TWANGGG...! Robin Hood and other tales with your North Devon what’s on guide
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Events from 21/01/16 to 27/01/16
THURSDAY, JANUARY 21
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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- 2 Assault and attempted robbery near Tarka Trail
- 3 Man arrested after 'serious assault' outside Barnstaple nightclub
- 4 Drink driver banned after Ilfracombe Lidl crash
- 5 Surf trio take on epic surf paddle challenge in memory of best friends
- 6 Ilfracombe dressage star Caitlin Burgess pursues Olympic dream
- 7 Fringe TheatreFest returns to Barnstaple this month
- 8 Holsworthy conveyancer crowned Young Practitioner of the Year
- 9 Yelland Quay development refused - Campaigners celebrate
- 10 Braunton assault leaves teen with 'serious head injuries' - witness appeal
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 email@example.com 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.
MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE: Class for adults, weekly, Bluelights Hall, Appledore, 10.30-11.30am, all abilities welcome, first class free, more info 07825 440408.
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. Winkleigh Square 10am-12noon; South Molton lorry park 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, ‘marine protected areas update’ with Robert Enever, Natural England.
SOCIAL GROUP: Informal get together for people with hearing impairment, the See Hear Centre, 19a Alexandra Road, Barnstaple, 2pm, third Thursday each month, all welcome, info 01271 373236.
SUPPORT GROUP: For those with hearing loss, The Ilfracombe Centre, 10.30am.
RVEAL 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.
COFFEE MORNING: Kenwith Castle Care Home, Bideford, 10am-12noon, come along and meet the residents for a chat, plus raffle and homemade cheese scones and pastries. Proceeds to Residents’ Amenity Fund for activities.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 22
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 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: Torridge area ‘out and about’ community minibus group trip, 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.
APPLEDORE FILM NIGHT: ‘What We Did on Our Holiday’, St Mary’s Church Hall, bar 6.45pm, film 7.30, tickets £4 from Appledore Newsagents or £4.50 at door.
GHOST WALK: Discover the social underbelly of old Barnstaple, 7.30pm, tickets £12 from Tea by the Taw, with hot drink and cake on return, call 01271 370032.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 23
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.
BUSH PIG: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.
RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Arlington Court NT CP, 10.30am, Local walk. Hilly. Maybe muddy, 6.5 miles, info 01271 376274/07720 203737.
TABLE TOP SALE: High Bickington Community Centre, 12noon-4pm, refreshments & lunches, for High Bickington Community Shop, book tables on 01769 560417.
SHAMMICK ACOUSTIC: Concert with Gavin Davenport & Tom Kitching, the Pack O’ Cards, Combe Martin, 8pm.
TABLE TOP SALE: St Mary’s Hall, Appledore, 2.30-4.30pm, £7 per table, call 07803 160050 to book.
EXTRA BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, for North Devon Intensive Care, eyes down 2.15pm.
BEETLE DRIVE: Bucks Cross Village Hall, 7.30pm, £5 per person including food, all welcome.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 24
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; 8.30am Said 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.
OPEN MIC/QUIZ: Open mic from 3-6pm; Quiz Night 9pm, The Joiners Arms, and Bideford.
CHARITY CAR BOOT SALE: Tesco, Rose Lane (Whiddon Valley), Barnstaple, 10am-2pm, sellers 9am, weather permitting, cars £5, vans £7, all fees to British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK, info 07999 445489.
LIVE MUSIC: Tony Finney at The Palladium Club, Bideford, 8.30pm.
CAR BOOT SALE: South Molton Pannier Market, from 11am, for S Molton Vintage Rally Club, for info or to book pitch call 07974 026060.
MONDAY, JANUARY 25
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
COMBE MARTIN WI: The Baptist Church Hall, 7.30pm.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 26
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 10am Landmark for walk to Lee, 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.
REME ASSOCIATION: North Devon Branch monthly meeting, Appledore Social Club, 7.30pm, just come along and meet fellow REME members or call Doug Spiller on 01237 424946 for info.
RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Westward Ho! CP by Pier House, 11am, SWCP-Greencliff-Abbotsham-Kipling Tors. Opt. pub lunch, 4.5 miles, info 01271 376274/07720 203737.
WESTWARD HO! WALK: Walking for Health, meet Co-op bus stop Nelson Road 10.30am, all welcome, info 01237 421528.
ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION: Monthly meeting, Wrafton Legion Hall, 7.30 for 8pm.
BRATTON FLEMING DANCE CLUB: Goodleigh Village Hall, with Bett & Audrey, 7.30-10pm, adm £2, all welcome.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27
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.
WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm.
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.
BIDEFORD PROBUS CLUB: The Royal Hotel, East-the-Water, 10.15am, more info 01237 473337.
THINKING MATTERS: Discussion group meeting, The Cedars, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, topic ‘The climate change agreement – a historic breakthrough of more hot air?’ All welcome. Info 01237 474225.
SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice for those with sight/hearing loss from mobile service. Chittlehampton Village Hall 10-11.30am; Tesco East-the-Water 1-2.30pm; Landkey car park behind Castle Inn 3-4pm.
SOCIAL EVENING: Barnstaple Keyboard and Social Club, Methodist Church Hall, Rhododendron Avenue, Sticklepath, 7.30-10pm, adm for members and guests £1.