Events large and small from 09/05/13 to 15/05/13.


MODERN MASTERS IN PRINT: Burton Art Gallery, Kingsley Road, Bideford, exhibition of prints by Matisse, Picasso, Dali & Warhol. Gallery open 10am-4pm Mon-Sat, 11am-4pm Sun. Runs until July 15. Info 01237 471455.

BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm, all welcome.

COFFEE MORNING: Plus table top sale, RND Yacht Club, Instow, 10am-12noon, all proceeds to ND Hospice.

TAI CHI: Weekly classes, Qigong & Yang style, the Arts Centre, Bideford Quay, 7-8pm, all welcome, info 07747 833490.

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.

BINGO: Blue Lights Parish Hall, Vernons Lane, Appledore. Eyes down 2pm.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Muddlebridge lay-by, Fremington 6.30pm, Local paths, two hours, info 01271 376274/863727 or

ROUNDSWELL RESIDENTS’ ASSN: Meeting, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 7pm, all welcome.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Drop in sessions for people with sight or hearing loss. Equipment, information & advice at mobile sensory unit – 10am-12 noon London Inn car park, Caen St, Braunton, plus 2-4pm outside Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe.

SHAMANIC DRUMMING CIRCLE: Living Tree Centre, Paiges lane, Barnstaple, 7-9pm, info 01271 342687.

TAP DANCING: Steps Ahead, Abbotsham Village Hall, 7-8pm, info 07906 930955.

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, £1.50, to book or for info, call 01271 859334.

AIKIDO CLUB: Bucks Cross Village Hall, 7-9pm for adults, 01237 441527.

TAI CHI: St Brannocks Rooms, Braunton, 11.30am-12.30pm, all welcome.

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.


GHOST WALK: Hear about the spirits said to haunt old Barnstaple, tales of eccentric characters and murder. Tickets £10 from Zena’s Restaurant, Market Street.

BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, eyes down 7.30pm, for school and pre-school funds plus local good causes, all welcome.

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, 8.30pm.

WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON SOCIAL: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, various activities inc new age curling 1-3pm, £1, drop in for tea and coffee, call 01271 372396 for info.

HAPPY CAFÉ: Friday Lunch Club, Golf links Road, Westward Ho, 1pm, three courses for £5, booking essential on 07773 679559. Café usual opening times Thursdays and Fridays 10.30am-2.30pm for drinks, light snacks & cakes. Takeaway available.

FREMINGTON SINGERS: Meet weekly at Fremington Methodist Church, Old School Lane, 7.30-9.30pm, £4, info 01271 268094.

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 welcome, info 01237 476632.

TAI CHI: Classes, Instow Parish Hall, weekly 6.30-7.30pm, info 01271 867236.

TAI CHI: Drop in lesson for beginners, Imperial Hotel, Ilfracombe, 10.30-11.30am, all welcome.


CONCERT: With Bideford Town Band, Lavington United Reform Church, Bridgeland Street, 7.30pm, refreshments & raffle, tickets £5 at door or call 01237 475653, for church & band funds.

PLANT SALE & COFFEE MORNING: Hosted by Tawstock WI at Tawstock Village Hall, 10am-12noon, plants, cakes, bric-a-brac plus raffle, adm £1, proceeds to Children’s Holiday Foundation.

BINGO & LINER: Borough Arms, Barnstaple, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome, for local charities.

TAW & TORRIDGE EMBROIDERERS’ GROUP: Sticklepath Methodist Church Hall, looking for new skills, why not come along for a taster? 10am-3pm, info (01271) 812995.

BOWLS OPEN DAY: Ilfracombe Bowls Club, Highfield Road, free bowling sessions for first timers from 2pm, flat shoes required, bowls provided, make friends, have fun, all welcome. More info 01271 871202.

SPRING CONCERT: With Northam Choral Society & Hartland Chamber Orchestra, Bideford Methodist Church, High Street, 7.30pm, tickets £8 at door, all welcome.

STREET PARTY: With North Devon All Starz, at Grosvenor Church, Barnstaple, 2-4pm, all welcome.

JUMBLE SALE: Beaford Village Hall, 2pm.

PLANT SALE: Buckland Brewer Village Hall, 10am-3pm, for Fete funds, also on Sunday.

TABLE TOP SALE: Swimbridge Village Hall, 2-4.30pm, crafts, jewellery, cakes, preserves & much more. Tables available from

CHARITY DANCE: Music from Bett & Audrey, Umberleigh Village Hall, 7.30-11.30pm, bring-and-share, adm £3.50, proceeds to hall fund, all welcome.

ANNUAL PLANT SALE: With Braunton Horticultural Society. The Parish hall 10am-12noon, plants, shrubs, cakes & preserves, refreshments, adm 20p, all welcome.

RACE NIGHT: Lacey’s Ale & Cider House, Bideford, 8pm.

NEARLY NEW SALE: Burrington Hall, 11am-1pm, clothes, books, bric-a-brac, refreshments.

SPRING FAYRE: Christ Church, Bear St, Barnstaple, 9am-12.30pm, stalls inc plants, cakes, groceries, bric-a-brac, tombola, cards, plus musical entertainment & children’s corner, for church funds, all welcome.

BINGO: 1-2-3 lines every game, Northam Leisure Centre, for ND Intensive Care, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome.

OPEN GARDENS: The Old Glebe Gardens, Eggesford, open to the public for two days only, from 2pm, refreshments, hosted by Wembworthy/Eggesford churches, all welcome. Also Sunday.

COFFEE MORNING: Christchurch, Braunton, hosted by Cancer Research UK Relay for Life team ‘Community Spirit’, 10am-12noon, stalls, cakes, crafts & raffle, adm £1, tables available to book on 01271 816688.

THE BIG PILTON QUIZ: Pilton Church Hall, 7.30pm, teams of six, £5 per person (inc light supper, BYOB), tickets from Cobley’s Newsagent or call 01271 372416.

COFFEE MORNING: Bideford Liberal democrats, High Street, 10am-12noon, all welcome.

BIDEFORD QUAY FARMERS’ MARKET: 9am-2pm on the riverside, wide variety of local produce, call 01237 428743 to book pitch or visit

COFFEE POT SHOP: For over 55s, at the Conservatory, Sanctuary Housing, Water Lane Close, Newport, Barnstaple, 10.30am, refreshments from 50p.

CAR BOOT SALE: Bideford Football Club, every Saturday, 8am, free parking, WCs and food.

STREETZ: Torrington dance crew at Golden Lion Inn, Barnstaple, every Sat from 12.30-2.30pm to teach street dancing to age eight-plus. First session free.

KUNDALINI YOGA EXPERIENCE: Living Tree Centre, Paiges lane, Barnstaple, 6.30-8.45pm, info 01271 342687.

CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey Showground, 1-4pm, sellers 11am, no buyers before 1pm please, sorry no dogs on site, adm £1, info 07878 034683.


BINGO: Appledore Social Club, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome.

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

ANTIQUE & COLLECTORS FAIR: Instow Parish hall, 10am-4pm, adm 20p supported RNiB, info 01271 812711.

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.

PLANT SALE: Buckland Brewer Village Hall, 11am-3pm.

SAFARI LUNCH: Buckland Brewer Village Hall, 12.30pm, £7.50, proceeds to Fete funds, booking/info 01237 451655.

OPEN GARDENS: The Old Glebe Gardens, Eggesford, open to the public for two days only, from 2pm, refreshments, all welcome.

LUNCH: Littleham Village Hall, all welcome, booking essential on 01237 473338.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Barnstaple Heritage Centre, 11am, special ‘Get Walking Day’ walk, two miles, info 01271 376274/863727 or

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Loxhore Village Hall CP 10.30am, Bluebell Walk-Webbers Wood-Barton Court, eight miles, info 01271 376274/863727 or

TAI CHI: Ilfracombe Parish Hall, Church Road, 10.15-11.15am, all welcome.

CAR BOOT SALE: Torrington Old Bowling Green, 8am-1pm, parking, toilets & refreshments, £5 per pitch, info 07840 105355, every Sunday until September 29.

CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, 1-4pm, sellers £6 per car 11am, no buyers before 1pm please, sorry no dogs on site, info 07878 034683.


BINGO: For Bideford FC, Robin’s Nest Social Club, Bideford, 7.15pm, all welcome.

BINGO: Chittlehampton Village Hall, poultry, meat & food prizes, cash liner, eyes down 7.30pm, raffle, all welcome.

TABLE TOP SALE: Doves Christian Centre, grounds of St Peter’s Church, Barnstaple, weekly, 9.30am-12.30pm, for Trees of Hope Sanctuary for women in the Gambia.

MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE ASSN: North & West Devon Group meeting, North Devon Hospice, Deer Park, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, to attend call (01271) 327014.

BIDEFORD STAMP CLUB: The Old Schoolroom, Kingsley Hall, Atlantic Way, Westward Ho, 7.30pm, all welcome, info 01237 472101.

STRIDERS WALK: Meet South Molton Square 10.30am, short walk, all welcome, info 01769 574179.

FUN QUIZ NIGHT: The White Hart, Barnstaple, 8.45pm, cash & prizes, £1 per person, supporting local charities.

TAI CHI: Weekly classes, Qigong & Yang style, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, 7.30-9pm, all welcome, info 07747 833490.

APPLEDORE SINGER: Weekly rehearsal, Appledore Primary School 7.15-9pm, new members welcome, more info Jenny Cawsey 01237 424982.

BRATTON FLEMING DANCE CLUB: Goodleigh Village Hall, 7.30-10pm adm £2, all welcome.

BRAUNTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: Monthly meeting, Kingsacre Primary School, 7.30pm, talk ‘The Beauty of Leaves’, members & visitors welcome.

BEFRIENDERS: Drop-in centre for over 65s, Christian Fellowship Church, Ilfracombe High Street, 10.30am-12pm, info 07818 650566.

BARNSTAPLE MALE VOICE CHOIR: Rehearsal, Fremington Primary School, 7.30-9.30pm.

MODERN JIVE CLASSES: Classes, Ex-services & Social Club, Barnstaple, 8-11pm, info 07817 144292.

TAI CHI: Ilfracombe Parish Hall, Church Road, 10.30-11.30am, 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.

QUIZ NIGHT: George & Dragon, Fore Street, Ilfracombe, 8.30pm, for Ilfracombe St John Ambulance, plus raffle, all welcome.

BIDEFORD OAPS: Number 1 branch, Lavington Church Hall, 2.15pm, all over 60 welcome to meet, chat and enjoy entertainment.

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.

EPILEPSY ACTION GROUP: ND branch meeting, now at The Corner House, Boutport St, Barnstaple, 2-4pm, all welcome, monthly, info 07875 577428.

QUAY DRAWING: Drawing & painting classes, St Anne’s Art & Community Centre, Barnstaple. Starts today, every Tuesday until May 21, 1-3pm, all abilities welcome, info or 07831 493326.

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.

BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: 7.15pm at Ethelwynne Brown Community Centre, East-the-Water. Visit or call 01237 423242.

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.

PAINTING & DRAWING CLASSES: St Anne’s Chapel, Barnstaple, 1-3pm, info 07831 493326.


CASH BINGO: Appledore Hall. All cash prizes, running jackpot game, 7.15pm.

BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines, for the Chemo Appeal, 7.15pm.

WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm.

FUN QUIZ NIGHT: The Ebberley Arms, Barnstaple, 8.45pm, cash & prizes, £1 per person, supporting local charities.

CONCERT: Bideford Town Band in concert, Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, 8.15pm, all welcome.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Filleigh Village Hall, every Tues & Wed, all welcome, call 01769 572384 for more details & class times.

FREMINGTON GARDEN CLUB: Meeting, the Parish Hall 7.30pm, renewal of membership followed by talk from Tom Sharples of Sutton seeds. Adm £1 members, £1.50 guests, inc refreshments, all welcome, info 01271 371790.

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

HEALING: Sea Cadet hall, Bideford, weekly 10am-12 noon, no charge but donations to ND Hospice welcome.

ATLANTIC JIVE: Modern jive classes, Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8-11pm, info 07875 201328.

MODERN JIVE CLASSES: Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple. 7.30pm-10pm. Beginners and intermediates, info 07817 144292.

BIDEFORD FOLK DANCE CLUB: Northam Hall, 7.30pm, new members welcome, info 01237 423554.

TAI CHI: St Brannocks Rooms, Braunton, 7-8pm, all welcome.

STRIDERS WALK: Meeth Quarry guided walk, meet South Molton Square 10am, three hr walk, all welcome, info 01769 573258.