Events from 26/05/16 to 01/06/16


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.

NORTHAM MEN’S FORUM: Weekly, Northam Methodist Church Hall, talks from various speakers, 10.15am-12noon, more info 01237 476201.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help & advice from mobile unit for those with sight/hearing loss, Lynton Town Hall 10am-12noon; Tiverton Lowman Green 2-4pm.

BINGO: Bideford Liberal Club, nr top of High Street, cash bingo £1,000 pay out, eyes down 7.15pm.

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

MONTHLY LUNCH: Barnstaple Hospital League of Friends, Old Barn Inn, Bickington, 12noon for 12.30pm.


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.

TORRIDGE TABLE TENNIS CLUB: Bideford Youth Centre, 2.30-4.30pm, new members welcome, info 01237 477932.

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 07539 991838 for details.

THE LIQUIDATORS: Live music at the Red Barn, Woolacombe, from 9pm approx.

DR LOVE: With Baz Bix, live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.

COFFEE MORNING: Barnstaple Parish Church, 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.

CRAFT, CHAT & COFFEE: Kingsley Hall, 10am-12noon, every second and fourth Friday, all welcome, info 01237 421274/422492.

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

SAUSAGE & ALE FESTIVAL: Appledore St Mary’s Hall, , also Saturday, wide range of local sausages, ales and ciders plus live music & entertainment, doors 5pm Fri, 10am Sat.

CRAFT FAIR: Mortehoe Village Hall, 10am-4pm.


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.

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

BEES IN THE GARDEN: Come along and meet Bee Craft to find out what to do to attract bees to your garden, RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington, 1-5.30pm. Also Sunday.

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

FLOWER & CRAFT FESTIVAL: Westward Ho! Baptist Church, runs until Wednesday, church open 10am each day, plus refreshments.

FAMILY QUIZ NIGHT: Westward Ho! Baptist Church, 7pm, teams of six or just join in.

CRAFT & TABLE TOP SALE: Black Torrington Village Hall, 10am-12noon.

CHUNKY’S BINGO: Plus Open the Box, Northam bottom hall, eyes down 2.15pm, doors 12noon, for Roundswell Kidney Unit.

SUMMER EXHIBITION: With Bishops Tawton Art Group, Instow Village Hall, runs until Monday, 10am-5pm each day, all welcome.

COFFEE MORNING: Chulmleigh Town Hall, for Wembworthy Church,9-11am, cakes & produce, draw prizes greatly appreciated.

ART EXHIBITION: With Lundy Art Group, Appledore Blue Lights Hall, runs until Monday. Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 10am-4pm; Mon 10am-4pm.


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 SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church, 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion. Holy Trinity, Landcross, 11am, Four Parish Family Service.

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

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, snowball £167, The Joiners Arms, and Bideford.

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.

RAMBLERS WALK Meet: Luxborough VH CP 10.45am, Bats castle-Dunster Forest, 10 miles info 01271 376274/07720 203737.

MODEL RAILWAYS SHOW: Charity event, Bideford Pannier market, 10am-4pm, large mix of scales across 20 working layouts, majority of proceeds to Amigos with small donation to Bideford Area Model Railway Club.


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

CRAFTS and ACTIVITIES: For children, Westward Ho! Baptist Church, with Kate, theme ‘Fishers of Men’ 10am-12noon; 2-4pm crafts for children, with Anna.

ALL DAY FUNDRAISER: St Mary’s Church, Lynton, 11am-4.30pm, refreshments, light lunches, cream teas, guessing games through the day plus book sale, info 01598 752361.

LEE SPRING FAIR: Memorial Hall and meadow, opens 2pm, stalls, games, live music and much more, hall open 12noon for light lunches and refreshments.

FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for North Devon Theatres.


HAPPY HOUR TUESDAY: Weekly fellowship meeting at Barnstaple Salvation Army hall, Oakleigh Road, 2-3.30pm.

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.

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.

BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: Chubb Churchill Community Centre, East-the-Water, 7pm, all welcome, see for programme.

ILFRACOMBE WALKERS: Meet 9.31am at harbour for Bus 21 to Fremington, Tarka Trail walk to Barnstaple, 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.

CHUNKY’S TUESDAY BINGO: Marlborough Court, Bideford (behind Morrisons), eyes down 7.15pm, all cash fliers, for the new kidney unit at Roundswell.

COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB: Note venue change - George McIntosh at Alverdiscott Village Hall, 8.15pm-11pm.

BINGO: Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, 8pm, members & signed in guests.

LIFT OFF: For ladies of all ages, Westward Ho! Baptist Church, every Tues except first of month, 2.30pm, a warm welcome and interesting speakers, info 01237 425471.

COFFEE MORNING: Barnstaple Parish Church, 10am-12noon.

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

WESTWARD HO! WALK: Walking for Health, meet Co-op bus stop Nelson Road 10.30am, all welcome, info 01237 421528.

CRAFTS & ACTIVITIES: For children, 10am-12noon, Westward Ho! Baptist Church, theme ‘Being led through deep waters’.

FOOD & CRAFT MARKET: St Mary’s Hall, Appledore, 11am-4pm, wide range of goodies & stalls plus lounge café.


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.

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.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Pollyfield Centre CP East the Water, 10.30am, Pollyfield-Ashridge, 9 miles info 01271 376274/07720203737.

BIDEFORD PROBUS CLUB: The Royal Hotel, East-the-Water, 10.15am, info 01237 473337.

PROPERTY AUCTION: For Seafield House, Westward Ho! 3pm.

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

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help & advice from mobile unit for those with sight/hearing loss, Chittlehampton Village Hall 10-11.30am; Tesco East-the-Water 1-2.30pm; Landkey behind Castle Inn 3-4pm.

RAMBLERS WALK Meet: Bple bus stn Stand J No 155 10.10am, Hannaford-Wrimstone-Kerscott, 6.5 miles info 01271 376274/07720203737.

FAMILY FUN: Orienteering for families at RHS Garden Rosemoor. 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm.

RED WORK: Exhibition by textile artist Rachael Howard, the Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, runs until July 4.

CONCERT: Bellows & Waves Accordion Orchestra, Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, 8.15pm.

BINGO: Combe Martin Village Hall, 7pm, for Combe Martin Players.