30pm, adm £5, Devon tea between concerts at 6pm. For info & tickets, call Mike Avis on 01237 475914.

CHARITY SUMMER FETE: Victoria Park, Bideford, 10am-5pm, for the Baptist Pre-school, together with Bideford Festival Committee, stalls, live bands, X Radio One roadshow, classic cars, bouncy castle, digger rides, farmers’ market, children’s games & more.

BRAUNTON SERVICES: 9.45am Parish Eucharist St Brannocks Parish Church, followed by coffee at St Brannocks Rooms. 6.30pm Braunton Civic Service at St Brannock’s. St Anne’s, Saunton – Said Eucharist 8.30am; 11am Matins for St Anne’s Day.

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.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Horner NT 10.30am, Tarr Ball hill, Stoke Pero, nine miles, info 01271 376274/863727.

ANTIQUES & COLLECTORS FAIR: The Cedars, Bickington, 10am-4pm, adm free, collection taken for RNLI, info 01805 622794.

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

CAR BOOT SALE: Barnstaple Tesco, Whiddon Valley, 10am-2pm, sellers form 9am, cars £5, vans £10, for Diabetes UK, more info Helen 01271 308703.

BRAUNTON WHEELS: All things wheeled at the Recreation Ground, classic cars & bikes, tractors, a vintage ice cream van and even a dalek! Hosted by Braunton Caen Rotary, with profits donated to Exmoor Search & Rescue, visit the Braunton Wheels Facebook page or email for more information.

FAMILY FUN DAY & DOG SHOW: West Down Community Field, from 11am, dog show 12noon, various stalls, cakes, crafts, plants, tombola & more, plus bar, barbecue, bouncy castles & more. To book a pitch, call 01271 866396 or 864365.

APPLEDORE FESTIVAL: Craft and food stalls on the quay, and in various halls around Appledore 10am-4pm.

Pirate Fun Day – Anchors Park, Appledore, family day out for parents and children, craft activities and pirate tales, free entry.


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.

ENCOUNTER LADIES MEETING: ‘The Father’s Embrace’, with the Encounter team, Beach café, 6 Westbourne Terrace, Westward Ho! 7-9pm, £4.50 including desert and coffee.

FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, 7.30pm, for Atlantic Coast Theatre, all welcome.

COMBE MARTIN WI: The Baptist hall, 7.30pm, meet first Monday each month, more info 01271 882094.

SHORT WALK: With South Molton Striders, meet SM Square 10.30am, all welcome, 30 min walk, info 01769 574137.

CRABBING COMPETITION: The world championships at Appledore Quay, great fun for all, part of Appledore & Instow Regatta, 7pm start.


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.

BINGO: Appledore Football Club, eyes down at 7.30pm. All proceeds to North Devon Hospice.

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 10am at Landmark, walk to Lee, more info 01271 862342.

OCEANVIEW COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB: Note venue change – Alverdiscott Village Hall, 8.15-11pm, live music with Bob Sloman, all welcome, info 01805 601495.

WESTWARD HO! WALK: Part of Walking for Health programme, meet Co-op bus stop Nelson Road, 10.30am, more info 01237 421528.

ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION: Monthly meeting, Wrafton Legion Hall, 7.30 for 8pm.


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.

REJOICE THE VOICE: Choir rehearsal, Castle Centre, Barnstaple, 7.15-9pm, info

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 walking tour of Westward Ho! from 7.30pm.

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.

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW: Open air Shakespeare production, Marwood Hill Gardens, 6.30pm – set in the rocking 50s, the Shrew as never seen before. Bring picnics, blankets, folding chairs, family & friends. For tickets and info go to