CATCH jazz instrumentalist Courtney Pine at the Factory tomorrow night (Thursday) just one of a number of exciting North Devon Festival events to look forward to this week. Credited for transforming the face of British jazz, Courtney fuses jazz, reggae,

CATCH jazz instrumentalist Courtney Pine at the Factory tomorrow night (Thursday) - just one of a number of exciting North Devon Festival events to look forward to this week.Credited for transforming the face of British jazz, Courtney fuses jazz, reggae, hip-hop and drum and bass influences and has a cross-genre appeal. He will be performing at The factory, Roundswell, from 8pm. Tickets on (01271) 324242.Also this week, don't forget open mic poetry tomorrow night at the Plough Arts Centre, Torrington from 8pm. And on Friday, jump aboard the Tarka Line train from Barnstaple for live jazz with Guy Fenton. Jump off at the Fox & Hounds, Eggesford for more classic jazz. Booking essential on (01769) 580345.On Saturday, you could join local geologist Paul Madgett at Baggy Point for look at how millions of years have shaped one of the South West's most dramatic landscapes. Booking essential on (01237) 423655.And for sport fans, how about the Tarka Tennis Weekend - two days of on-court fun at the Tarka Tennis Centre, Barnstaple, starting on Saturday. Booking on (01271) 377701.Or if that sounds a little too energetic, send a summer Sunday afternoon on the Woolsery Cider and Pasty Walk, from 2-4pm. More info on (01237) 451627 or 431721.For more information about 100s of festival events, visit www.northdevonfestival.org