What’s On in North Devon

Joseph Bulmer

Events large and small from Thursday, August 25th to Wednesday 31st


? ILFRACOMBE CARNIVAL: St John Ambulance Carnival Night, parade assemble at swimming pool, judging 6.30pm, moves off 7.30, plus Elite Cycle Race, 6.50pm start at Grosvenor Hotel, racing around town until 7.40pm, all roads closed 6.45pm, enquiries 07754 564405

? 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) 573258

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

? ROSE HILL CARERS GROUP: coffee morning, at Rose Hill, Heywood Rd, Bideford, 10am-12 noon, for carers of adults with learning disabilities, come along for coffee, cake, a chat & support, info Laura Clements on (01237) 420137 or 07944 562808

? LUNCH: Barnstaple hospital League of Friends monthly lunch, the Park Hotel, Taw Vale, 12 noon for 12.30pm, all welcome

? GIVE BLOOD: Grosvenor Church, Old Station Rd, Barnstaple, donor sessions 1-3.15pm & 5-7.15pm, book appointments on 0300 123 23 23

? CRAFT WORKSHOP: Combe Martin Museum, 1-3pm, reserve places on (01271) 889031

? ND RAMBLERS: Meet Bossington NT CP (SS899 480) 10.30am, to Hurlstone & Selworthy Beacon, 6.5 miles, info (01271) 376274 or 863727


? 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, 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

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

? BINGO: Yarnscombe Victory Hall, 7.45pm

? SEASHORE SAFARI: Combe Martin Museum, 10am, more info from museum on (01271) 889031

? GEORGE NYMPTON FLOWER FESTIVAL: At the Parish Church from today until Sunday, open 10.30am-6pm, theme is “The Creation.” Plus refreshments, stalls and lunches, all welcome

? CONCERT: South molton Organ & Keyboard Club, with Ian Griffin, Methodist Church Hall, North Street, 7.30pm, non members welcome, adm �4, info (01769) 540261 or www.organfax.co.uk

? LUNDY ART GROUP: Meet St Mary’s Church Hall, Appledore 10am-1pm, new members always welcome, info (01237) 423884

? QUILTING ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW: Langtree All saints Church, runs from Friday to Monday 2-6pm, something for everyone & crafts of all kinds, adm free, donations to church welcome, cream teas

? CHARITY PSYCHIC NIGHT: Ex-servicemen’s Club, St George’s Road, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, tickets �15 at door, from club in advance, Damcool Tattoo Studio, Barnstaple or email epc247@yahoo.com, all proceeds to Action for Children for local children’s services


? GEORGE NYMPTON HISTORY WEEKEND: In conjunction with festival, 11am History of George Nympton talk at the Village Hall with Antony Karslake, followed by lunch if required and a 2pm Historical Village Walk led by George Kingdon, all welcome

? 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

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

? BINGO: 1-2-3 lines every game, Northam Leisure Centre, for North Devon Intensive Care, 2.15pm

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

? YEOMILL DANCE: At West Anstey, music with Elaine, 8pm to midnight, for Devon Air Ambulance, bring-and-share, all welcome

? COFFEE MORNING: Chulmleigh Town Hall, 9-11.30am, for Barnstaple hospital League of Friends, cakes, produce, draw prizes appreciated, all welcome

? FANCY DRESS FUN DAY: Combe Martin Bowling Club, Kingston Avenue, 11am, all welcome

? ART EXHIBITION: Instow Village Hall, runs throughout Saturday, Sunday & Monday, adm free, all welcome

? FOOD & CRAFT FAIR: Atlantic Village, Bideford, Saturday 9am-6pm + Sunday 10.30am-4.30pm


? GEORGE NYMPTON HISTORY WEEKEND: Victorian North Devon talk by Reverend Andrew Jones, 3pm at the Village Hall, followed by book signing.
6.30pm: Special evening service at the Parish Church with address by Rev Jones, all welcome

? 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

? 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 Taize, all welcome

? PROMS ON THE QUAY: At Appledore, Appledore Band commences 7pm, flags and songsheets available, all welcome, if wet at St Mary’s Church Hall

? THE LIGHTHOUSE: Roundswell Community Hall, Barnstaple, spiritual/crystal healing for all, 7pm, adm �1.50, all welcome

? PARTY AT THE MANOR: Annual music and family fun day, Fremington Manor, 12 noon - 7pm, live bands, children’s games area, children’s shows, barbecue, beer tent, teenage area, for local charities, ticket only, call 07595 988704 or visit www.fremingtoncommunity.co.uk


? 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

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

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

? BRAUNTON DUCK RACE: At River Caen by St Brannock’s Church, 12 noon start, join Bran Duck and his friends for the Grand Annual race, plus pony rides, stalls, games, giant raffle, barbecue and refreshments, in the churchyard and Vicarage Gardens, all welcome

? CAR BOOT SALE: Blackmoor Gate market field (off A39 opposite Station Inn, signposted,) sellers 11am, buyers 11.30am, car boot �5, refreshments, proceeds to Kentisbury St Thomas’ church roof appeal

? CHARITY DANCE: Music with Ben, Filleigh Village Hall, 8pm, bring-and-share, adm �4, for children’s cancer charity, all welcome

? CAR BOOT SALE: Plus barbecue, The Jubilee Inn, Yeomill, sellers 9am, buyers 10, hosted by West Anstey Young Farmers, all welcome

? ILFRACOMBE BANDSTAND: Alas Jazz Band, at Runnymede Gardens, Ilfracombe seafront, 2-4pm, free concert, weather permitting

? FREMINGTON BINGO: At the Village Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for the British Heart Foundation

? GIVE BLOOD: St George’s School, Jacket Lane, Northam, donor sessions 10.30am-12.45pm & 2.15-4.30pm, book appointments on 0300 123 23 23


? 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

? GIVE BLOOD: Torrington Community School, donor sessions 1-3.15pm & 5-7.15pm, book appointments on 0300 123 23 23


? 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

? BRAUNTON COUNTRYSIDE CENTRE TALK: The Importance of the Honey Bee, tales of a Devon beekeeper by Chris Utting, 7.45pm, adm �2.50 inc refreshments, info (01271) 817349

? 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

? EXMOOR BORDER MORRIS: Walking tour of Ilfracombe, start seafront 7.45pm

? ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION: Monthly meeting, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, St George’s Road, Barnstaple, 7.30 for 8pm

? SHORE SAFARI: With Coastwise, meet Westward Ho beach main slipway 1pm, explore rockpools and shore for marine life, free event but U16s must be accompanied, to book and for info, call (01271) 882078 or 07889 134466

? CONCERT: Torridge Male Voice Choir, Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, concert of popular music, 8.15pm, all welcome

? ND RAMBLERS: Meet South Molton CP 10.30am, to North Molton in figure of eight, seven miles, info (01271) 376274 or 863727

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