Walks, talks & culture in North Devon

Joseph Bulmer

What’s On in North Devon from Thursday, October 13th to Wednesday 19th


? BIDEFORD CULTURE SHOW: Artwork at 15 venues around the town centre. Follow the culture Trail, looking for art in shops, cafes and businesses. Follow the Culture Trail, flyers & map at participating venues, www.bbcdevon.org

? BINGO: For North Devon Intensive Care, Northam Leisure Centre, 7.15pm

? BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm

? BINGO: Barnstaple St John Ambulance HQ, Princess Street, 7.30pm, all welcome

? BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, 9.45-10.45am + 11am-12 noon, �1 per session, for those with little or no computer experience, (01271) 372396

? SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Short walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, info (01769) 573258

? 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

? GET TOGETHER: North & West Devon Group of the Motor Neurone Disease Assn, St Johns Garden Centre, Barnstaple, 2pm, more info October on (01271) 329717

? CHARITY MUSIC QUIZ: The Beaver Inn, Appledore, for North Devon Cancer Care Trust, 8pm, various categories, hosted by Phil McCrevis

? ND RAMBLERS WALK: Meet 10.30am Westward Ho west end of village (SS423 291,) coastpath to Abbotsham, 6.5 miles, info (01271) 376274 or 863727

? NORTHAM MENS’ FORUM: Methodist Church Hall, Cross St, Northam, with architect David Gale, 10.15am-12 noon, info (01237) 470553


? COFFEE MORNING & RAFFLE: Candar Community Centre, Ilfracombe, 10am-12 noon

? QUIZ NIGHT: Appledore Community & Sports Assn, teams up to six, �1 per person, cash prizes and snowball draw, 8.30pm, all welcome

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

? INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, 10am-12 noon, �2, pre-book on (01271) 372396

? THE NEXT STEPS CLUB: For 50+, Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Road, Barnstaple, 1pm, �3, call (01271) 372396 for info

? BINGO: Ring O’ Bells, Landkey, for Landkey Parish Church funds, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome

? BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm

? HUBERT COOP: New Burton Art Gallery exhibition celebrating the gallery’s 60th anniversary, view works & drawings by this important artist from the Burton collection plus works on loan from collectors, runs until November 11, info www.burtonartgallery.co.uk

? SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: North Molton walk, meet the Square 10am, three hours, info (01769) 579517

? NEW VOICES: Charity concert, with past & present pupils of singing teacher Mary Chance plus Barnstaple Ladies Choir, Jaden Cornelious & Tamsin Ball, for Devon Air Ambulance, 7pm, tickets �5 at door, all welcome

? HECTOR CHRISTIE TALK: “Permaculture - the future for food?” Devon Wildlife Trust talk with Hector and his permaculture expert on their work in the Tapeley Park Gardens, 7pm for 7.30, Castle Centre, Castle St, Barnstaple, adm �2.50


? BINGO: 1-2-3 Lines Every Game, Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! Eyes down 7.15pm

? CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey, 1-4pm, sellers �6 per car from 11am, �1 public parking, no dogs on site, info 07802 176993 or 07878 034683

? ILFRACOMBE FARMERS’S MARKET: The Lantern Centre, High Street, local produce, crafts & seed swap, adm free, refreshments & entertainment, 10am-12.30pm, info (01271) 864621

? DEVON FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: North Devon Branch Meeting, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, 2-4pm, info on (01237) 451527 or 472883

? BINGO: 1-2-3 lines every game, Northam Leisure Centre, for North Devon Hospice, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome

? TIBETAN BUDDHIST MEDITATION: Living tree Centre, Paiges Lane, Barnstaple, 10.30-11.45am, info (01392) 876619 or www.dechen.org/barnstaple

? ENSEMBLE ARAMANTHOS: London based Baroque quintet of exciting young period musicians, Hatherleigh Community Centre, 7.30pm, tickets �12 from the Salar Gallery (01837) 810940, organiser Concerts in the West

? JUMBLE SALE: Beaford Village Hall, 2pm, refreshments, all welcome, for church & hall funds

? FAMILY CEILIDH: With the Folk Orchestra of North Devon, Chittlehamholt Village Hall, 7.30pm, tickets �8.50 inc ploughman’s supper, family tickets available, proceeds to Wren Music and the Community Shop, tickets/info (01769) 540389

? CLASSICAL GUITAR CONCERT: With leading performer Gary Ryan, Holy Trinity Church, Barnstaple, supported by North Devon Guitar Ensemble & Guitar Circus, 7pm, tickets/info (01271) 342628

? COFFEE MORNING: Braunton Parish Hall, hosted by Braunton Museum, 10am-12 noon, stalls, raffle, adm 50p inc refreshments, all welcome

? ILFRACOMBE TORCH: For the elderly blind or partially sighted, monthly meet at Whiddon Valley Evangelical Church, refreshments & transport provided, info/pick up times etc (01271) 897611

? OPEN DAY: For one day only... West Challacombe Manor, guided tour of this historic property with National Trust staff, booking essential on (01598) 763402

? FILLEIGH CHARITY DANCE: Music with Ben, at Filleigh Village Hall, 8pm, adm �3.50, bring-and-share, all welcome

? VINTAGE FAIR: Instow Parish Hall, vintage & quality second hand fashions, clothing & collectables, 11am-4pm, collection for ND Hospice


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

? TABLE TOP SALE: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, sellers 8am, buyers 9am, refreshments

? QUIZ NIGHT & IRISH BINGO: First In, Last Out, Bideford, 8pm, for North Devon Hospice

? CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, 1-4pm, sellers �6 per car from 11am, �1 public parking, no dogs on site, info 07802 176993 or 07878 034683

? MEAT RAFFLE: For Combe Martin Museum, at the Royal Marine pub 2pm, every Sunday 5 for �1

? BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church —8am Holy Communion; 11.30am Children’s Church; 7pm Taize & Choir all welcome

? quiz night: For North Devon Cancer Care, Johnny’s Bar, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm, every Sunday, info (01237) 473798

? PRAISE & WORSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Baptist Church, Bideford, 3-4pm, all welcome

? BREAKFAST AT LITTLEHAM: All welcome to Littleham Village Hall from 9am-2pm, �5 inclusive for a full breakfast

? MASSED BAND CONCERT: Of Appledore, Bideford & Hartland bands, Durrant House Hotel, Northam, near Bideford, 7.30pm, all welcome

? ND RAMBLERS WALK: Meet 10am Parracombe VH CP (SS671 449,) Woolhanger-Challacombe, 13 miles, info (01271) 376274 or 863727

? ARLINGTON CHALLENGE: Organised sponsored walk & treasure hunt for people with disabilities, at Arlington Court, hosted by Ilfracombe Compass Rotary, from 11am, all very welcome, in aid of Motor Neurone Disease Assn and other Rotary charities, for info/entry call (01271) 866162 or email cwoodhead@talktalk.net

? HARTLAND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: Recital at Abbotsham Village Hall, 3pm, tickets �5 at door inc tea & cake, for new village hall fund

? SUNDAY ROAST: Hartland Village Hall, best local beef, three courses, �9, booking essential on (01237) 441550


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

? US SOCIAL GROUP: For singles, The Panniers, Barnstaple, 8pm, info (01271) 830981

? BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Meets weekly, details www.quillstring.co.uk/bcc

? SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Medium walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, info (01769) 573258

? BIDEFORD CARERS SUPPORT GROUP: Marlborough Court Communal Room, Bideford, free to join, 7-9pm, every third Monday of the month, more info (01271) 372811 or email s.star@westbankfriends.org

? BIDEFORD RAILWAY SOCIAL CLUB: First meeting at Johnny’s Wine Bar, Bideford, 7.30pm, new social arm of the Bid Railway Heritage Centre, meet to discuss projects, shows & all rail related topics, all welcome

? FREMINGTON BINGO: For the MS Society, Fremington Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome

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

? DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: North Devon group, Roundswell Community Hall, Barnstaple, 10.30am, with hospital dietician, all welcome, free


? BIG BEETLE DRIVE: Hosted by Ilfracombe Moose, at the Carlton Hotel, Wilder Road, 1.30-4pm, for the ND Chemotherapy Appeal + Ilfracombe community bus, all welcome

? COFFEE MORNING & LUNCHES: Lavington Church, Bideford, 10am-1.15pm

? BINGO: Bideford & District Angling Club, corner of Honestone Street, eyes down 7.30pm

? COFFEE MORNING: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, meet new friends & chat, activities & facilities to suit all abilities, 10am-12.30pm, all welcome

? SEE HEAR CENTRE: drop in session 9am-5pm, equipment, information and advice for people with sight or hearing loss, at 19a Alexandra Road, Barnstaple, (01271) 373236

? employment support CLUB: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 10am-12 noon, free, info on CVs, interviews, careers advice, computers skills & more, just drop in or call (01271) 372396, all welcome

? APPLEDORE SHORT MAT BOWLING CLUB: At Appledore Community Hall, 7pm every week, all welcome to go along and have a go

? FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, in the Baptist Church upper hall, every Tuesday 2-3.30pm, all welcome

? BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: The Community Room, Bideford Youth Centre (opposite the Burton Art Gallery,) 7.15pm, all welcome, info (01237) 423242

? SCOTTISH DANCE CLASSES: Fremington Village Hall, 7.30pm, no partner needed, (01271) 373975

? COFFEE MORNING: Coffee, books & raffle with friends, Combe Martin Museum Sail loft, 11am

? TARKA MORRIS MEN: Practice night, Bideford Amateur Athletics Club, 8pm, new members welcome, info (01237) 476632

? SIP ‘N’ STICH: free knitting club, Boston Tea Party, Tuly Street, Barnstaple, 5.30-7pm, all welcome

? “NORTH DEVON IN DOMESDAY”: ND Archaeological Society talk by historian John Bradbeer, the Castle Centre, Castle St, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, visitors adm �2.50, all welcome

? ORGAN CONCERT: With Tim Flint, Bideford Keyboard & Organ Club, Methodist Church Hall, High St, 7.30pm, visitor adm �4, all welcome


? WARTIME SONGS: Sing-a-long with Chloe Bix, The Royal George, Appledore, every Wednesday 1-3pm, adm free, OAP lunches available, all welcome

? APPLEDORE PIRATES CASH BINGO: Appledore Village Hall. Eyes down 7.15pm

? BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, eyes down 7.15pm

? CHARITY BINGO: Royal Exchange, Bple, 7.30pm

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

? BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, 9.45-10.45am + 11am-12 noon, �1 per session, for those with little or no computer experience, (01271) 372396

? BIDEFORD PHOENIX MORRIS: Practice night, Bideford Baptist Church 8pm, info (01237) 473798

? “LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS”: With Bideford Town Band and Torridge Male Voice Choir, Emmanuel Church, Wilder Road, Ilfracombe, with Torrington Silver Band, 8.15pm, all welcome, don’t forget your flags, info www.emmanuel-ilfracombe.org

? THE BIG CHARITY NIGHT: Fund raising family fun, the Ebberley Arms, Bear Street, Barnstaple, live music, entertainment, stalls, games & more, plus Avon reps, for Cancer Research UK & breast cancer, all welcome, please show support, 6.30pm

? OFF THE PEG FASHION SHOW: Torridge Vale Social Club, Torrington, doors 7pm, start 7.30, for the Torrington Family Project, tickets from Jack & Molly’s, Instant Images Embroidery or The Plough, info 07791 691241, all welcome

? ND RAMBLERS WALK: Meet 10.15am Barnstaple Bus Station, Bus 3 to Braunton, short local walk, 3.5 miles, info (01271) 376274 or 863727

? COFFEE MORNING & RAFFLE: Grosvenor Church, Barnstaple, 10am-1pm, for multiple sclerosis charity, all welcome

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