What’s On in North Devon

Joseph Bulmer

Events large and small from Thursday, August 4th to Wednesday 10th


? QUILT EXHIBITION: Runs until Aug 6 at Barnstaple Parish Church, hosted by the Crosspatch Quilters, 10am-4pm, plus Bple Lacemakers & Crossstitch Club, sales table, bag tombola, �1 programme, entry free, grand raffle for three quilts, proceeds to church & ND Hospice, all welcome

? ARTS & CRAFTS EXHIBITION: Display continues all this week at Lee Memorial Hall, near Ilfracombe, 11am-5pm daily, until Aug 14, lunches, cream teas and homemade cakes, adm free

? 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 town square 10.30am, info (01769) 573453

? MOTORCYCLE CLUB: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, in skittle alley

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

? BINGO: Ring O’ Bells, Landkey, snowball,7.30pm

? GIVE BLOOD: Bude Park House Centre, 1-3.15pm & 5-7.15pm, for appointment call 0300 123 23 23


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

? 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, members’ monthly lunch club, 1pm, �3, call (01271) 372396 for info

? CAFE CHURCH: St Brannock’s Rooms, Braunton, refreshments, informal chat, 7pm

? APPLEDORE SHORT MAT BOWLING CLUB: At Appledore Community Hall, 2pm every week, all welcome to go along and have a go

? CAFE CHURCH: St Brannock’s Rooms, Braunton, refreshments, informal chat, 7pm

? FIRST FRIDAY IN BIDEFORD: Live performance and artists in Mill Street, Parkham Spinners Majorettes 4.30pm, music & BBQ Blazey’s Cafe 5pm, pot painting at Craftihands, info www.bbcdevon.org

? GO WILD: Free Family Play Day at Ilfracombe Museum, 11am-3pm, Go Wild About Animals, animal masks, collage, puppets, stories, the longest snake in Ilfracombe, children must be accompanied, info www.ilfracombemuseum.co.uk


? 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

? SATURDAY MARKET: Pip & Jim’s Church Hall, St James Place, Ilfracombe, stalls, teas & coffees, 12 noon-4pm, info (01271) 867614

? CASH BINGO & LINER: Sweb Club, Victoria Road, Barnstaple, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome

? ADEN VETERANS’ ASSOCIATION: Barnstaple Group Monthly Meeting, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, St George’s Road, Barnstaple, 12noon, info from Dave Gilbody (01271) 377182 or Irene Chivers 815168

? BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, for the MS Society, 2.15pm, all welcome

? HEALING: Instow Parish Hall, Quay Lane, 2-4pm

? DADS & KIDS DROP-IN & PLAY: Victoria House Children’s Centre, Barnstaple, for families with children under five years-old, play, meet other families, 9.30-11.30am, info (01271) 321411

? COMBE MARTIN CARNIVAL: Opening Night at Hollands Park (Football Club,) 3pm, entertainment for the whole family, live music in the marquee at 7pm, all welcome, info www.combemartincarnival.com

? CONCERT: St John Baptist Church, Instow, 2pm, adm �5, cream teas available, proceeds to church funds, all welcome

? TORRINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 10am-4pm, in gardens of Torrington 1646, all welcome

? CAR BOOT SALE: Sydney House, Torrington, 12 noon-4pm, all welcome

? A MONTH OF ART: Start of Westward Ho & Bideford Arts Society 89th Annual Exhibition, Burton Art Gallery, eclectic mix of paintings, sculpture, textiles, print making & wood carving, runs until Sept 4, info www.burtonartgallery.co.uk


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

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

? 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

? CAR BOOT SALE: Old Bowling Green, Torrington Common, 7am start, �5 pitch, free parking, for Great Torrington Commons Conservators

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

? ILFRACOMBE BANDSTAND: Blazing Sounds Youth Band, at Runnymede Gardens, Ilfracombe seafront, 2-4pm, free concert, weather permitting

? ND RAMBLERS: Meet Dartmoor Belstone (SX621 938) 10.30am, Belstone-Cranmere Pool-Hangingstone Hill, info (01271) 376274 or 863727

? 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; 10am Parish Communion; 7pm Evensong, all welcome

? ST MARY’S AT WINGS: Informal, Family Service, Wings Hall, Lower Meddon St, Bideford, 11.15am

? CAR BOOT SALE: South Molton Pannier Market, sellers 10am, buyers 10.30am, �5 pitch, refreshments, proceeds to SM Pre-school, more info (01769) 572002

? CLOVELLY LIFEBOAT DAY: Annual fund raising day with games, stalls and activities from 10am, lifeboat display at 12 noon, refreshments at the Lifeboat House and on the quay, all welcome

? QUIZ & CURRY NIGHT: The Red Lion, Clovelly, fun curry & quiz event for the Clovelly RNLI

? TABLE TOP SALE: At 3, The Quay, Appledore (weather permitting,) stalls & cakes from 10.30am onwards, in aid of the David Rundle Trust (Help for Rwanda,) info (01237) 477470

? COMBE MARTIN CARNIVAL: Kayak and raft races, Combe Martin Beach, earlier this year because of tides, registration is from 10.30am, races from 11.30am. info www.combemartincarnival.com

? BEACH SERVICE: At Instow Beach, opposite the Boathouse, 11.15am, in Village Hall if wet, all welcome

? HARTLAND FARMERS’ MARKET: Parish Hall, Hartland, 10am-1pm, 20 stalls of local produce & British breakfasts, info plus on the spot Children’s Photographic Competition (see picture caption above,) info (01237) 441786


? 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

? APPLEDORE BAND: Weekly performance Appledore Quay, opposite Seagate, Training Band 7.15pm, main band 8pm, in St Mary’s Hall if wet

? SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Medium walk, meet The Square 10.30am, call (01769) 573453

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

? FREMINGTON BINGO: At the Village Hall, for Cancer Research UK, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome

? MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE ASSN: North & West Devon group meeting, North Devon Hospice, Deer Park, Barnstaple, 7pm, more info on (01271) 329717

? GIVE BLOOD: St Georges School, Northam, 1-3.15pm & 5-7.15pm, appointments 0300 123 23 23

? COMBE MARTIN CARNIVAL: Charity mixed darts competition, Castle Inn, 7.30pm


? 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

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

? GIVE BLOOD: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 1-3.15pm & 5-7.15pm, for appointments call 0300 123 23 23

? COFFEE MORNING: Combe Martin Museum, 11am-1pm, all very welcome

? ND RAMBLERS: Meet Barnstaple Bus Station (at 9.40am, Bus 2 to Westward Ho four miles or Appledore eight miles, info (01271) 376274/ 863727

? BRATTON FLEMING DANCE CLUB: At Goodleigh Village Hall, 7.30-10pm, adm �2, 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

? SUMMER MARKET: Chambercombe Manor, Ilfracombe, stalls inc books & antique books, jewellery, 10.30am-3.30pm, manor & tea rooms open as normal, proceeds to manor

? “BY THE SEASIDE...”: A pictorial history of the ND coastline 1907 with Andrew Byrom, Braunton Countryside Centre, illustrated talk, 7.45pm, with author Peter Keene, adm �2.50 inc refreshments, info Mary Breeds on (01271) 817349

? EPILEPSY ACTION MEETING: ND branch, Henry Williamson Room, Barnstaple Library, 10.30am-12.30pm, all welcome, info 07875 577428

? BARNSTAPLE & NORTH DEVON: Institute of Advanced Motorists (BANDAM) meeting, all welcome to free short talk on driving issues and an observed drive & road safety, refreshments, non members welcome, Platform 1, the old railway station, Castle Quay, 6.50pm, info 07891 424912

? NORTH DEVON ARTS MEETING: Broomhill Art Hotel, Muddiford, free to members, non members welcome, �4 entry, 8pm, buffet supper from 7pm book on (01271) 850262

? SEASHORE SAFARI: Combe Martin Museum, 9am, call (01271) 889031, all welcome

? COMBE MARTIN CARNIVAL: Main Parade, assemble from 6-6.30pm at top of village, parade 7.30pm, reaching seaside 9pm. Road closure in place from 6-10pm, info www.combemartincarnival.com

? BINGO: Barnstaple Parish Church Rooms, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome

? SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Long walk, meet Swimbridge Square 10.30am, call (01769) 572506

? RASC & RCT ASSOCIATION: Meeting, Bideford Conservative Club, Bridgeland Street, 7.30pm, new members welcome

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